Kelly wastes no time luring readers into the dark and mysterious world of Edgar Allen Poe. I found myself fascinated by the mysteries surrounding Poe's life and his writing. I've always been a fan of his writing no matter how strange and dark. It was the mystery of figuring out what actually happened to Poe, combined with the creation of a dream realm, from the writings in Varen’s journal that intrigued me. Kelly's writing captured the history of Poe and weaved it into a modern day work of art.
The characters in Nevermore are well crafted. Right off the bat, I was drawn to the enigmatic Goth, Varen. We see him through Isobel's eyes and he has this magnetism about him. You can't help but want to figure out his deepest and darkest secrets. You know how opposites attract? Isobel and Varen were like yin and yang but they have this intense connection to one another. Kelly's portrayal of these characters brought them to life within the first ten pages as they fell deeper and deeper into the dark workings of Varen's dream world. This book was quite frightening at times. Dark it may be, but I couldn't pry my eyes from this book to save my life. My eyes even misted up at the ending of this book.
This book has dark undertones packed with the mysteries and works of one of Literature’s greatest writers. I found myself lost and drowning into Varen's dream world right alongside Isobel. I did not want to come up for air. With that said, I can only imagine what the next installment will entail. I can’t wait to submerse myself into more of Kelly’s dream world. NEVERMORE is a great start to an exciting series!
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars