☆ Nevermore ☆ Download by ¼ Kelly Creagh
☆ Nevermore ☆ Download by ¼ Kelly Creagh It s been a while since a YA paranormal truly blew me away But this book did It actually made me stay up until 3 a.
m although I had to get up at seven the next morning and yes, I regretted this afterwards.
Despite the praise it got from a lot of friends here on GoodReads, I tried to keep my expectations low before starting it books in this genre have disappointed me many times before After reading Ever, Evernight, Beautiful Creatures, Marked and the like, I ve become careful and a bit picky and stayed away from quite a few novels that received high ratings.
But this one definitely deserved the praise I found the paranormal aspect fascinating and original I have never read anything by Poe nor do I know much about his life and death, for that matter , but Creagh has su They say not to judge a book by its cover That appearances are deceitful.
I say this time you should not judge the book by how it starts off At first, it very much looks like your garden variety paranormal YA jocks, cheerleaders, cliques, mean girls, emo goths, star crossed lovers, you get the gist There were a couple of scenes at the beginning where I thought I was probably going to ditch it if it went on like it was But it didn t.
First of all, you should be aware that underneath the shallow, clich d appearance, this book is very dark and oneiric I don t know if you re familiar with the work of Edgar Allan Poe, but the story is based and heavily influenced by several of his writings, such as The Raven, The Masque of Red Death and Ligeia, among others Parts of his biography, especially concerning the mysterious circumstances of his death, are also a f I am SO happy to be re reading this oneMy baby Varen You never got a real review Hope I can rectify that Omg this bookit was beyond words spectacular and out of this world amazing I don t know why I ve never read this one before, but for my vacation it has been PERFECT mesmerizing Sitting on the beach even at this moment , not knowing the difference between dream and realityjust breathtaking Creepy, deep, and addicting, I am officially hooked This series will consume my whole time in Florida lol.
And Varenjust ugh What an interesting, complex, and tortured character I adored this book from beginning to end, and I still haven t decided if I rated high enough I ll let you know, though.
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This review is difficult to write because I usually don t have that much to say about books I love It s mostly facial expressions, gestures and noises when I try to explain why I like something Oh and it will look like this was written by a 17 year old, not a 27 year old And I m sorry, but I just can t help myself I even wish I could write this review in purple ink, that s how much I m into this book And Varen If I ever had to describe the kind of guy I desperately want then I think Varen comes closer than anybody else minus the eyeliner, I just can t imagine it looks hot on any guy, just emo You wouldn t believe how much I m crushing on him Oh don t give me that look, half the planet swoons over a dead guy whose genitals sparkle in the sunlight, so don t act like this is weird.
So, meet Isobel, your typical When I picked up Never I was expecting to like it So many of my Goodreads friends rated it highly as did the overall Goodreads community Unfortunately after finishing the novel I m sorry to say that it was barely a two star read for me Never tells the story of Isobel Lanely, a popular blonde cheerleader, who is partnered with super goth, Varen Nethers, for an English project about Edgar Allen Poe This pairing, which was chosen by the teacher, causes outrage among Isobel s friends Her quarterback boyfriend, Brad, is so enraged at Varen for daring to be partnered with Isobel against his will that he starts harassing him And this is where Never lost me, during the very first chapter.
I found the characters and plot to be so completely unbelievable that I could never really get into the story I never understood what was so scandalous about
In addition to loving the pages in this book I also love this cover I wish that BN hadn t had a little hissy fit and the publisher would have been able to keep Varen s lip ring it was so much hotter with the lip ring But I still love the cover regardless.
The characters are what made this novel for me Isobel Varen were extremely well written, well fleshed out characters They had a depth to them, especially Varen, I haven t witnessed that sort of depth in a while I find that I often complain about friendships between characters especia This BookIs nothing like I ve ever read before Sure it starts out in a school, like most cliche books But then it gets creepy and wicked And considering as how it s based on Edgar Allan Poe s worksit doesn t surprise me It excites me 3 Also, it makes me want to read some of his pieces And I have The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe myself, so hugs it tightly to my chest I really liked loved this book because it keeps me guessing on what will happen, and what who people are Usually, when I read books, I sometimes see stuff coming, or be like, Oh I know who s been sneaking around on so and so s wife.
That s rhetorically speaking, just so you know P But this didn t happen with Never It actually made me gasp in a few scenes And I freaking enjoye 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 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 My review can also be found on my blog Collections.
That was my reaction, anyway, to the majority of the book Maybe I had such a strong reaction because I started the book not realizing this was a paranormal Yes, I read the summary, but obviously it went over my head This is what I assumed it would be about The goth boy, Varen, would have some mental issues like schizophrenia , and the popular cheerleader girl, Isobel, will fall in love with him and find help for him And they would all live happily ever after.
I mean, yeah, they are opposites, and they do fall in love, but it was not that simple It s dark and creepy and eerie A horror paranormal Of course, I should have realized that with Edgar Allan Poe involved Which made it very exciting for me because I had no idea what would happen next and What I want you to know about this book Of all the 2010 releases I ve read this year, Nevermore ties with Tyger Tyger as my favorite The only drawback to it is the length of time we have to wait for the second installment So just be prepared to take up chewing your nails, pacing, and crawling up the walls once you finish thisThe basic setup for the story loner, reclusive goth boy and Miss Peppy cheerleader are paired for an English project just really doesn t begin to cover this epic 500 page saga I was so curious as to how the author would incorporate Edgar Allan Poe and his works into a modern high school drama setting But boy howdy, she did I saw so many Poe references brilliantly and cleverly inserted into the story, and that made reading so very, very enjoyable Watch for scenes from Cask of Amontillado, a glass eyed dude bearing strong resemblan