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Book Watch: Enshadowed


Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh will be released in the U.S. on August 28, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 448 pages.

Enshadowed is the second book in author Kelly Creagh’s Nevermore series. The third book, currently untitled, is slated for release in 2013.

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It was impossible to choose a book to watch this week because there are nine books releasing the week of August 28th I’m excited about. And if it weren’t for the fact that I already had Karsten Knight stop by the blog last week and have Tessa Gratton scheduled at the end of the month, I wouldn’t have been able to choose.

But since both of those authors will have – or already have had – a moment in the spotlight here this month, I decided to go with a book that I’ve had pre-ordered since early 2011, whose release date got moved, and whose ending has left me hanging longer than anyone else’s but Stephen King.

And that, of course, is Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh. I read the first book in that series, Nevermore, back in 2010 shortly after it was released. I was drawn in by the Poe connection, I was hooked instantly by the author’s take on just what happened to Poe, and I fell in love with this series through the many ways the author wove her story in with Poe’s stories.

I love that the protagonist in this story is named Varen Nethers. The name is so incredibly different and the fact that Varen just happens to be an anagram of raven is super cool. I love that this series is dark and haunting. Though waiting just about two years is a long time to be haunted by a book.

I am so excited that release date is just around the corner. I’m anxious to find out what will happen – and what already has happened – with Varen. He was left in a rather terrible situation. But I’ll say no more about that just in case there is someone who hasn’t read that first book.

I can’t wait to find out what Isobel has planned and to meet this Poe Toaster the description mentions. And I am dying to find out more about this “ancient evil, draped in veils of white.” I thought I was anxious before, but now I’m filled with trepidation about what the author plans on doing to her characters in this second installment in the series.

I am just so glad the wait is almost over.

Places to Watch

The author on TWITTER

The author on FACEBOOK

The author on GOODREADS

The author’s WEBSITE

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About the Book

***Warning: The Goodreads description is spoiler-y for Nevermore***

Goodreads description:

Varen Nethers is trapped in a perilous dream world — a treacherous and desolate realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life. Isobel Lanley, plagued by strange visions and haunted by the nightmares of Varen’s creation, is the only one who can save him.

Isobel knows that her only hope lies within a Baltimore cemetery. There, in the early morning hours of Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday, a mysterious stranger known as the “Poe Toaster” will make his annual homage at the legendary poet’s grave.

Only the Poe Toaster holds the key to the way between worlds. But even greater dangers lie ahead for Isobel. An ancient evil, draped in veils of white, is watching, challenging her for Varen’s affections. When Isobel finally finds Varen, he is no longer the quiet and brooding boy who once captivated her, but a dark force, powerful and malevolent.

Other Amazing Books to Watch

Here are a ton of other awesome books releasing the week of August 28th:

The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton

Embers & Echoes by Karsten Knight

Starling by Lesley Livingston

The Iron Legends by Julie Kagawa

Defiance by C.J. Redwine

Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon

Erasing Time by C.J. Hill

The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

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