Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (12): Nevermore

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is Nevermore by Kelly Creagh due out August 31, 2010.

Product Description

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 lamp-light 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 lifted - nevermore!

-- from "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe

Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he'd rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can't help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look.

Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life.

As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares.

His life depends on it.

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

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  1. Okay, at the beginning of the synopsis, I thought "Oh, the normal boy-hates-girl and the reverse", but I'm surprised that its more darker than that. It looks awesome!

    Great WoW pick!

  2. I saw this as I was looking for new WoWs and thought it sounded fantastic. Terrific choice.

  3. I'm really excited about this one too, looks very different!

  4. I love Edgar Allen Poe so the title grabbed my attention immediately. Nice pick!

  5. Sounds like it could get very intense.

    Mine's HERE.


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