Evermore, by Alyson Noel
Ever Bloom’s life changed the moment she woke from the car crash that killed everyone in her family. That might seem like an obvious statement, but her life changed in ways you wouldn’t expect. Ever can now read minds, read auras, and if she gets close enough to someone, know their life story in an instant. She quickly learns not to speak of her new talent, and instead tries to block out the constant stimuli she receives from everyone around her. Despite her attempts to act normal, she nevertheless separates herself others, and is therefore shunned by her peers. Her only friends, Haven and Miles, are similarly outsiders and all they have is each other, until Damen comes to town.
Damen has quite the effect on the female population of Ever’s high school, and Ever is drawn to him as well, but not for the same reasons. Ever cannot read him at all, and she enjoys the quieting effect he has on the chaos that always surrounds her. Damen appears to have other peculiar abilities as well, and regularly takes sips from a container filled with a strange red liquid. Aside from his occasional odd behavior, his least attractive quality is his association with Drina, a girl who is also new to town, and with whom Damen seems to share a connection. To make matters more curious, Ever cannot read her either. However, just as she is drawn to Damen, she is repulsed by Drina. Something about her is not right, and Ever is instinctively wary of everything she says and does.
Evermore is followed up by Blue Moon.
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