Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Page Count: 306
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.
I found this book in the library during one of my first visits in a few years. I was pretty excited because I had seen this on a lot of people’s shelves. I have to say that I was very disappointed in this. At first I found it really interesting and there was alot of potential for it to be different then so many of the other books of this nature. But the more I read the more I felt let down, it turned otu to be exactly most of other books. It has similarities to both Twilight and the Nightworld series that kept nagging me as I read, so that was a detracting factor.
The writing is pretty smooth and easy going, plus while I didn’t like the plot as it progressed it was decent enough that it kept my attention. So overall this proves to be a pretty quick read. I found Ever to be progressively annoying as well. She’s got a pretty small backbone, which is fine because I know not all girls are tough and strong willed but she whines and complains and cries like it’s going out of style. She likes to hide in hoodies and find various ways to flaunt her insecurity around Damen. She also has a repetitive habit of pressing her lips together and it makes me wonder if she walks around looking like a duck for most of the plot. I get that it’s a nervous response but geeze. The plot I felt was kind of…off. The concept of the Immortal is kind of interesting but the delivery kind of fell short for me, and I felt a little cheated.
I doubt I’ll be in too much of a rush to pick up the second book in the series, but if I ever stumble across a free copy or a library copy I might give this another shot. I personally wouldn’t recommend this to my friends, but for those who don’t mind the similarities to Twilight and Nightworld might enjoy this. Of course if you haven’t read either then you might like it more.