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Evermore: The Immortals by Alyson Noël
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Evermore: The Immortals (edition 2009)

by Alyson Noël

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Title:Evermore: The Immortals
Authors:Alyson Noël
Info:St. Martin's Griffin (2009), Edition: 1, Paperback, 320 pages
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Evermore by Alyson Noël

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Another fantasy book about immortals. I have thing for this genre.

It's almost romantic that Damen has travelled through time and space to find Ever. But its super creepy too. He's like the ultimate stalker.

Weird.

It's a hopeless love story. Full of all kinds of hardships and tragedies.

But we all know it works out int he end. ( )
  Shahnareads | Jun 21, 2017 |
Evermore è un romanzo young adult che ha riscosso un discreto successo sia in America che Italia (spinto senza dubbio dalla fama Post-Twilight!). In tutta onestà questo primo capitolo della saga "The Immortals" sembra essere decisamente sopravvalutato dato che, leggendolo, non si può far a meno di costatare un'impressionante uso di cliché e di situazioni già viste e sfruttate in decine di romanzi.

Possiamo individuare in Evermore una strana mescolanza fra Fallen e Twilight al punto di poter prevedere senza il minimo problema gli eventi. Abbiamo l'amore immortale e abbiamo il Lui della situazione che vaga per i secoli alla ricerca della sua Lei che, una volta trovata, le sfugge fra le mani finendo ammazzata. Ed ecco il parallelismo fra Fallen ed Evermore. Passando a Twilight possiamo individuare il nostro Lui che fa il misterioso e che cerca di allontanarla usando sbalzi d'umore paragonabili solamente a quelli di una donna in "quel" periodo del mese. E poi abbiamo la bevanda rossa (che immediatamente richiama alla mente il sangue scatenando la caccia al "vampiro" all'interno del romanzo), nonché l'elemento inscindibile dell'immortalità. Chissà per quale motivo oggigiorno un amore mortale non è mai abbastanza, eppure è sufficientemente difficile sopportare lo stesso uomo per tutta una sola vita!

Assolutamente positiva, invece, è la figura di Ever. Rispetto a Bella e Luce è meglio caratterizzata, per una volta abbiamo lo stereotipo della bella bambolina bionda ultrabella che, presa una decisiva batosta dalla vita, comprende che non tutto si riassume in trucchi, cheerleader, abiti firmati e amicizie "giuste". In definitiva Ever non è la donzella da salvare ma tenta di cavarsela da sola senza troppi pianti.

Ever è tosta, ferita e quasi incattivita... Almeno fino a quando non inizia a straparlare dell'amore che prova per Damen, a quel punto il desiderio di prenderla leggermente a testate per svegliarla da quel suo stato catatonico diabetico d'amore è forte. Incredibilmente. Come se non fosse evidente a chiunque che Damen sta nascondendo qualcosa!

Damen è interessante come personaggio ma non memorabile, non si fa amare. Si fa avanti e, come è logico che accada in questi casi, subito dopo si tira indietro. Cerca di fare il duro con Ever per allontanarla e, altrettanto ovviamente, finisce per cancellarle la memoria perchè "crede" (ovvio!) che per la sua Ever sia meglio così. Giusto, perchè lasciarla ragionare con la sua testa e metabolizzare la situazione con i "suoi" tempi. Un tripudio di fiducia!

Molto interessante e ben caratterizzata è la sorellina minore e defunta di Ever che cambia costume in continuazione... Veramente dolce!

L'autrice scrive bene. Niente di elaborato o troppo complesso, tutto fila liscio come l'olio e al lettore non resta che scorrere le pagine in attesa di una rivelazione che salvi la situazione. Per la prima metà del romanzo finiamo per fare continui paragoni con altre opere tentando di indovinare la mossa successiva di Damen o Ever; e il 90% delle volte ci azzecchiamo.

Alla fine riceviamo le tanto agognate spiegazioni che, in un certo senso, risollevano tutto il romanzo perché mostrano che l'autrice aveva in mente un vero schema, uno scheletro, su sui costruire tutta la trama. Poi il libro finisce e non resta che attendere il seguito, con calma, senza troppa fretta. Da leggere il seguito, anche solo per meglio valutare il primo romanzo! ( )
  Nasreen44 | Jun 8, 2017 |
DNF page 188
  Elysianfield | Feb 2, 2017 |
I'd say this was decent writing but it certainly was nonsensical plotting.
Jack Murphy ( )
  urph818 | Oct 22, 2016 |
"3 out of 5 stars. I read this because it was a Amazon.com recommendation for the other books I was reading at the time. And I liked it ... even though I think it could have been better."

Read more of this review and watch it's Book Trailer here: http://frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com/2010/03/i-run-my-life-or-is-it-running... ( )
  fromjesstoyou | Sep 29, 2016 |
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Evermore is a crackerjack read for teens and teen-at-heart adults looking for more teen angst and a gushy love story with some action and mysteries spread throughout.
added by Shortride | editBlogcritics, Mel Odom (Mar 18, 2009)
 
Getting hooked on this new series is guaranteed!
 

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The only secret people keep / is immortality.

~Emily Dickinson
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For Jolynn "Snarky" Been -

my friend for many lifetimes.

(Next time we'll be rock stars!)
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Since a horrible car accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste…

Ever sees Damen and feels an instant recognition. He is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy, and he holds many secrets. Damen is able to make things appear and disappear, he always seems to know what she’s thinking—and he’s the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head. She doesn’t know who he really is—or what he is. Damen equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies.
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Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste . . .

Ever sees Damen and feels an instant recognition.  He is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy, and he holds many secrets.  Damen is able to make things appear and disappear, he always seems to know what she’s thinking—and he’s the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head.  She doesn’t know who he really is—or what he is.  Damen equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies.

Evermore is the book that started it all ... the first book in Alyson Noel's bestselling Immortals series.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:17 -0400)

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Since the car accident that claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras and hear people's thoughts, and she goes out of her way to hide from other people until she meets Damen, another psychic teenager who is hiding even more mysteries.… (more)

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