That was the WORSE ending to a book I have EVER read! Holy Cow! Talk about Cliff Hangers! I know they need to leave you anxious to read the next book that comes out - but Geez! Especially since we have to wait til 2012 ??? Wow! The nerve I want to give the book a 3 Star just for the ending - but I really really liked the book (up til the ending that is ) so I gave it 5 starts :)
OK this book - I have to say wow - I can't believe I read the whole thing in one day :) and I went to bed by 12:30 last night too and went shopping today - not to mention missed a lot of extra reading time yesterday while hanging out with the family -I guess the reading just went by fast though. By the time I realized I was on page 360 and they STILL hadn't gotten together - i was a little fusterated. I thought back to what I had read - and can't believe it took 360 pages to start becoming friends ... But soon after that (about 20 more pages) I got to the part where the report date was coming up and she was nervous about what would happen to their relationship - then it went pretty fast with the reading -
The whole Dreamland part wasn't really what I had expected. I crossed Vampires off my list eary into the book when he mentioned Bess - ghosts I thought was most likely - but I wasn't prepared for the Dreamland!The ended kind of made me think of InkHeart. But yeah - it worked .
I was really ticked off - while bawling my eyes out about the crappy ending (I'm a sucker for books that make me cry but that was pretty pathetic :) I am putting his last "note" to her on my facebook Quotes - I re-read it 6 times already and it's just a really SAD SAD note . ...The Epilogue wasn't much better - but at least we know that in the next book Varen will have his POV viewed for us - Which is good . It would help SO MUCH MORE getting his side of the story :) I am looking forward to the next book. I will definatly have to pull this one out again to re-read
And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted - nevermore!
from "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe
Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look.
Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life.
As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares.
His life depends on it.