May 13, 2016
Author: Kelly Creagh
Publisher: Athenium Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 28, 2015
Overall: 2.5 out of 5 stars
This electrifying conclusion to the Nevermore trilogy takes one last trip to the dream world of Edgar Allan Poe to reveal the intertwined fates of Isobel and Varen.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?—Edgar Allan Poe
The fine line between life and death blurred long ago for Isobel Lanley. After a deadly confrontation with Varen in the dreamworld, she’s terrified to return to that desolate and dangerous place. But when her nightmares resume, bleeding into reality, she is left with no choice. Varen’s darkness is catching up to her. To everything. Threatening to devour it all.
Isobel fears for her world. For her sanity and Varen’s—especially after a fresh and devastating loss. To make matters worse, the ghostly demon Lilith wants Varen for her own, and she will do anything to keep him in her grasp—anything.
Can Isobel ever find her happy ending? Worlds collide and fates are sealed in this breathtaking finale to the Nevermore trilogy.
So, I really wanted to like this book. I was soooooo excited for Varen and Isobel to get their happy ending. I mean obviously they had a long ways to go from the second book, but I was pretty optimistic. Instead I was greeted with whining, moaning, and all around selfishness. Especially as the book explains what took place when Isobel came back from at the end of the second book. Her parents and brother stood by her, and just wanted answers and Isobel didn’t even try to give them that courtesy. She just wanted to find Varen, but honestly the intensity of their relationship was starting to unnerve me a bit. In Enshadowed it made sense because she cared for him and felt like she let him down, but after the events that took place at the end of the last book it was time to write Varen off.
The hardest part of this book for me was the fact that everything seemed disjointed, and I had noticed it throughout the first two installments but this was the first one where it really interrupted my ability to understand the story. I think she was trying to create that abstract, dreamlike quality but instead it just felt like she was jumping all over the place and that there was no coherency. One moment Isobel is one place, and then next somewhere different with no explanation as to how that happened. It really messed with my ability to understand the story and there were several times I had to stop and re-read a paragraph because I couldn’t understand it. So as much as I liked the plot and characters, I have to give it 2.5 stars for execution.
2.5 out of 5 stars
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
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