Saturday, August 11, 2012

Evermore by Alyson Noel

On the back cover:

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 and 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.

Jennifer's Review:

Somewhat of a mushy and unbelievable rendition of Seers by Heather Frost. From the moment Damen comes into the story it is no longer believable. He is super gorgeous, rich (as everyone seems to be in this story), and only wants our main character Ever. Because of his amazing looks all the girls want him and bend over backwards to catch his eye. That isn't so untrue when it comes to high school but for Ever being lost in his eyes and always feeling that he makes her world right... I would have liked a lot more insight into why he has an affect on her. Maybe in her next book?

Can't stand how bad the language was and the romance scenes got worse and worse. Luckily they never went all the way but that seems to be their main purpose in life.

I really do like the story line and Ever. Her character is the most realistic of all of them. Her sister, Riley, doesn't act at all like a twelve year old. She acts more like a seven or eight year old. I would have LOVED her if she were made to be that age and acted the same.

One thing I would like to offer this author is to stop having everyone "purse" their lips all of the time. Just a thought.

I give Evermore three stars.


Misty Moncur said...

I downloaded this one for work tonight. Hopefully I like it at least as much as you did or it will be a long night!

Jillian said...

"I think I'll pass on this one," I thought as I pursed my lips! LOL I can't stand it when the same phrase is used over and over again! Thanks for the review.

Misty Moncur said...

I will give this about 3 stars also. Though I did download and listen to the whole series, I wasn't that into it and I will promptly forget it. I never understand how these romances are supposed to be so epic and deep and eternal, yet neither character has anything to offer the opposite sex! These characters were blah. Every.single.character. in the book was more interesting and likable than Ever. And the only thing Damon had going for him was his dark, brooding, good (totally subjective opinion, btw) looks? Blah.

Rosenbalm Photography said...

I'm glad to see you agree with me. Sometimes I wonder if I am too harsh or not harsh enough on a book. :)