Ever Bloom has been given a second chance at life but she doesn’t think she deserves it. She is the sole survivor of a car accident that killed her parents and little sister. Now Ever has moved in with her aunt in California and is going to a new school. Since the tragic deaths, Ever has acquired a psychic gift that she doesn’t particularly like. She has the ability to read people’s minds, see their auras, and a simple touch tells her a person’s darkest secrets.
Ever was once a popular cheerleader when she lived in Oregon but ever since the accident and her new gifts, she has become a loner and hides under baggy clothes, sunglasses, and an IPOD. The music helps to silence the noise of hearing everyone’s thoughts. She’s become an outcast and only has two good friends while all the popular girls make fun of Ever on a daily basis. But when a gorgeous new boy named Damen Auguste enrolls in her school, Ever has a new reason for getting up in the morning.
Damen is very unusual and has a lot of secrets but the one that he is open with is his fondness for Ever. The whole world stops when Damen talks to her and the connection between them is undeniable. Even though Ever’s friend Haven has already called dibs on Damen, Ever can’t help but feel oddly attracted to him. There are several other girls in Damen’s life but somehow he always ends up gazing at Ever and making her feel like she’s never felt before. Can Ever and Damen have a relationship together or will his secrets cause problems for them? What is Damen’s dark secret and will Ever still want him when she discovers the truth?
Evermore is the first book in a new Young Adult Series called The Immortals. The writing is eloquent, the characters come alive, and the romance is heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. There are many similarities to compare Evermore to Twilight but I enjoyed Evermore immensely more. The first person point of view is intimate and the narration by Ever is strong with emotions and feeling. She is confused and going through a lot and the reader can feel her angst come through in her passages.
I read Evermore in less then two days and could not put it down all weekend. I read for hours at a time and was completely addicted to the writing from the first page. I would without a doubt recommend Evermore to readers who are looking for a book that will captivate them from the first word to the last. The next book in this series, Blue Moon will be out in August 2009. Overall, Evermore is a superb novel that left me breathless, satisfied, and yearning for more.