Publisher: Scholastic Press
Age Group: Young Adult
Buy the Book: Amazon
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 itNevermore is a 2010 debut novel. It was unlike anything I've read in a long time. There are definitley parts in this book that mad me shiver. Of course that has to do with the fact Edgar Allen Poe's work has a big part in this book. Kelly Creagh is an obvious fan of Poe and works it nicely into the story with the writing that gave me chills.
Isobel appears to be the cliche cheerleader with the jock boyfriend and her "crew" but we learn that she's caring and Open minded. And what make this story so unique is not only the realtionship between Isobel and Varen but the realms of reality and dreams.
I was completely unaware that Nevermore will be a trilogy. By the last 15 pages I thought everything was going to be resolved. But I was left with a confusing ending and a dreadful cliffhanger. Now that I know there is a sequel, this doesn't bother me as much. The only complain I did have about the book was that it was slow at parts and at the climax of the story every happened too quickly.
Besides that, I'm dying to know what's going to happen to Varen and Isobel. Too bad I have to wait until 2012! How could they do this to me?
If you haven't read Nevermore and you enjoy lenghthy books go get a copy and start reading.