“ Print Length: 296 pages / Publisher: Collective Inkwell / Published: April 8, 2012 „
Noella Snow just wants to be a normal teenager. But she has been plagued all her life by hallucinations and visions of another world, another existence, that have already caused her to have one psychotic break and stab one of her school friends with a knife that was seemingly only real in her mind! Strong medication largely keeps these hallucinations under control but when the coffee shop she works at is held up, she witnesses somebody she has only ever dreamed about enter in and behind the robber and reduce him to ash! Could her hallucinations actually be real or is it her? Does Noella harbor some kind of latent psychic power she can only harness through hallucinations and breaks from reality? For Nevermore is the authors follow-up to the highly successful and brilliantly awesome Yesterdays Gone. (check out my review!) But, aimed as this is at a teenage/ young adult audience, I never really felt that this series really worked for me. I found the story fairly lame, the characters insipid and a fantasy element that is introduced mid-way through this omnibus really rather unnecessary and quite irritating. It is like one moment you are think you are enjoying a fairly average paranormal thriller and then the next minute, hey there's a centaur! That's right, a half man/ half horse character who just springs up from nowhere. I appreciate the authors are trying to do something different but, had I paid for this rather than downloading the whole first season for free, I would have been very, very disappointed. Like I say, I am not the target audience but neither do I feel compelled to buy the next season. I still think their idea of writing their fiction in "episodes" like a T.V series is a genius one but think I will just wait for the next season of Yesterdays Gone rather than trying any others of their numerous writing endeavours that they have going at the moment!