Evermore (Immortal Series)

Synopsis:

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.


The Phoenix’s Perspective

I am not even sure where to begin. I enjoyed the book in terms of readability. It was an easy book that seemed to flow without any major issues.  However, the plot of Evermore felt like a poor attempt to keep up with all the paranormal teen romance books already out there.  Even more, it was all over the place.

The first thing we learn about our main character, Ever, is that she was in a near fatal car accident that killed the rest of her family and left her with some supernatural psychic abilities. Yet, there’s no real explanation of exactly what all her powers are and how they work. Instead, every now and then we get snip-its of her having to use her powers and then being upset at having them to begin with.  We also learn that she feels the only way to cope with her grief and new abilities is to wear hoodies, shades and use her iPod all the time.  Coping with life is entirely too difficult.

Along comes Damen, who is described as sexy-hot-gorgeous about 700 times within the first 5 pages of meeting him. He is super mysterious and definitely not normal – someone to avoid but somehow Ever just can’t turn away. Push forward some in the story and Ever has come to the conclusion that Damen is a vampire.  But that’s not possible because if it was then you would be reading Twilight, so instead he is immortal (which is totally different, right?!).  Then it really goes crazy with a jealous psycho-killer immortal ex-wife trying to kill Ever again.  Apparently, Ever is also immortal and has been reborn many times after being killed.  Not only that, but she always finds her way to back Damen.

I don’t know what to say. I didn’t hate the book – otherwise, I would have quit reading it. Yet, I am completely disappointed at the lack of development of the storyline and the attempt to cram as much paranormal material as possible into it in hopes of making it something good.  I guess all I can say is read it if you would like and make your own judgment.  If and when you do, let me know what you think.


Would I add it to the library?

I don’t know. I am not moved enough to read the next book in the series considering all the other books on my list.

 

Genre: Fiction – paranormal, romance, fantasy, magic
ISBN: 9780312532758
Rating:  meh

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