Thursday, September 3, 2015

Oblivion by Kelly Creagh - OPTIONAL

Creagh, Kelly  Oblivion (Nevermore, #3), 434 pgs.  Atheneum Books, 2015.  $18.99  Content: Language: PG-13 (16 swears); Violence: PG-13; Mature Content: PG-13.  

Isobel has survived death, even at the hands of her boyfriend Varen, but she still can’t let Varen go.  As Isobel tries to separate herself from the dream world and let go of Varen and his dark side, she finds that the dream world has started to seep into reality and that she might be the only person who can close the gap.  Isobel tries to keep track of what is dreaming and what is reality, who is friend and who is foe as she tries to save herself, her family and Varen from the demon who would drag them all into darkness.   

Kelly Creagh does a fantastic job creating this dark and realistic setting.  Although Isobel makes many decisions that can be frustrating, it all makes sense in the end.  The world is trippy—like the movie Inception—where it begins to be unclear what is real and what can be manipulated because it’s only a dream.  This is a dark, gothic novel that isn’t for everyone, but if you have a reader who likes that type of thing—they will love this series.    

MS, HS-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.       

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