I felt like this was kind of a filler book but I'm such a sucker for this series (seriously, I have a soft spot for it like no other series I've ever read) that it still kicked ass. I had a feeling about the ending throughout the whole book and once it got to that final line I was like AW HELL YEAH! I cannot wait to see what happens next! I might explode with anticipation.
Don't let my rating fool you: I really enjoyed this book. But the repetitiveness? HOLY SHIT was it ever annoying. This series is quickly becoming a favorite and I absolutely adore October (so far *crosses fingers*), but the amount of times she explained that she can't say "thank you" was so irritating that I wanted to punch her myself. It's not stopping me from reading on with the series, but it definitely brought my enjoyment down a bit. Onto the next installment!
I enjoyed this installment, but I saw a lot of negative reviews for it so I was a bit weary going into it. A lot of people were complaining that this book was "too long" for the content and I can totally see that, but I definitely think listening to this series on audio would be preferred if that's the case! It's probably why I liked it a lot more than most people (although it wasn't perfect). I'm also turning into a Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant fangirl so... I might be a little biased ;)
I didn't like Nevermore. No, scratch that. I hated Nevermore.
Reading the blurb, I figured this book would be awesome. I am a E.A. Poe fangirl, and hearing all the hype about this book made me want it that much more. I thought the concept was interesting- but it wasn't pieced together well enough for me. It was choppy, boring, and slow- with most of the "action" held within the last chapter.
Poe is notoriously known for his "darker" writings, so I expected this to be darker than it actually was. I don't think a cheerleader fits into this category. I hated Isobel. She was such a stereotypical popular-blond-girl-meets-edgy-guy-then-gets-mocked-and-falls-in-love character that it made me want to vomit. And her "relationship" with Varen? Where was the progression there? Varen barely said anything in the whole novel but nonetheless, Isobel fell madly in love with him. The thing that bothered me the most was that she just happened to decide one day that she loved him.
By the end of the book I was skipping paragraphs to finish (which is NEVER a good thing). Creagh seemed to add a bunch of unnecessary details. I really, really did not like this book. Everything about it struck a major chord with me. If you're going to base a book on one of the masters of literature, you better do it right... or don't do it at all.
Updated review on November 16, 2011