5 STAR REVIEW
I just finished this book and I’m sitting here wondering how I’ve never ventured into Alyson Noel’s fantasy novels. I’ve read all of her other books except this series which started back in 2009 and I feel like I really missed out.
I know lots of people disliked this book but I really did like it. Maybe it’s because I’ve been a die hard fan of the author forever but I read this in about 12 hours and honestly couldn’t put it down.
This book is about Ever who after losing her parents and little sister in a tragic car accident wakes up in the hospital and realizes she can now see everyones auras surrounding them and can also somehow still communicate with her little sister Riley, even though she’s dead. She gets moved from Oregon to California to live with her aunt and starts a new school where instead of being in the popular crowd like in her last school, she befriends two of the “outsiders”, a gay guy named Miles and a self-proclaimed goth named Hazel. Having perfected her ways of tuning people’s thoughts out, Ever’s only hopes are to get through school and hope that no one finds out about her psychic abilities. Then the new gorgeous guy Damen starts school and she realizes there’s something different about him, he has no aura and seems to have certain abilities like she does.
I loved all of the characters of this book and how detailed the author was when she was explaining certain scenes and things happening in the book, you almost felt like you were there seeing it with your own eyes and not just reading it. Ever’s character was obviously my favorite as I loved her personality and how she dealt with her psychic abilities. Her and Damen’s relationship was another thing I loved and the ending made me so excited to dive into the rest of the series.