Publisher: Atheneum Books
Release Date: August 28, 2012
True love takes a twisted turn in the second book of this modern gothic romance trilogy channeling the dark brilliance of Edgar Allan Poe.While Varen remains a prisoner in a perilous dream world where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life, Isobel travels to Baltimore to confront the dark figure known throughout the world as the Poe Toaster. This man, the same man who once appeared to Isobel in her dreams and abandoned her in Varen’s nightmare world, holds the key to saving Varen.
But when Isobel discovers a way to return to this dream world, she finds herself swept up in a realm that not only holds remnants of Edgar Allan Poe’s presence, but has also now taken on the characteristics of Varen’s innermost self. It is a dark world of fear, terror, and anger.
When Isobel once more encounters Varen, she finds him changed. And now Isobel must face a new adversary—one who also happens to be her greatest love.
I've got to say, this is shaping up to be an awesome series. I loved the first book, and I'm getting obsessed with the second.
One thing I love about these books is how creepy they are. Not only because of the content, but because of the writing. Creagh's writing is hauntingly sophisticated, which really adds to books.
I'm not going to lie, I missed Varen in this book. However, that doesn't mean that I didn't enjoy it. I loved getting to know Isobel better and watching her grow while trying to figure everything out. I loved how determined she was. I also loved getting to know other characters.
Creagh sure knows how to kill her readers with her endings. I'm still shocked by what happened. It's such an intense, insane cliff-hanger, and I need to read the next book!
Overall, a great sequel! This is a great, creepy series and I can't wait for the next book. I'll most likely read the first two again and again until I get my hands on the next book!