A page-turning psychological mystery that is equal parts horror, humor, and romance, Nevermore is the story of Varen—a Poe fan and Goth—and Isobel—a cheerleader and unlikely heroine. When an English Lit. project pairs the two, Isobel finds herself swept into Varen’s world, one that he has created in his notebook and in his mind, one where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life. Isobel slowly learns that dreams and words can be much more powerful than she’d ever imagined. As labels of “Goth” and “cheerleader” fade away, Isobel and Varen slip into a consuming romance, braced against the ever-clearer horror that the most chilling realities are those within our own minds. When Isobel has a single chance to rescue Varen from the shadows of his nightmares, will she be able to save him—and herself?
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Isobel and Varen come from opposite ends of the high school social order: Isobel is a popular, blond cheerleader; Varen is a goth loner. Paired for a project on Edgar Allen Poe, their bare tolerance for each other turns to grudging respect after Isobel dumps her possessive, violent boyfriend. But as she spends more time with Varen and learns about the life and works of Poe, gruesome creatures start to stalk and threaten her. Poe's horror stories originated from his trips into the realm of dreams, and Varen's own dreams and writings have led him there, too. Now Varen is being held prisoner, and only Isobel can rescue him from his nightmares and keep the supernatural creatures from overrunning the real world. Though the characters eventually grow beyond clich s, the romantic chemistry is faint, and the storyline often shrinks behind the book's infatuation with Poe. But first-time novelist Creagh effectively builds tension, and those with an interest in the literary figure will savor allusions to his oeuvre and mysterious death. Varen's plight is left unresolved, presumably to be continued in later books. Ages 14 up.
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A Romantic Gothic With A Twist
I can’t believe I’ve had this beauty in my library all this time and just now read it!!! It is SOOO AWESOME!!!! One of my FAVORITE books this year!!!
The way it Intertwined Poe and his poetry actually coming to life! Whoa!!! It goes into the paranormal world. Which the summary doesn’t really tell you.
Varen Nethers...holy bookboyfriends! I found my new one. Isobel...I love her name, pronounced, Eez-oh-bell in three syllables like that. At least that’s how Varen says it. I love that. She’s a great character at times, and at other times I wanted to smack her upside the head. But she loves Varen and that’s what counts in the end. She turns out to be one tuff chick. Lol.
I SO HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU CHECK OUT THE GEM!!!!! IT IS SOOO GOOD!!!!
Best YA SERIES ON THE PLANET! LEAD GIRL ISN'T ANNOYING SHE'S EMPOWERING AND SHE KICKS BUTT. Her 'beau' is weird but he brings the horror. Do you think he's a figment of her imagination like at the end of the trilogy she'll just be insane. LOVE EDDIE POE SNIPPETS
This book is great! I couldn't put it down. Must read!