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Twenty years ago they lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. In the years after, their father, John, taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America...and he taught them how to kill it. Sam and Dean have hit New York City to check out a local rocker's haunted house. But before they can figureTwenty years ago they lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. In the years after, their father, John, taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America...and he taught them how to kill it. Sam and Dean have hit New York City to check out a local rocker's haunted house. But before they can figure out why a lovesick banshee in an '80s heavy-metal T-shirt is wailing in the bedroom, a far more macabre crime catches their attention. Not far from the house, two university students were beaten to death by a strange assailant. A murder that's bizarre even by New York City standards, it's the latest in a line of killings that the brothers soon suspect are based on the creepy stories of legendary writer Edgar Allan Poe.Their investigation leads them to the center of one of Poe's horror classics, face-to-face with their most terrifying foe yet. And if Sam and Dean don't rewrite the ending of this chilling tale, a grisly serial killer will end their lives forevermore....

Title : Nevermore
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ISBN : 9780061370908
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 312 Pages
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Nevermore Reviews

  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    2019-04-05 00:56

    Well this was disappointing. I finally got to read this book because of a challenge I'm doing with the wonderful Winchester boys, BUT, I didn't like the book like I was hoping. The story with the ghost was decent enough but it was just weird reading about Sam & Dean. I couldn't really picture them as themselves in the show, which is one of my fav shows. They talk about the Impala and music and some funny stuff from Dean, but it just wasn't the same. Damn it! Well, I tried. I guess I will stick to watching my boys on tv with the exception of the coffee table books I have of them =)

  • theghostwriter
    2019-04-19 02:52

    yep, i read some "supernatural" tv-series fan-fiction... and LOVED IT. so go fuck yourself.

  • Saniya
    2019-04-14 00:02

    WTF did I just read...?ATTENTION READERS!Readers who are going to buy this book, please consider reading my review before you actually spend your precious money on it. I know its Supernatural, you love the show, but consider my review as a warning. And People who REALLY liked this book, please don't read my review.First of all, I would like talk about the cover. Dean and Sam are looking hot as usual, background is okay, like the fog, but whats up with this red circle (whatever it is) saying "An original SUPERNATURAL novel" ...Excuse me, but this book was a really, REALLY bad attempt of a scriptwriter trying to write a book of this TV show which is and can never be possible. I really don't know how there are like, (more than) 5 books after this freaking book. Talking about the book, It was H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E! I marked this book as-read only and only because of the TV show. I love the show, the plot and the characters. I am a big fan of Supernatural and can't wait for another season to start. Anyhow, when I started reading this book, I was excited. I knew Dean will be all bad-boy and Sam will be all genius. And before it even started, Historian's note said, "This novel takes place between the second-season Supernatural episodes 'Crossroad Blues' and 'Croatoan.' " And that made me even more excited. The story started good. Two College boys driving while discussing about party, etc. I am with the story, and then BANG! The crappy author starts writing names of streets and places and I am totally like ^_-. I mean its good when a author write descriptively, but this author, GOSH! He wrote names of the places like I actually knew about them and I was so confused. And then again I am suddenly taken to this FREAKING DUMB ASS rock band which I really don't know, how it came into the story and I am like, "whhhatt?" And to make it more annoying, the author wrote it in 3rd person's point of view. NO characterization, NO expressions, NO feelings. The characters were all wrong. just wrong! Dean was not Dean. He was like a dumb ass person who acts like a seven year old boy, complains like a loser and whatever. Sam was not the genius type either, tries to act like a sensible dad of Dean and all even though hes younger. -.- The author made a very VERY bad attempt of copying the characters. If you really wanted to make the readers know Dean is the silly hot type and Sam is a genius cute one, then say it!! You don't have to make the readers suffer. After every freaking line, he tried to tell us that Dean is this and Sam is that. UGH! And Dean calling Sam "Sammich" ..... no words... you have to got to be kidding me.....Then its going ok, I am thinking I can read this book, then suddenly this author wrote each and every single name of the bands name and songs through Dean. You know what? I don't know any freaking of them!!! >.< except for LP, and some bands I have heard, no-one was familiar and this author tried to make me suffer again because now EACH AND EVERY LINE was filled with bands and songs. And Dean was a total Metal freak. I actually like bands and all but reading it after every freaking sentence just made me nuts. And if the author tried to be funny, I seriously didn't get it. o.O Moving over, I read half of the book, I am regretting it, Wanting to trash this book so bad, but I had to read it because its Supernatural and I just had the feeling I had to. Its really rare that I don't read the book completely so I was like, "hmmph, ok, whatver, just read it." Place, PLACES, songs, SONGS, then came some, thank-god, interesting parts. Something the author wrote nicely. Then, when I came to know about the band killer I was like "WTH!" -.- It was so easy. And then that 2 boys killer, I was more -.- x100 . And then the book ended. -_-And now I finished my review. Wow, I feel so... relieved! :O :DI will give this book 2 stars. 1 star for some short, actually nice scenes and 1 for the Bros. I love them =D <3 NEVER EVER going to read another book and just please, please, don't write more books. The TV show is enough. Peace out! =D \m/

  • manda
    2019-03-31 02:10

    There is A BOOK????How do I not know this?And I call myself a fan. Shame on me!

  • Courtney
    2019-04-15 23:59

    I don't think Keith DeCandido did as much research on the show as he claims he did in his author's notes in the back of the book. He shows a decided lack of insight into the personalities of both Sam and Dean, in particular, Dean. Hell, he couldn't even get their physical descriptions right! All we get are vague descriptions that could be anybody. Or maybe he just assumed we would know who he was talking about from a few brief lines of text?The inconsistencies abound in this book. For starters, Dean rarely surrenders the keys to the Impala to anyone, even Sam. And Dean get lost? Yeah, right. Also, while Sam can be a major pain in Dean's ass, the Sam in this book doesn't compute with the Sam we know from the series. Both characters lack a personality, which as followers of the series know, both boys have in spades.Too many pages are wasted on descriptions of the Bronx and its environs, pages that could have been used for character development instead. The supporting players in this novel are weak at best and definitely poorly developed. I have to agree with one Amazon reviewer who stated that if John Winchester had really known the Poe expert Pym, he'd have shot the guy just because he's so freaking annoying! And the female cop, McBain? Nobody gets away with talking to Dean the way she does in this crappy book. Hell, even Hendrickson got over that pretty quick once he realized the way things really are in the season 3 episode, "Jus in Bello".Don't get me started on the two "cases" presented in this book. For one thing, Sam and Dean don't even fully resolve the case of Manfred's haunting by a former girlfriend of one of his fellow bandmembers. Stupid, for one thing, and NOT something that Sam and Dean would do, for another. These two don't believe in leaving loose ends. They always resolve the cases they take on, one way or another.The whole Edgar Allan Poe case was just silly. It was obvious who the "villain" was, so there was no suspense and no real payoff in the end. It also bugged me that for someone supposedly intelligent, the villainous professor was a total idiot. Someone who is an academic would have done more research on the so-called resurrection ritual and quickly realized that it was something that a charlatan pulled out of his ass.Unfortunately, it seems that those who write fan fiction based on Supernatural have a better grasp of the characters, their personalities and the mythology of the show than Mr. DeCandido does. I sincerely hope that Mr. DeCandido did a lot more research on the series before writing Bone Key, his second Supernatural tie-in novel.

  • Rissa
    2019-04-20 04:52

    I wanted more of Sam and Dean and i got them and their personality and attitude shown through a bit. I really wanted to love it but it was slow going and i got bored. I liked picturing sam and dean on the new hunt and the Edgar Poe mystery was interesting.

  • Subaru8mysox
    2019-03-30 05:49

    If I had to describe this book in less than ten words:I've read better fan-fiction.Seriously. Without a doubt, this is one of the top ten Worst Books I've Ever Read. It was a struggle to get through.I didn't go into Nevermore expecting much, just a good, fun, stupid read about my latest TV obsession, but I expected the author to at least get Sam and Dean's characterization down. Within the first thirty pages, I was completely horrified by just how "off" they were:Dean is an idiot whose sole interest in life is to drink and listen to music. He gets totally tongue-tied at crucial moments during a scam, is too stupid to change his cell phone's ring tone, and when it comes to the Impala, is too scared to drive through Brooklyn, and too stupid to parallel park. Sam is a self-righteous jerk who knows everything about everything and isn't afraid to rub it in Dean's face. I felt no brotherly love, which to me, is the foundation upon which Supernatural is built. In the show, even when Sam and Dean *hate* each other, they still love the shit out of each other.Even if you take out the horrible characterizations of Sam and Dean (and to be fair, the late John Winchester) this book was not enjoyable. There were supposedly two cases (one which had serious promise) but they were hidden within all the pointless details describing coffee, coffee mugs, classic rock, and a narrative on the layout of streets in Brooklyn.

  • Jamie
    2019-04-08 01:48

    Not a bad job on this novel, since it is based off a tv series. Being a fan of the series, I can be a bit critical about staying in character. I am used to movies based on books but this was the opposite. The tv series came first, then this. This particular story sees the brothers to New York to help out a friend of a friend with a ghost haunting him, calling out "love me." While there, they take on another, darker case. Someone is creating a murder ritual to bring Edgar Allen Poe back to life... So we actually get two stories in one with this book! While it was not great, and the 4 stars was a bit generous (3.5 is more accurate), the author did a fairly good job keeping the Winchester brothers in character. Sam and Dean were very believable, however the story and second characters don't seem to quite fit in too well. Also the writing style did not impress me and has serious room for improvement. Regardless, I was happy reading about my two favorite brothers. If you like the series, or just like supernatural stories in general you should check this out. A bit of action, comedic quips, ghosts...not to mention the famous Sam and Dean themselves.

  • Lauren Stoolfire
    2019-04-20 05:52

    This was a decent tie in novel and I could totally see it as an actual episode - the characterization of Sam and Dean's pretty on the nose and it has a decent sense of humor. Now, if only the conclusion to both cases, Poe and the haunting, was a little more satisfying. Nevermore is set early on in season two and I think it would have made a fun episode seeing the brothers in their younger days. Favorite moments: p. 171, "Sam shrugged as he sipped his coffee. "What can I tell you, Dean, it [The Murders in the Rue Morgue] was revolutionary at the time. And hey, if it wasn't for that story we probably wouldn't have CSI today." "No loss," Dean said. "There's better things on Thursday nights anyhow."; and p. 245, Sam gets to pick their aliases for a change and they are Archie Leach and Marion Morrison (the real names of Cary Grant and John Wayne). I definitely want to try more of the Supernatural tie-in novels in the future.

  • Susanne
    2019-04-21 06:00

    I like the extra things the author threw in - such as the recommended soundtrack at the end of the book. I like that you can tell the author loves the Bronx. I like that the author has the same suppurating mental scars as we all do who have tried to find parking in a large metropolitan area.On the other hand, descriptions of driving and the mechanics of how to fit a large car into a small space ... let's just say a little goes a long way. Also, the author's Dean is not my Dean. Neither is his Sam my Sam. However, it's a Supernatural meets Poe story, and that's good for an extra star any day of the week.And, just because this really bothers me - Attention, men: It is absolutely NOT macho to NOT WASH YOUR HANDS. It's skeevy and gross. Dean thinks witches are disgusting because of the ick factor of bodily fluids, remember?DEAN WOULD WASH HIS HANDS. I'm just sayin'.

  • Bry
    2019-04-11 23:58

    Yes, I read some Supernatural fan fiction, and I thought it was pretty great. So don't you judge me! The author did a fantastic job of switching between the brothers perspective throughout the story, and captured their personalities and inner monologues pretty perfectly. The plot was a bit predictable - just like the show - and mimicked the show pretty well in terms of pacing, characterization, etc. Basically I got exactly what I thought I would and I asked my library to order the next in the series so that I could read it too! I you are a fan of the show I totally recommend it!

  • Annemette
    2019-04-05 23:16

    Alright . Let me start by saying that I am a HUGE SPN fan (well.. duh..)I was ecstatic when I realized that some genius (more than one someone) had written books to this series. Because, I really really do love me them books. I had to read them. now. right now! But then my rational side kicked in and was all like But then I rarely listen to that part of my brain when it comes to SPN.This book was a little weird to get into.Mostly because it was difficult for me to go from watching the boys and their personalities, so read them. It is after all two very different things. But after a good 50 pages I was beginning to catch the drift. And I really enjoyed it.The storyline was a bit thin but It was an enjoyable read.For anyone in the SPN fandom I see this book as a must read.You cannot really be a SPN fan and not read it (but that just me).What helped me realign getting into the book was watching the episode right before the book took place. This show has gone on for so long that it's hard getting back into the mind of Sam and Dean before there where angels and demons alike who wanted to possess them, before all the rest of it. So I do recommend watching "Crossraods blues" before reading the book. Enjoy!

  • Jacqueline
    2019-04-10 23:06

    I love Supernatural with all of my being and every little fiber of my heart, so naturally, I ran to this book with open arms. And all in all, it wasn't terrible. But it's really the little things that got at me. The biggest issue I had: Sammich is not and will never be acceptable. But it was pretty good, I mean it was basically like reading iffy fanfiction. Let's be real; I read Redemption Road so I've got some pretty high standards. This was alright though. Enjoyable, just not up there. The moments between Sam and Dean were awkward and forced, and way too much joking about songs and all that kind of stuff. We got it. Another problem was not all readers of this book are from the Bronx. So using every single street's name and avenue and lane and address and direction was not helping me picture it; it was a tad annoying. It was kinda hard to read through. I don't live there, and even if I did, I still wouldn't know where the heck they were at. I'm still reading though. I hear Heart of the Dragon makes up for this, so three more books to go. Read on.

  • Linda Bakker-Zwakhals
    2019-04-07 01:09

    I love this series, and this book almost read like an episode! I just missed a little of Deans sarcasm, they could have cranked that up a bit.

  • Melyssa Dawn Michaels
    2019-04-15 01:01

    I make no secret of how much I enjoy the show Supernatural, the characters, and the story and I have also made no secret of my love of the books, by all the different authors that have written for these books since their inception. This is the first Supernatural story, so it is basically the one that all others are based off of, and this one did not disappoint. With a healthy dose of Poe, and the usual hunting and brotherly bantering that can only be seen in a Supernatural episode, this was a hard book for me to put down. Since i purchased it, it has been the one book I keep going back to over and over again to read multiple times and it never gets old. Also a great edition that you can only see with Keith's books in the series, is the list of music to listen along with as you read, or rather the ones he used while writing. Definitely a book I would recommend to casual watchers of the show, die hard fans, or just someone looking for something new to read, well not quite new given the age of it, but something that they might not normally stumble across. I personally loved this book and the way Sam and Dean were depicted. Was like watching a well oiled episode of the show itself and with it now on Summer break, who doesn't want something like this to tide them over until October? =) Great Work.

  • Mac Dubista Keso The Bibliobibuli v(=∩_∩=)
    2019-03-27 05:03

    My first DNF book!Disappointing. Uhmmm, Actually I DNF this book,I didn't have the guts or courage to finish it.So lame! I stop at page 150. It sucks. Really. Boring.I don't like how Keith R.A. DeCandido write the story,because SERIOUSLY?! I watch, and know the characters of MY LOVES Dean and Sam.Urgghhh I mean, it's really different! I just want to read the book 2 of these series.I don't recommend it to anyone.:)Hopefully Witch's Canyon is far more promising than this one.*crossfingers*

  • ᴥ Irena ᴥ
    2019-03-28 02:10

    1.5The blurb promises a lot more than you'll get.You won't be surprised that with a title Nevermore plus a specific setting, it has to be about Poe or his works. Someone is trying to recreate a resurrection ritual killing people in a manner found in Poe's stories and poems. Now, I love Poe and usually when his motifs are used in fiction, I like it. Here, it fell flat. Oh, and boring. Dean calling Sam Sammich (I don't remember that ever happening) and listing every single band and their songs didn't help make this a better story either.It could be that Sam and Dean weren't as interesting as they are on a screen. I don't know. I would read more books from this series to decide. I doubt that though. They are boring in this one. There are two cases in this book: the serial murders and a haunting. Parts of the book that deal with the haunting (especially the ones about the rock band) are boring as hell. It's an OK read for Supernatural fans, but I wouldn't recommend this book as an introduction to this world.I don't remember Dean ever calling his brother Sammich.

  • Adrianna [SypherLily]
    2019-04-02 03:12

    2.3*Okay! So I've been taking a break from the show for a few months now (I'm only on season 3) and I missed these characters so I picked this up. It starts off really refreshing, Sam and Dean seem in character, there's mystery, and it's pretty fun. But then as you get introduced to more and more characters, they completely irked me - in every way. Annoying, stereotypical and...strange. The dialogue was getting more irritating and just felt less and less enjoyable as I went along. The mystery was intriguing, but I hated the corny "villain" dialogue in his short spurts. I get that this book is almost 10 years old, but even from just watching the show that was also made in that time-frame, it was too corny. Hence the overall lower rating. Wasn't absolutely terrible, but really only enjoyable if you really adore the show.

  • J.L.
    2019-04-03 05:16

    There are four of us in a group of some of my best friends, and we're all fans of the show Supernatural (though some of us are more caught up than others, ahem). Along the way, we even acquired nicknames from the main characters, and it should surprise none of you that I'm Sam. So when I stumbled across copies of media tie-in novels, written by one of my favorite media tie-in authors, I had to snag a few. Nevermore is the first, which I probably would have started with anyway, as a Baltimore resident and general Poe fan. But this book takes place in New York City! Either way, I was along for the ride, because it was hilarious to see Sam and Dean (and the Impala) out of their element in the big city.It was interesting to essentially travel back in time with these characters, as someone 12 seasons into the show, while this book takes place at a time with the brothers are still haunted (metaphorically) by Sam leaving his life in Stanford behind, and the recent death of John Winchester.While the brothers' dialogue was spot-on, the author sometimes had trouble capturing their internal narrative voice -- I note, however, that this is entirely subjective on my own part. The supporting characters were all unique, fleshed out, and at times hilarious. I find myself hoping that I encounter Detective McBain again in the future. Sam and Dean are on two concurrent jobs, reflecting the nature of a longer form work than the 40 to 45 minutes of a television episode. While both are resolved to my satisfaction, the more paranormal job could have been tied up nicer. However, it was a nice break from tradition to see the guys on a case that ended up having nothing to do with the paranormal. I appreciate that media tie-in novels allow creatures to explore avenues not always possible in the actual television show, which has built up strict expectations over the years.I'll be spacing them out, but I have two more Supernatural books by this author that I'm excited to get through. (And yes, he did sign them to "Sam" for me.)

  • Lolly's Library
    2019-03-25 02:07

    Supernatural: Nevermore is my first foray into the world of the Supernatural tie-in novels. I'd been wanting to read one of the books for some time and by a lucky happenstance, I found this title at my library. The fact that it's the first of the tie-in novels was an added bit of serendipity. I have to say, I'm mighty pleased with the book. In my opinion, the author really nailed the voices and characterizations of Sam and Dean. Throughout the book, the dialogue and rapport between the two were so vivid, I could actually visualize Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki acting the scenes out. And while the storyline wasn't as action-packed as one of the t.v. episodes, it had enough to keep the pace going. For the most part, as I read the book, it played in my mind as though it were a lost episode of the show...maybe not one of the better episodes, but I could still see it. The nice addition was that we were able to see the action from the perspective of the other characters, including a ghost, something which the time constraints of a television show doesn't allow. The other nice touch was when the author, and I'm almost postive I'm right about this, gave a tip of his hat to Jim Butcher's Dresden Files when he mentioned a female cop, named Murphy, in Chicago, who happens to be part of the inner circle in on the secret world of the paranormal. And I loved the little dig about CSI and how there were better things to watch on Thursday nights. Not that I don't like CSI, but it still made me chuckle.The biggest downfall on the author's part is his tendency to over-describe. For example: Dean pulled the gearshift down to R and said, "Let's move out." He backed out of the parking spot, then brought it down to D and sent them out onto the open road. Wow. Do I really need to have the procedure for pulling out of a motel parking lot described in such detail? No. All he needed to do was write: "Let's move out," Dean said, as he maneuvered the car out of the parking lot and sent them out onto the open road. From 33 words down to 23. I'm sorry, but unless the detail so lovingly overemphasized has a bearing on the upcoming scene/action or drives the story along, which in 99.99% of this book it doesn't, then it's totally unnecessary. Detail isn't action, action is action.However, when all is said and done, I thoroughly enjoyed the book and am looking forward to reading more.

  • Simay Yildiz
    2019-03-22 23:53

    For English, please visit CommunityBookStop.Orijinali Zimlicious'ta.Supernatural fandom’ının dibine vurmuş bir insancık olaraktan tabii ki kitaplarını da merak ediyordum. İlk kitabın, isminden de anlaşıldığı gibi, Winchester’lar ve Edgar Allan Poe’yu bir araya getirdiğini gördüğümde de heyecanlandığımı itiraf etmem lazım. Kitaba bayılmadım, ama nefret de etmedim. Arada kafa boşaltmak için okuyacak kolay bir şeyler aradığımda serinin devamını da okuma potansiyelini görüyorum kendimde… Ama ne bileyim yani; tatmin etmiyor insanı işte.Nevermore (dilimize Bir Daha Asla olarak çevrilmiş), ikinci sezonun sekizinci ve dokuzuncu bölümleri arasında geçiyor. Her ne kadar “rock’çı adamın evindeki hayalet” olayı bana çok saçma gelse de Sam ve Dean’in (ve haliyle biz izleyenlerin) alışkın olmadığı bir durum değil. Sonra yolları Edgar Allan Poe’nun New York’taki evine düşüyor, bıdı bıdı. Bıdı bıdı diyorum çünkü cidden “ooooooo” dedirten olaylar falan yok. Belki bir dizi bölümü olarak heyecanla izleyebilirdik ama kağıt üstünde olmuyor.Bunun benim için çeşitli nedenleri var. Öncelikle, çok “fan fiction” havasında bir kitap olmuş. Yazar öncesinde dizinin hayranı mıymış, ona dair bilgi bulamadım ama değilse iyi çalışmış dersine, aferin. Fakat bu tarz bir şey yazılacaksa bence dizinin gerçek hayranlarından birine yazdırsalardı okurken çok ama çok eğlenebilirdik en azından.Sonracığıma, hem Sam, hem de Dean’in kitap versiyonlarına biraz gıcık oldum açıkçası. Yaptıkları seçimleri, vs.’nin nedenlerini dizide bir yüz ifadesinden anlayabilirken, kitapta sayfalar dolusu “aslında Dean şöyle hissediyordu” açıklamaları boğdu beni. Dean, çok hovarda ve mızmız, Sam de eğlenmeyi hiç bilmeyen bir nörd gibi gözükmüş. Tamam, gerçekten çok uzak değil ama çok yakın da değildi.Demem şudur ki, merak ediyorsanız deneyin—şıp diye okunuyor zaten; çok zaman kaybetmiş olmazsınız. Sonrasında da artık karar verirsiniz devamını okuyup okuyamayacağınıza. Bu arada kitabın en güzel yanı sonundaki şarkı listesi. Onu iyi tutturmuş yazar; Winchester’larla yollara düştüğünüzü hayal etmek için ideal soundtrack.

  • Dana
    2019-03-26 05:57

    My main complaint about this is the plot itself. The case of the Poe murders was so promising- a person killing people in the ways that the characters in Poe's works have died? I'm in. However, the conclusion was just too simple. I already knew who the killer was even before the brothers started to piece things together, which is not a good thing in mysteries such as this as the key to a good mystery is to make the reader be able to solve it with the character (or after the character has solved it and revealed the clues as is what happens in Sherlock Holmes stories) and not before them. As for the ghost case, I think that was just included to make this novel more Supernatural-y, but, like the other case, it was too simple. Sam and Dean are the best hunters ever, and giving this case to them is somehow offensive.Second is the characterization. That isn't Dean. That isn't Sam. Those are just inferior versions of them in a parallel universe. Dean is written as a womanizing dumbass, and Sam is just, well, he just exists to banter with his brother. Though he doesn't want to admit it, Dean is actually quite intelligent. And Sam is a genius. And they're both really badass. I don't know what happened to the Sam and Dean in this novel.I enjoyed reading this though (although I don't know if the novel itself is what's enjoyable or if it's just because it's Supernatural.

  • Fangirl Musings
    2019-04-11 06:03

    In every novel I read, there are always standard points that I ramble on about; plot, pacing, characters, writing style, etc. Such always helps me express my sentiments and reactions to the book I've just read.However, sometimes doing this is damned impossible.Generally, such has always been the case for Sherrilyn Kenyon's books and JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood. When I'm immersed body, mind and soul into a novel, I can't analyze it in the same manner I would with other books. The characters have, quite frankly, become too real and too close to my heart to even note them as being characters. Maybe that's crazy, maybe that's excessive, but who cares.As such, that's exactly what happened with the first book in the Supernatural series based off the AMAZING CW television show. This book was excellent. The story was entirely entertaining and the Winchesters in the book were almost an exact copy of the Sam and Dean Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles play. I truly can't say anything bad about the book! While there were a few brief moments that the Sam and Dean of "Nevermore" seemed to "break character" as it were, they were very few and far between. Overall, I loved the novel and can't wait to read the second one!

  • J-Lynn
    2019-04-19 02:49

    I am such a sap for this TV series. I think it is one of the best written science fiction shows on television and definitely one of the more witty since Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly. The television shows' strong themes of family and fighting the good fight are still present in this book. However, the writing is on par with that of other novels based on pop culture series. DeCandido had Sam's voice penned from the beginning, but I didn't start hearing Dean's voice until about three quarters of the way through the story. There is so much depth to Dean's character and his self-loathing mask of sardonic arrogance. I wanted to hear his inner dialogue, but just got the same view of him that I see every week on the CW. Tying in the Edgar Allan Poe plotlines was a brilliant idea. As a teacher, this would be a fun way to approach an Edgar Allan Poe unit, tying in pop culture to get students hooked. The Supernatural classic rock playlist at the back of the book is fantastic! And I appreciate that DeCandido added the "historian's note" which places the book between the second-season episodes "Cross Roads Blues" and "Croatoan."

  • Jeanna
    2019-04-15 22:56

    about the book: Sam and dean are back in this new episode- wait, I mean book- and they're just the same demon-killing machines as usual. Edgar Allen Poe is going to come back from the dead. Dean is forced to listen to terrible music so he can try to get the girl. Sam never stops researching. Yeah, that's how it thoughts: This is a TV-show turned book series, something I've never heard of until now. I'm desperatly in love with the show and my friend thought it would be interesting to read this book. I was estactic, especially in the beginning when it said it is between two episodes. As much as I would love to say that what's a TV show should stay a Tv show- this one was fairly good. Did I feel as good as when I'm watching the show- waiting in anticipation for Dean to kill that demon already or for Sam to pout just a little more- no. I'm I going to read another from the Supernatural book series- probably not. I just didn't hit it off with this one. TV shows are much better on screen.

  • Chloe
    2019-04-04 21:50

    Note: I read this when I actually watched and enjoyed Supernatural, 5 years ago.Unfortunately, reading this just didn't have the same feel as watching the show. It's a little tiring, with extra details that don't really enhance it – the opposite of shows adapted from books – and a little cheesy. It was still a fairly entertaining read, I liked the Poe plot idea, as a fan of his. It was something I'd have liked to see on the show.The writing is quite clumsy and cliché. It's not terrible, but not good. It's impressively in character, though at times I feel that it's almost exaggerated so they're nearly parodies of themselves. Sam and Dean's reactions to them would be priceless. As fanfiction, which is basically is, it's pretty good. As real literature, it's nothing amazing. I won't be seeking out any more of these books, but it was worth the try.

  • Mike (the Paladin)
    2019-03-22 21:58

    Yes...I read a book based on a TV series. It wasn't bad. It wasn't great either, but it wasn't bad. My daughter loves the Supernatural series, turns out my wife did to. I'm now watching the DVDs.I'll probably read the other books given time (okay, so I'm a nerd...or possibly a geek, I'm never sure of the difference). I "sort-of" like the series (don't get your theology from it or anything), and I sort-of like the books. Brain candy for sure, but still fun.This one follows the story of Sam and Dean as they try to get to the bottom of a haunting and stop a crazy who wants to resurrect Edgar Allen Poe...with a ritual that requires murder.Like I said, pretty good light read.

  • Celise
    2019-04-09 00:10

    I didn't really expect this TV tie-in to be better than fan fiction and it wasn't. Usually fans have a better understanding of the characters. This author really had no idea, unfortunately. He wrote them on a surface level and put them in New York of all places. If he really paid attention to the first season and a half before writing this, he would have realized that they don't do big cities.I've heard the rest of the tie-in series is hit and miss with the different authors and all, and I own eight of them so hopefully the next one is better!

  • Galena Sanz
    2019-03-21 02:04

    Me encanta la serie Supernatural así que decidí leer este libro, con ganas de saber cómo lo contarían. Nos situamos en la segunda temporada, así que supone un retroceso y está bien recordar cómo eran los chicos por aquel entonces, antes de que el Apocalipsis sucediera, etc. Poder conocer los pensamientos de Sam y Dean es de lo mejor que tiene, pero la verdad es que se me hizo un poco lenta y falta de acción, comparada con como suelen ser los capítulos. Sin embargo, no descarto leer algún otro más adelante.

  • JF
    2019-03-31 03:56

    The book takes forever to take off and the two cases in it were not so great. Sam and Dean's personalities were faithful to the show though and that was cool. But I did find this book boring for the most part. I'm still not giving up on Supernatural books though. I want to read "Witch's Canyon" too as it is from a different author. Maybe it'll be more exciting.