16 year old Ever Bloom was the only survivor of a car accident that killed her family. Since then she has been cursed with psychic abilities that play havoc with her chances of living an ordinary life. All she wants to do is stay anonymous and hidden but when Damen starts at school she feels drawn to him, when she is with him she can be a normal teenager. Is Damen too good to be true? What is he hiding and will Ever be able to deal with it?

This is the first young adult book I have read for a while and I enjoyed it. I thought I knew where the story was going but I was wrong and I loved the route it took as to why Ever and Damen have this connection.

More background on Damen would have been good, he sort of appears like this too good to be true godlike male, perfect at everything – no wonder Ever is suspicious. The only thing that surprised me was that no-one else was. It also seemed a bit odd that he was encouraging her to play truant from school all the time, not a good example to set – maybe I am showing my age here, I’m not a young adult in case you didn’t guess!

Ever had the potential to be very interesting but again I wanted more detail on her abilities and what they mean. Having said that, one of the main aspects of the book was Ever trying to deny her abilities so in the context I guess the lack of detail was appropriate. Hopefully in the next book I will find out more.

Being a true romantic the ending makes or breaks some books, and for me the ending was worth it. There wasn’t much romance in the main part of the book, although I guess their behaviour probably passes for romance among 16 year olds. I am too old to remember that age! There was a lot of information crammed into the last few pages,  information which makes me want to read the next book for more detail, but also information that would have been better introduced earlier in the book.

While I might have wanted more detail, this is the start of a series so hopefully things will be better explained in the next book and despite the criticisms above, I did enjoy the story and look forward to reading the others.

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Book Information
  • Author: Alyson Noel
  • Series: The Immortals (1)
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Author: Tracey

I'm a 40 something avid reader of pretty much anything, have 2 kids, a cat and a husband along with a 2 seater convertible (mid life crisis car!). While I read pretty much anything I particularly enjoy paranormal romance, historical romance and general romance - guess I am sucker for a happy ending.