Author: Alyson Noel
Genre: Young Adult (Fantasy)
Source: Personal Library
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin; 1 edition (February 3, 2009)
Rating: 3 out of 5
16 year old Ever has to change her school, her town and go live with her aunt when her parents and her 12 year old sister die in a car accident. After the accident, Ever starts seeing dead people and read others thought. In short, she is a psychic. I think the term psychic was used very liberally here, Ever can do so much more than a psychic can. She and talk to her dead sister. Anyway, in her new school she meets the mysterious Damein.
I have mixed feelings for this book. On one hand I cannot stop comparing the book to Twilight. I felt as if the author read Twilight and thought I could possibly write a similar book and try to eliminate the problems some people have with Twilight. One for e.g how dangerous Edward was and how many people thought Bella was foolish to fall so deeply in love so quickly. There are so many other things that are similar to Twilight but I will not mention them here since they could spoil the story.
The thing is, Alyson Noel is a good writer, she knows how to keep the reader glued to the page and keep turning the pages. But the fact that it was so similar to Twilight put me off a little bit. I loved Twilight but I don’t want to read another version of it no matter how good it is. There is something to be said about originality.
The part I liked best was her equation with her dead sister. I also liked the ending, its just enough to end the first book and leave enough scope for a second. I will definitely be reading the next book, Blue Moon, which I hope I’ll like better.
10 thoughts on “Evermore by Alyson Noel”
I read this one and had kind of similar feelings about it. A very’ been there read that’ feeling ! When I asked around abt the Blue Moon most of those who had read it ,said that in comparison they liked Evermore better 🙂 LOL
I agree there’s a likeness compared to Twilight but then again it was an entertaining read. I’ve Blue Moon in my pile but just haven’t got around to reading it yet. I’m waiting for the mood so I can just dive in. 😛
This sounds like a good story, even if similar to Twilight. I can see why that might be an issue though, especially with the one so fresh in mind still.
There is a lot to be said for originality–I liked Twilight, but I don’t want to read a derivative of it. Thanks for the warning!
I so agree with your review of this novel! I didn’t really liked it because of the similarities (and also, a few ridiculous moments), but I’ve been tempted to read the next book because I enjoyed the writing. It’s been a year and I haven’t taken a decision yet!
Ooh, this has been on my wishlist for a while now. With every review I read – whether someone likes or dislikes it – it makes me more fascinated. Your review just wanted me to read it more and form my own opinion. 😀 I guess I can’t blame YA authors from going along the same lines of Twilight. I mean, it’s a very successful franchise (albeit, one I wasn’t a big fan of). If that’s what sells, it’s what sells.
Yes, there have mixed reviews, I would really be interested in reading your opinion. I’m okay with being inspired by a theme, but this one was too similar for my taste.
Thanks for the review, Violet. For some reason I can’t establish, I just don’t feel like reading this series. I like to hear what the others thought about it though.
I haven’t read this but anything which seems a rehash of Twilight is not going to do it for me.
Thanks for the honest review.
You spelt Damen wrong.