Nevermore by Kelly Creagh (ARC)
Publication Date: August 31, 2010
Received from: publisher
Summary (from goodreads):
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 inhis 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 Allen 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.
I really enjoyed the dark feeling that the tone gave off throughout the book. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh is about a girl named Isobel, who is popular and on the cheerleading squad, who gets paired to be partners with Varen. Varen is weird and everyone knows it. But when Isobel starts hanging out with him more and more, she starts to feel drawn to him and what's in his notebook. Will Isobel be able to put their differences (and friends) aside to get to hang out with Varen more?
This book had a lot of conflicts, involving friends, Varen's attitude and just Isobel in general. But I enjoyed reading how Isobel got through those conflicts which helped her grow. Varen, also was a great character who was a typical "emo". And for some reason I am drawn to those kind of people, so I felt myself kind of crushing on him.
Will I reread it?
I don't know because it's a very long book. And if you don't trust me, go out and buy it when it is released. I recommend this book to any vampire or poem lovers. Kelly Creagh wove a lot of poem elements throughout the book which was very enjoyable and fresh. I look forward to future releases by this author.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review and no compensation