Thursday, December 9, 2010
Author: Alyson Noel
Book #1 of The Immortals
My Rating: 2/5stars
Summary: (From Goodreads)
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 is a book I was dissapointed in. I actually wanted to like it, and I just.....didn't. It did not exceed my expectations, and actually fell far from them. I liked this book at first, and it started off pretty good. I was intrigued, and I kept reading and reading. I don't know when I started to get bored, but all I knew was that when I finished, I put Evermore down and thought, hmmmm.........that wasn't really that great.
For starters, the characters. They just seemed so........flat. They weren't enjoyable or different, and they were quite typical. There was not anything special about them, and I never felt like there was much of an acutal-real-honest-to-goodness relationship of any kind in Evermore. I never was clear on Ever's emotions........I wasn't sure why she liked Damen. There relationship was boring, and though I love most of the guys in YA, Damen left me feeling unsatisfied. To be frank, I completely and utterly disliked him. Also, I'm not very easy to tip off, but names like Haven and Ever had me rolling my eyes.
I also don't have an issue with Twilight-type books. In fact, some of them I really enjoy, but I thought that this was just a cheap copy off in some areas. The plot seemed so similiar to Twilight, and I guessed everything before it happend.
I gave Evermore 2 stars instead of one, because I did want to find out what happend, but mostly because I didn't have anything better to read at the time. The world of which Damen was from did interest me, and Ever's ability did too. I don't feel that they were written out great, but I did like the original ideas. Overall, Evermore is not a book that I would want to look for a sequel for, and I am glad I did not buy it.