The Compulsive Reader: Supernatural July: Evermore and Blue Moon by Alyson Noel

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Supernatural July: Evermore and Blue Moon by Alyson Noel


After the tragic death of her parents and little sister, Ever's life is changed drastically. She now sees auras, and ghosts, and knows what people are thinking by simply touching them. She withdraws and becomes a loner...until she meets Damen. Damen doesn't have an aura, and he makes all the crazy feelings and thoughts that aren't her own inside her head calm down. But he's keeping secrets...dangerous secrets that could affect everyone around her.

Different and exciting, Evermore is a very entrancing read. Noel's writing is tight, and her supernatural world is explained very well and is surprisingly logical. Ever is a realistic character, and her struggles are portrayed in an authentic manner as she tries to deal with the loss of her family and strives to provide an explanation for her strange powers and her questions surrounding Damen's appearance. Many of the problems Ever faces are problems that teen girls face in their lives every day, but Ever's are given a more dangerous and mysterious spin, making her story exciting but very much in reach for teens. Noel's writing is very detailed, and her characters are very easily pictured and distinguishable. Though issues at the end resolve a bit conveniently, Evermore is a book that Twilight fans and non-Twilight fans can both really enjoy.

Cover Comments: I really like the purple of the cover, and the red tulips. The girl's pose is perfect, and the cover is very mysterious and magical.

Blue Moon

In the second installment, Ever can bring her family back from the dead—but only if she’s willing to sacrifice the guy she loves more than life itself.

Just as Ever is learning everything she can about her new abilities as an immortal, initiated into the dark, seductive world by her beloved Damen, something terrible is happening to him. As Ever’s powers are increasing, Damen’s are fading—stricken by a mysterious illness that threatens his memory, his identity, his life.

Desperate to save him, Ever travels to the mystical dimension of Summerland, uncovering not only the secrets of Damen’s past—the brutal, tortured history he hoped to keep hidden—but also an ancient text revealing the workings of time. With the approaching blue moon heralding her only window for travel, Ever is forced to decide between turning back the clock and saving her family from the accident that claimed them—or staying in the present and saving Damen, who grows weaker each day...

And if you love this series, be sure to check out ImmortalSeries.com, the cool new site with exclusive audio clips between characters, an aura photo upload tool, and excerpts! Check it out, it's really awesome!


Ashley said...

I read evermore and i thought it was awesome. the story flowed and i couldnt put the book down. im waiting now for my library to get in blue moon, alyson noel really outdid herself with this series. its a real page turner. also, i love ur site, i just joined, and i am looking forward to reading some of the books u have listed as good reads on ur site. u have an incredible eye for really good books. thanks

Laina said...

Have you seen Evermore's UK cover? The picture is the same, but the title treatment and font are much cooler.

Morgan said...

I've read most of Alyson Noel's books--but Evermore and Blue Moon out did all of them. They were fantastic.