- Reading level: Young Adult
- Hardcover: 560 pages
- Publisher: Atheneum (August 31, 2010)
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.
It's rare I seek out a book for review from the publisher. However Nevermore caught my eye months ago and I couldn't help but want to read it. Nevermore was not a let down. The cover is simple yet it has everything to do with the book. Even the purple ink color on the cover. I decided to post this in purple today to show my love for Nevermore. I am going to do nothing but rave about this book so be full warned.
The depths and the dimensions of the characters were polished and radiant. Kelly Creagh knows how to write images on pages and with a flick of the eye, they come alive. Isobel and Varen's relationship had me swooning. You could feel the chemistry and bond that they shared. This is one love not to be missed. I wish I could have seen their relationship play out through Varen's voice as well. The detail of the words normally would have left me bored but I hung on to ever word. Every detail made every character shine with individual voices. The dark and light, good and evil played so well into the plot. Edgar Allen Poe I though would have made this one I couldn't relate to but it made Nevermore Excel.
I actually had to get up from my families evening hangout and go into another room for piece and quiet so I could absorb it without being disturbed. Nevermore was so wonderful that I wanted to make sure I didn't miss a sentence. After reading about 200 pages I was thinking what a shame that this book will end without a sequel. Being it was 500+ pages I assumed it didn't have one. I was desperate for a sequel and I hadn't even finished half of the book I was in. I did find out at the end this will continue into a trilogy. (thank heavens) I do want to note that you need to pay attention while reading the ending I can see how some can become confused though I had no trouble keeping pace. I am not one to tell about the plot's. To me the synopsis is there for a reason. Yet I yearn to spill the beans. LOL. So on that note I will end with saying Nevermore's luster has blinding brilliance with poetic words and a plot meant to be glorified.
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