Evermore (Immortals #1) by Alyson Noel
Evermore is the first novel I’ve read by Alyson Noel, although it’s definitely not her first published work. She’s written both YA and regular fiction, and I’d heard a lot of good things about the story, so I was quite excited to get it from the library.
Here’s the blurb for Evermore:
Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s entire life story by touch. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen.
Damen Auguste 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 see 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. She has no idea just who he really is—or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is she’s falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.
While the basic concept of the book is interesting, I didn’t find myself too invested in the characters. There was a lot of predictable behaviour and plot points and the characters were somewhat flat. I also found Ever to be a bit too self-absorbed for my tastes. On the other hand, I think that the author has laid the groundwork for what could be a very interesting series; unfortunately, I’m not so keen to keep reading it.
I think fans of the Twilight series could probably get behind Evermore but, much like Twilight, this one really isn’t for me. Nothing’s inherently wrong with it (unlike Twilight, which is probably a rant for another day) but it didn’t catch me as much as other author’s works have done.