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Friday, April 15, 2011

Evermore by Alyson Noel: Mini Book Review

Evermore (The Immortals #1)
by Alyson Noel
St Martin's Griffen
ISBN: 978-0-312-53278
Suggested Ages: 13+ (For mild sexuality and violence)
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Description: Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear peoples thoughts, and know a persons 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 schoolbut 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 shes thinkingand hes the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head.  She doesnt know who he really isor what he is.  Damen equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies.

Mini Book Review:  This was such a pleasure to read after not enjoying the last 3 books I read.  A wonderful take on the "vampire genre" with fun dialogue and intriguing characters.  There are lots of twists and turns in the story and quite a few surprises you won't expect.  This is a book written for YA's so from an old mommy's perspective it is a little too angst y for me at times and I wanted to slap some of the characters upside the head for their stupidity.  The adult characters aren't just caricatures which is refreshing and I would like a little more story about Sabine. I adored Riley and the scenes between her and her sister were hilarious and very realistic, well considering Riley is dead and all. I have to be honest I was irritated by Miles being the stereotypical gay sidekick and hopefully as the series progresses he will develop into a character with a little more substance. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

4 Dewey's

I purchased this and had it signed at the Smart Chicks Kick It Tour at the Chapters in Brampton - I will be giving my copy away in my raffle for Spina Bifida

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