The first book in Alyson Noel's extraordinary new Immortals series.
Enter an enchanting new world, where true love never dies...
After a horrible accident claims the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people's auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone's entire life story by touching them. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school - but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste.
Damen is gorgeous, exotic, and wealthy. He's the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head - wielding a magic so intense, it's as though he can peer straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she's left with more questions then answers. And she has no idea just who he really is - or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is that she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.
That from the back cover of the book... I really liked this book and look forward to reading the next in the series. It moved along well and kept me trying to figure things out which I liked. Yes, some things were predictable, but there were plenty of twists and turns. It was obviously a Young Adult novel, but I'm okay with that - even though I am only a young adult in my mind. I'm wondering what could possibly happen next. There was plenty of action and adventure and mystery, so I'm thinking that is going to continue.
The characters were likeable and I could relate to them: Riley, her sister; her friends - Haven and Miles. My favorite part was when she found out the meaning of the flowers...can't tell you because it is so amusing you'll want to find out for yourself.
So, if you haven't read this book, go out and get it. It's definitely worth it.