Author: Alyson Noël
First Published: 2009
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy
Length: 301 pages
Buy on: Book Depository
Rating: ★★★★½

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     “After a horrible accident claims the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people’s auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone’s entire life story by touching them. Going out of her way to avoid human contact to suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school — but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste.

     Damen 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 peer 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. And she has no idea just who he really is – or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is that she’s falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.”

     I know what you’re thinking, it’s just another “Twilight rip-off.” While I can’t say that there aren’t similarities, it isn’t a direct rip-off. There are no vampires, or werewolves. They are “immortals,” they are psychics, and they also just happen to be a “pretty average” girl (Ever), and a mysterious guy (Damen) who fall in love for no rhyme or reason.

     The writing in Evermore isn’t completely perfect, but what book has truly perfect writing, anyway? There are certain details that are lacking, that leave you asking questions, but they eventually get answered. A few good things about Evermore are: 1.) the dynamic between Ever and her sister, Riley. You can really feel how much Ever loves and misses Riley. The way they interact is honestly how two siblings would, despite Riley being deceased. 2.) The pace of the story is pretty relaxed, which is rather refreshing. I get tired of too much in too little time.

     My main dislikes in Evermore were: 1.) Ever’s friends, Haven and Miles. Haven was completely self-absorbed, and despite what her description would be, she is a follower; especially when it comes down to Drina. Monkey see, monkey do. Miles wasn’t as bad, but I certainly wouldn’t have chosen these two as my best friends. 2.) The undertones of sexism, slut-shaming, etc. (I don’t remember the exact quote, but it was about Ever always wearing hoodies, and not “dressing like a girl.”)

     All in all, I would definitely recommend this book to someone who likes paranormal/fantasy romance novels.

     Have a great day!


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