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Archive for April 13, 2009

Evermore by Alyson Noel

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.

At first, I did not have very high expectations for this book. I was afraid I would be disappointed by it. But I liked Evermore more than I expected! 🙂 The story was interesting, the characters were awesome, especially Riley. I love her the most. The story was fast paced but I was able to put it down and listen to my teacher in class. I enjoyed reading about the Halloween party, I didn’t expect it. But I do wished Ever treated Ava better. Ava seemed like a nice person who could help Ever. Overall I am looking forward to read Blue Moon in August. Please note that this book has smiliarities to Twilight. Fans of fantasy stories will enjoy this book.

Visit Alyson Noel on her website. Order Evermore now at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Join in the Ally Carter book discussions

Cecilia and I decided to start reading the Gallagher Girls series together. We are going to have weekly book discussions on the chapters.

This will be very fun as we’re going to discuss four chapters each week on four different blogs! So now Cecilia and I are each going to pick one lucky person to host this book discussion on their blog each week. That could be you! You can ask any questions and we’ll discuss. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion. We also recommend reading ahead of time so that you won’t be spoiled if the post contains spoilers. We are starting next week with the first book I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You.

This discussion will last until the 3rd book in the GG series is released, Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover (June 9).

If you want to host the book discussion at your blog, fill up the form below and sent to my email kate.readthisbook (at) gmail (dawt) com.

Site URL:
On average, how long does it take you to finish 290 pages?
Do you think you can be committed to doing this?
How often do you blog?
Do you already own the first book in the GG series?
Have you read the first book?
Convince us why we should let you host the discussion (no more than 70 words):

We may contact you to ask you further questions. Good luck! Please note that some details might change.

I’ll announce the winner to the A Map Of The Known World contest soon. I’m not feeling well again.