Sunday, October 10, 2010

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

Note: This is not a review. I did not finish Nevermore.

"Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look.
Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life.
As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares.
His life depends on it."(Amazon)

I got about half way through this book and I couldn’t finish it. Here are the reasons why. 

It just took so long to get started. You know how most books have that sort of lull at the beginning where you get to know everyone and it’s super boring but you put up with it because you have to set up the book. Well Nevermore’s lull was 250 pages. I was just fed up. Not to mention, the whole beginning was very cliché. Rich popular girl meets weird gothic guy and everyone knows what happens next. And, well, if you don’t know you probably don’t want to know because it is the most boring story ever. So overall this book was boring, annoying, and very cliché. This book had a little bit of potential  in the fact that it’s supernatural, mystery thing had to do with Poe and as a admirer it was kind of interesting.

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1 comment:

  1. I have been dying to read this book, but according to your review I shouldn't be so quick to judge a book by its cover haha.