Gr 7 Up–Cheerleader Isobel (another Bella?) becomes the reluctant partner of Goth Varen Nethers for an English assignment on Poe. Predictably, she falls hard for him, and he may not be a lost soul trapped between the real world and the dream world; psychologically abused by his father; or just a strange kid. There are so many dropped threads in the story that are just begging to be picked up in sequels that readers aren't really sure what has happened and what hasn't. The characters and story are interesting enough, however, to justify anticipation of further installments.–Corinne Henning-Sachs, Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, ME. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Cheerleader Isobel has been partnered with goth Varen for a report on Edgar Allan Poe. Unfortunately, this does not sit well with her jock boyfriend Brad, who makes sure to let Varen know who’s boss. Realizing that Brad might not be all she thought he was, Isobel dumps him. Rumors immediately begin circulating that she is in love with Varen, and things heat up while the two are researching their project and Isobel peeks into Varen’s private journal. Suddenly, Isobel is haunted by the ghouls, ghosts, and creepy creatures that inhabit Varen’s dreamworld. Now that she has become a part of this world, Isobel must find a way out, and a way to save Varen. The first (and only) kiss between Isobel and Varen doesn’t happen until 400 pages in, and teens might not buy the romance. They might also balk at the length; the story feels as if it needed only half the pages. Still, there are some memorable characters from the slightly-creepy dreamworld, and many Poe references throughout. Grades 9-12. --Shauna Yusko --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Editorial Reviews
The first book in a Poe-esque story. Isobel is a cheerleader who is assigned the goth guy as a partner in an English assignment. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
This review was really hard for me. I just completely fell in love with this story. Read more
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Quick & Dirty: A dark, horror young adult novel that felt like a cross between Edgar Allen Poe stories and Labyrinth! Read more
Author: Kelly Creagh
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Series: Nevermore, book one
Star Rating: 4... Read more
One of the main reasons I decided to read this book was because one of the main characters was a goth guy. Goth guys are usually pretty damn hot, so it was practically a shoe in. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Zia
Wow!!! I'm now addicted to anything this author writes. All of her characters were well-developed so it was easy to Connect with them especially Vernon. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book was...weird. I think I need to go back and read the last couple chapters again. Because I probably missed something. Which always happens when I read Poe. I love Poe. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Farmerswife3404
I love this book!
I'm a huge Poe fan!
I definitely recommend, its a bit more refreshing than other paranormal romances.