Thursday, 19 April 2012

Book Review (76).

Evermore (The Immortals #1)

Publication: 3rd February 2009
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Pages: 306
Genre: Fantasy
Age Appropriate: Young Adult
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.
My Thoughts.
I have owned this book since it first came out in 2009, it's been sitting on my bookshelf gathering dust, you know one of those books you always mean to get around too but never do and in my procrastination I ended up buying the whole series including the spin-off.
I don't know why I suddenly decided to finally pick it up but I did and I have to say I loved it!
This was a different concept in the paranormal genre than what I'm used to reading and that's why I loved it, it was a great idea to use.
So we start the story with Ever (I really don't like the name) who is at a new school and has found some new friends in Miles and Haven, what she hasn't told them is that after being in a car accident that killed her parents and younger sister she has developed pyschic abilities she can read people's minds, know their life stories by touch, see their aura's and can see spirits including that of her dead sister Riley.
To cope with the incessant voices in her head she spends her days in class listening to music with sunglasses on to block everyone out, then one day a new student arrives Damen a gorgeous guy who as soon as Ever sees him she has a feeling that she knows him or has seen him before.
When I found out how they had met before I was pretty shocked I certainly hadn't expected it and it was a nice little surprise.
I know this book has been compared to Twilight and maybe there are some similarities a hot, rich and mysterious guy  with a secret falls in love with a girl in high school, she eventually learns his secret and there's a fight at the end where someone is out to kill Ever but I feel like although I loved this book I wasn't as intrigued in the characters as I was with Twilight.
Still a great read, I've heard some not so great things about the rest of the books in the series so fingers crossed that I'll still like them.
I give this 5/5.

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