Thursday, October 11, 2012

Review: Ever by Jessa Russo

Ever by Jessa Russo
295 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Curiosity Quills Press

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.

First off, I love this cover! After you read the story, or at least the first half, you will understand the reason why. I didn't really even catch what was on the cover at first until I really looked at it.
Let’s talk about some of the characters.

Ever Van Ruysdael is the main character. You find out immediately that she hates her real first name so this is what she is referred to as the whole book. She was not very smart with boys, she cried A LOT, and I have never seen someone zone out as much as this girl does. I mean who zones out and doesn’t realize someone has painted their toe nails?!

Jessie is Ever’s best friend. I liked her except for the fact that the only color she owned in her wardrobe is pink in every shade. I saw someone on a show called “My Extreme Addiction” that only wore the color pink. She definitely stood up for Ever and was a good friend.

Frankie is Ever’s ghost friend. We find out within the first couple pages that they were involved in an accident and for some reason when he died he showed up at her house as a ghost and hasn’t left for 2 years. Ever is in love with him but won’t except that fact for herself. I really liked him and he seemed like a good guy.

Toby is the new next door neighbor. I don’t know about him. He was very sketchy and I think I would have made some different decisions concerning him. But as I said Ever wasn’t the brightest when it came to making decisions involving guys.

Later in the story you meet Ariadne and Greg. I won’t go too much into them so I won’t spoil anything but Ariadne is a Bitch (even though I like her name). There are definitely a couple love triangles going on in this book or maybe a love square... I’m not sure how that would work.  Anyway that definitely added to the story so I’m glad I had that to keep me a little interested.

I find it difficult to review books like this. It was an OK book but I didn’t really get into until after half way through the book. I actually ended the book quiet confused and not necessarily in a good way. I feel more could have been revealed in this book.

I’m not really sure what I was expecting when I started this book. It definitely had the story there but I felt like there were a lot of filler items just to make the book longer. I definitely want to pick up the next book when it comes out because this ended in such a cliff hanger. I am interested to see where the second book goes.

I have a feeling the second book might not be as slow to start off with because the character building and the back story has already been set.

My Rating:

*This book was provided by NetGalley and the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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