Tuesday, August 9th 2011

Review: Evermore, Alyson Noel.

Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books

Publication Date: September 18, 2009
Received From: Bought
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780330537551
Amazon / Waterstones / BD

Blurb:
Sometimes love is eternal.
For good . . . For evil . . .
Forever.


Sixteen-yer-old Ever Bloom is the sole survivor of a car accident that killed her family. Exiled to sunny California, Ever is haunted by her little sister and by the ability to see people’s auras, hear their thoughts and know their entire life story by touching them. She wants to hide from the world, but when a stunningly handsome new guy arrives at school, she can’t seem to keep away. Falling in love with Damen is dangerous – he’s not what he seems. But if Damen is her destiny, how can Ever walk away?

Evermore is the first book in Alyson Noels The Immortal series. It is a story which is told in the first-person perspecting of Ever Bloom, an angst ridden teenager who is struggling to move on from the aftermath of a car crash which seen her entire family killed. Ever survived, against the odds, and now not only has her grief to deal with but her new psychic powers which came along with her survival. She can now see people’s auro and hear their thoughts.

The plot was very engaging. Throughout the story I was kept guessing as to what was going on, thus making me want to read on until my questions were answered. Rather than a big revelation at the climax the book, answers were given bit by bit. This allowed the plot to remain consistently entertaining.

In terms of characterisation, Ever makes a great protagonist. Her narrative is both believeable and engaging. I could relate to her and understood her ongoing struggle with the guilt she bares. Then there’s Damen, the mysteriously perfect new student at school who Ever becomes involved with. Readers don’t learnt a lot about in this instalment so I’m hoping to learn more about him as the series progresses.

Overall, Alyson Noel provides an unique take on the popular supernatural genre. She successfully delivers a plot line which guarantees to keep you guessing and characters which are strong, believable and with the potential to develop as the series continues. I can’t wait to get started on reading the instalment two, Blue Moon.

One Response to “Review: Evermore, Alyson Noel.”

  1. Maryse E. says:

    I really like this book when I read it! I also wanted to read until all my question were answer ( which was a lot). I personally like this book and the kind of mystery surrounding Damen!

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