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Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Alyson Noel

Published: 2009

301 Pages

Rating: B

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 and suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school – but everything changes when he meets Damen Auguste

Damen is gorgeous, exotic, and wealthy. He’s the only on who can silence the noise and random energy in her head – wielding a magic so intense, its 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.

(from back of book)

All right, so I am a little hesitant to do this review mainly because I don’t want to give too much away but also because this book reminds me of Twilight. There are differences but the first half made me think I was reading Twilight, or something that resembles Twilight but with little things changed.

Ever lives with her only aunt because after her parents died in a car accident, her aunt was the only one left to take care of her. When she had arrived at her new high school just a few years ago, she changed her attitude and her appearance. Before the accident at her old school, she was popular, a cheerleader and dressed preppy, now she wears jeans and hoodies. Her best friends and Miles, who is gay, and Haven, who is another outcast like Ever. Ever’s life has never been the same since the accident… she can read minds, see people’s aura’s, and she can even talk to her dead little sister. She hates the noise and the colors bursting from everyone around her.

Damen Auguste transfers to her high school and is immediately loved by all, even her “gothic” bff, Haven. He is sexy, confident, and amazes everyone with his charm. It turns out he is the only on who can silence the voices Ever hears. He is a mystery to Ever, she doesn’t know much about him except that he is different from anyone else she has ever met, and she loves that.

Haven starts to become distant from Ever and she starts becoming like on of her other friends that just moved to their town also, her name is Drina. Ever fights to keep her friends but also struggles with her powers and her love for Damen.

Yes, it is a little like Twilight, but I think it’s a decent book, and I bet it would be better if you have never read Twilight. Sorry for the lame review, I didn’t want to go into much detail, if you read it, I think you will understand why. Check it out.


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