Thursday, October 3, 2013

Swoon Thursday #59 ~ Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

(Nevermore #1)

Kelly Creagh

First - The Blurb:

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.

Second - The Swoon:

Her fingertips reached to trace the damage, but he grasped her hand with his own. he leaned down, far enough that the dark ends of his hair brushed feather-light against her face, caught in her lashes. She had just enough time to take in a breath, to blink, to part her lips before he took them with his own.

Time froze. Her heart ceased to beat. Her eyes fluttered shut.

The cool slip of the small metal loop pressed into  her skin as he kissed her. Urgent. Gentle. So slow.

Third - My Thoughts:

Nevermore is an interesting read. Right from the start, I was captivated by the two main characters, Isobel and Varen, and how they interact with each other.

Isobel is a cheerleader who doesn't let other people tell her what to do and isn't afraid to stand up to her friends when they behave abominably towards others who are different.

Varen is the dark goth boy who leads a secretive and mysterious life.

When the two of them are partnered together for an English assignment, they form an unlikely friendship, one which is frowned upon by her boyfriend (soon to be ex-boyfriend) and peers. As the story unfolds, it slowly moves out of the real world and into a parallel dimension, something, I was not expecting.

Kelly's writing is unique and very descriptive. There was a lot of depth and feeling to the story and I look froward to reading the sequel - Enshadowed.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

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  1. I want to read this one, just haven't found the time yet. Great swoon, love that his hair is long enough to hit her eyes.

    My Swoon

  2. Very nice swoon! I wasn't a big fan of this one, but I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    Thanks for stopping by my swoon! :D

  3. Ohhh I loved this book! It was just so dark but so romantic and I NEED THE THIRD BOOK ALREADY. Awesome swoon and review.

  4. I love how time stood still :) The author did a great job with that kissing scene! Great Swoon.

    Here's mine:

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  5. *GASPS* I loved this book!! OMG!! I now want to re-read it!!!!!! Loved that swoon and that review!

  6. Ooo I love kisses with lips rings!! This is one of those books I keep wanting to read and just don't seem to get around too...but I must!

  7. Oh wow!! Awesome swoon! This series sounds great!

    Thanx for visiting my SWOON!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace