In the books, she has only two sizes. She likes to follow Raven whenever she comes into the Enchanted Forest and she allows her to ride as she flies around. Nevermore makes her debut in The Storybook of Legends. She is also the only character to appear in both the original book series and the cartoon.
Though not much is known about Nevermore, she is a kindhearted dragon who takes appreciation in Raven trying to stop Daring Charming from trying to slay her.
She takes a deep loving and affection to Raven when they first meet, and accepts her as an owner, and a constant companion. According to the first book series , Nevermore is very obedient to Raven as shown when she carried a dragon's skull in small form to make it shrink smaller, as Nevermore has the ability to change her size to many different sizes in The Unfairest of Them All.
She is super loyal to Raven, but her personality to other characters is certainly unknown. And so I wait. For all of this, I know, is but a dream. And when, in sleep, at last we wake, I will see you again. View all 28 comments. I was not going to write a review for Nevermore because it was one of those books that kept me reading mouth open, eyes wide, fingers stuck not able to type in any ideas.
Then again, I felt like writing a review would push you guys into giving this book a try. Which you should totally do, by the way. Nor interesting. Not aggravating. Oh yes, I remembered. Nor making much sense. No, no it will make sense. It will make sense only if you read Nevermore. Which you should. The MC is a cheerleader. Not a good student. The usual. Hell, I hated her at the beginning of the book.
But Kelly Creagh, being an amazing author as she is, made Isobel evolve into an admirable character. The story revolving Poe was interesting enough. We get even some nice quotes from his works. Even though the story mostly goes around the school assignment, it did not get boring. The other part went around the dreamworld, which could get confusing. The trick is to pay total attention to the book in these moments. This means that you should read it in complete silence, when no one can interrupt. Worked for me like a charm.
And last but not least, the reason why I loved Nevermore so much is Varen. This goth baby won me over fair and square. I love, absolutely love, hot goth guys. He writes and draws. Is title the book for you? Take this quick quiz and find out! Do you like reading books? Do you like hot goth guys? Read it. Review also posted on Read 1: 15th - 18th Nov Read 2: 28th - 29th Jul View all 26 comments.
Shelves: read , young-adult , ya-paranormal , paranormal. Rating Clarification: 4. By no means does this cover all of the great things I have to say about this book that I finished in two short days because it was absolutely unputdownable!! First, the paranormal aspect of this novel was perfectly Rating Clarification: 4.
First, the paranormal aspect of this novel was perfectly executed. Loved it!
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Lastly, what a refreshing take to offer up a story where the MC has a healthy, positive relationship with her family. Nice to know they actually exist out there. I loved it! The author developed that part slowly and ultimately made it feel real and genuine. Other than that A. Read it N. Once again, thank you Flannery for challenging me to read this book. You are the bestest challenge book chooser!
View all 43 comments. Oct 06, Annabelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: romance , sexy-sexy-bad-boy , blew-my-breath-away-amazing , cliffhangers , horror , gorgeous-cover , paranormal , favorites , best-books-in-the-world , i-own. Oh my God. This was the best book I have ever read in my entire life.
At least, way, way up there. I'm speechless. It was amazing. It's better than so many books. It is, without a shadow of doubt, one of the most amazing books I'v ever laid my hands on. I love it so much. It was just perfect. I loved every moment spent devouring it. Mar 29, Jen rated it it was amazing Shelves: paid-full-price , books-i-own , read-in Disclaimer: This review will contain badly-structured paragraphs and thoughts that are erratic and have nothing to do with one another, other than the absolute incoherant fangirlness I'm experiencing at this time.
From the first time I laid my eyes on this book sometime in , when Amazon recommended I check it out, I knew this would be a special relationship. The blacks and the purples and the guy on the cover with his brooding stare. I didn't even know what this book was about and I needed i Disclaimer: This review will contain badly-structured paragraphs and thoughts that are erratic and have nothing to do with one another, other than the absolute incoherant fangirlness I'm experiencing at this time.
I didn't even know what this book was about and I needed it. Then I found out the story was heavily influenced by Poe. My parents bought me the complete works for Christmas, at my request, and I loved it. I couldn't understand most of it, but that's okay. I knew what I liked. And the macabre was definitely something I liked. So in this story, we have Poe lore. We have a story involving the mystery that is Poe. We have a story incorporating the mysteries written by Poe. We have the macabre. We have a sexalicious cover.
All of this equals a ish page piece of YA awesomeness. This story was not long enough. I did not feel at all that it was pages. Never once did I get bored. The way that the romance between polar opposites Varen Nethers and Isobel Lanley was slowly and realistically crafted seriously almost made my heart burst with butterflies. I hate to say it, but I've not felt this much anticipation and sexual tension between two characters since Twilight.
Do not let that steer you away, anti-Twilight people. I can't even count how many times I was internally doing backflips because I thought, "this is it. They're going to kiss and make out and be in love forever and ever because Varen is perfect and I heart him. If this book wasn't so pretty and I didn't love everything about it so much, I would've crossed out some words and improvised a little making out every single paragraph. But I'm not an author, and with good reason.
Anyway, Varen. What can I say about you that would possibly describe you the way you deserve? Who would've thought a Goth boy could be so enticing? I will say that he is in my top 3 true book loves, though. That's kind of serious. I think the best way to describe the way I feel about him is this: I can has? Isobel was a peppy little spitfire. She was snarky and had quite a temper, which I love.
She's not afraid to go against the grain of her stupid popular friends. Speaking of stupid popular friends, I hated Brad. He's the epitome of douche bag. Read this book and I guarantee you will agree with me. Then there are the Nocs, who will probably haunt my nightmares for coming weeks. Pinfeathers was especially creepy. And yet I still felt a pinch of enjoyment whenever I read his name. Very intriguing characters!
And to put Reynolds in the story, after knowing the story about Poe calling for "Reynolds" on his death bed, just adds a whole different level of excitement for me. And Gwen. I want a Gwen for myself. She has some of the best lines in the book, which I will go back and re-read plenty of times when I need a laugh. Kelly Creagh has done a wonderful thing with this novel. By far one of my top 5 for I want to read it all over again to make sure I didn't miss anything, which I'm sure I did.
I love this novel. I might want to marry it. Please, for the sake of humanity. Go buy this book. I don't care how and I don't care where. Just do it.
You won't be disappointed. Except for the fact that there's an extremely painful cliffhanger and there's been no confirmation of the release date for following books. I know it's only a day after the release, but I'm dying here and I need more Varen!! View all 45 comments. Apr 13, Rane rated it really liked it Shelves: young-adult , paranormal-pnr-supernatural , keeper. But that's where it ends.
Isobel starts to stand on her own feet when she sees her so called friends are nothing more then punks, when she starts to step out from her group. I really great to adore Isobel and how she became a strong character. He proved don't judge a book by it's cover. And while he's thoughts were on the very dark side. By then Varen has already stole your heart away, with his actions, his mere insight to things and people. Varen quickly became one of my all time favorite heroes.
I must mention Gwen, the friend to Isobel and Varen, who stole the show when she was on the scene. She speaks before she thinks, but she's solid gold and couldn't wait to read what she be up to next. Creagh does write some very spooky scenes and characters like the Nocs that gives you the shivers. She did a great job of intertwine Poe's works throughout the story, which didn't really confused me, but it maybe worth it to brush up on their Poe to anyone wanting to pick this book up. I enjoyed the pace of the story, the only trouble I did have was at the start and toward the finish with the confusing dream scape world Isobel and Varen fall in.
I had to re-read some parts to figure out what was going on at all times, but the quickly passes. I was very surprised and anger at the ending with the action of one character Reynolds and the cliff-hanger that had me in almost in tears and but it still gave the reader and me alot of hope for the sequel and more VAREN! And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming. And the lamplight o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be liftednevermore!
Jun 06, Samantha Young rated it it was amazing Shelves: books-i-own , ya-paranormal , favourite-authors , favourites. Well they say never judge a book by its cover. I am so glad I picked it up. Kelly Creagh has created one of the most vivid worlds I have ever discovered. If a book could be described as IMAX then Nevermore is that book; the characters and scenes sprang from the pages of the book to play out in front of me in striking clarity.
In a word, it was wonderful.
Perhaps a run-of-the-mill supernatural teen romance. I loved how Creagh highlighted the cliques at high school and the way certain people are seen for the way they look and act — goths, jocks, cheerleaders etc. As for the characters of Nevermore… I fell in love with them all. She cares about school and cheerleading and what her friends think about her, but the slight shallowness of what she deems important is offset by the strength of her character.
And Isobel is definitely a strong character with an ingrained sense of right and wrong. Varen is that guy in school I would have had a crush on; dark and broody with the soul of a poet. As I said, this is gothic YA, and there are some very creepy moments, all of which kept me hooked and intrigued. Not fair. Darkly beautiful and utterly captivating. Five Massive Massive Stars! Aug 09, Holly rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: fans of Poe and character driven YA novels. Shelves: , best-books-read-in , e-book , dark-and-twisted , beloved-characters , 6-star-books , books-everyone-should-read , favorite-heroines , my-dream-men , review-posted.
Since I was so caught up in a story that all I wanted to do was read. All I wanted to do was be in that world, as creepy and unsettling as it may have been. I wanted to be there There have been countless reviews detailing the plot which is beyond brilliant and original, especially in the YA genre , so i will settle on just giving you a quick rundown of what I thought of the book as a whole. The world building was perfectly done, and Creagh's gorgeous, almost lyrical writing style is perfectly suited to this gothicly nightmarish fairy tale. As for the characters.
Holy hell. Where do I even start? I went into this almost expecting Isobel to be this perfectly blonde Barbie doll, and was just hoping I would be able to read the book without her annoying me too much. Imagine my surprise when I realized within the first few pages, that Isobel was so much more than just a pretty face. She was a strong, kick ass character that I ended up loving deeply. I will freely admit to my unexplanable love for Pinfeathers. He has to be one of the most memorable and strangely endearing???!!! I don't understand why I ended up loving his creepy character so much Also, I will own up to a slight fangirly crush on Reynolds.
He's a badass who has a lot to answer for Bottom line, this was one of the most incredibly imaginative, and obsessively readable books I have found in ages. Definitely one of the best books I have read all year, and in fact one of my all time favorites as well. It is fitting that Nevermore, much like the characters of Isobel and Varen, ended up being so much more than I expected. I can't wait for the sequel. View 2 comments. Confession time Moving on How the hell do I even start this review?
Seriously I'm at a lost of words to describe the greatness that is Nevemore. Nope, it doesn't do it justice, in fact, nothin Confession time Nope, it doesn't do it justice, in fact, nothing I say will give this book the justice it deserves, so I'll just be rambling on from here on in. I loved every. I mean, dammme is this some seriously sensational story telling!! I'm just going to start with Varen Nethers, cause lets face it, he's the soul of this entire epic story. Varen is probably with out a doubt the most complex and intense character I have ever read, that's right Edward Cullen, push over, your not complex enough me no longer.
Everything about him is enticing and intriguing, his look, his mannerisms and his voice.
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It's not necessarily the words he says or lack there of but how he holds every scene with the way he delivers ever calculating vague riddle-like line that makes it some how go right through you. He gives a whole new delicious meaning to the word mysterious. So freaken hauntingly beautiful.
If Varen is the soul of this book, then Isobel Lanley is definitely the heart. Her faith and everlasting strength to be a good person, stand up to what she believes in while going through a wide range of unimaginative things and attempts to save the man that she loves from his own escape, merit an 'your totally awesome' in my book. I only cringed once during that whole apology cheer, but then again I've never been for the whole pom-pom-go-team-go thing.
Altogether she made an excellent well defined character. The relationship between Varen and Isobel is a strange one. Not your typical hook-up. It never really escalated more then a few conversations and meetings. But, you could feel the pull, the obvious attraction and heated chemistry, but there was always something looming above them, bigger then both and totally in the way. No dramatic declarations, just the underlining understanding of affection that seeps out from every moment that they shared.
This annoyed and thrilled me at the same time. I'm a selfish reader and I wanted so much more. Although, there were a lot of moments that just dripped sexy. Who knew getting handed a tub of ice cream could melt me and when he read to her? So romantic. And dear God that heart-stopping, heart-pounding kiss? The ribbon? There are no words. And yet I still wanted more. I understand why it was written this way and in it's own right it's perfect, but yeah, I'm still gonna pout. That's pretty much all I got for them. I'd would have needed the escape too.
Pinfeather was amusing in one of those awesome sadistic ways, I know I'm suppose to hate him and all, but he made me laugh. Reynolds adds nicely to this warped story, I hope we see him again in the next book. The plot of the story is mind baffling crazy, taking Varen's self-made escape and balancing it on the tips of reality. It kept me spinning right till the very end of this massive pg book. It never slows down, continuously entertaining making it captivating and unsettling at the same time. Totally creepiness laces through out the story, very shutter worthy giving me the proper heebeejeebees chills and nightmares, but, dammmme, do I want more of where that came from!
I can go on and on and on about the awesomeness that is Varen Nevermore , but y'all get the point. Remarkable-Remarkable writing, well crafted imaginative plot and characters who will have you on your hands and knees begging for never more!! Read this book it's an amazing rush!!! View all 40 comments.
Mar 21, Nic rated it it was amazing Shelves: , paranormal-romance , young-adult. At last he stopped, and she stared down at the printed column of words, unable to comprehend a single one. His hand, warm and steady, wound its way around hers, wrapping it like a spider would its prey. She surrendered it to him, unable to watch even as his thumb traced the place, just above her knuckles, where he had once written his number in deep violet. Isobel ceased to breathe. Her heart pounded in her chest, her thoughts shattering into senseless fragments. All the while, her eyes remaine At last he stopped, and she stared down at the printed column of words, unable to comprehend a single one.
All the while, her eyes remained trained and unblinking on the open page. Lines without meaning stared up at her, little more than black sticks in an otherwise white world. I hope that quote incite you to read this book. Because really you should. Nevermore is a breathtaking read from start to finish. The plot it refreshingly different from other YA paranormal reads. It is mysterious, dark and will have you guessing right until the end. The romance in this book is beautifully done, never rushed.
One word for him WOW. I also agree with other reviews that Pinfeathers is entertaining and kind of likeable for a bad guy. They was only one thing that kind of annoyed me. I just wanted to knock their heads together and hopefully some sense into them. I suggest you run out and get it right now! Jun 28, Lissa added it Shelves: I wanted to read Nevermore ever since I heard of it.
It sounded so totally awesome. I mean, a book called Nevermore that has something do with the great Edgar Alan Poe? A romantic interest that is also a writer as opposed to not having any hobbies? How totally rocking does that sound? The writing is just exquisite. I loved every single sentence. I loved that there was a very nice dose of description of everything as well, especially colours. Some people might say there were too many adjectives, b I wanted to read Nevermore ever since I heard of it. Some people might say there were too many adjectives, but quite frankly I've had enough of YA books with minimal description and lazy storytelling.
I could tell with this book just how passionate Ms Creagh was, and I fell in love with it, too. But as I was reading it, I slowly came to realise that is must be a satire. There's no other way to describe it. The entire first two thirds of the book is just so hilariously satirical that for most of the time I was thinking, "Poor Isobel!
She's trapped in a satire and it's getting spooky! For a class project, preppy, happy blonde cheerleader Isobel gets partnered with Varen, who dresses like a goth and is a total outsider non-conformist and hangs out with people who look just like him and listen to the same music and enjoy going to the same events they're all totally non-conformists. Everyone immediately assumes she's, like, dating him or something. They overreact, go behind her back, and then stab her in the back like the two faced bitches they are, all in the first 80 pages.
Why are they so weird about it all? Everyone acts like he lusts after the blood of dead babies. He never gives any indication that he's interested in Isobel beyond their class project, yet around him swirls this whole panic about them spending time together. And all that time they spend together? They never get any work done.
Isobel is too busy staring at him and he's too busy being a non-conformist. How DARE he unwillingly spend time with the preppy cheerleader! And Isobel makes it worse by keeping it a secret and hiding everything from anyone. I suppose I have to give credit to the author for never actually stating what the hell everyone's problem is, anyway. She leaves it up to us to figure out why everyone has such a problem with Varen.
Which is why I decided Varen secretly lusts after dead baby blood. Or maybe he raped a girl. I don't want to sully his Dark Lord reputation but that's the response he gets. I really enjoyed the first half of the book. I found all the panic over Varen, and Isobel's friends and family's totally unrealistic response totally hilarious. I kept shouting at Isobel when she kept everything a secret and was simply flabbergasted and everyone's response to Varen just because he's smart and dresses differently.
I suppose that's to create the conflict within the pages, because the goths I know are totally awesome people who are actually really friendly if you take the effort to not actually judge them based on their appearance. The last third of the book was a lot more confusing. Isobel is drawn into Varen's Poe-inspired or did it inspire Poe? Isobel was kind of a cool protagonist: she had the guts to leave her friends when they were dicks, she fought for what she wanted to stay on the cheerleading squad but when it came to the last third of the book, she spent the majority of it running around like a headless chicken and not doing anything anyone advised her to.
She blunders through mishap after mishap, but she redeems herself by fighting back. However, I can not bring myself to forgive her for view spoiler [leaving Varen to save Brad. I don't want the second novel to turn into a House of Night love triangle where she still has feelings for Brad despite dumping him because let's face it, he's a complete dick. He has absolutely zero redeeming features, except that he's hot so I'm worried Isobel might have a brain fart and go back to him while Varen is still trapped in the netherworld which, by the way, is totally her fault.
But it is a really pretty cover nonetheless. Also, I liked Gwen. A LOT. She was cool and snarky and kind of a bitch. Not that Isobel didn't deserve it. She only tried to make friends with her locker neighbour once she's lost all her other friends. And Gwen seemed really cool in an excitable nerd sort of way.
But I can't figure out why she was so eager to help Isobel when Isobel wasn't a very good friend in return.
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I was hoping this book would grab me and not let go but quite frankly the first half was so unbelievable and the second half, which was by contemporary fiction standards unrealistic was more believable than before all the weird stuff started happening. That's why it's only getting 4 stars. I will read it again one day, I'm just not sure when. When I need another good laugh, I suppose. I think this book would make a really awesome film. Bring It On meets Freddy Kruger. View all 6 comments. Sep 25, Alkyoni rated it really liked it Recommended to Alkyoni by: Anthi.
Shelves: sixteen-candles , dreamcatcher , say-anything , once-more-with-feeling , paranormal , if-i-were-stuck-on-a-desert-island , first-in-a-series , series-in-progress. It wasn't biology for a change They write a paper about Edgar Alan Poe, they get an A, and then he gets back to his goth girlfriend, she gets back to the quarterback dude and they never speak to each other again. Naaaaaaah, I'm kidding. They fall in love, but then strange things start happening to Isobel - Poe related things that make no sense to her.
Could they somehow be related to Varen? Regardless of what I said earlier, Creagh is very original in her writing and her world building. Izzy is a wonderful character, and what do you know? A cheerleader! When was the last time that you read a YA book where a cheerleader was even remotely interesting?
Well Izzy is that and so much more. The romance is one of the sweetest things out there, her and Varen getting to see past their appearances, getting to understand each other, respect each other, falling in love in the process. I was honestly going for 5 stars. Then, I don't know what happened. It was like it was a different book. While attacking the students, Blake Belladonna lands on its back and hits it with multiple strikes, which don't seem to even hurt the bird.
After Blake returns to the group, Yang Xiao Long suggests hitting it with everything they have. Unfortunately, this fails as well, and Yang attacks it on her own. Yang forces it on the ground, via blasts from Ember Celica before Weiss freezes its tail feathers to the stone. Blake then uses her Gambol Shroud's ribbon as a large slingshot, and Weiss uses her Glyph capabilities to launch Ruby.
Ruby uses the blade of Crescent Rose to hook the Nevermore's neck and then drag it up the cliff with the aid of Weiss, who uses her Glyph abilities to launch Ruby upward. Upon reaching the top of the cliff, Ruby manages to decapitate the bird, instantly killing it. However, its design seems to differ from the usual Nevermore, with a much more prominent feather frill and differing wing design.
A few miniature Nevermore are seen flying out of an abandoned building as Blake pries a building's door down, releasing them in " Search and Destroy ". Blake proceeds to easily kill all of them. In " No Brakes ", some small Nevermore enter the tunnel through the hole that the explosive carriages caused, alongside several Beowolves and a King Taijitu. In " Breach ", some small Nevermore are seen flying around Vale during the battle and briefly attack Yang. Later, another three bigger Nevermore are dispatched single-handedly by Coco Adel , whose weapon makes short work of all three of them.
Nevermores are seen among the Grimm that are headed towards Vale in " Beginning of the End ". In " PvP ", a giant Nevermore lands atop Amity Colosseum , but a forcefield prevents it from entering or harming anyone. Some Nevermores are also seen attacking Atlesian Airships. Nevermores are seen flying over the ruined Beacon Academy in " End of the Beginning ". A group of Nevermores are also seen in the " Volume 4 Character Short ", attacking a village. Ruby uses her scythe to hook onto one, using it to fly her over the village before cutting off its wing.
In " Kuroyuri ", Nevermores are also seen taking part in the attack on Kuroyuri. One lands on the building Nora Valkyrie is hiding under, but Lie Ren uses his Semblance to hide them both from it.