Friday, May 13, 2011

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh...

Series: Nevermore (Book #1)
Published:  August 31st 2010 by Atheneum
Pages: 543
Rating: 2 stars
Age Recommendation: -
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 "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe

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.
I was really excited to read this book after seeing so many great reviews on it, so naturally I had pretty high expectations for this book and sadly I was let down big time. I thought that there were too many characters and I found myself not even being able to remember which of the characters were her original friends from the start of the book. And I didn't really see why she was frinds with them in the first place, they seemed tp have nothin in common apart from the girls being Cheerleaders and they all seemed so shallow, where as Isobelle was nothing like that. But in saying that I really found myself likeing the charcter of Gwen. I found her the most funny and likeable character throughout the book. Another thing I found myself not liking was the plot I found that it kept jumping and I also found it really unrealistic even for a fanatasy/paranormal book.

Overall I found this book to be really dissapointing. And for me the book just seemed to fall flat.

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