Friday, March 27, 2009

Evermore by Alyson Noel


Title: Evermore

Author: Alyson Noel

Series: The Immortals (Book 1)

Summary: Ever since Ever's parents, dog and little sister died in a tragic accident, she sees ghosts. Specifically her little sister. Not only can she see the paranormals, she is psychic, she sees auras, she reads minds, and she hates it. Already an outsider at her new school, she meets someone who can silence the noise in her head. Damen. He is smart, gorgeous, and no doubt hiding a whole host of secrets. She doesn't know what he is but he brings forth a world of magic.

Thoughts: Evermore veered very closely to one of those poor-me-because-I-want-to-be-normal books. However it was good. It was well written and suspenseful. The author plays into the readers expectations and subverts them (no spoilers, but this is major). The characters good for the most part. Ever's little sister is great, so are her friends (though they are a bit odd). There was one scene where Ever indulges in some drinking that was just really awkward and broke the flow of the book. However; the book ended on a really satisfactory note. I would like to see the author explain the logistics of the magic in the book further. However, as far as the situation goes the end is good and there isn't anything further that I want to see from the characters. The worrying thing is that this is a series. There aren't loose ends to look at in the next book, because this book could easily stand alone. 

Cover: The cover is lovely. I like the colours, title treatment, and the flower is done up all shiny (think the House of Night type covers). Although there are a couple books who have already used that cover image.

Rating: 3 stars (I liked it, but not fantastic)


12 comments:

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  2. I loved this novel! Not the best I have ever read but it is really good.

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  3. ^_^ I liked it, but I think it could stand alone without a series ^_^ It left off really well <3

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  4. i read some previous novels by this author, and to be blunt, they bored me.
    Hopefully this one is better though, great honest review:)

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  5. I really want to read this, because of the paranormal elements. I might take a gander at it.

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  6. Amy: Thanks ^_^

    YA: Paranormal stuff is awesome!

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  7. I haven't read this, but it sounds really interesting :)

    Wonderful review!

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  8. Can't wait to read this. Great review!

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  9. I also liked this book and agree it wasn't amazing, it was just an okay read.

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