by Alyson Noel
St. Martin's Griffin, 2009
Summary: Ever moves to Southern California after her family is killed in a car crash. After the accident, Ever is left with psychic gifts and struggles to control them. She is drawn to Damien, a new student at her school, who can tone down the intensity of her new powers with his touch.
Review: A paranormal romance for the young adult crowd, Evermore is an entertaining novel. The story is strong in the beginning and Alyson Noel had a great gift for storytelling. Noel develops interesting characters and gives readers an unique twist on the paranormal genre. I felt the main character of Ever was interesting -- racked with guilt over the accident, determined to live a normal life, and enraptured by a boy she just met. There were parts of the plot I found somewhat confusing, especially at the end when the villain needs to be defeated. Overall, a quick and fun read that should go over well with the Twilight crowd. Rating: *** out of 5.