Evermore by Alyson Noël
Evermore is the first in the Immortals series by Alyson Noël. Immortals are a bit like vampires… but not. Ever Bloom is a teenage girl who becomes entangled in the world of the Immortals.
Ever’s backstory feels pieced together from other works. Like Buffy Summers, she was one of the popular girls at her old school, but after a disaster, has to start over at a new school where she’s considered a freak and only has two friends. In Ever’s case, the disaster is a tragedy in which her family died; Ever survived with a scar on her forehead a la Harry Potter. One of the reasons she’s socially awkward is that, similar to Sookie ... Read More
Alyson NoelAlyson Noël was born and raised in California. After high school she lived in Mykonos, Greece for several years, then in Manhattan while she worked as a flight attendant. She now lives in Laguna Beach, California with her husband. Learn more about her at Alyson Noël’s website.
Immortals — (2009-2011) Young adult. Publisher: 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.
Evermore by Alyson Noël
Evermore — I tried reading this on audio. I felt like I was being tortured. It’s so bad that it feels like a parody. —Kat Hooper
Riley Bloom — (2010-2012) Young adult. Publisher: Riley has crossed the bridge into the afterlife — a place called Here, where time is always Now. She has picked up life where she left off when she was alive, living with her parents and dog in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. When she’s summoned before The Council, she learns that the afterlife isn’t just an eternity of leisure. She’s been assigned a job, Soul Catcher, and a teacher, Bodhi, a possibly cute, seemingly nerdy boy who’s definitely hiding something. They return to earth together for Riley’s first assignment, a Radiant Boy who’s been haunting a castle in England for centuries. Many Soul Catchers have tried to get him to cross the bridge and failed. But all of that was before he met Riley…
Soul Seekers — (2012- ) Young adult. Publisher: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Immortals, Alyson Noël, comes Fated — a breathtaking new saga brimming with magic, mystery, and an intoxicating love story that will steal your heart away. Meet The Soul Seekers. Strange things are happening to Daire Santos. Crows mock her, glowing people stalk her, time stops without warning, and a beautiful boy with unearthly blue eyes haunts all her dreams. Fearing for her daughter’s sanity, Daire’s mother sends her to live with the grandmother she’s never met. A woman who recognizes the visions for what they truly are — the call to her destiny as a Soul Seeker — one who can navigate the worlds between the living and dead. There on the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico, Daire sets out to harness her mystical powers. But it’s when she meets Dace, the boy from her dreams, that her whole world is shaken to its core. Now Daire is forced to discover if Dace is the one guy she’s meant to be with… or if he’s allied with the enemy she’s destined to destroy.