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.