Saturday, February 28, 2009

Enchanting Review: Evermore

Paranormal YA
St. Martin’s Griffin
ISBN# 978-0-312-53275-8
301 Pages
Trade—Available March 2009

Rating: 5 Enchantments

Sixteen year old Ever Bloom isn’t exactly your typical teenager. Orphaned after a tragic car accident she feels responsible for, she’s been relocated from the only home she’s ever known to live with her single aunt in California. And since the accident, Ever’s been able to see and hear things that others can’t, including her little sister. Already feeling alienated from pretty well everyone at school, except for her two closest friends who are a bit of the outcasts themselves, Ever isn’t sure what to make of the hot new guy, especially when it seems like he’s interested in her.

EVERMORE is a fantastic paranormal read that I couldn’t put down. From the moment I opened the book, right through to the end I was hooked, wondering what was going to happen next and trying to figure out what it was both Ever and Damen were hiding. I liked Ever right from the start, enjoying her voice and her sense of humor that she never lost, even with what she was going through. Newcomer Damen Auguste is a total mystery for a good portion of the book and even when the readers are let in on a bit of his secret, there are still questions around him. How can he control what he does? And how come he’s the only person Ever can’t get a grip on? I have to say I really liked the chemistry between Ever and Damen, and can’t wait to see their relationship grow in the next book.

One of my favorite scenes in the book is when Damen first comes over to Ever’s house and her little sister is practically climbing all over him. It’s all Ever can do from admonishing her sister to stop—something she can’t do in front of someone who obviously can’t see what her dead sister is doing—or so it seems, til she thinks he actually moved around Riley to get up. I also loved the scene where Ever finally finds out what the red tulips mean and what the meaning behind the flowers he was giving to her high school nemesis was.

Readers looking for a unique paranormal read can’t go wrong picking up EVERMORE. Look for the second in the series, ‘Blue Moon’ to be released summer 2009.

Alyson Noel is the author of Saving Zoe and Art Geeks and Prom Queens. She lives in Laguna Beach, California, where she is at work on her next book. Visit her on the web at

Enchanting Reviews
February 2009

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