Reviews of Evermore (2009)
Review by jpickett (2010-02-27)
Young "Ever" is the central figure in this at-first familiar plot line: a angst-ridden teen who finds herself the focus of an extraordinarily handsome and canny young man in her class at school. Instant attraction -- but with plenty of obstacles.
At school Ever's friends Miles and Haven provide a steady background for her days, and their conversation adds a, like, totally realistic tone to the story. Since her family’s death, she lives in a steady and comfortable home provided by her aunt. These constants of home and friends help ease the level of angst somewhat as well as the reader's concerns that Ever's life is increasingly in danger.
The story in “Evermore” makes for a good read: the plot is engaging and the friends and enemies are well-developed. The story is set in a familiar context that avoids being an echo of recent best-sellers. The teen scene is realistic yet wholesome. The series title, "The Immortals," opens the way for a sequel, "Blue Moon."