Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Book Review: Enshadowed By: Kelly Creagh

Book Description:
Varen Nethers is trapped in a perilous dream world -- a treacherous and desolate realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life. Isobel Lanley, plagued by strange visions and haunted by the nightmares of Varen's creation, is the only one who can save him.
Isobel knows that her only hope lies within a Baltimore cemetery. There, in the early morning hours of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday, a mysterious stranger known as the "Poe Toaster" will make his annual homage at the legendary poet's grave.
Only the Poe Toaster holds the key to the way between worlds. But even greater dangers lie ahead for Isobel. An ancient evil, draped in veils of white, is watching, challenging her for Varen's affections. When Isobel finally finds Varen, he is no longer the quiet and brooding boy who once captivated her, but a dark force, powerful and malevolent.

While Varen remains a prisoner in a perilous dream world where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life, Isobel travels to Baltimore to confront the dark figure known throughout the world as the Poe Toaster. This man, the same man who once appeared to Isobel in her dreams and abandoned her in Varen’s nightmare world, holds the key to saving Varen.
     But when Isobel discovers a way to return to this dream world, she finds herself swept up in a realm that not only holds remnants of Edgar Allan Poe’s presence, but has also now taken on the characteristics of Varen’s innermost self. It is a dark world of fear, terror, and anger.
     When Isobel once more encounters Varen, she finds him changed. And now Isobel must face a new adversary—one who also happens to be her greatest love.

My Thoughts:
I looked forward to this book for-EVER! The date of it's release was pushed back I believe twice, so you can imagine my joy when it FINALLY was released! The day I got it, I started it and read as fast as I could. I was a little disappointed in this book probably because I LOVED the first book and waiting in crazy anticipation for this book that my expectations were maybe too high.

I felt like the book just dragged on till the last fourth of the the book, then it picked up and you couldn't put it down and then totally leaves you with a major cliffhanger! RUDE!'' But a friend of mine said it better, this book was just a HUGE review of the first book, what the heck?! seriously?! 

I'm holding out again for the third and HOPE it's not a total failure! Because I know Nevermore (first book) was such a huge success that people will be TICKED if it's not good!

Overall: I would recommend just for the ending but you'd have to read the AMAZING first book to enjoy the second. 

Sexual Content: mild
Language: mild
Violence: moderate
drugs/alcohol: mild  

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