Teen angst and the paranormal make a combustible mix as Noël utilizes typical themes and gives them a dangerous and eerie twist. Getting hooked on this new series, The Immortals, is guaranteed!
As the only survivor of a car accident that killed her family, 16-year-old Ever moves to California to live with her aunt. Ever technically died in the crash and came back changed. She now sees ghosts, auras and can learn a person's secrets via touch. Considered a freak at school, Ever can't understand why handsome new kid Damen Auguste seeks her out. Damen has secrets of his own, and the fact that Ever can see no aura around him is puzzling. Ever is about to enter a world she never dreamed existed -- where light and dark vie for supre-macy. (ST. MARTIN'S GRIFFIN, Feb., 320 pp., $9.95)
Jill M. Smith