Monday, February 18, 2013

Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh

Published: August 28, 2012
Publisher: Atheneum
Pages: 429 in the US Hardcover edition
Synopsis: 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.

This is the second book in a series; there will be spoilers.

I had really high expectations for this book.  I've been waiting for it to come out ever sense I finished the first one.  It's sad to admit that it took me three weeks to officially finish this book.  I wanted to love this book trust me. There was some really good parts, but It never stayed that way.  


I love this cover! It's seriously beautiful.  It's mysterious, dark, and completely stunning.  Although I didn't picture Varen to look like that though. 


To be honest I think this book could have had been better.  Even though I couldn't love it, I did like it.

three out of five hearts.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

2013 Classics Reading Challenge

I decided to join another challenge.  I have never read a classic from start to finish.  So this year I plan on reading at least five.  Those five are:
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
  • A Midsummer nights dream by William Shakespeare 
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
Hosted by Thoughts At One In The Morning.