Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Series: The Immortals #1
After a horrible accident claims 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 to 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.
I hadn't heard anything about this book but I was walking along in my library with my daughter and the cover caught my eye. I thought it was absolutely beautiful! I read the summary and I decided to give it a shot. When I was done reading it I checked out the reviews on Goodreads and it seems like everyone hated it! I guess I was just on of the few who actually enjoyed it. So I just want to warn you that you may want to check out other reviews of this book too in case I'm just weird. :) But I'm going to give you my honest take on it. A lot of people were saying that it's just a bad rip off of Twilight but I couldn't tell you because, once again, I'm one of the few who hasn't read that series.
Ever and her family are in a car accident that claims the lives of her mom, dad, and little sister. She is the only one that survives and she comes out of the accident with psychic powers and the ability to see auras and such. Ever is kind of moody and negative and always goes around with her hood up and headphones in her ears. Some readers were complaining that this was annoying and that she was whiny and unappreciative of what she does have. Her aunt took her in a gave her a huge room with anything that a girl could ever need or want. So yes, maybe she wasn't showing appreciation for all of those things but I can't really blame her. No amount of "stuff" can take the place of her family and the life that she lost. I didn't find her hood and headphones annoying. I saw it as a means of escape for a teenage girl who just lost her family. Maybe that is just the way that she is dealing with it. The music could also help to drown out all of the "psychic noise".
Anywho, one thing that did bother me was her friends Miles and Haven. Miles was the typical gay guy stereotype and Haven was the typical goth stereotype. I just wish that they would have been a little different than you would expect a gay guy or goth character to be. That there was just a little more to them. If that makes any sense?
Then Damen enters the picture. He's Mr. Mystery because Ever can't see his aura or get any psychic "reading" off of him, which baffles her. So she is drawn to him and when they are together it's almost as if she's a normal teenage girl again. I wish there was a little more background on Damen but maybe it will explain him a little more in the next book.
Since I seem to be one of the only ones who liked this book I would recommend that you try to borrow or find this book at your library if you are interested in reading it. That way you have nothing to lose if you end up not liking it. Have any of you read this book? I am interested in hearing your thoughts!
*I borrowed this book from my library.
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