Sep • 12 • 2010
Series: Nevermore # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Fantasy
Author: Kelly Creagh
Release Date: August 31, 2010
“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.”
My. God. I have never read anything so enticing, so delicious that I just want to sit down and re-read it over and over again. From the very first page I was hooked on Varen. I fell for him hard. When Isobel started protecting him, I felt protective. He was one character that Ms. Kelly hit right on. She describe and wrote him so well, that for a moment, I knew this guy was real. That there was no way someone could write about Varen and have no one who inspired him.
This book was so dark and intense. Even so, I was smiling all day long while I read this book. I don’t think I ever done that. I know that my face shows a lot of emotions while I read a book and to know that my co-workers asked,”That must be a good book if your smiling like that.” Indeed it was.
Mr. Creagh, you have “WOW”ed me,… So intensely that I desperately would like to meet Varen and look into his dark, tense eyes and would like to know his life. I love everything about Isobel as well. I found that her character was not only inspiring but redeeming. I like how well Isobel characters showed all of her emotions. Nothing hiding but all laid for all to see.