Sunday, June 6, 2010

: Evermore by Alyson Noel :

The first book in Alyson Noël's extraordinary new series...

Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, Ever can see auras, hear people's thoughts, and know a person's entire life story by touch. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen.

Damen Auguste is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy. He's the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head—wielding a magic so intense, it's as though he can see straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she's left with more questions than answers. She has no idea just who he really is—or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.

I have to admit, when I first started reading this book, I felt like it was going to be hard to keep my attention. We have sullen Ever, who is trying to hide from the world after the tragedy of losing her family in a car accident, that she totally takes the blame for. Ever can see, hear and feel everything without even trying, and she hates it. Close contact is something that she isn't comfortable with. Then Damon comes to her school, and throws her world into chaos as she struggles to control the way she feels.

And she has her friendship with Haven to think about - knowing too well, that Haven has already claimed 'dibs' on Damen, will she keep her distance so that Haven can try to hook up with Damen? And then that terrible Drina comes onto the scene, and there is a history with Damen that she doesn't understand, along with so many things about Damen that don't make sense. How does he always know the right thing to say, and how is he capable of moving so fast, that sometimes his movements seem like a blur.

I will say that I read this book in only a few hours - I feel that it is definately aimed at teenagers, but by the end of the book, I found myself wandering over to the bookshelf and grabbing BLUE MOON ... the next book in the series ... and it is now sitting on my desk , waiting for me to curl up in a chair near the heater to start reading.

RATING - 6/10

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