05 March 2013

Book Review: EVER by Jessa Russo


 I'm so excited to be a part of the review blog tour for Jessa Russo's YA paranormal romance, EVER!

I read EVER for the first time back in November, while I was busily engaged in the month of Doing It All, where I decided to prove that I was insane by taking on more than any one person could reasonably accomplish in a month. In the midst of all this craziness, I won copies of EVER from TWO different contests (I kept one copy and let the other one go to another lucky winner). I told myself that I could read it as soon as November was over, as my reward for making it through the crazy month. (You can have a chance to win a copy of your own now! Just click here.)

But I couldn't wait to read it. December was simply too far away... And so my to-do list sat idle while I spent a full day curled up on the couch with EVER and a cuddly blanket. Because I'd been waiting to read this book since I first read the blurb, and I didn't want to wait another moment. (Here is the blurb. Can you blame me for being excited?)
 
 Seventeen-year-old Ever’s love life has been on hold for the past two years. She’s secretly in love with her best friend Frankie, and he’s completely oblivious.

Of course, it doesn't help that he’s dead, and waking up to his ghost every day has made moving on nearly impossible.

Frustrated and desperate for something real, Ever finds herself falling for her hot new neighbor Toby. His relaxed confidence is irresistible, and not just Ever knows it. But falling for Toby comes with a price that throws Ever’s life into a whirlwind of chaos and drama. More than hearts are on the line, and more than Ever will suffer.

Some girls lose their hearts to love.

Some girls lose their minds.

Ever Van Ruysdael could lose her soul.
 
 

Although Frankie felt like he was stuck in the fifties, with his pompadour hairstyle, blue-jeans-and-tight-t-shirt clothing and his ever-present cigarette, the way he cared for Ever made my little heart go pitter-pat.
 
And the "hot new neighbor" Toby had so much more going for him than his sexy smile. As I got to know him better, I found myself totally rooting for him to win Ever's heart. I almost never go for the "bad boy," but in so many ways, I could see how Toby was the better match for Ever - and not only because he was the only boy in this love triangle who was actually alive.
 
This book was totally a "guilty-pleasure," fun read for me. (It reminded me of Somewhere, Tomorrow - a 1983 Sarah Jessica Parker movie that I used to love when I was a kid.) However, it does contain some sex, so it's probably not suitable for young children.
 
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