Saturday, March 7, 2009
I found out about Alyson Noël through the amazing website/blog called Free Book Friday, that is founded by author Jessica Brody. I'm so glad that I read and even heard the wonderful podcast interview of Jessica and Alyson talking about her first adult novel, Fly me to the Moon and two of her recent released young adult novels Saving Zoë and Cruel Summer. I also recommend that you all listen to it also so you can decide for yourselves if you agree with me about Alyson Noël's experience in writing and adult novel after only writing young adult novels. She recently released a new young adult novel called Evermore, which is the first book in her Immortals series and has hit the New York Times Bestseller list and even had gone into second printing because the first printing sold out. Well I was lucky enough to get to interview Alyson Noël right here on my blog and you should watch out because soon I will be reviewing some of her novels both adult novel and young adult novels as well.
Today I'm going to review her New York Times Bestselling novel Evermore, which is the first book in her new Immortals series. When I first heard of Evermore and read the blurb that Alyson has on her website I immediately thought of Stephenie Meyer's novel Twilight because it sounds so similar. My opinion didn't change that much when I was reading the novel but as I got to read and know more about the characters I could see that they may have similar points. That is where things end because they are totally different series and I know I may get some boos and hisses but I have to say that I totally LOVE, LOVE Alyson Noël's Evermore so much more than Twilight. The novel starts at a point after a horrible accident claims the lives of the main character's family. Sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can now see people’s auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone’s entire life story by touching them after she wakes up in the hospital with multiple injuries that would take time to heal. That is a lot to handle for Ever after losing her entire family but she has to cope with it since she has the rest of her life ahead of her.
Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppressing her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste. Ever has moved to California to live with her only remaining living relative, which is her father's twin sister, a lawyer who has never been married or had any children to raise before. Now Damen is gorgeous, exotic, and wealthy and he’s the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head—wielding a magic so intense, it’s as though he can peer straight into her soul. He is a captivating young man who has brought many new feelings to surface in Ever that are really getting to her since she hasn't been living until Damen came into her life. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she’s left with more questions than answers. And she has no idea just who he really is—or what he really is. The only thing she knows to be true is that she’s falling deeply and helplessly in love with him and doesn't know if she is comfortable with this new feeling.
I made a lot of comparisons between Evermore and the Twilight series while I was reading this novel and here are some of things I noticed. Though Ever and Bella are about the same age I think that Ever is more mature than Bella is and not at all self-centered. I also liked that though Ever even knew and says that Damen is beautiful at least she doesn't think or say it every other thought link Bella does with Edward. That can get really annoying at times but I was so loving Ever Bloom's love story in this wonderful new series especially since Damen is just as an interesting character as Ever is. Damen is also similar yet so different from Edward as Ever is from Bella and that is what made this series so unique and very fresh. After reading this book I was instantly hooked and I'm so really looking forward to finally getting the second novel in Alyson Noël's Immortal series called Blue Moon because it picks up at a part of Ever's life that is very interesting. Alyson Noël has delivered a deliciously fresh new young adult paranormal series that will be the next new thing that every teen and even adults everywhere hooked and waiting for more about Ever and Damen. This is a keeper and a book that you have to go out and buy right now because if you don't you will be missing out on a great new series. People will be asking if you have been living under a rock if you don't give Evermore a try and that is just not acceptable. I give this book 5 Open Books
Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture: EVERMORE $ 9.95 (Book 1)(306 Pages)
The first book in Alyson Noël’s extraordinary new Immortals series. Enter an enchanting new world, where true love never dies…
After a horrible accident claims the lives of her family sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people’s auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone’s entire life story by touching them. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppressing her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste. Damen is gorgeous, exotic, and wealthy. He’s the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head—wielding a magic so intense, it’s as though he can peer straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she’s left with more questions than answers. And she has no idea just who he really is—or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is that she’s falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.

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