The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

Inside cover blurb:

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.”

-from publisher


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This book made me sleepy. It’s kind of a miracle I finished it really. But then again I took it camping with me and it was the only book I had so…

The Edge of Everything is one of those books that’s on the edge of being good, but it drastically missed the mark for me. A supernatural bounty hunter sounds super cool! If that’s what the book were really about. Why not make the whole book about the Lowlands?? I would be so on board for that.

But instead we get a love story that’s almost Twilight-esque in some ways (doomed relationship, a love interest with manners from the 1800s). And did I mention that they only meet like twice before deciding they’re in love? Ugh.

I just couldn’t shake the feeling that this book is what a middle aged man thinks teen girls want to read about and I don’t think I’ll be reading any follow ups.

Plus: So much potential to be cool… I enjoyed X’s mentor the best, maybe we could get a book about her instead.

Minus: Painful dialogue. Boring main characters. Uninteresting plot.

Maybe try this instead:


Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick- One of my all-time favorites. If you’re gonna to do a YA paranormal romance, you gotta own it.

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