This book makes me want to choke myself with a dandelion.
Damen and Ever only have two classes together, and we join them just as Ever’s getting out of art class.
He runs up beside me, holding the door as I slink past, eyes glued to the ground, wondering how I can possibly uninvite him.
Noël seems to like runon sentences. Is this a staple of the genre? I hope not.
“Your friends asked me to stop by tonight,” he says, his stride matching mine. “But I won’t be able to make it.”
Ten bucks says he shows up anyway.
“Oh!” I say, caught completely off guard, regretting the way my voice just betrayed me by sounding so happy. “I mean, are you sure?” I try to sound softer, more accommodating, like I really do want him to visit, even though it’s too late.
You really do want him to visit. You really do. The quicker you accept that, the faster this book will progress.
So Ever’s reached her car, where Miles is waiting. He’s understandably pissed since Damen’s not coming (I doubt this), they get in the car and drive away, when Miles says:
“It’s just that I so don’t get you. It’s like, nothing about you makes any sense.”
I don’t get this book.
For one thing, you’re completely knock-down, drag-out gorgeous, at least I think you might be, because it’s really hard to tell when you’re always hiding under those ugly stretched-out hoodies. I mean, sorry to be the one to say it, Ever, but the whole ensemble is completely tragic, like camouflage for the homeless, and I don’t think we should have to pretend otherwise. Also; I hate to be the one to break it to you, but making a point to avoid the completely hot new guy, who is so obviously into you, is just weird.”
NO HE IS NOT COMPLETELY INTO HER STOP RUINING THE FUCKING STORY BY ACCELERATING THE ROMANCE OR WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU WANT TO CALL IT NOËL BECAUSE YOUR BOOK IS BAD ENOUGH ALREADY AND-
Sorry, I think I snapped a little. But seriously… the Sue is drag-out gorgeous (whatever the hell that means) and the Stu is already into her even though we’re only at chapter six. What the fuck. This is sounding less and less like a published novel and more like a written fantasy by the minute. Wait, who am I kidding?! It never resembled a decent novel anyway.
“There’s a lot more to attraction than just looks, you know.”
Like warm tingling touch, deep smoldering eyes, and the seductive sound of a voice that can silence the world.
I’m thinking Noël assumes teenage lust is a synonym for love. Also… those are pretty aesthetic qualities and can be grouped into the “looks” category. Ever’s thought process just then made her sound like even more of a dumbass than usual, which seems pretty difficult given the circumstances.
As it turns out, Friday night was cancelled. Well, not the night, just our plans. Partly because Haven’s little brother, Austin, got sick and she was the only one around to take care of him, and partly because Miles’s sports-loving dad dragged him to a football game and forced him to wear the team colors and act like he cared. And as soon as Sabine learned I’d be home by myself, she left work early and offered to take me to dinner.
I’m pretty sure Damen will show up where Ever’s going to be heading off to.
So Ever gets ready to leave, but just before she does, Riley shows up and scares the shit out of her.
She jumps onto my bed and rearranges the pillows before she leans back.
I don’t understand… she can touch things? I thought she was supposed to be a ghost. I’ll just call her an invisible-person-seen-only-by-Ever for convenience.
So after an… embarrassing bit of dialogue from Riley, Ever has a rather clever riposte. Well, not really clever, but you get what I mean.
“So when are you scheduled for angel school? Or have they banned you because you’re so evil?”
This sounds like something a grade-schooler would say. Not a teenager.
But she just smiles sweetly and says, “Mom and Dad send their love,” seconds before disappearing.
That sounds more than a little bitchy. Haha, your parents are dead and only I can see them! Oh yeah, they send their love.
Which brings us to the end of this chapter. Thankfully, it was really short. I skipped a lot of dialogue which I felt wasn’t necessary (I would have skipped most of the chapter but there wouldn’t have been too much of a spork) so I’ll try and make the next chapter more enjoyable. Until then, goodbye!