Book Review: Evermore (Immortals: Book One) by Alyson Noel

Ever Bloom is the only member of her family to walk away from a car crash; the rest are killed and she has to move across country to go and live with her aunt.  However, not only does she have to deal with the trauma of losing nearly her entire family and the guilt of surviving, but she is left psychic.  Since the crash she has been able to see auras and hear everyone’s thoughts, all the time.  On top of that, she regularly receives visits from her dead sister, Riley.  Her life quite literally becomes an assault on her senses, and the once popular girl at school becomes the ‘school freak’.

Along with her two friends, Miles and Haven, who naturally have their own issues to deal with, she tries to muddle through life.  Then a new boy, Damen, starts at school, and changes everything.  She can’t hear his thoughts or see his aura, and when he’s around, he silences the thoughts she constantly hears offering her a chance to be normal again.

This book was certainly enjoyable to read; the storyline doesn’t bring anything new to the teen book genre, but does that matter?  It’s a good story, one that draws you in.  When Ever is feeling guilty about surviving the car crash, you feel her pain.  When she is nervous about admitting she might be in love, you feel it too.

It’s a good start to a series; I was left wanting to know what happens in the next book.  However, I felt that the ending may have been a little rushed.  That being said, I couldn’t put it down.


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