Thursday, May 14, 2009

Recent Reads: Evermore

Book: Evermore (The Immortals Series) by Alyson Noel
Genre: YA Fantasy
Book Count: 6

I picked this book up several times before I finally decided to get it. There was just something about it that made me hesitate.

Ever since I read the Twilight books by Stephenie Meyer, I've pretty much decided I was vampired out for a while.

Not that this is a vampire book. It's not. It took me a couple days to convince my sister of that too. Her words, "well look at the cover. It just looks like a vampire book!" She has a point. It does. That was what I thought too. And that was the reason for my hesitation.

I'm glad I got over that. I kept telling myself I didn't want to start another series until all or at least most of the books had come out. Yeah, like I could say no to a book that keeps calling my name.

So basically, Ever is in a car accident that kills her family, but somehow she survives. And as she recovers, she finds herself able to see people's auras, hear their thoughts and get flashes of their whole lives when she has physical contact with them. She's a freak. Then she meets uber-hot new guy Damen and something about him intrigues her. She can't see his aura. Or hear his thoughts. And physical contact with him is, well, amazing. Everything about him is anything but freaky. Until she follows him home.

Again, this is NOT a vampire book, despite what the cover may lead you to believe. It's a fast read with some great characters. Have to say, Miles, Ever's best friend, has got to be one of my fave comedic characters in a while!

The second book in the series, Blue Moon, is out in July and I'm really looking forward to it. At least the wait won't be too long. This has been a new kick I've been on, YA Fantasy. I've mostly read YA Contemp Fic in the past and that has been the genre I write in. YA Contemp Fic and some Adult Contemp Fic, but I've been working to broaden my horizons, I suppose. And all this reading... well, it makes for some great research!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmm, sounds interesting and your right the cover does make it feel like it would be based on vampires!