Author: Alyson Noël
Series: The Immortals
Date Started: January 4
Date Finished: January 6
Format: Paperback from my own shelf
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.
So I obsessively read this book – and the next two in the series – when I was a senior back in high school, which was almost ten years ago. Back then I thought that Damen Auguste was pretty hot stuff. But now that I’m older…I’m just…fed up with characters like him. You know, the bad boys who try to get the MC to follow them along in every little thing, and are very clingy? Don’t get me wrong Ever has her own brand of problems and the way that she so easily falls for Damen is understandable, but the whole time it was happening I couldn’t help but think that she could really do better and that she needed to listen to her instincts about falling too fast. Because that’s exactly what she did. She fell way too fast.
Not to mention that Damen is pretty hot and cold with her too. One minute he’s staring deep into her eyes and making her feel things she hasn’t felt since the accident, the next he’s flirting with the two popular girls who can’t stand her and giving them white rose buds. Which she apparently, she is supposed to know the reason behind. Uh-huh. Sure. Then there’s Haven and Miles – Ever’s two best friends – who I’m surprised that they even call themselves that. Haven is very attention heavy and seems to have a problem that she doesn’t really attend an anonymous meeting for. Miles is stuck with his own problems. But when they see Ever start to drift with the drinking they don’t really take more offensive action – although props to Miles for taking away Ever’s keys. All in all what was seventeen-year-old me thinking?
Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. I guess the whole immortal thing is kind of interesting. And since I did start this series almost ten years ago I am determined to finish it – especially because I have all the books – but I’m hoping that Ever – and Damen while I’m thinking about it – make better choices in the books ahead.
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