This is the Australia edition it was published in December 2009, it is a bit more expensive than the US edition published in February 2009. The quality of the Australian book in terms of the jacket and pages is of a higher quality but the Australian publisher has set the RRP at $16.99. If you prefer the better quality finish and more expensive Australian edition then buy this one otherwise the cheaper US edition ISBN is 9780312532758 and is exactly the same content.
The first title in the Immortals series, a #1 New York Times Bestseller
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...
Alyson Noel lives in Orange County, California, which forms the backdrop to her incredible new series The Immortals. She is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with Evermore, the first book in the Immortals series, and in addition to its sequel Blue Moon, she has written numerous teen novels – Faking 19, Art Geeks and Prom Queens, Laguna Cove, Kiss & Blog, Saving Zoe and Cruel Summer.
* Nominated for the 2011 Abraham Lincoln Illinois
High School Book Award!
* EVERMORE is an international bestseller!
* Publishers Weekly Bestseller!
* #1 New York Times Bestseller!
* USA Today Bestseller
* Top Choice Award—Flamingnet Reviews
* A Justine magazine Page Turner pick
* A Borders Bestseller for teens
* Nominated for the GoodReads Choice Award for "All Time Favorite" of 2009!
" . . .EVERMORE's vernacular voice and amorous fixation will gratify romance fans. . ."
"Teen angst and the paranormal make a combustible mix as Noël utilizes typical themes and gives them a dangerous and eerie twist. Getting hooked on this new series, The Immortals, is guaranteed."
—4 STARS, Romantic Times Magazine
"This opening book in a new series, The Immortals, will thrill many teen fantasy-suspense readers, especially fans of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series...Noël (Saving Zoë, 2007) creates a cast of recognizably diverse teens in a realistic high-school setting, along with just the right tension to make Ever's discovery of her own immortality—should she choose it—exciting and credible."
"EVERMORE is addictive. When I wasn't reading, I was thinking about how I could sneak away to read some more. I couldn't put it down. I dreamt about this book. And when I finished, I couldn't get it out of my head. This book was simply breathtaking."
—5 STAR GOLD AWARD, Teens Read Too
"Compared to amazing teen fantasy authors such as the acclaimed Stephenie Meyer and Melissa Marr, EVERMORE manages to snag the readers attention from the very beginning and pull you head long into the story! Get ready for a wild ride that is filled with twisting paths and mystery, love and fantasy...EVERMORE is a thrilling read for teen readers and yes, even a few adults too. The writing style, story, and characters are a bit like Meyer and Marr's popular books, but written with a new twist and voice so as not to seem like a cheap remake. And after reading the book, you too will probably want your own Damen, even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice. After all—Immortality is like the apple in the garden of Eve: forbidden fruit that tempts and always tastes sweeter."
—5 STARS!—The Book Queen
"I thought this book was very good! The author creates a great picture of each and every character in the book. I am a fan of the Twilight series and I recommend this book to those who like the series as well. It is a very quick read, with all the interesting twist and turns in this book."
—Flamingnet Book Reviews
"Beautiful main characters, tense budding romance, a dark secret, mysterious immortals—what more could you ask for from this modern day gothic romance?"
"This is the first installment of The Immortals series. Ms. Noël pens a well-detailed story that makes it easy for the reader to visualize both the characters and the world around them. EVERMORE has a familiar theme that attracts readers, but inside this book you'll find that the author has added some unique details that sets it apart. This is a young adult novel that should appeal to both teens and adults."
"...The writing here is clear, the story well-defined and narrator Ever has an engaging voice that teens should enjoy."
"This first novel in the Immortals series will appeal to fans of the Twilight books by Stephenie Meyer, and in fact, seems heavily inspired by it...Ever is ultimately a likeable character as she heals and learns to forgive herself for the accident that killed the rest of her family and let go of her dead younger sister, Riley, who has been a companion to Ever throughout the book. She also falls head over heels in love during the process."
"Before you read the review: Open a tab of Amazon or Barnes and Noble's site or Borders's site or whatever site you order your books from. Log in to your account, search for this book, and when it's page thing comes up, click the "pre-order" button. Because this is one you'll definitely want to read as soon as it comes out...Also, Alyson Noël knows how to write her characters. Ever was so real and her emotions were so believable that it was a little creepy. It's like Alyson Noël is actually a grieving, lovestruck teenager. She got Ever completely perfect. And by perfect, I mean delightfully flawed and deep. Also, I'm kind of smitten with Damen even though he got on my nerves a lot. He's fascinating to read about because of his past. Love him."
—The Frenetic Reader
"EVERMORE is a wonderful book that I believe would be a lovely addition to any library . . .Definitely a book that fans of Stephenie Meyer and Melissa Marr should add to their collections. Definitely engaging and will catch your attention the minute you open to the first page!"
—Mind of a Bibliophile
"I loved this book. It really keeps your attention thoughout the story, because the puzzle gets pieced together bit by bit, but you don't know exactly what happened until the end. The only thing that disappoints me is that the second book won't be published for a while. I would definitely recommend this to my friends."
—Dorothy, Portsmouth Teen Book Review
"EVERMORE is the first book in a new Young Adult Series called The Immortals. The writing is eloquent, the characters come alive, and the romance is heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. There are many similarities to compare EVERMORE to Twilight but I enjoyed EVERMORE immensely more. The first person point of view is intimate and the narration by Ever is strong with emotions and feeling. She is confused and going through a lot and the reader can feel her angst come through in her passages. I read EVERMORE in less then two days and could not put it down all weekend. I read for hours at a time and was completely addicted to the writing from the first page. I would without a doubt recommend EVERMORE to readers who are looking for a book that will captivate them from the first word to the last. The next book in this series, Blue Moon will be out in August 2009. Overall, EVERMORE is a superb novel that left me breathless, satisfied, and yearning for more."
"...I loved the story itself, the plot was engaging, I really had no idea what was going on. I kept waiting for one big revelation, but really it's just revealed piece by piece which was a welcoming change of pace. The writing was marvelous! Impressive imagery! It was customary to find myself lost within the novel. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series!"
—The Story Siren
"Lots of people seem to be comparing this book with Twilight and the House of Night series. In terms of quality, I have to agree. The first person storytelling in EVERMORE, is intimate and emotional. Ever's voice is realistic; all of her reactions as a grieving teenager make sense. Many times, in YA novels, authors make little blunders portraying teenagers. I have to say that Alyson Noël manages to do it pretty darn well, if not perfectly...And I definitely can't wait till the second book in the Immortals series comes out...Anyways, this is a book that deserves to be added to your bookshelf. So go on your favorite book purchasing site and add this one to your shopping cart now. You won't regret it."
"EVERMORE was a great way to lighten my reading load this winter and provided me with a creative, magical story that I really enjoyed. This is the first in a series for Noël and I think she may have a hit on her hands... EVERMORE has good and evil, likable characters, vivid descriptions and a good story."
"So, let's see. This book was interesting. I fell into it easily, and I loved the world Noël created...The fact that Ever had psychic powers was truly interesting. They flowed neatly through the book and I felt Ever's pain of it...trust me, this book was really good. I couldn't put it down. Alyson Noël created an amazing new world, and after this book I am so curious to see where it heads because honestly, I have no idea."
—Kelsey, Reading Keeps You Sane
"The cover is a bit reminiscent of Twilight and, once you get into the book, there are a lot of similarities. There is the new girl at school, beautiful and awkward, and the mysterious guy who is both charming and dangerous. Is he good for her or bad? Should she run from him? And do we want her to??? But to be fair, that is really where the similarities end...Ever is an easy character to like. I really felt for her because of all she lost and what she struggled with daily. Her two best friends are also great characters who provide both a little humor. Another recurring character I enjoyed was the ghost of Ever's younger sister, who visits frequently...Overall, I thought EVERMORE was a really fast, engaging read with some great characters. It is the first in a series, so I'm eager to see if we will learn more about Ever, Damen and friends in the next one, or if the author will introduce us to some brand new characters. Either way, it's sure to be a great read."
"...Readers who enjoy the works of PC Cast and Stephenie Meyer will love this outstanding paranormal teen-lit thriller."
"...A fantastic novel for all teens, and possibly even a few adults. Laugh out loud funny and thoroughly suspenseful, Noël creates an entirely other world within the one we know and love. This haunting story will have you looking down alleyways and examining the new boy with undeniable curiosity. Ever tells her story in a convincing voice, and one you are not likely to forget. An amazing book that will have readers eagerly awaiting those following it."
"...This book is well-written and engaging. I wanted to keep reading to find out who (or what) Ever and Damen were. I also think that some of the strengths of this story lie outside the romantic relationship—Ever's relationship with Riley and her struggle with letting her go, her awkward but caring relationship with Sabine, and Ever's own pain and guilt about the accident."
—Young Adult Romance Reviews
"EVERMORE is one of those books that is simply hypnotizing. I picked it up and couldn't put it down. It's in my top of 2009. I like paranormal but have felt a little burnt out on the whole vampire aspect of novels that are popular now. EVERMORE has so much more to give than just your average story. It has mystery, love, and intrigue. Throughout the whole book, I couldn't put it down, due to needing to know what was really going on and how Ever fit into the whole big picture. Ever is a great protagonist and never bored or irritated me. Alyson Noël is one of my all time favorite authors and she doesn't disappoint this time. The ending is also nice to where you can wait for the next book (out later '09—titled Blue Moon) and not feel like you're going to pull your hair out. I have complete faith in Alyson Noël to take this series to where it should go and not disappoint. Now, I'm just waiting patiently for Blue Moon."
—Writers Block Reviews
"Readers who enjoy the works of PC Cast and Stephenie Meyer will love this outstanding paranormal teen-lit thriller."
—Midwest Book Review
"This young adult novel ponders immortal love and the knowledge that "revenge weakens and love strengthens." Fans of the TWILIGHT series should love it."
—Orange Coast magazine
"Alyson Noël does such a GREAT job of keep the reader on their toes, constantly engaged and wanting more... Noël pulls you in, gives you a tiny morsel of satisfaction, then let's you hang on again, wanting just a bit more, always guessing. And at the end? The big reveal is so incredibly satisfying, like a long nap after a triathlon... I give this book a 10/10! Lovely and beautiful. Everyone needs to read it and have it forever on their bookshelves! Can't wait for the sequel!"
"I have discovered the new Twilight series, and I'm sure a lot more people are going to be jumping on the bandwagon as these books become known. Stephenie Meyer faces some stiff competition from Alyson Noël's new series, The Immortals. The series has already been optioned for the movies... Alyson Noël can really write. Her words flow effortlessly and her dialogue rings true. This book is a breeze to read... 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."
—Mel Odom, Blog Critics
" ...Noël's debut title in her new immortals seris is an interesting twist on the standard paranormal teen read. Elements of Eastern philosophy in this tale are both effective and refreshingly original."
"Ms. Noël writes an emotional, thoughtful book about loss as well as falling in love. I will admit that I cried in a couple of places. This was a really easy novel to get sucked into. Every time I had to put it down, I wanted to get back to it as soon as possible. Ever is a sympathetic girl who is dealing the best way she knows how. I am always impressed when an author creates a character that seems so genuine and effortless. The writing was well done and the plot intriguing. Ever's friends are well fleshed out and unique without being caricatures. This would make a great movie (hint, hint). I am thrilled that this is the start of a new series and Blue Moon will be out in August! If I can squeeze it into my schedule, I will be perusing Ms. Noël's backlist. If you love Stephanie Meyer you will LOVE this book."
—Night Owl Romance
" ...In this first installment of her Immortals series, Alyson Noël snags a hold of readers' attention with her amazing ability to build suspense and curiosity. Dipping into the phenomenon of supernatural abilities, the unknowns of the afterlife, and both the limited and unlimited opportunities of immortality, offer a wealth of possible plots to entertain. Noël has also created a very likable and empathetic heroine in Ever, with wonderful descriptive narration on what she's feeling, seeing and experiencing: "And when she lies down beside me, I don't pull away. I just close my eyes and allow myself to feel her pain, and my pain, until it's all mixed together, raw and deep with no beginning or end. Eager fans won't have to wait too long for the next book in the series, as Blue Moon is due out in July."
"What would you do if you were psychic? I know I would probably be exactly like Ever in this story. I would feel like a freak, close people off and definitely not think the most gorgeous guy in the world would want me.
Not only do I think this has a gorgeous cover, but I absolutely love this story. The plot was flawless—the characters, amazing. Alyson has a beautiful imagination and a wonderful way of letting the rest of us experience it. Ever was so easy to relate to; despite her ability to read minds and see auras. She was simple and sad and felt a guilt for something she couldn't control. At times I felt sad for her, and other times happiness and yes, a drop of jealousy here and there. Her best friends are so funny and so typical in a not-so-typical-way (I think I say this often about characters that are well written), which I really loved. I can't say everything I want to say about this book because it will be a major spoiler.
What I loved even more was Damen. Ok, I must say it—I'm a fictional hottie wh*re. But in such a good way. I can't get enough of the hotties these awesome writers introduce us to. He was perfect, intelligent, mesmerizing and just so yummy.
I would recommend this book to anyone. If your into fantasy you will swoon over it, if your not... I think you'll still swoon. Jump into this book and love every word."
—Just Your Typical Book Blog
"EVERMORE is a fantastic paranormal read that I couldn't put down. From the moment I opened the book, right through to the end I was hooked, wondering what was going to happen next and trying to figure out what it was both Ever and Damen were hiding. I liked Ever right from the start, enjoying her voice and her sense of humor that she never lost, even with what she was going through... Readers looking for a unique paranormal read can't go wrong picking up EVERMORE. Look for the second in the series, Blue Moon to be released summer 2009."
—5 Enchantments, Enchanting Reviews
Series: Immortals Ser.
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st December 2009
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.256