Monday, 8 December 2014

For Ever (The Ever Series #1) by C.J. Valles

For Ever
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Sixteen-year-old Wren Sullivan can read minds, but when she moves from Southern California to Portland, Oregon, she meets Ever Casey—the one person whose mind is off-limits. Wren does know one thing about her mysterious classmate: he has a dark secret to hide. And the closer she gets to learning the truth, the more dangerous it is for her and everyone around her.

For Ever by C.J. Valles

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

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This was an enjoyable story, but I couldn’t help but spot the Twilight comparisons!

Wren was an okay character, although she was a little silly at times. Why on earth would you put yourself in the position of being attacked by a bunch of drunken guys? She obviously never read Twilight either or she’d have realised she was staring in her very own version.
Edward… er Ever, was the silent and mysterious type, he was a great artist, could read minds, drove an expensive car, and wanted to protect Wren from all the bad guys. Oh, and he wasn’t exactly human either. Where have I heard this before?

The storyline in this was okay; I just couldn’t help but see the similarities between this and Twilight!
Ignoring the Edward/Ever comparisons, there were other things in here that reminded me of Twilight too. Remember when Edward saves Bella from an out-of-control car? Or when he rescues her from a bunch of delinquents on a dark night in another town? Or how about when Bella’s friend Mike asks her to the dance and she tells him he should ask her friend instead because she has a crush on him? Or when Edward takes Bella out to dinner, but doesn’t actually eat himself? How about the dress shopping with friends? Or the first meeting between Bella and Edward’s family? No? Well they were all in here too, and that is only the ones that I can think of off the top of my head. I mean, Wren even lived with one parent whilst the other was off somewhere else remarried!

There was some romance in this, and yes, it was pretty predictable, and very Twilight-esque.

'I'm falling in love, even though I know these feelings will tear me apart'

The ending was a huge cliff-hanger. I did like this book enough to read the sequels though, especially while they’re on Kindle Unlimited! Yay!
Overall; an ode to Twilight,
6.5 out of 10

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