Saturday, July 2, 2011

Review: Nevermore (Nevermore #1) by Kelly Creagh

Title: Nevermore (Nevermore #1)
Author: Kelly Creagh
Started: 28/6/2011
Finished: 2/7/2011
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Goodreads Synopsis: 

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.

Woe is me. Like seriously.

The moment the book started I was literally latched on from page to page and didn't even realize the page numbers like I usually do. It was such an engrossing read. You have no idea. The is dark, tormented and somewhat like Alice in Wonderland. The book is creepy and very haunting. Creagh managed to use her knowledge of Poe and wrote something so amazing it simply blew me away.

The story began slow and picked up after 30 pages. The way Isobel felt towards Varen literally grew and wasn't instantaneous like most love in YA Paranormal Romances. The book was realistic in terms of everyday life for both Varen and Isobel but Varen was the unusual type with dark secrets. He's mister mysterious and hes so hot for it that you can't keep yourself from wanting to read more about him. 

In the end, Creagh created such a beautiful masterpiece. It is beyond amazing. Her writing was poetic and haunting and literally wraps a whole new story around you while you read. I've learned a lot about Poe just by reading this book and most of all, I gained a favorite. The next book is bound to be as unputdownable as the first.

Furthermore, I definitely got what I expected from this book. Complete AWESOMENESS.



  1. Happy for you that the book turned out this good. I know you were super excited about it :)
    Definitly made me more curious on this one :) Great review

  2. l so want to read this book but have to admit that the size puts me off due to lack of time. One day l will read this!


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