Book Review: Nevermore

Apr
06
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Nevermore Nevermore by
Series: Nevermore #1
Published by in 2010
Genres: , ,
Pages: 543
Source: ,
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Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game.

Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look.

Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life.

As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind.

Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares.

His life depends on it.

My Review:

It seems like I had been looking for a copy of this book for forever. No matter where I went, it wasn’t in bookstores, the library seemed to think it didn’t exist, I just could not find it. Now that I’ve read it, that seems oddly appropriate. It’s also kind of a shame, because this book is pretty awesome!

This book was already set to wow me just from the premise. Anyone who looks at my favorites list would see that I like novels where the characters and stories come to life. Add to that a real life mystery and an interesting love story and I’m in! It was so gorgeously done as well. It’s very obvious that not only did Creagh do her research, she loves the topic.

I will warn you – don’t put this down in the middle. The plot is complicated and twisty, as any book about Poe would have to be, and if you don’t keep up with it as you go along, it can be really hard to get back into it. I happened to get distracted by life in the middle of this one and it took me 10 or 15 pages to remember what was going on and really get back into it. Once I did, I was quite frustrated that I had to put it down to sleep.

My only question now is: How on earth does she expect us to wait until 2012 for the next one? I mean, talk about a cliff hanger! Not fair!





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