Friday, October 21, 2011

The Immortals #1: Evermore (2009)


after an accident that killed her family, Ever was the only survivor. but the accident changed her, she can now see people's aura, hear their thoughts, and even knew their entire life when she came in physical contact with anyone. in order to avoid human contact and not hear more thoughts than she can handle, she started distancing herself by pulling up her hoodies and blasting musics that she didn't even recognize in her ipod. she was called a freak at her new high school. but things started to get a little more interesting when Damen, a new kid joined their class. Damen was beautiful, mysterious, and wealthy. he was the first person Ever came in contact after the accident that doesn't show any auras or overwhelmed her with his thoughts. in fact, he can even silence all the noises around when they came in physical contact. Ever was uncontrollably drawn deeper into his world of secrets and mystery. she had more and more questions about Damen that just made her more desperate to find out who or what he is.

the book was written in a way so simple yet so captivating that it had me completely hooked! it was more like an introduction on Ever, the accident, the feeling of loss, the struggle to move on, etc. it was easy to get drawn to her character, especially how much she tried to hang on to the ghost of her younger sister, Riley who came to visit every now and then. Damen on the other hand, still had way too much secrets i can't wait to uncover. fortunately though, the main secret was finally out on the second half of the book and i was left feeling quite impressed and eager for more. how often do we get to read about new fictional creatures? Ever's best friends, Haven the attention-seeker and Miles the gay character, were unfortunately unrelated to the main plot. they could have connect a little more with Ever other than just on the surface. but with 5 more books to come for the series, i'm sure there will be more to read about them. and of course, there was Drina the "bad guy", girl in this case, who completely made the story came alive! she was a sadist alright, bullying and torturing Ever, but she also had a image of her that made her stand out, made me always anticipate her next appearance. the story, or perhaps the way the book was written, was so engaging! i was often left not knowing what was going on, and always eager to know more.

author: Alyson Noël
published: 2009
genre: Fantasy

The Immortals series:
- Evermore (2009)
- Blue Moon (2009)
- Shadowland (2009)
- Dark Flame (2010)
- Night Star (2010)
- Everlasting (2011)

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