Publisher: Atheneum Books
Publish Date: Aug 28th, 2012
Series: Nevermore, #2
Source: ARC from publisher
True love takes a twisted turn in the second book of this modern gothic romance trilogy channeling the dark brilliance of Edgar Allan Poe.While Varen remains a prisoner in a perilous dream world where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life, Isobel travels to Baltimore to confront the dark figure known throughout the world as the Poe Toaster. This man, the same man who once appeared to Isobel in her dreams and abandoned her in Varen’s nightmare world, holds the key to saving Varen.
But when Isobel discovers a way to return to this dream world, she finds herself swept up in a realm that not only holds remnants of Edgar Allan Poe’s presence, but has also now taken on the characteristics of Varen’s innermost self. It is a dark world of fear, terror, and anger.
When Isobel once more encounters Varen, she finds him changed. And now Isobel must face a new adversary—one who also happens to be her greatest love.
Enshadowed follows the journey of Isobel and Varen. Varen had yet to return from the dreamworld and people are starting to wonder where he is, including Isobel who keeps getting glimpses of him here and there. Questions are answered for us but not without leading us deeper into this unknown realm.
Throughout Enshadowed he author keeps us on our toes with mystery and keeps things rolling with the plot. Her writing is great and descriptive, with the setting clearly painted in our heads. I will admit that I enjoyed the first part of Nevermore, book #1 more than anything so far. I loved the human aspect of the book and thoroughly enjoyed Varen and Isobels relationship grow. I loved how things were as humanly simple as it could be. That's not to say that I didn't enjoy Enshadowed, but reading books about demons and such isn't always my cup of tea, though to be honest, I found myself more and more interested as the book went on. But the human interaction between Isobel and her father, brother and her friend Gwen, were great and kept things real for me. The dynamic relationships in Kelly Creagh's work is refreshing.
The characters in Enshadowed are memorable and written very well. There was something about Pinfeathers that I liked. He was mysterious and very interesting and I was always curious as to when he would show up and what he had to say. Gwen is a fun character who livens things up and is a good balance to Isobels serious demeanor.
Overall, Enshadowed was a good book, and a must read if you've read Nevermore. I was hooked and read this book everywhere and I'm sure you will too.