Saturday, March 7, 2009

Review: Evermore by Alyson Noel

Synopsis from Barnes and Noble:
Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste…
Ever sees Damen and feels an instant recognition. He is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy, and he holds many secrets. Damen is able to make things appear and disappear, he always seems to know what she’s thinking—and he’s the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head. She doesn’t know who he really is—or what he is. Damen equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies.

This book started a little slow for me. I was kind of turned off by the names of some of the characters. (Ever? Haven? Honor?) The story didn't really grab me right away. I didn't find that I particularily cared about Damen...and I didn't really like Ever's friends either. It's hard to care about the story when you don't really care that much about the characters. It did get better though, and I enjoyed the second half of the book more. I did kind of feel like the story had some gaps. But overall I liked how things unfolded. I guess I just didn't feel the same connection to the characters that I'm used to feeling. I'm hoping the next book answers a few questions...(I think it comes out this summer).

Rated: 3.5-4/5

1 comment:

  1. I felt the same way about this one when I read it. Did you ever feel like the author had snitched a few of her ideas from Stephenie Meyer and the Twilight books? I just had really mixed feelings about this one.