Sunday, February 3, 2013

{A Kelly M Review}: Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh

Title: Enshadowed
Series: Nevermore #2
Author: Kelly Creagh
Genre: YA Paranormal
Publisher: Antheneum


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.

I could not wait to read Enshadowed since the cliffhanger of Nevermore was brutal. This one wasn’t much better. I think Kelly Creagh is trying to get my body to explode with frustration. This Edgar Allen Poe inspired story is honestly one of my favourite series of books ever. It is also the darkest world I have ever been plunged into. It is so beautifully written and the gothic imagery that she creates just blows my mind. I love anything Edgar Allen Poe.

All things considered though it took me forever to get through this book. The conclusion I came to was because of Varen. He is basically awol in most of the book and that seriously sucked so hard. BUT at least I had Pinfeathers. Call me a freak but I am strangely attracted to Pinfeathers. I love him!

My favourite character in this series is Gwen. She makes me laughed out loud, literally. The stuff she comes up with gives me stomach aches, that’s how funny she is. Also she is very loyal and even though she would love to know what exactly is going on she keeps her mouth shut when Isobel asks her not to ask questions.

Isobel is a tad depressing in this book, but I do understand why. She goes the above and beyond for Varen and that is admirable. But I know a lot of people won’t agree with me and go, “she is annoying and makes stupid decisions,” I want you guys to remember something, she is 16 and still young and she is doing the best she can. Put yourself in her position, who would believe you?

In this part of the story you learn a lot more about Reynolds and what and who he is, his history, everything and I really found this so interesting. This was basically a filler book. But it doesn’t have the dreaded sequel curse. Well not in my opinion.

I would highly recommend this series. If you want something different then this is the story for you. it’s nothing I have ever experienced.

Favourite quote:
“I'll keep it," she said. "Then, when you get back, after you and the dark one are done making out and planning a future filled with blond-haired, green-eyed, pigment-challeneged rug rats, I'll bring it over and you can add it to your scrapbook, right before you start cooking me dinner. I like vegetarian lasagna with cottage cheese instead of ricotta."
"And don't forget the mushrooms. Garlic bread, too, please. That is, as long as your vampire lover doesn't object."
"I want to say thank you," Isobel said. "For... everything."

"No," Gwen said. "Thank YOU for the delicious dinner. I can almost taste the baklava you and Darth Vader will be making for dessert. Something tells me you're gonna have to look that one up, though.”


  1. Great review! I love Gwen too, she's so funny XD
    I agree that the missing Varen was hard, but that didn't make me enjoy the book less. I mean we do get glimpses of him, and what we see just makes me hurt for him all the more :(
    And Pinfeathers! He scared the crap out of me in Nevermore and I didn't like him. I would never have thought that I'd come to appreciate him so much! Glad to hear I'm not the only one who felt that way ^^'
    Ugh I need the next book... I really do! I have no real idea what's going to happen now, and I can make no predictions about the ending of the trilogy >.<

  2. Great review!!! This trilogy is my favorite!! And Varen ooh Varen... he's my number one book boyfriend :( I can't wait for the next one, I'm hoping it will have more Varen in it :)))



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