I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
Also by this author: Enshadowed, Oblivion
Series: Nevermore #1
Also in this series: Enshadowed, Oblivion
Published by Simon and Schuster on 2011-08-30
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Horror & Ghost Stories, Love & Romance, Young Adult
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And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming, And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted - nevermore! -- from
I deeply, desperately want the next book in this planned trilogy. Oh my goodness! Nevermore by Kelly Creagh is on my list of top 20 favorite books of 2010 so far. Holy Edgar Allen Poe was Nevermore good!
FIRST, there is build up. Y’all, Nevermore by Kelly Creagh is LONG! But, we actually get to really dive into the characters and their motivations. I felt like when the characters took actions, it actually made sense. Mainly because I was given enough time to get to know the characters. Also, I sort of bet Nevermore by Kelly Creagh will be compared to Twilight, minus the vampires, ignore that. I honestly believe books are better when they rest on their own merits, not a comparison merit.
Right-o. So, there’s Isobel Langley who is a cheerleader with a not so empty head. She is paired up for this mandatory English project with a gothy dude named Varen who is totally make out worthy. He also has a pretty sweet ride. At first, things are very awkward between them, as Isobel would say, it’s awkward dot com. None of Isobel’s friends like Varen and bully him. Isobel gets pissed. I love that. I love that she stands up and calls people on their b.s. Of course, we know what is hinted at with Isobel and Varen. However, things happen very slowly between the two. Not to imply Nevermore by Kelly Creagh is a slow read, it’s not. I read Nevermore in two days. I was engrossed, plus I had symptoms of Post Amazing Book Depression afterwards. However, there were parts where I was screaming in my head OMG JUST MAKE OUT ALREADY. You, see I like my making out.
What’s cool about Nevermore by Kelly Creagh is that it is unique to me. There are no vampires or weres. But there are ghouls and a dream world. There is a heavy influence of Poe which makes Nevermore totally creeptastic. It also makes me want to trade in my paperback edition of the complete works of Poe for a black leather edition with gold lettering on the cover.
Also, can I just dish on the atmosphere of Nevermore super quick?! It is hella creepy, but hella awesome. Reading this, I wanted to shove on a sweater. Y’all I read this during the NY heat wave, it was 98 degrees outside, and I wanted to put on a sweater. I also had a strong urge to watch foliage and drink pumpkin spice. Nevermore just screams Halloween. I am telling you to add this to your fall MUST READ list. Then come rail with me for a sequel soon, because you’ll need it ASAP, mmmk?
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Nevermore (Book one)
Enshadowed (Book two) – check out the cover of Enshadowed here
Untitled – (book three)