Friday, April 22, 2011

Review: Nevermore: Kelly Creagh

Nevermore: Kelly Creagh
Synopsis: Goodreads
Bestselling author Claudia Gray’s Evernight series continues. In Hourglass, Bianca and Lucas have found a way to be together. But it means lying to the people who care about them the most.

After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire boarding school, Bianca and Lucas seek refuge with Black Cross, the elite group of vampire hunters led by Lucas’s stepfather. When Bianca’s close friend—the vampire Balthazar—is captured by Black Cross, Bianca knows she has to do whatever it takes to save him. But at what cost?

Hourglass, the third book in this gripping vampire series by the author of the New York Times bestseller Stargazer, has all the romance, suspense, and page-turning drama that have made Claudia Gray’s books runaway successes. 

   I liked the girl in the cover but the guy reminds of one of the goth kids from southpark. But t's pefect cover for the story!
My Review:
      Okay to begin with I heard about this book in the summer way before I started blogging, and heard how absolutely wonderful it was and how it was a must read for everyone.. I read the description and I thought ehh not for me and the cover the guy reminded me of one of the goth kids from southpark.. But as I began blogging I kept seeing many people rate it very high, so I decided to add to my list of books to read and eventually borrowed it from the library. Now there were lots of things I didn’t like from this book and there some things I did like. I will begin with the bad…

As a reader you tend to notice things you like and dislike from books. For example I am a reader who enjoys minimal descriptions and more dialogue between characters. I love authors who are able to describe the room the characters are in or explain what the character is doing without dragging it on for like 5 pages. This was one of the major things I disliked in this book, this author described everything. To go down one hallway it took about 4 pages and literally nothing was happening; I mean no one was deterring the character from walking down the hallway nor was there a crazy accident, but yet it still took the character 4 pages to get down a hallway that drives me insane.. So to say the author was describing everything in no exaggeration. I mean don’t get me wrong there are people that love writing like that but I am not one of them. I tended to skip paragraphs because I knew I would not miss anything important. Actually towards the last 100 pages I would skim the pages and only read the dialogue because I was getting so frustrated. This book was 550 pages long…. It could have easily been a book of 300 pgs and been so much better..

Another pet peeve of mine when reading does not know what is going on. Okay I understand if you want mystery but come on the book is 550 pages and around page 400 and something now you kind of want to explain what is going on and still now make any sense. That is so frustrating. I mean weird stuff was going on throughout the whole book do you like Isabel told Varen. I mean there this one seen where he came to visit her in her room and there were a million and one interruptions between the parents brad, and this other crap and yet Isabel was still unable to tell Varen what the hell happened. There was like no dialogue between the main characters like at all. They would barely say what was going and Varen never even attempted to acknowledge something was going on when in actuality he knows almost everything. And I reach the end of the book and Varen is unable to explain to Isabel what is going on.. I must admit I was very frustrated. Another thing that was annoying all of sudden she recognizes that she is in love with him without him or her ever sharing their feelings to one another or even kissing. She barely knows him and really it’s just that he’s mysterious.

This book reminded me a lot if beautiful creatures by kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Ethan was the popular boy that likes the strange outsider girl Lena. Although the books are very different I must admit that I at least like that Ethan & Lena talked to each other even though everyone else was keeping secrets from them and didn’t want them to know the truth. Okay now there were some good parts, but I must admit it’s hard to remember when I just vented some of my frustrations. I liked the storyline of cheerleader gets a project with goth kid and then she ends up liking him. I like that Isabel stood up for Varen when her doushbag of a BF started acting all stupid. Even though everything was falling apart for Isabel she still tried to carry on she didn’t go into a melodramatic depression where she just stayed in her room forever. I liked her new friend Gwen she was so funny, but I feel bad the Isabel seriously just used her in a sense and never kept in her in the loop. I like Varen as well he was a complex character. Things going on in his home life and I really wanted to get to know more about him but unfortunately since the main characters barely spoke I didn’t really get to know as much as Varen as I wanted.

The book ends in a kind of cliff hanger where Isabel will need to travel somewhere to find someone.. I honestly don’t think I will read the next book. I don’t care for the author’s style of writing and that to me is everything. I have a feeling enshadowed will be another almost 600 page book with many questions left unanswered or answers that don’t make much sense to me. When in doubt authors, please make answers simpler then not. It drives me crazy when I am given an explanation on something and I am still left like huh??

To be honest I think this book was good and I don’t think it was bad.. I just know it’s not for me. This book is for people that I think enjoyed Beautiful Creatures: Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, , Fallen: Lauren Kate, Darklight: Lesley Livingston.. All these books have the same style of writing, very descriptive and leaving you with questions.. So please pick of this book if you really really enjoyed any of those books, as for me my journey with Kelly Creagh is over!



  1. Thanks for the review Melissa .. I am not a big fan of the Beautiful Creatures series, the Fallen series .. so I don't know if I'll pick this one up very soon .. but I'm sure I'll read it because I'm really curious about this goth who falls for a cheerleader =) !!

  2. What a booger. It really sounds like it had the potential to be great (and I totally couldn't stand the Beautiful Creatures or Fallen series either)... :/

  3. yea that's how i felt about all 3 books, there was such a big hype on all three only to be let down!

  4. LOL goth kids from southpark LOL he does look like one of them....Great review by the way!