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.Goodreads
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.
Series: Nevermore #1
Published August 31st 2010 by Atheneum
Im so sold!
Does anyone of you have read the famous The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe? Or any book of him? Not me, I havent, but because of this book I added it in my pile. And because of this book did I google Poe's death and was amazed how mysterious it really was. I loved how he became part of the story and his poems that was used here was just beautiful. This book was such a fun and interesting read that sucked me in from the very beginning. Im sure most of you have already read this so I don't think there's so much left for me to say other than ITS FREAKING AWESOME. I must admit, that the first thing that got me into reading Nevermore was the title itself. I loved it, dont know why but i do. Next, was the premise. It was really intriguing, I mean really cheerleader and goth boy? Plus Poe? Hooked!
Plot was very original, atleast that's what I thought. Its unlike anything else Ive ever read before. A stories from a dead author's books came to life?
The dark and mysterious events sets a foreboding atmosphere that was totally gripping. I guess I can say that it was unpredictable, didnt know what's going to happen next until I was right there on that spot. I loved all the characters, in their own unique ways. The romance of Varen and Isobelle was so intense. The only issue I have for the story was some unnecessary details included. Like Isobelle going upstairs had to take her 2 pages before she can reach the top and finally opens the door. But other than that, it was such a lovely read. And man, the ending, it was freaking good. It was both heartwrenching and hopeful. I loved Varen eeep.
The author did an amazing job in writing a story like this, I thought it was very clever and creative. I can't simply wait to read the second book. Though it took them 2 years to have the second book, dunno why but Im just happy that it will be this year! yay.
Book 2 will be out on August baby!