Friday Reads: The Edge of Everything

Friday Reads

Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Reads! Today I am sharing  a few quotes from The Edge of Everything  by Jeff Giles. I have had this book on my TBR for quite some time now, yet have put it off because of conflicting reviews. I am so happy that I have given this one a try.

Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share quotes (the first sentence, or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.

THIS WEEK’S BOOK:

Friday Reads: The Edge of EverythingTitle: The Edge of Everything
Author: Jeff Giles
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's
Publication Date: January 31, 2017
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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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Book Beginning

Zoe met X on a Sunday in February, when there was a storm on its way from Canada and the sky was so dark it looked like someone was closing a giant coffin lid over Montana.

Friday 56

Her mother pushed open the door of the bedroom and then closed it behind her, so that the wedge of light made the trophies on the wall gleam briefly and then go out.

Thoughts

I am almost finished reading this one and I have really enjoyed it so far. It is a really unique story that is quite dark at times. I am looking forward to starting the second book in the series, The Brink of Darkness, very soon.

About Jeff Giles

Image of Jeff Giles

Jeff Giles grew up in Cohasset, Massachusetts. Most recently, he was the deputy managing editor of Entertainment Weekly, where he oversaw all coverage of movies and books, including the magazine's championing of YA fiction. Jeff has written for Rolling Stone and The New York Times Books Review. He also coauthored The Terrorist's Son, a nonfiction book that won an Alex Award from the American Library Association and has since been translated into more than a dozen languages. While reporting on the Lord of the Rings movies for Newsweek, Jeff was invited to be an extra in The Return of the King. He played a Rohan soldier, and--because he didn't have a beard or mustache--they glued yak hair to his face. Jeff lives with his family in Montana.

18 thoughts on “Friday Reads: The Edge of Everything

  1. Jaime Lester says:

    The cover is awesome, and the story sounds so good. I love darker stories, so this is right up my alley!

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