Author: Alyson Noel
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publication Date: February 3rd, 2009
Plot - 19/20
Characters - 17/20
Writing - 17/20
Originality - 20/20
Entertainment - 9/10
Recommendation - 9/10
Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste…
Ever sees Damen and feels an instant recognition. He is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy, and he holds many secrets. Damen is able to make things appear and disappear, he always seems to know what she’s thinking—and he’s the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head. She doesn’t know who he really is—or what he is. Damen equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies.Review:
So, let's see. This book was interesting. I fell into it easily, and I loved the world Noel created beside Ever. The fact that Ever had psychic powers was truly interesting. They flowed neatly through the book and I felt Ever's pain of it.
I thought the main character, Ever, was exceptional, but the supporting characters I felt weren't all that complete. Haven was the average girl in the goth phase. Miles the stereotypical gay boy, they weren't anything special. I think my favorite character was Riley, Ever's hilarious little ghost sister. Now, Damen, he is someone I just can't describe. I like him, yes, but, boy, did he get on my nerves, he was so mysterious. I was barely holding it in trying to think of what he really was and everything about him. It nerved me how Ever fell for him SO quickly when she, and I, didn't know anything about him! It was frustrating. Really.
There is so much action in the book, no, but the mystery is there completely. I was wracking my brain to figure it out. I just had no idea about Damen and Drina..... But trust me, this book was really good. I couldn't put it down. Alyson Noel created an amazing new world, and after this book I am so curious to see where it heads because honestly, I have no idea.
But I cannot wait for the sequel, in I think late Summer, early Autumn, if I remember right. Title Blue Moon. But really, go buy it now! (Or pre-order it since it comes out tomorrow!) (Also check back for Alyson Noel for an OTO post!)