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Evermore (The Immortals, book 1)

by Alyson Noël

Rated: High

Ever has had some overwhelming psychic gifts since her whole family died in a car crash less than a year ago. But rather than being excited about being able to read people’s thoughts and see their auras, she tries to keep to herself at her new high school, drowning out excess stimuli with her iPod. Then one day a new boy at school catches everyone’s attention, and Ever finds herself just as enthralled by the gorgeous Damen as everyone else is.

Naturally, his arrival seems to bring with it some odd new events, even odder than the weird stuff she’s been experiencing since the end of her nice, “normal” life. She finds herself and her friends in strange and even dangerous situations, and Damen’s behavior is just plain confusing. Either way, she finds it difficult to stay away from him, until at last she must choose if she wants to keep him in her life or go back to a normal way of living — without him.

Evermore is an enthralling teen novel, familiar in many ways because of the supernatural elements and the Twilight-esque love story and characters. It engages, but it’s not a book at the top of its genre. For those, however, who can’t get enough of super-hot supernatural immortals, Evermore and its sequels may be a good bet.

Rated: High, for teens, for four uses of strong language and other moderate and mild language use. There is also teen drinking and some teen making-out that nearly proceeds to sex. The teens in the novel have little adult supervision and seem to be able to do whatever they want.

— Reviewed by Cathy Carmode Lim

Cathy Carmode Lim has been reviewing books for newspapers for more than 20 years, two of which she was a book page editor. She founded Rated Reads in January 2008.

One Response to Evermore (The Immortals, book 1)

  1. Susana says:

    Linda, Thanks for the opportunity to take part in INK. I agree with all the other comnmets and would like to say it’s great being part of this community that is passionate about nf. We are so often treated as the poor relations — it’s fun to be the featured act.As a writer, I enjoy not to have to run my posts through critiquers and editors and endless revisions, then wait years for it to appear in print. Blogs are so cool — you write it, press publish, and there it is for the world to read. Here’s to our second year….Gretchen

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  • Rated: High
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