Friday, August 16, 2013

Fun Friday: Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
Book 1 in a trilogy
5/5 stars

First there was this:
And then some of this:

Except you want it to be more like this:

Photo Caption: DEATH

But that's beside the point.  There's also a little bit of this:

This is probably the strangest combination of story elements that I've ever experienced before, but boy oh boy, I was HOOKED.  Like, this book is over 500 pages long.  You'd think it would take me a while... But no.  I devoured it within about 3 days time.  I WAS SO ENTHRALLED.

VAREN NETHERS is a beautiful, wonderful book boy who I love tremendously and want to take into my arms and hold tightly and never let go.  Isobel is actually very wonderful, despite the fact that she makes mistakes.  She's her own person and I loved that about her.

And BRAD.  (See "DEATH" photo above.)  We'll just say by the end of the book I felt horrible.  I have no other words on this matter.

Basically these are my reactions to this book:

First - "How is this going to work?"


Third - "WOW this is good."

And then -

And then.

Basically this sums up my entire Nevermore experience.  Which you should all go out and try to experience as well.
(On the technical side:  This book is well-written, suspenseful, surprisingly clean, with lots of character development, love, a great story-line, and a killer ending.  LET THE READING COMMENCE!)

This book reminds me of...
Poe (obviously)
Amazing romance
Unexpected awesomeness
Goth boys
Lip rings
Many emotions all jumbled up
Cliffhanger endings

Content level -
Recommended 15+

Summary -
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.

1 comment:

  1. Leah @ The Pretty Good GatsbyAugust 16, 2013 at 7:08 AM

    I LOVED this book. Loooooved it.

    & your TOP .gif makes this review even more fantastic. :)