Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
Rating: 2 bookmarks (Problematic, may struggle to finish.)
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Goodreads Summary: 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.
I liked the second half of this book way more than the first half! The first half to me was a lot of the same thing…just one big fight that was made up of the popular crew (which Isobel was no longer part of) vs. Varen and Isobel. I loved the prologue and I was expecting more Edgar Allan Poe/fantasy aspect throughout the whole book. When Isobel saw a shadow or thought she was being followed, I kept thinking it was going to get more exciting but for me, it just seemed like it took too long to do that. I almost stopped reading this book and I’m not extremely excited to read the next one so that’s why I only gave it 2 bookmarks. If the whole book had been written like the second half, it would have been higher.