February 3rd 2009
The first book in Alyson Noël's extraordinary new Immortals series. Enter an enchanting new world, where true love never dies...
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 to 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.
This books was a whirlwind of emotions.
Confession. Before reading this book I read reviews on GoodReads to find out that a lot of people hated this book. And that is for me wanting to read it. I wanted to know if this book was as bad as people were making it out to be.
I’m all honesty, no it’s not. I actually quite enjoyed it and I’m surprised at how much shade this book got. It was genuinely a quick read.
Yes it had your typical new boy, new boy takes shine to outcast girl, guy ignores girl and so on. Those are the annoying bits but I just couldn’t get enough of this story.
I found the secretiveness to who and what Damon is a good mystery to this story and I think that is what drew me in.
I don’t 100% know how I feel about the characters. I am incredibly unsure about them. I feel like I could connect with the characters but I don’t feel like they were mentally stable characters so that drew me back a bit.
Overall, I liked this book and I plan on reading the next one soon.