I was a bit hesitant to read this one because I'd heard that Alyson writes too close to Stephenie Meyer's style. However, I had someone tell me that I HAD to give it a read and I'm so glad I listened. Alyson does have a similar style, but I think she's a better writer than Stephenie. Settle down, Twihards. ;-pI read this book in one day. She had me on page one. Ever is a great character. The love scenes are just right for YA, leaving just enough to the imagination. I was so impressed with her that I went after her for an interview. You can read that here: http://www.yafantasyguide.com/author-interviews/alyson-noel.htmOn a personal note: I can tell you that Alyson is really a fun, friendly person. Everyone that's ever worked with her has always told me how cool she is with her fans. She's always on Twitter answering fans questions and even gave me a signed copy of Evermore for a future website contest.