Seventeen-year-old Ever is the sole survivor of a car crash that killed her entire family. Living with her aunt in Southern California, she's plagued by the ability to hear the thoughts of those around her, and haunted by the ghost of her little sister. She tries to tune everyone out, shunning her old lifestyle as the pretty, popular cheerleader, but somehow she can't hide from Damen, the new guy at school. Stunningly handsome, clever and not a little bit intimidating, there's something about him that doesn't quite add up. Ever realises he's hiding something, but nothing could prepare her for the truth - especially when the truth involves past lives, murderous enemies, everlasting love and the secret of eternal youth . . .
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 127 x 203 x 22mm | 422g
- 17 Feb 2011
- Pan MacMillan
- MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS
- London, United Kingdom
- Unabridged edition
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About Alyson Noel
Alyson Noel is the author of many books for teens, including the bestselling The Immortals series and The Riley Bloom series. Her books have been published in 35 countries and have sold millions of copies around the world. She lives in sunny Laguna Beach, California, where she's busy working on her next novel.
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at first I was obessed with this book, i went crazy had to read them all, but then i was waiting for dark flame to come out and the flame inside of me sort of died down and i didnt like the series anymore. Its sort of like Justin Bieber, at first everyone was crazy about him and now its starting to die down. Then again some people are still crazy about him, so you might really like this book. I must say i think it was written for 10 yr olds but I wouldnt want my sister reading them. its the way it is written is for a young age group but the stuff that it is written about is more for 13 yr olds. hard to say. 2 and a half starsshow moreby Jemma
I've noticed that most of the book I grabbed in a bookshop I found out later that it belongs in a series. I've read a few reviews of this book which only says how they hate or love it and nothing else. Some say that it's going to be another one of those good Twilight knock off books. This book I presumed is marketed for 16 year old girls who I am not. Seventeen year old Ever the sole survivor of a car crash that killed her parents, twelve year old sister and their dog. She then lives with her aunt in Southern California. Consumed by survivor guilt but also by a new ability to read thoughts of people around her. To tune the voices out she often crank up the volume of her iPOD and make herself disappear. Until Damen turns up the new strange and mysterious guy new in town. He convinces Ever to come out a be herself, Ever trying her best to avoid any contact and get close to anyone since the accident but how matter she avoids him she's lured back to him for the promise of silence and serenity. First few chapters I kind of felt bogged down then a while it soon took its own storyline. I like her sister's character, I think she puts the humour that's needed in the story. The main character has lots of issues going on (but won't specify to prevent me spoiling the whole book for whoever wants to read it) thus making her life much more complicated. Although I've noticed some inconsistencies in the book and too far fetched things that I felt was just thrown in there and did not give any explanation how it went about. Damen's true character wasn't show in depth and felt that they feel in love too soon without them spending enough time with each other. Problems with the ending where you felt that it's the end but yet it was not it kind of drag a bit until it lost it lost what it was supposed to have which is the suspense and satisfaction. I'm giving it another chance and decided to wait for book 2 and hope that there's something better in store for us readers.show moreby R.D-Diaz
I read it all and it was ok. I guess its more suitable for a very yound adult which is probably why i say it's ok.show moreby Tina Worrall