Evermore, by Alyson Noël | Book Review #237

Book Review

3975774After 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 to suppress 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.

Please note that this book was first published in 2009.

The whole book felt like one huge mess. I’m not even kidding. This review is a little salty. Be prepared.

While Ever is an interesting character, she just seems so..childish. I don’t know how to explain it beyond the fact that I don’t really like Ever. The circumstances that Ever is in are interesting, yes, but Ever herself…just seems to be annoying. Ever irks me in a way that I can coherently describe.

So, Ever is Psychic. That’s all I can really say about her, aside from not wanting to let her dead sisters’ ghost go, having a really pissy best friend (who I’d honestly dump as a friend if I was treated like that), and another best-friend who was really one of the best things about this book. I wish there were more of him in Evermore, since I can’t remember whether or not we see more of them in the other books of the Immortals series.

I found that re-reading Evermore brought back a lot of memories of me reading the Immortals series the first time around. I found Evermore to be really freaking weird the first time I read it, and to be honest, this series is still really. freaking. weird. I forgot just how weird this series actually is, and how so out of place the story feels.

IMG_3750I don’t like the love interest at all. There are so many things wrong with how unreliable Damen was for 90% of the book. And I’ve never liked Drina, ever, so, there’s also that. Drina is also another brat.

Since I’d forgotten quite a few bits of the book maybe I repressed this book ’cause it was so bad the first time around, I found that some parts of the story were completely obvious and 100% predictable.

I had a few flash-backs to the past with reading Evermore, with how some things and life was like back in 2007-09. Like the mentioning’s of “Sidekicks.” That was a real flash to the past, that’s for sure. I actually had to look up what a sidekick was cause I totally forgot what sidekicks were, but I remembered being jealous that Ever’s friend had one and I didn’t.

While there were a few interesting scenes, I found the rest of the book incredibly lacking.

I remember now why I was so pissed at the book, and the circumstances surrounding the Immortals. I mean, they have so many similar traits to how vampires are–this is even discussed in the book, but they’re “not vampires, they’re Immortals.” I just want to roll my eyes at this Immortal business. Honestly, I do.

I ended up giving Evermore, 2 of 5 stars on Goodreads. Once I finish re-reading the series, they’re definitely going to the back of my shelf. I kinda want to forget that this book was ever a thing.

Have you read Evermore before? What’d you think of it?

Happy Reading!

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