Review – Nevermore
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  • September 12, 2010


Well, I’ve had to abandon several books this week. At best, this is totally my fault. My brain has been reduced to mush due to some goings-on in my personal life. Very few books are sticking just now, nothing over-complicated, conceptualized, or long-winded.

I want to say it’s because I needed light-hearted fluff, but I’m reluctant to call this book fluff. It was really…damn…good.

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh was exactly what I wanted to read this week. It had it all. It starts out as a high school teen book with a burgeoning romance between two people completely ill-suited for each other. Throw in a project about Edgar Allan Poe and the book takes on a Gothic overtone that pleases this cryptic girl to the hilt.

Added to this mix is bad/goth boy… Varen… Oh, Varen.Varen, Varen… Varen makes this whole book insanely readable, especially when paired with good girl cheerleader, Isobel, as a potential love interest. Varen is the new Patch (and Patch is the new Jace, soo…). Varen and his black clothing and his elegant hands and his green-eyed gaze… Varen is so sensual to read. That. It. Hurts. Varen is the character you read because you need to read a sexy delightful scamp. Besides the physical description of this gorgeous goth there is a plus side… he has a brain. Good goth this beautiful man has a brain!

He’s sublime to read. Especially if you are in the mood to fall in love with a new character.

But, Varen aside, there is much more to this book. There is a creepy, mysterious plot that builds up for a large chunk of the book. In truth, I loved and hated that the reveal to this world took sooo long to get to. It was frustrating that I didn’t know through a large chunk of the book what was going on, but I didn’t completely hate that either. What did get to me was the large portion of the book spent in the dreamworld. It was convoluted and disjointed, exactly what I don’t want to be reading right now. That said, it didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the book. I suppose dreamworld is supposed to be weird and confusing. In that case it works. Well.

I am in love with this book. Fervently. But, I have to give it a 4.5 of 5 stars because of the confusing dreamworld bits. I’m sure that part of the reading is just me.

– BP

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