Review: The Brink of Darkness by Jeff Giles

Review: The Brink of Darkness by Jeff GilesTitle: The Brink of Darkness (The Edge of Everything #2)
Series: The Edge of Everything #2
Author: Jeff Giles
Also by this author: The Edge of Everything (The Edge of Everything #1)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's
Genres: Supernatural
Publication Date: July 10, 2018
Rating: three-half-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Things have changed for seventeen-year-old Zoe ever since the otherworldly events that brought her together with the mysterious bounty hunter she calls X. In order to save Zoe and her family, X has done the unthinkable - he's given up his freedom and returned to captivity in the Lowlands.

X is determined to break the lords' hold on him once and for all, but being stripped of his power pushes him toward a darkness he's never experienced and a past he's never known. The secrets that surface could be the key to reuniting X and Zoe... or they could mean the destruction of everything they have been fighting for.

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Review: The Brink of Darkness by Jeff Giles

The Brink of Darkness by Jeff Giles is a book that I had been highly anticipating since I finished The Edge of Everything, and this instalment is definitely more X-centric. I enjoyed the setting and the main characters, but I was disappointed with the slow pacing. The book was still enjoyable, however, I wish I could have enjoyed it as much as I had been hoping. Continue reading

Review: The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

Review: The Edge of Everything by Jeff GilesTitle: The Edge of Everything (The Edge of Everything #1)
Series: The Edge of Everything #1
Author: Jeff Giles
Also by this author: The Brink of Darkness (The Edge of Everything #2)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's
Genres: Supernatural
Publication Date: January 31, 2017
Rating: four-half-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

For the perfect love, what would you be willing to lose?

It’s been a shattering year for seventeen-year-old Zoe, who’s still reeling from her father's shockingly sudden death in a caving accident and her neighbors’ mysterious disappearance from their own home. Then on a terrifying sub-zero, blizzardy night in Montana, she and her brother are brutally attacked in a cabin in the woods—only to be rescued by a mysterious bounty hunter they call X.

X is no ordinary bounty hunter. He is from a hell called the Lowlands, sent to claim the soul of Zoe’s evil attacker and others like him. X is forbidden from revealing himself to anyone other than his prey, but he casts aside the Lowlands’ rules for Zoe. As they learn more about their colliding worlds, they begin to question the past, their fate, and their future.

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Review: The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles is a supernatural book that intrigued me. This is a story about a bounty hunter from hell who falls in love with a regular girl from our world, and the main characters are both enjoyable. There is also a theme of family, and I couldn’t help but love the main character’s little brother. This is different from anything I’ve read before, and I would recommend it to those looking for something new. Continue reading

Review: The Summer List by Amy Mason Doan

Review: The Summer List by Amy Mason DoanTitle: The Summer List
Author: Amy Mason Doan
Also by this author: Summer Hours
Publisher: Graydon House
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: June 26, 2018
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

A tender yet tantalizing novel about two friends, the summer night they fell apart, and the scavenger hunt that reunites them decades later—until the clues expose a breathtaking secret that just might shatter them once and for all.

Laura and Casey were once inseparable: as they floated on their backs in the sunlit lake, as they dreamed about the future under starry skies, and as they teamed up for the wild scavenger hunts in their small California lakeside town. Until one summer night, when a shocking betrayal sent Laura running through the pines, down the dock, and into a new life, leaving Casey and a first love in her wake.

But the past is impossible to escape, and now, after seventeen years away, Laura is pulled home and into a reunion with Casey she can’t resist—one last scavenger hunt. With a twist: this time, the list of clues leads to the settings of their most cherished summer memories. From glistening Jade Cove to the vintage skating rink, each step they take becomes a bittersweet reminder of the friendship they once shared. But just as the game brings Laura and Casey back together, the clues unravel a stunning secret that threatens to tear them apart…

Mesmerizing and unforgettable, Amy Mason Doan’s The Summer List is about losing and recapturing the person who understands you best—and the unbreakable bonds of girlhood.

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Review: The Summer List by Amy Mason Doan

The Summer List by Amy Mason Doan is a book that is perfect for your summer reading list. There are so many different sides to this book that it will engage more than just fans of contemporary novels. The characters are well-developed and the writing is really interesting. Continue reading