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Evermore by Alyson Noel
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Jun 04, 2010

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bookshelves: ya-family-grief, ya-fantasy-series, ya-romance
Read from May 29 to June 04, 2010

OK, this was a total rip-off of Twilight and at some points I think the author was even taking some shots at it (Damen laughs and says "What kind of books are you reading?....There's no beheading, no wooden stakes, no silver bullets...."). The only reason I'm giving this three stars is because despite it's un-originality, it's likeness to Twilight will attract readers who enjoy this type of book. The character, Ever (clever, right?), has lost her entire family and is now able to see auras, hear thoughts and basically predict things like a psychic. She can't control her new power, doesn't tell anyone about it, and hides behind a hoodie and her iPod. In comes a mysterious (and gorgeous) Damen. He is attracted to Ever, of course, and so is all of the female (and some of the male) high school population. But Damen is not forthcoming with his life. He can conjure red tulips out of thin air, he drives really fast and moves really fast (just like Edward), and he is rich and worldly (again, like Edward). Damen has no explanations for Ever, and frankly, this was annoying. Why did he have to be so shady? If he already knew that Drina (red-headed evil woman who is after Ever, sound familiar?) was after Ever, why didn't he stop her or tell Ever what the heck was going on? She had all these powers and yet he couldn't let her know why or how she could use them in her defense? This just sets up the series and annoys readers. And speaking of annoying, Ever was a very annoying character who was stubborn, weak, and ineffectual, all for the sake of the plot. I'm torn between continuing with the series or just reading spoilers about it.
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06/03/2010 page 122
40.53% "A Twilight clone so far...."

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