Author: Alyson Noel
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: 02/03/09
Since the accident that claimed her family, 16-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people's thoughts, and know a person's entire history through one touch. She's been branded a freak at her new high school, but everything changes when Ever meets the mysterious Damen Auguste.
Plot: 3.5 Stars
The plot has slight similarities to Twilight, but I really don't think it's a rip off. I think if Ever had some other ability that was not mind reading, there would be less comparisons to Twilight. Either way, I thought Evermore was a fresh take on the YA love story with paranormal elements. I really enjoyed the lack of vampires, werewolves, and faeries.
Pace: 4 Stars
The book flows smoothly and keeps up a swift pace. This was the second time I've read Evermore, and both times I've finished it rather quickly because I couldn't put it down. There were no points in which the story started to lag, so there were no points where I got bored and put the books down for a while.
Characters: 4 Stars
I love Ever's best friends, Mile and Haven, even when Haven was making bad decisions and getting worked up over nothing. It was nice to see these relationships because so many YA and UF novels tend to keep the main character isolated. Riley, Ever's little sister, was amusing with her celebrity gossip and costume changes. Ever herself wasn't my favorite, but I definitely appreciated the depth the author brought to her character.
Cover: 4 Stars
I love the way the red tulips really pop off of the otherwise monochromatically purple cover. The cover model was also a great choice. The photo really portrayed Ever and her emotional turnmoil quite well.
Overall: 4 Stars
Disclosure: I bought this book for my own enjoyment.