Pros:* Mythology based around Poe* Awesome Poe references * Hot Goth boy -- complete with lip piercing Cons:* Prose is overly poetic * Secondary characters are flat and often exist only to provide exposition (or in Gwen's case, rides).I really enjoyed Nevermore. It was nice to read strong YA that was new. No vampires, werewolves, zombies, angels, ect. As someone who enjoys Poe it was nice to see the history and speculation woven throughout. There are some plot points I wish we had seen developed/explained a bit better - like how Varen was able to build the initial connection.