Thursday, November 18, 2010

Evermore by Alyson Noel

Author: Alyson Noel
Pages: 320
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Source: Purchased
Genre: YA Paranormal
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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.

Evermore was simply another fish in the current of mainstream paranormal romance. Admittedly, the idea of Alchemy is not a great deal common, but there are the unavoidable stereotypes that hold true throughout all of today’s YA Paranormal Fantasy.

The unearthly beautiful boy who captivates the female protagonist with his unique looks and debonair charm that NO other man could ever equate to.
The main female character that is utterly defenseless when it comes to her love interest. (See above example.)
The mundane bitch who’s only goal in life is to see the leading lady fall flat on her love struck little ass.
The inhuman bitch who is out to kill our leading lady, for xyz reasons.

The list goes on. Really, it does.

But, Evermore was a good read. I can’t take that away from Alyson Noel. She knows how to write a captivating story that does leave you wanting more. I can see where the Twilight comparisons come in, but, really, look at Evermore for what it is: A fun read.

Ever was kind of bratty, I thought. She was too stuck in the past, not even trying to move forward with her life. She alienated everyone, even her two best friends Miles and Haven. I understand she lost her family in a car accident, but she won’t even give her aunt the gratitude she deserves for taking care of Ever. And then, of course, classic case of crush on the mysterious hot new guy… I give this novel 3 out of 5 stars.

6 comments:

  1. I agree with you, Ever was kind of bratty, but I guess that's how it goes!

    Hannah
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  2. I agree! i had to stop reading after blue moon (the second one) it was just so mundane and i got sick of Ever and her world.

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  3. I liked this book, but I had a lot more negative things to say about it than you did, lol. A LOT. I ended up giving it 3 stars.

    I agree with you - Ever was totally bratty. I also didn't understand her unnecessary vehemence with that one chick that was trying to help her (the book is so unmemorable I forgot her name...). But HAVEN. Now, HAVEN was the one I could not stand. Every single damn time she SPOKE I wanted to either a) hurl the book at the wall or b) strangle someone or c) kick a kitten.

    And, as a So. Cali'an myself, the lack of description pissed me off/offended me. Why would you write about Laguna Beach and have the only thing you mention about it be that there was a MTV show on it? Urgh.

    Anyway. LOL. Mini-rant on your blog. Good review-you tackled it more professionally than I did. I was way more negative. xD

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  4. I loved this book! I don't know what took me so long to read it (especially since I bought it after finishing Twilight two years ago and I just read it last month)!

    I can totally see where the Twilight comparisons come in but this really hooked me. It was an absolute fun read and I loved Riley!

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  5. I just finished this book today and was trying to decide how to write my review. Good story..but bad writing. Ha! Just dropping by on the Blog Hop. Happy Thanksgiving!
    -Anne
    http:headfullofbooks.blogspot.com

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  6. I agree with you. It was definitely and okay book that kept you wanting more, and I would consider it more of a fun read. Thanks for the review!

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