The first Wednesday of the month means another edition of The Book Review Club. Thanks to Barrie Summy, fab author of I SO DON'T DO MYSTERIES, for organizing this event.
By: Alyson Noel
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 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. (from the back cover)
It's no secret I'm a total fan girl when it comes to Alyson Noel. I absolutely adored SAVING ZOE and CRUEL SUMMER. Not only is she super talented, super nice, super humble, and a NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING author, she's also one of the first writers to extend a helping hand. Plus, she met Derek Jeter and told me all about it. :)
EVERMORE is another magnificent Noel novel. And I'm not easily sold on science fiction, but what happens after death fascinates me. Alyson did a fabulous job of creating a novel that is completely believable and compelling. Told with her signature mix of emotional and humorous writing, Alyson keeps EVERMORE stuck in one's noggin all day long. Is Damen a player? Will Ever's hidden talents be discovered? Why is Ever so guilt ridden regarding the death of her family? What's going on with Riley?
EVERMORE is a fantastic, highly recommended YA novel filled with unique characters, plenty of romance, and edge of your seat dramatic suspense. Congrats, Alyson on EVERMORE's well deserved success.
One thing I miss from my middle school teaching days is recommending novels to students. Therefore, every month, I'm going to send a special recommendation to one of my blogging friends out there in cyberspace. Last month, I recommended A LOVER'S KNOT to Dru. This month, I'm recommending EVERMORE to Beth Revis from Writing it Out. I know you'll love this book, Beth.
Have a great day, everyone! Check out more book review clubbers here.