Evermore by Alyson Noël {Book Review}

Time for a Sunday book review post!

I was pretty excited about reading this book based on the blurb, but I’ve now realised that it’s easy to sell a book with a few good lines but reading the book can be disappointing.

I enjoy books about mystical forces and past lives quite a bit so I knew this was going to be a book for the 2021 pile and read it early in the year.

I’ve been disappointed in books before, it’s fair to say, but never so much to this extent. There was even a point where I thought that I wouldn’t finish the book at all. When I looked at the rating I felt the book deserved, I thought of giving it a lower rating, and then not publishing a review on it at all, but after some thinking, I decided that I had to share my views on it. I had to really analyse my notes carefully and review them without giving away all the obvious faults I felt were at play.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

Book Review: Evermore by Alyson Noël #bookreview

Plot:

After a terrible accident that claims her family, seventeen year old Ever lives with her aunt in Southern California. While having to deal with the grief, she now has the gift of hearing the thoughts of others and being regularly visited by someone from the other side.

As much as she tries to fight her gift and not stand out at her new school, she’s drawn to Damen, the mysterious new guy at school. Each encounter leaves her with suspicions and questions about who he really is. Even more, she can’t read his thoughts.

Dealing with friendships and her own life, nothing can prepare her for the truth, involving mystical forces, eternal love and enemies she never expected.

My Opinion: Positive Thoughts

I found the book to be a very easy read. The language was also quite plain, like an every day conversation style. It’s easy to finish the book in one sitting because it’s not very detail orientated.

My Opinion: Negative Thoughts

Brace yourself.

If reading this book and taking a shot for every cliché was a thing, you wouldn’t make it through the first few chapters. I’m all for using clichés here and there, but this was overkill. References to a character’s lips all the time, and the over dramatisation of the reactions to Damen’s looks. It just kept going on and on.

I was hoping there would be a little more light shone on Damen’s past to get more understanding of his character, but talking about his extremely good looks seemed to be more important.

Ever’s love/hate attitude towards Damen was getting more attention than the loss of her family. Overall, Ever is emotionless, even though she suffers such a tragedy.

Then Damen that had up and down emotionless responses throughout the book, fuelling Ever’s love/hate relationship, was trying to be portrayed by a strong love, but the actual reasons behind it all were very shallow.

Overview:

The book had a lot of Twilight references which took away all originality rights. It was like skimming through the book with different characters and ending. None of the characters were relatable and there wasn’t any character development throughout the book either.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.59 on GoodReads. I gave it a 3. It was a easy read, but the plot and the characters held no substance. Also a copycat storyline, no matter how much you change the ending and ‘truth‘, was still disappointing.

Evermore by Alyson Noël {Book Review} #bookreview

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