Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Book Review Club - EVERMORE

Happy April Fool's Day! :) 

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


D.A. Riser said...

Good review, Keri. I'll try not to hold it against the author (or you) that she likes Derek Jeter. Goodness, one might infer that you liked the Yankees (gasp!). :-)

Stacy Nyikos said...

Oooh, sounds very interesting. I want to read it!

kaye said...

what an intriguing review. sounds like a great book.

Alyson Noel said...

Aw, Keri--you are too kind!

Thank you sooo much-- I'm thrilled you enjoyed it!


adrienne said...

Sounds great - I'll bet my daughter would like that one.

Anonymous said...

Sounds intriguing! Oh, I see somebody else already used that word. Well, it must be true! :)

Sarah Laurence said...

Keri, this book has gotten a lot of blog buzz as of late. I can see its appeal from your review. You make me want to try this author. My daughter might like it after Twilight.

Sarah Laurence said...

Nice to see the author comment too!

Kaitlyn said...

ha. sounds good. I think Lauren might have read it.

I am doing Blog Every Day in April like Maureen Johnson. Or I am going to try. I have to get motivated.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Is this book going to be a series? With its forbidden love element, it sounds like a good one for fans of Twilight (me, me!)

Keri Mikulski said...

Hi, D.A. Riser! :) Yes, I'm a Yankee fan and looking forward to opening day. :)

Hi, Stacy! It's a great read. :)

Thanks, Kaye!

You make it so easy to be kind, Alyson! Amazing work from an amazing person. :)

Hi, Adrienne! It's a goodie. :)

Thanks, Kathy!

Thanks, Sarah!

Can't wait to read your blog, Kaitlin! Are you working Saturday?? I might be at the zoo for the egg hunt or something. Nice job!! I love the store. :)

Hi, Alyssa! Yup. The second book drops this August and I can't wait to read it. :)

Barrie said...

Keri, thanks for a great review. And how nice that Alyson stopped by to comment! It's about time I read a sci fi, I't been a while. And Evermore sounds really good.

Sarahlynn said...

Sounds fascinating!

Kelly H-Y said...

SO glad I found your blog ... I LOVE softball, so your books immediately appealed to me. Can't wait to check them out! Congrats on your book successes!

Big Plain V said...

Sounds like my kind of book. I'm gonna see if my library has it (cuz I can't afford to support my habit by actually purchasing books).

Keri Mikulski said...

Thanks, Barrie! Alyson is such a sweetie. :)

Thanks, Sarahlynn! It is a great book.

Thanks, Kelly H-Y! Yay!! Another fastpitch fan!!! :)

I know, Big Plain V! It does get expensive, but all for a good cause. :)

beth said...

OH WOW!!! Thanks so much for the rec, Keri! Since it came from you, I'm going to order this book right now! :) I feel so special!!!

Keri Mikulski said...

Awe, thanks, Beth! I know you'll love it.. Keep me posted after you read EVERMORE. :)