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22/06/2011

Evermore by Alyson Noël

Book 1 of The Immortals series

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Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste…
Ever sees Damen and feels an instant recognition. He is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy, and he holds many secrets. Damen is able to make things appear and disappear, he always seems to know what she’s thinking—and he’s the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head. She doesn’t know who he really is—or what he is. Damen equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies.
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I was really disappointed with this book. Just 40 pages in it was very clear that this was a poor excuse of a Twilight rip-off; there are so many scenes, where basically the exact same things happen!

Ever Bloom (*insert snark*) is your average teenager - except she survived a horrible car crash that wiped out her family and left her with mind-reading abilities. She's busy pretending she doesn't exist and blocking out everybody with the exception of her two somehow-best friends Miles and Haven, when one day Mr. OMG-BEAUTIFUL walks in the class room (English, not Biology) and OH NO he has to sit next to her. But Damen is different from all the rest, she can't read his mind/aura! Hurrah!

Of course they engage in some pseudo-relationship which consists of him flirting with everyone else, kissing her till she forgets where she is and her cutting him off every other day because she gets a clue but then soon loses it again. Obviously they're soul mates (as they always are), and how can things not work out? Pardon my French, but the plot (or rather, lack of) is a bit of a cluster fuck and it's just so vile that something like this was not just published, but turned into a best-seller!?

The characters are all a bunch of boring stereotypes and I didn't care for any of them. Ever has no personality and is merely a shell so the reader can easily fill her shoes and play pretend. Haven is your token wannabe-goth-but-is-really-just-lacking-attention-from-parents, Miles is gay, a couple of girls are mean and then you've got Mr. Hot&Perfect a.k.a. Damen. Oh and his lethal and crazy ex-girlfriend.

The constant name-dropping of current and long dead celebrities was incredibly tiring and Damen, who's supposedly just so drop-dead gorgeous, clever, artistic and amazing is just such a one-dimensional character... Just like everyone else in this book. There's nothing to any of them. Or it.

Noël must have had the company of a really big bottle of wine and a copy of Twilight lying next to her when she wrote this book.It's a bit like a car crash - you can't help staring no matter how horrible the sight is. I couldn't stop reading, because I couldn't believe how bad this book was.




345 pages / published in 2009
Review by Iben Jakobsen, BoB, 2011

6 comments:

  1. I take it you won't be reading the rest of the series? :P

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  2. @Tiny Library - I would say "NO!" ... but I came across the second in the series yesterday at the library and borrowed it >_>

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  3. Wow, such an honest review. You kno, I thought to get this one instead of Twlight since everyone was reading Twlight but since your review I will continue to walk past unless I find it on huge sale under 25 cents or free!

    Thanks. Awesome review.

    Ms.Tiptress
    PassionReads

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  4. @Ms. Tiptress - thank you very much, glad it was of use to you :)
    I'd definitely not recommend spending a whole lot on it ;)

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  5. What's really funny is half the young adult section at walmart is just this series of books. I got the series in ebook as a gift from a friend so I didn't actually pay anything for my copies. I didn't think it was quite as bad as you did, but I will say it had some serious issues. I absolutely love the final paragraph of your review. :) Even though you didn't like to the book your review made me laugh because your hatred of this book jumps right off the page. :) And I mean that in a good way, not a bad way.

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