Author: Kelly Creagh
Release Date: August 31, 2010
I had passed Nevermore by Kelly Creagh in the bookstore a couple of times; the cover made me reluctant to pick it up. At first, I thought the girl on the front cover was wearing a nightgown, so I was like "Oh God, it's another one of those cheesy romance novels. I bet there's a guy ripping his shirt off on the back."
Finally, I read a review online and mentally slapped myself. It's based off of Edgar Allen Poe. I ran to BAM and purchased it, and let me tell you guys, I am so glad that I bought this book!
The story takes place from a high school cheerleader's perspective: Isobel. Don't start making the whole cheerleader stereotype assumption, because she is such a wonderful and sweet protagonist.
Isobel is paired up with Varen, the emo/goth/freak, for a project. As she gets to know him better, she realizes that there is more to Varen than what meets the eye.
Varen is haunted by creatures, creatures that were invisible to Isobel, but are now making appearances in her life. Isobel must try to save Varen before he succumbs to something far more dangerous and devious than anything she could've imagined.
Now, when I said this story is based off of EAP, I meant Creagh takes his stories and some factors of his life and incorporates them into the plot-line.
Nevermore is a bit dark, which makes it even more spectacular and wonderful! There were some parts in the book were a bit confusing (Isobel running from the 'shadows'), but I started to adjust to the story after a while.
Varen is such an awesome character; he's dark, haunted, hawt (lol), and emo. Nothing could be better!
This story is a must for any EAP fan (EAP love)!
Overall, I's giving Nevermore a 4.5/5 because of the amazing description, the relatable characters, and the dark action.