Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
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.
I was so excited about this book but I got to page 243 and just had to stop. I really gave it the old college try but the problem was that I JUST couldn’t connect with the main character, Isobel.
Isobel’s inner monologue and reactions to the things around her is so obnoxious to me. Additionally, the author could've left out most of the details she gives. I think that if I made it to the end of the book, I’d say it could’ve been shortened at least 200 pages. And length isn't a problem for me, hello HP 1-7 and any James Patterson book. But I need to be spellbound and gripped if I'm going to go for 500 plus pages.
I took a look at a few other reviews on Amazon and see that they agree. Whereas many of my fellow bloggers found this book to be really awesome, it just didn't do it for me! Maybe I will try again some other time but for now, I’m putting Nevermore back on the shelf.