- Pub. Date: February 2009
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press
- Format: Paperback , 320pp
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.
Review: I finally went ahead and got my hands on this book. In-case your one of the few who didn't read it when all the hype was surrounding it when Evermore came out, It's about a girl named Ever who was in a terrible car accident in which her entire family was killed, except her. She lingered to long while her family was crossing over that she was brought back to life.
Ever also discovered she now is able to see auras,hear peoples thoughts, and from one touch know a persons entire life's story. Not to mention she can see and talk to spirits such as her twelve year old sister Riley.
She goes from being the popular cheerleader girl to a pony tail,hoodie wearing girl with her ipod cranked up to block out the world. That is until the day Damen Auguste walks into her life and her life becomes more complicated than what it already was.
This was a fairly fast read for me, actually I was pretty much glued to the book and tried to read it every chance I got. I liked the character of Ever for the most part. Noel did a great job portraying someone who is filled with guilt and grief. I also loved the character of Riley, she really did remind me of a typical annoying twelve year old sister.
I wasn't a fan of Haven or Miles although realistic characters they just didn't seem like that great of friends to Ever.
Now Damen the "YA Hot guy" for the series, well He was your typical smoldering sexy hot guy which has become common in most YA novels now days.
I loved the first half of the book but the ending just seemed rushed to me. I did like the concept of the immortals and how Noel related it to alchemy that was a unique concept and since I do plan on continuing the series I hope she goes more in depth about the immortals and how it all really came to be.