Sunday, October 31, 2010
Author: Kelly Creagh
Published: September 2010
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.
Review: How amazing is this book? I can't really express how much I loved it!
It starts off with Isobel, a cheerleader who has everything she ever hoped to have. She has a boyfriend, friends and overall her life is as good as as it could be. It all changes when she's paired with paired with Varen for an English project.
I loved to see that Isobel realized what was wrong with her life. She took the choices that were right even if they weren't the easiest to make. She fought for what she believed in even if others weren't in agreement with them. I also liked how at the end she realized what she had to do.
I loved Varen! He was a different main character than what you would find in most books but was just as amazing as them. He wore dark clothes and kept to himself and others didn't really pay attentions to him. His life changes when he realizes what he's gotten himself and Isobel in.
This was a great book that kept me reading to the very last page. I liked how Poe was woven into the story and made even more amazing. I can't wait to read the second book and see what happens!!
Posted by Diana at 6:00 AM