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Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
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Dec 28, 2010

it was amazing
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Read from April 14 to 15, 2011

This book deserves more than 5 Stars. I almost stayed up into the wee hours of the night to finish this book, but alas I had work the next day so I went to sleep and ended up tossing and turning and dreaming of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death". Now, I have been a fan of Mr. Poe since high school and was thrilled beyond words to see his work woven into this novel, but even if I hadn't been a fan I still would've loved this book, in fact I have declared it to be my book soul-mate. I have connected with this book in a way I've never done so before, it has everything I like in a book and has hooked me to the story and characters in it. Don't let the beginning of the synopsis fool you, this is no ordinary popular girl meets boy from the opposite side of the world known as high school. No this book is so much more, sure Isobel is popular but I never saw her act stuck up or mean, she was likable.

Varen's character was something else, I liked the way Kelly Creagh (pronounced Cray) explained the way he simply stares at people he's talking to, I imagined his piercing gaze vividly in my head and of course I was smitten. The two get paired up in English and must write a paper and present on an American writer, Varen chooses Poe. Right from the get-go you see there is something different about Varen, he has pent up intensity and pain but passes off as a coolheaded guy. He was funny (without meaning to) and intelligent, he seemed to understand the world around him better than anyone else could. His relationship with Isobel starts off slowly and builds up, as the big game comes up it seems like there are more forces at work trying to keep these two apart, both physical and shadowy.

Varen's dreamworld is frightening, and I give Isobel a lot of credit for having the courage to do what she must do. The ending just killed me, it shows a sneak peak at what is to come in the next book Enshadowed due to be released next year. It would be a complete understatement to say I cannot wait for it. I haven't stopped dreaming of Nevermore and it's characters or recommending it to everyone I know. If you are up for something spooky something out of the ordinary read this book, it will make you a fan of Poe if you are not already and at times it will even make you laugh out loud.

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Quotes Anaiz Liked

Kelly Creagh
“Please welcome Professor Varen Nethers, famous depressed dead poets historian and author of the bestselling books Unlocking your Poe-tential: A Writer's Guide, and Mo Poe Fo Yo: When You Just Can't Get Enough.”
Kelly Creagh, Nevermore

Kelly Creagh
“So." [Isobel] cleared her throat. "What are we doing?"

"We," [Varen] said at last, "are doing a project on Poe."

"Didn't he marry his cousin or something?"

"The man is a literary god and that's all you have to say?”
Kelly Creagh, Nevermore

Kelly Creagh
“Isobel's head popped up. "What does 'sagacious' mean?"

"Sagacious," he said, writing, "adjective describing someone in possession of acute mental faculties. Also describing one who might, in a bookstore, think to get up and locate an actual dictionary instead of asking a billion questions.”
Kelly Creagh, Nevermore

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Becca Love that feeling/reaction to a book!

Anaiz Right? I haven't liked a book so much in a long time ^_^

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