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Nevermore 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 resemblance to the old man from The Tell Tale Heart, a raven or two, and Also, one of the chapter titles is called Ulalume, which is one of my all time favorite poems What I m trying to say is that this book doesn t just name drop Poe a few times or make vague, random references to the poet or his works Instead, Kelly blends Poe s masterpieces with her own incredible imagination to create an original, engaging and highly addictive story.The characters, too, were so amazing First off, the main character, Isobel, is not really what you d expect she is a cheerleader, but instead of being an overly cheerful, hyperactive airhead, she actually is really smart, witty, and well spoken Varen, too, is not quite what you d expect either He was definitely likable, but his cold and aloof personality made him very peculiar he was actually kind of the mean one in the relationship While maintaining a steady pace throughout, the first 400 pages gave me a chance to really see the characters interact and get a good understanding for them Everybody, this is how to portray well rounded, dynamic characters And at the same time, Creagh subtly built up the suspense something s not quite right with Varen, and his peculiar gift turns out to be quite a curse The last 100 pages BAM accelerate you into a fantastical but creepy dreamworld that Poe himself would probably enjoy And oh, the ending How it will make you desperate for the next installment Quick say Everybody, NEVERMORE is an exceptional debut by an amazingly gifted author You will not want to pass this up I have a new favorite And Kelly Creagh has definitely set the standard and raised the bar for exceptional Young Adult paranormal fiction THIS is what creativity and originality looks like THIS BOOK RIGHT HERE 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 fundamental part of the plot The story starts, quite predictably, with Isobel blonde, cheerleader, girlfriend of THE football player of the school getting paired up for an English project with Varen goth guy, aloof, antisocial, with a mean girlfriend but magnetically irresistible Despite a rocky start, as Isobel s feelings for Varen change and grow into something even she is reluctant to accept, strange things start to happen Isobel gets chased by voices, she starts hallucinating, supposedly Who is causing all this The key seems to be a book of the works of Edgar Allan Poe that Varen has given to her her for the project and that appears to have a life of its own Never came as a surprise to me, really Despite glowing reviews and some non glowing , I wasn t expecting much from it This seemed to be confirmed in the first few chapters, when all the clich s made their entrance, and the mean girls theme put me in eye rolling mode BUT As the Raven theme crept and into the story and the clich s were left behind, the plot turned into something truly and incredibly original I am sorry for those readers who dropped the book before getting to that part because, really, they missed out on something good The second part, which takes place in a sort of dreamland, a story inside the stories, was truly engaging and fascinating for me The star crossed lovers got separated, grotesque figures started appearing, Isobel became a dark Alice in Wonderland, right after she fell into the hole I ll admit not everybody will like it It can be confusing at times and many people won t like the romance being set aside to see other characters steal the scene with their bloody razor teeth Me, I loved it I love when a book manages to surprise and frankly, this did it successfully As far as I am concerned, a success I can t wait to read Enshadowed when it comes out in August, 2012 I m taking away one star for the name Varen.First of all, WHY the lame anagram Second, unfortunately everytime I read the name, this was the image I had in my mind Ops.For this review and , go to The Nocturnal Library 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.Until I post a mini review again Latas For of my reviews, please visit 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 cheerleader who lives up to every stereotype that comes with being a girl who waves pom poms around in a short skirt Meet Varen, your typical Um I dunno Nothing I say will make him look good So I ll stick with saying he s smart, witty, funny, deep, sardonic and not to mention interesting.They are forced to work together on a school paper on Poe and I don t think I need to make clear how much both of them are looking forward to working with each other To make matters even worse It doesn t go smooth to begin with and Isobel s overprotective I just say he s jealous and insecure as hell boyfriend decides to make Varen s life miserable because he wrote his number on Isobel s hand in class.Isobel didn t want Brad to know because he would overreact but her friend Nikki, who I didn t like from the moment I met her, decided to tell anyway There was a part about how badly she wanted to tell Brad I could have punched her in the face.But waring Varen didn t seem to be enough for Brad and the rest of his gang of idiots They mess up the ice cream parlor of all the places a guy like Varen could work , much to my, and Isobel s disgust.I won t give away too much of the story, because I want all of you to read this beautiful book but I enjoyed reading this so much.The pink ribbon on the back The raven And the kiss That kiss I read those lines 50 times already and thinking about them still gives me chills I m in love I can t wait to get my hands on the sequel. 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 Isobel and Varen being partners for a class assignment Why would this cause gossip among Isobel s friends, or cause her boyfriend to go ballistic It makes absolutely no sense.Brad is a cartoonish villain There is no depth to his character He is a jerk, plain and simple Isobel is shown to be disgusted by him from the very beginning, which begs the question of why she was with him in the first place Brad has no redeeming qualities, and Isobel is shown to be a nice girl, who lacks the kind of insecurities that would drive her to date someone like Brad The fact that he s a football player and she s a cheerleader does not adequately explain their relationship.The other secondary characters also lack depth and are mainly used as plot devices Alyssa is your clich bitchy cheerleader with platinum blonde hair Her sole purpose in this novel is to be mean to Isobel and side with Brad Nikki s purpose in the novel is a mystery She and Alyssa could easily have been combined into one character and it wouldn t have changed anything Varen s sort of girlfriend, Lacy, also served no purpose and could easily have been removed altogether.Gwen is slightly better developed in that she doesn t fit any clich and occasionally has a backbone, but she is there only as a plot device Whenever Isobel needs someone to sit with, someone to talk to, or a ride, Gwen shows up Gwen s life revolves around Isobel and Isobel does nothing but use Gwen Even in the end when Gwen confronts Isobel about avoiding her, Isobel only reaches out to her because she needs her help with Varen.Isobel s family doesn t fair much better Her brother Danny, like Gwen, serves only as a plot device Her father seems mostly to be another foil for her relationship with Varen At one point he refuses to let her leave the house to work on the class project with him even though her grade depends on it He also likes Brad and supports him over his own daughter for some inexplicable reason Her mother is completely forgettable.I also found myself unimpressed with either Isobel or Varen Isobel s actions and decisions are often nonsensical like dating Brad, not telling Varen about Reynolds, and sneaking out to do homework, so I never could see her as a real person Varen showed promise, but his character wasn t fleshed out enough to be truly compelling to me I agree with other reviewers that if the novel had been written from his perspective it would have been a much interesting read.Another major problem I had with the story was that I did not buy the romance Isobel is drawn to Varen from the beginning, before she learns that there s to him than just being a goth, and by the end of the novel, which takes place over the course of a month, she s willing to die for him and risk the lives of her friends and family for him This was especially unbelievable given that he was a moody jerk towards her for a large chunk of that month That said, I liked that the love interest didn t follow the typical YA clich of being super beautiful and talented, and the relationship, while unbelievable, wasn t abusive or controlling My feelings about the writing are mixed While I enjoyed Creagh s writing style in terms of her sentence structure, word choice, and imagery, there was too much description Very little is left to the reader s imagination and a lot of it was unnecessary I felt like it ended up bogging down the story Creagh frequently interrupts action scenes with description, slowing them down, making the story hard to follow at times.I do give Creagh credit for being original in terms of her mythology It was very creative to spin a mythology around the life and works of Edgar Allen Poe Creagh s love for Poe s works is evident in the text, and the novel appears to be well researched, though admittedly I am not the best judge since I am no expert on Poe.I wish I could say that I enjoyed this book , but it wasn t my cup of tea To each their own. I loved this book I wanted to love this book, but I was a little apprehensive I mean the goth boy and the cheerleader Haven t I read this story before No, Kristi, you have not read a story quite like this one before.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 especially when the main character continues to stay in a toxic friendship I loved Isobel for standing up for herself and not becoming a doormat for her not so great friends Their falling out while I thought it was a little extreme at times, worked rather nicely I have to say that I Isobel s new friends were much appealing.I loved the references to the Poe the small insights to his life, factual and fictionalized I actually had to go out and buy the complete works of Edgar Allan Poe after reading the novel I forgot how much I enjoyed his twisted story that I had read in high school The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell Tale Heart, The Raven I m looking forward to reading.As much as I loved the story, I do have to say that I was a little confused at times durning the last quarter of the novel when Isobel is in the dream world Some of the passages required a re reading to understand exactly what was going on, and often times, I still wasn t 100% sure But other than that, I loved the developing relationship between Isobel and Raven and Isobel and Gwen How cool was Gwen She s the best friend I always wanted in high school.Never is a tale of a dark romance with a wickedly twisted Poe inspiration.You will definitely want to read this awesomeness for yourself I can t wait to read book two. 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 enjoyed the hell out of it.Varen Oh, Varen How I love thee You caught my eye right off the bat And the thing is, this is related to my previous statement, is that I could not, for the life of me, figure out what the fuck he was And I still don t know If someone knows, or has an idea, please enlighten me D Because it s driving me crazy And can I just say that I hate Brad, Nikki, Alyssa, and Mark Like, I know Nikki apologized, and you d think it would be for all four of them But I didn t really get that vibe So I still hate them all, not caring either D I don t care if view spoiler Brad broke his leg, and ventured off into the unknown land of Varen s mind hide spoiler My review can also be found on my blog Collections.O.M.G.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 how this would end.There were some other things I just did not notice before I read the book Like the length It is 500 pages Which is not a bad thing because Isobel Varen s relationship and everything in the story isn t rushed And at the same time, it didn t feel slow I felt like something interesting was always happening And I really liked Kelly Creagh s writing It was like watching a movie.Now for the other detail I missed Actually, I just didn t know I m pretty sure not much people know, so let me tell you.This is going to be a series A trilogy, apparently.I know That was really surpring to me You would think that a book this long would have everything resolved by the end, but nope, not the case I will not spoil the ending, but let me just say that when I read the last line in the book, I was thinking, There should be sequel There has to be a sequel There NEEDS to be a sequel ooSo I haven t revealed much about the story Well, I don t want to repeat the summary, so I will say this I was very impressed with the book I thought the story was really unique and original Isobel and Varen were great and likeable characters I wanted to hug Varen I was proud of Isobel she deserves a hug too , because she worked so hard to save Varen Basically, it all goes down October 31 Halloween But it s not over Just wait till January 19, the day of Poe s birth.Seriously can t wait. 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 succeeded in raising my interest and got me thinking about picking up some of his work view spoiler I also googled the Poe Toaster and found out that he didn t show this year I really hope that s not what happens in the novel hide spoiler 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


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