Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Nevermore

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
Published by Atheneum (Simon & Schuster)
To be published on August 31, 2010

Summary from Publisher website:

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

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 saw Nevermore in the Simon & Schuster Fall catalog and thought that it sounded very intriguing.  I really like the Edgar Allan Poe aspect of the novel.  I had to memorize "The Raven" for English class my junior year of high school and ever since have loved reading Poe's poems and short stories.  And, I love this cover, especially how the writing is superimposed over everything except Varen's and Isobel's faces. 

What book are you "Waiting On" this Wednesday?


  1. This does sound fascinating. I love it when two teens who would normally never interact are forced to with dramatic results. Great pick.

  2. I just saw this on another blog as their WoW. I think it sounds great and I'm adding it to my wishlist.

    Here‘s my WoW for this week.

  3. This one sounds great. I love Poe as well so I will be putting this one on my TBR list. Great pick!

  4. I just saw this on another WOW, and I'm thinking this will be one of those books that everyone wants to read.

    Here's mine:

  5. I'm a huge fan of Poe, so I can't wait to read this. It sounds incredibly awesome and I love the cover too.

  6. This looks interesting! My WoW pick for this week is The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud.

  7. I'm really looking forward to this one. Great pick!

    I'm waiting on The Iron Thorn here.

    Happy reading. :)

    From the Shadows

  8. A book that makes reference to "The Raven"? Sold! Great pick!

  9. I almost picked this one for my WoW too! Great pick. :)

  10. I've almost used this book for my WoW so many times lol. It looks so good! I like the use of Poe, dreams, and stories come to life. The model on the front is really cool looking, too. Awesome pick! (And thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts on the Straddle! :-))

  11. I already have this on my tbr list, but looking at that amazing cover makes me wish august would come soon. :)


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