Title: Evermore (Immortals #1)
Author: Alyson Noel
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin 2009
Genre: YA Vampire
Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Reading Challenges: Mount TBR; Fantasy; Read Your Name – E
How I Got It: I own it
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.
Better than I thought it would be. Okay, it was actually good. I still have a bit of a stigma about young adult paranormal books. I compare everything to Twilight (which I liked, but do not obsess over). I keep expecting sparkly vampires to pop up in these books and that’s not fair. So getting over my stigma… I picked up the first three Immortals series from Amazon for $6 total! I thought that I give the series a shot. If it didn’t work out, oh well.
Thankfully, I did like this books even if I wanted to smack Ever (and Damen) a few times. The world is different. I sense that there’s more to the Immortals world, but this was more of an introduction to characters than a big exposition novel. I liked the side characters and definitely want to see more of Miles and Haven. I wonder about Summerland and how it figures in. (Damen warned Ever about becoming addicted to it. hmmm…. sounds like that will happen in a later book) Drina was villanous, but her demise seemed like a let down. I need bigger and badder evils to stay with the series. The love story alone won’t cut it with me. But I intend to continue the series and see where this goes.
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