Sunday, February 13, 2011

Book Review: Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

Hello everyone! I am so sorry I was gone for so long, but here (finally) is my review on Nevermore by Kelly Creagh and I hope you enjoy:

Plot: At once an homage to one of America's greatest writers and a page-turning psychological mystery that is equal parts horror, humor, and romance, NEVERMORE is the story of Varen -- a Poe-fan and goth -- and Isobel -- a cheerleader and unlikely heroine. When a Lit. project pairs the two together, Isobel finds herself steadily swept into Varen's world, one that he has created in his notebook and in his mind, one where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life. Isobel slowly learns that dreams can be much more powerful than she'd ever expected, and that pain and despair come in all sorts of shades. As labels of "goth" and "cheerleader" fade away, she sees more in Varen than a tall, pale outcast, and a consuming romance is braced against the ever-clearer horror that the most terrifying realities are those within our own minds.

When Isobel has a single chance to rescue Varen from the shadows of his own nightmares, will she be able to save him -- and herself?

Review: This book was a fantastic debut novel for 2010 and I am a little sad I didn't come across it sooner. At first I didn't enjoy reading about the main character, Isobel, but after reading more about her and how her life started to mix with Varen's life she became more interesting and strong protagonist. Varen was my favorite character because I could relate to him the most for his dark, twisted personality and his love for literature. In this story I learned a lot about Edgar Allan Poe and the dark secrets surrounding his death, that I probably would have never known without reading the book. There are many different characters and new creatures I could have never imaged in this story. I also thought the writing style stuck out to me and made me want to reading it even more. I thought the ending was amazing and I am looking forward to the next book.


Rating: 4.5/5 Stars!
Pub. Date: August 31, 2010

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Format: Hardcover , 543pp
Age Range: Young Adult


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