Thursday, September 24, 2015

Book Review: Oblivion (Nevermore #3)

Oblivion (Nevermore #3) by Kelly Creagh
Publication Date: July 28, 2015

This electrifying conclusion to the Nevermore trilogy takes one last trip to the dream world of Edgar Allan Poe to reveal the intertwined fates of Isobel and Varen.

The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins? —Edgar Allan Poe

The fine line between life and death blurred long ago for Isobel Lanley. After a deadly confrontation with Varen in the dreamworld, she’s terrified to return to that desolate and dangerous place. But when her nightmares resume, bleeding into reality, she is left with no choice. Varen’s darkness is catching up to her. To everything. Threatening to devour it all.

Isobel fears for her world. For her sanity and Varen’s—especially after a fresh and devastating loss. To make matters worse, the ghostly demon Lilith wants Varen for her own, and she will do anything to keep him in her grasp—anything.

Can Isobel ever find her happy ending? Worlds collide and fates are sealed in this breathtaking finale to the Nevermore trilogy.

It's been 3 years since Enshadowed came out. Suffice to say, I've been longing for this book to come into the world. Almost every single month I would check for any updates on this book, and I kept seeing the date pushed back more and more. Well, it's finally here, and let me say, this book was simply amazing. I couldn't have asked for a better ending to this series, and the wait was well worth it. Everything about this book was perfection, and I flew through the pages needing to know how everything was going to be resolved. While I didn't necessarily want this book to end (after all, who wants to say goodbye to characters they fell in love with more than 5 years ago?), I needed to know who was going to make it out alive and if Isobel and Varen would end up together.

This series has always held a special place in my heart because I am the hugest Edgar Allan Poe fan. I have a great admiration for Ms. Creagh as the amount of research and dedication that was put into this story is something of wonder and awe. She deserves a HUGE round of applause for her efforts, and they paid off fantastically. Kelly Creagh's writing has such a poetic quality to it. She mixes weird, dark, and gothic together so well, and the result is a hauntingly beautiful story that blows your mind. In some ways, her writing is so eerily similar to that of Poe's that you have to stop and remember this isn't one of his works. The way she describes every single aspect of the setting and atmosphere makes you feel as if Edgar Allan Poe's story have come to life and you are in them. Nothing is ever as it seems in this story, and there are so many twists and turns, your head will spin...and you love every single freaky second of it.

One of my favorite parts of this story (and series in general) is Ms. Creagh's characters. Varen is not your typical male character. He isn't some hunky, swoonworthy guy that makes you drool. He's creepy, weird, and one giant mystery. While you don't originally think you'll like him, he draws you in and never lets you go. He is a very dark and haunting character, and unlike anything you will ever read. Varen has many different sides to him, and while he hides behind a bitter mask, Varen is truly a person that is vulnerable and frightened by the world that has sucked him in and gripped him in a hold so tight, he doesn't see anyway out. He is the epitome of a tortured soul, in more ways than one. Isobel has grown into such a strong, fierce lead character. While she wasn't my favorite at first in Nevermore, she quickly became a favorite of mine and holds a special place in my heart. Isobel will go to any and all lengths to rescue Varen from the evil that holds him in her clutches. She was so brave and full of compassion, and you could see how much more responsible and mature she is now, as compared to the first book.

If you miss out on this wonderful series, you are missing out on something extremely special and amazing. With breathtaking descriptions and extraordinary writing, this is a winner on all sides. This will please fans of Edgar Allan Poe, and even make some new ones. You will be so intrigued by everything that you will want to go out and read all about Poe. I am incredibly sad to see this series come to an end, but it went out on a high-note and will always have a very special place in my heart. I can't wait to see what Ms. Creagh writes next!

Happy reading :)  



  1. I had to be careful with this review because I hope to read the series without being spoiled, so I skipped to the rating and it was nice to see 5 stars! I'm really glad you enjoyed it :) made me more excited to pick the books up

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    1. Ooh you definitely don't want to spoil this series, so now that they're all out, you definitely need to check them out! It was torture waiting for these books, but they were well worth the wait!