Release Date: February 3, 2009 Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin Pages: 301 Source: Bought Series: The Immortals #1
Rating from A+ to F: A
Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, Ever can see auras, hear people's thoughts, and know a person's entire life story by touch. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen.
Damen Auguste 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 see 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. She has no idea just who he really is—or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.
Very good book by Alyson Noel! This is a wonderful start to The Immortals series, and I can't wait to read the next one in the series: Blue Moon. It lived up to my expectations of the book, but it didn't really surpass them. I thought this was a very cool book, and it was interesting to read how Ever can see auras, hear thoughts, and learn an entire life story by touching a person. Doesn't everyone love a good fantasy novel?!
Let me talk about the characters. Ever was a solid, developed character that I could understand well. Damen was an interesting character, and I really want to know more about him! In this book, there wasn't much about his life before meeting Ever, and he is a mysterious character. Can you say suspense? Ever's friend, Haven, had a pretty good background, you could tell her personality well. But, Miles...I couldn't tell what he was: friendly? weird? cool? I didn't know much about his character, except for the fact he was gay. Oh, and Drina, the enemy? Wow, is all I have to say about what happened in the story with Drina, basically around the end of the book.
Let me just tell you right now: You won't be disappointed in the ending. It is filled with dramatic events, and I couldn't help but finish that book right then and there as soon as I got to the "beginning" of the ending.
The story had a great plot, and it was a wonderful page-turner. I loved the cover, and I saw the next cover in the series, and it look amazing! I think many young adult book readers will find this series promising, and I can't wait to read the next one!
1. Plot- 20 out of 20 points.
2. Characters- 11 out of 15 points.
3. Writing- 18 out of 20 points.
4. Creativity- 15 out of 15 points.
5. Originality- 10 out of 10 points.
6. Ending- 15 out of 15 points.
7. Cover- 5 out of 5 points.
Equals: 94! 94-96 is an A
Violence- Some parts of violence at the ending.
Mild/Excessive Sexual Content
Drug/Alcohol Use- Ever uses alcohol to drown out people's auras and thoughts.
Recommended for ages 14 and up.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: ALYSON NOEL
Alyson Noel is the author of Saving Zoe and Art Geeks and Prom Queens. She lives in Laguna Beach, California, where she is at work on her next book.