Evermore by Alyson Noel
Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners
Published: June 9, 2009
Format: Audiobook & E-book
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

After a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people’s auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone’s entire life story by touching them. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste.

Damen is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy. He’s the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head—wielding a magic so intense, it’s as though he can peer straight into her soul.  As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she’s left with more questions than answers. And she has no idea just who he really is—or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is that she’s falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.


My thoughts

I’m not really sure whether this book was fantasy or sci-fi but it definitely felt like another young adult paranormal romance. This time it’s not about a vampire. It’s about an immortal, but the mc was wrong to assume that her love interest was a vampire. Yes, this was actually in the book! The scene was unfortunately not (that) humorous. It’s kind of cringey but it could be something that pre-teen!Claire would’ve enjoyed.

Evermore wasn’t that bad as an audiobook albeit it felt juvenile at times. Sometimes I felt as though the mc was 14 years old (just my opinion). The love interest acted like a teenager even if he was ANCIENT. The age of the love interest was unclear but he doesn’t seem to age. Instead, he was a good looking immortal who happens to look like a teenager. *yawn

Getting into spoilery territory, there’s this: there’s a trope in this book. It reminded me of Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick so if you liked this title, you might just like Evermore. Additionally, there were some elements to the Fallen series by Lauren Kate so if you liked this title, you might like Evermore as well.

This book can be improved quite a bit, in terms of character development and chemistry (romance). Writing can also be improved but I don’t think I’ll be reading the next novel to see if there’s an improvement. What I meant by this were the repeated cliché lines and a sub-plot (with a deus ex machina). This is more of a preference though because I don’t think Claire in the past wouldn’t be picky with the writing.

Finally, I don’t think I’m harsh in my review but the main character can be infuriating at times. I keep forgetting the mc was sixteen. It looks like this book isn’t for everyone. I’d recommend this novel to pre-teens and/or teens who are just getting into young adult literature.

Thanks for reading!

More book reviews to come because I’m hoping to participate in this readathon. Note that I started listening to the audiobook for Nevermore but then decided to read the ebook by the end. I honestly wouldn’t read this one if I hadn’t found it in my library. I’m glad I borrowed this audiobook from my library as I remembered my friend reading this one when we were in high school. I was just feeling nostalgic and I was in a reading slump so I gave this book a chance.

Anyone doing this challenge?

Orange or black cover is DONE. Can you tell which themes I’m going to read?

devon still video GIFThis is sort of a vague clue 😉


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