Sunday, December 5, 2010
Book Review: Nevermore
Nevermore (Nevermore, book 1) by Kelly Creagh.
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.
Her world is unraveling...in more ways than you can imagine. Nevermore is an intriguing beginning to a paranormal young adult series. Isobel Langley has a charmed life, or so she thinks. She's popular, dating the hottest football player, and is queen of her school's cheerleading squad. Varen Nethers is the dark, brooding, intellectual goth guy in her English class. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any redeeming qualities in Isobel and found myself wishing, over and over again, that this book had been told from Varen's perspective. The supernatural elements of this story, though at times confusing, were intriguing. Creagh combines historical fact and the haunting works of Edgar Allan Poe to create a suspenseful urban fantasy world. This book ends with a cliff hangar and I look forward to giving the next book in the series a try.
I recommend Nevermore (Nevermore, book 1) to readers of paranormal suspense, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and especially to fans of young adult fiction.
Source: This book was purchased by me for review.
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Bestselling author E.J. STEVENS has written and independently published 15 speculative fiction books. She is the author of four series, including the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian horror series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, the award-winning SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, and the award-winning, bestselling IVY GRANGER urban fantasy series.