evermoreBook Title: Evermore
Author: Alyson Noel
Number of Pages: 301
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin (February 3, 2009)

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 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 that 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.

A girl, Ever, still lives in grief and distress from a tragic accident taking the lifes of her family except for her. She suffers through a near death experience which somehow gives her the ability to see people’s auras and read their minds without the actual desire to do so. Ever hides underneath hoodies and floods her ears with loud music to withdrew herself from people and their contact even hiding her own true feelings about the whole event. However, when the new drop dead gorgeous guy, Damen, shows up at her school, everyone starts falling for him. And he shows interest in some, but ignoring Ever along the way. A moment in the book turns and most of his affection goes to Ever. She soon begins to fall for him really fast and deeply, but she really doesn’t know much about him.. Questions arise in Ever’s mind, but some answers have to wait to come through.

Evermore stands out as a pretty original paranomal novel I have read lately. A little fast-paced and slow at times, this book has it’s ups and downs. The ending was dragged on, maybe to give you a really good picture of it. But it could have done without. The book being in a trilogy kind of ruined the ending. The love story between Ever and Damen remains pretty closed down and the mysterious suspense addicts you into this novel. The characters didn’t develop as much as I wanted to know much about them. Overall, a spectacular read and cannot wait for the next book in the series, Blue Moon.

Listening To: Five Minutes To Midnight by Boys Like Girls
Thinkin’: needs to finish all her overdue reviews THIS month!