Evermore - Alyson Noel

ISBN: 978-0312532758
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Genre: Horror
Age Level: 12+
Reader’s Annotation: Ever’s life is increasingly difficult since the death of her parents and sister have left her with clairvoyant talent. Her only respite is Damon, the new student at her school who calms the voices in her head
but comes with his own set of mysterious circumstances.
Summary: Ever lives in a world of chaos created by her clairvoyant ability. Ever since the deaths of her parents and little sister, Ever is plagued by the thoughts, auras and emotions of those around her. She can tell what everyone is thinking all the time, whether she wants to or not. And she receives daily visitations from her sister, who didn’t cross over with her parents. All this changes when Damon enrolls at her high school. When he touches her, she no longer hears the chaotic thoughts of those around her. But things don’t quite add up: Damon never seems to eat, he won’t let her visit his house and her friend Haven is mysteriously taken by Damon’s friend Drina.
Evaluation: While this book provides a welcome respite to the vampire heavy horror field, Noel’s take on The Immortals is too close to the whole vampire mythology. Also, since the revelation about Damon’s true self is so late coming readers may simply get bored and give up on the love affair between Damon and Ever. That being said, this is a fun and fast novel that many teens will enjoy.
Booktalk Ideas: which is better? Vampire or Immortal? What’s the difference?
Selection: This book is just now gaining ground, I wanted to see what all the hype was about.