I'm one of more than a thousand bloggers taking part in the A-Z Blogging challenge this year. The goal is to blog everyday in April - except Sundays. You don't need a theme...but I've got one.
It's called watchYAreading. Each day, I'll blogabout a young adult book I have read - and loved (or at least really liked).
Kelly Creagh's Nevermore fits in the latter category.
There's an awful lot of books I want to read, so sometimes, when I'm not grabbed by the first few chapters (or even first page), I move on. I'm glad I stuck it out for this novel, though, since the story didn't have me at hello...though, the writing certainly did.
Nevermore starts off like your basic paranormal - jocks, cheerleaders, star-crossed lovers, etc. But beneath its garden-variety surface is a dark book that pays tribute to Edgar Allan Poe. I'm a huge Poe fan, so this played to my fangirl sensibilities - and likely the reason I muddled through the somewhat cliched beginning.
However, by the end, I concur, Kelly Creagh's writing - and story - hold up on their own.
I had a tough time finding an "N" book - what did I miss? Tell me in the comments section and at the end of the month I'll choose three readers to win a copy of SPIRITED, an anthology of haunting YA fiction.