October 03, 2010

Review: Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

Hardcover, 528 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by Atheneum 
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.


I finally picked up Nevermore the other day after debating for weeks if I should start reading it or not. I am happy I did because I did enjoy it. I loved the relationship between Varen and Isobel. They are complete total oppisites, but yet not so different at the same time.

Now, I am not very familiar with Edgar Allan Poe's writing, so I have to admit there were a lot of parts in the book that I did not quite understand, but it did not really ruin the story for me. I actually finished Nevermore in a day and a half. I was hooked and was dying to know what happens next.

Overall, I did enjoy Nevermore and loved all the characters. Lot's of action and suspense in it. A Good Read! Four STARS!


  1. Sounds great! I just added this book to my wishlist :)

  2. I need to read this! This is the second good review I've seen for it this week! The beginning part reminds me a little of Perfect Chemistry, but with a paranormal twist :D

  3. I'm curious about this one -- and it seems perfect for October.

  4. Someone suggested this book for me next - thanks for the review!

  5. Glad you liked it. I wasn't sure I would like it, until I read it and I'm impressed. I can't wait until the sequel comes out. Two years is a long time to wait.


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