Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Barnes & Nobel Synopsis: 
And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted - nevermore!
-- from "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe
At once an homage to one of America's greatest writers and a page-turning psychological mystery that is equal parts horror, humor, and romance, NEVERMORE is the story of Varen -- a Poe-fan and goth -- and Isobel -- a cheerleader and unlikely heroine. When a Lit. project pairs the two together, Isobel finds herself steadily swept into Varen's world, one that he has created in his notebook and in his mind, one where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life. Isobel slowly learns that dreams can be much more powerful than she'd ever expected, and that pain and despair come in all sorts of shades. As labels of "goth" and "cheerleader" fade away, she sees more in Varen than a tall, pale outcast, and a consuming romance is braced against the ever-clearer horror that the most terrifying realities are those within our own minds.
When Isobel has a single chance to rescue Varen from the shadows of his own nightmares, will she be able to save him -- and herself?
My Review:
Omg!!!This book was amazing. I just could not put it down! I was expecting there to be a stronger love connection between Varen and Isobel, but I have to admit that I loved that this book just kept me guessing. The whole time I was wondering what was going to happen. What did happen shocked me beyond belief(gasp). I love the poetry in this book, it really made me want to grab a Poe book and just start reading. What I liked most about this book is the mysterious story within the story. It made me feel like I was in this crazy upside-down world(insert head spin here). I love this book and hope you will read it and love it too. :D

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