By: Rachel M Martens
Publication date: 6.14.2013
Amazon link: Poe: Nevermore
Date read: 4.21.2014
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Summary: "Poe: Nevermore" is an Edgar Allan Poe-inspired thriller in which a young woman must race against time and death to save those she loves while struggling with depression, a new relationship complicated by her past, and an abusive former foster-father. Elenora Allison Poe is twenty-four years old, drowning in debt and depression, and very alone, having been orphaned at the age of two and raised in an unloving household. Suffering from insomnia and PTSD from a traumatic experience seven years before, Poe keeps everyone at arm's length. Then, she meets homicide detective Caleb Frost and her life changes dramatically. Frost sees Poe's brokenness in perfect clarity and sympathizes with her. However, just when Poe is starting to let him in, she discovers a horrible truth: she is the sole direct descendant of Edgar Allan Poe, inheriting not only the last name of one of the world's most famous poets, but also a terrible family curse that takes the form of Edgar Allan Poe's most haunting tales. If Poe cannot recognize the curse unfolding in time, it will destroy the lives of all those close to her and annihilate her sanity.
This was a well-written and fun story. I mean, what an AWESOME idea for a storyline. Poe is one of those characters that you will never forget - so "real" and one I could easily relate to. I really like the character Frost and the adventure that the author takes us on throughout the whole story. Very impressive and I can't wait to read more of this series.
Favorite line: "They say that the hearts of the dead are never silent. They say that they live on, beat on, love on forever. But what of the hearts of the living? What of those ones who have been broken so many times that they would be better off dead? I knew that their hearts fell silent because mine had done just that. I was broken, empty, dead inside ... a hollowed out, ravaged shell of the girl I was. There are those among the living who walk about, breathe, speak, eat, drink, sleep ... all while dead. I was one of them."