Book Review – Evermore by Alyson Noel
ISBN: 978 0330512855
Seventeen-year-old Ever is the sole survivor of a car crash that killed her entire family. Living with her aunt in Southern California, she’s plagued by the ability to hear the thoughts of those around her, and haunted by the ghost of her little sister. She tries to tune everyone out, shunning her old lifestyle as the pretty, popular cheerleader, but somehow she can’t hide from Damen, the new guy at school. Stunningly handsome, clever and not a little bit intimidating, there’s something about him that doesn’t quite add up. Ever realises he’s hiding something, but nothing could prepare her for the truth – especially when the truth involves past lives, murderous enemies, everlasting love and the secret of eternal youth . . .
This is a good book with a clear plot. It has a small cast of good character’s to connect with as you read. It is an easy, fun read but just didn’t grip me. I was never completely drawn in, I was definitely reading a book. I like it when I find a book that I can live through rather than just observe, whilst reading Evermore I felt like an outsider looking in. I probably will read the next book in the series and give Alyson Noel another chance as the first in a series is frequently not the best.
I was disappointed with the editing accuracy, I found four very clear errors that should not have slipped through the editing process and a number of other ambiguous passages and sentences with dual tense.
I really wanted to love this book.
3/5 stars for me – I liked it.