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Subject: Have you read "Evermore" by Allyson Noel? Spoiler Alert!
Date Posted: 5/3/2009 7:19 PM ET
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I'm in the middle of this book and I'm feeling annoyed.  It's kind of like a lame version of Twilight.  It doesn't flow as well, and I just don't get it.  I love him, I hate him, I love him, I hate him.  Get a grip already girl!  So does is get better or should I give up if I don't like it already?  I'm just past the part where they go to Disney Land. 

What's your advice?

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 7:54 PM ET
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I don't get why it's compared to Twilight. The only thing the two books have in common is the girl likes a vampire. The story aside from that is completely different. I liked this book a lot & look forward to the next one.

Subject: Good to know Erin because I just picked it up & haven't started it yet!
Date Posted: 5/3/2009 9:48 PM ET
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Date Posted: 5/4/2009 9:10 AM ET
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Well, there's mind reading skills (granted from the girl rather than the boy) yet she can't read HIS mind (as Edward couldn't read Bella's mind).  He's trying to be a "good" vampire from what i can tell.  Other girl's are jealous of the attention he gives.  There are "bad" vampires he needs to deal with (at least I think that's where it's going with the Drina thing).  There are many similarities, but it's not gripping me like Twilight.  I'll probably finish it, just to see how it all comes together.  Maybe I shouldn't have read it so soon after Twilight?

Date Posted: 5/4/2009 12:05 PM ET
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I definitely enjoyed it, but I agree it's not as good as Twilight.  But I think it was worth finishing, I enjoyed the story and the characters enough to know how it ends.

I will put in a plug for Evernight, by Claudia Gray, which I just finished and thought was a lot better, and through me for a couple of loops.  I'm not sure why Evernight is not as wish listed as Evermore (not even close) because they are targeted to a comparable audience and I thought Evernight was more interesting and better written.

Date Posted: 5/4/2009 1:03 PM ET
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You'll see at the end that it's nothing like Twilight.

Date Posted: 5/4/2009 3:13 PM ET
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Ok, you've intrigued me!  I'll probaby finish it tonight if I go to bed early enough.  :)

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 12:34 PM ET
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Edie, I don't see any characteristics on your list that weren't used by dozens of PnR authors long before Stephanie Meyers. 

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 1:09 PM ET
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OK, well, I'm new to the genre, so I don't have lots of experience.  But it reads more like Twilight than any other book I've picked up.  At least at the beginning. The ending is turning out different and it's turning out ok.  It's still not as gripping as Twilight was for me.  Just my humble .02.

 

Oh, another similarity... the whole first half of the book is her figuring it all out ... what is he???  You just can't deny, that the first half of Evermore and Twilight have significant similarities.  I just wanted someone to say, "Hey, no, it gets better! Don't give up on this book!"  or, "Nope, hated it.... drop it now!"



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Date Posted: 5/9/2009 3:05 PM ET
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This was one of those books that didn't really get good until the end.

Date Posted: 5/9/2009 3:14 PM ET
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I read it, and liked it. got rid of it a while ago to another member. I liked it though, I liked Twilight better! hehe

Date Posted: 5/9/2009 4:04 PM ET
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I slogged through it to the end.  I won't recommend it since I didn't like it at all.  I guess I kept hoping it would get better, but it never did......

Date Posted: 5/9/2009 6:10 PM ET
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Finished it... thought it was ok.  I'll probably read the second when it comes up on my wishlist.  No major hurry though.

Edie

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 4:23 AM ET
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I read this book, really liked the beginning of it, even though imho....it did have a similar feel w/ echo's of  Twilight.  But similarities are fine w/ me.

That what I love about the genre.  Anyway.....loved the first 200 pages or so...the mystery...the build up, the hot mysterious guy...her psychic abilities and the dead sister were cool.

BUT...I just felt like the ending was a huh?  head scratcher...wall banger.  It just sort of started falling apart into this silly not well explained fizzle of a story. 

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The whole...on 1 page she's out with friends...2 pages later she's a raging alcoholic???

one minute she's fighting the bad girl....the next minute she immortal?

?Damen makes her immortal...but i reread it to make sure...there's no real explanation how or anything. No real explaination for the "red drink". 

oh...and the bad girl just happens to be his wife???  eeeehhhh

and the whole summerland thing. 

 I liked the beginning so much.....It just fell apart for me...I was very  disappointed in the last half of the book.  . 

Anyway...just my opin.



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Date Posted: 5/22/2009 11:54 AM ET
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I never read the book, but probably won't either.  I don't like head scratching -- wall-banging endings.  It makes me feel that I have wasted my time and there are a lot of other books out there that are better.  I never finish a book I don't like early-on.  JMHO.