Goodreads review: 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.
Fate's thoughts: This book was original and fresh. It was like nothing i have ever read before. At the beginning Isobel is the typical stereotype cheerleader and she's not very happy when she gets paired with Varen Nethers for a school project. Varen is cold, sharp tongued and mysterious. He also carries around his journal. When Isobel gets a glimpse at the contents of said journal, she's intrigued. She slowly starts losing the cheerleader act and gets closer to Varen. And.... the story takes off from there. If i haven't already mentioned it, this book is amazing. The only reason it gets four stars, is that it was a bit too slow for my taste. I can't till i get my hands on the next installment in this great series.