Nevermore by Kelly Creagh


5 Critic Reviews

Always one step ahead of the reader, Nevermore is a book to engage in, speculate over, and savor.
-NY Journal of Books


A page-turning psychological mystery that is equal parts horror, humor, and romance, Nevermore is the story of Varen—a Poe fan and Goth—and Isobel—a cheerleader and unlikely heroine. When an English Lit. project pairs the two, Isobel finds herself swept into Varen’s world, one that he has created in his notebook and in his mind, one where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life. Isobel slowly learns that dreams and words can be much more powerful than she’d ever imagined. As labels of “Goth” and “cheerleader” fade away, Isobel and Varen slip into a consuming romance, braced against the ever-clearer horror that the most chilling realities are those within our own minds. When Isobel has a single chance to rescue Varen from the shadows of his nightmares, will she be able to save him—and herself?
     Included in this eBook edition of Nevermore, enjoy a free collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s poems and short stories!

About Kelly Creagh

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Kelly Creagh is a 2008 graduate of Spalding University’s MFA in Creative Writing program. When not writing, haunting bookstore coffee shops, or obsessively studying Poe, Kelly’s passions include the ancient art of bellydance. She lives with her squirrely, attitude-infused terrier, Annabel, in the heart of Old Louisville, Kentucky’s largest and spookiest Victorian neighborhood. Kelly is the author of the Nevermore trilogy. Visit her at
Published August 31, 2010 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 564 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult. Fiction
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Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Jun 28 2010

One needs to wonder, though, whether all 560 pages are absolutely, positively necessary. For paranormal-romance devotees who won't mind the long buildup to a creepy, otherworldly climax.

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Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Nov 08 2010

...the characters eventually grow beyond clichés, the romantic chemistry is faint, and the storyline often shrinks behind the book's infatuation with Poe.

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Reviewed by Rory O'Connor on Sep 22 2012

When taken as a whole, this is an original, intriguing, dark debut novel that effortlessly weaves all things Edgar Allan Poe into a typical high school setting.

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Reviewed by Patricia McKelvy on Mar 18 2011

Kelly Creagh fills her pages with outstanding detail of reality and dream worlds. It is hard to not be on the edge of your seat for the entire book.

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NY Journal of Books

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Reviewed by Courtney Webb on Aug 31 2010

Always one step ahead of the reader, Nevermore is a book to engage in, speculate over, and savor.

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