Saturday, November 3, 2012

Book Review: Nevermore By Kelly Creagh

Hardcover, 543 Pgs

Published August 31st 2010 by 

Atheneum Books For Young Readers

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.

Review: Finished this book yesterday and honestly it was a let down. It started off good and then I put it down for about a day. When I picked it back up the story really sped up but about the last 150 or so pages the story just went down from there. I was no longer interested in the characters or in the story. I really don't understand the hype around this book, I guess it just wasn't for me. I think there are way more interesting paranormal books out there. I gave it 3 stars, the book was just okay, I don't think I'll be reading the sequel. Nevermore may be more suited for a younger reader.

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