How did I get it?:
Netgalley- thanks to Bloomsbury!
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.
You might look at this book and think it’s going to be a contemporary YA novel, but it really isn’t. The Edge Of Everything is an action-packed YA fantasy read. It has a lot of darker moments which you don’t anticipate with such a light and fresh book cover. It definitely captured my attention and kept me turning the pages.
The Edge of Everything is about Zoe and X who are desperate to be with one another. However, X is different from normal guys. He comes from the Lowlands and his job is to collect criminal’s souls who have been unpunished. X was totally okay with doing his job until he met Zoe and fell in love with her. The two really shouldn’t be together and there are so many obstacles and repercussions in the way. I thought this book had such a unique plot, it certainly engrossed me right from the get go.
I really enjoyed Zoe as a character and her relationship with her brother Jonah was adorable. I loved that Zoe was quite the strong female lead. She would give everything a go and not rely on the male characters which is always a bonus in my eyes. I loved so many characters in this story. The reader does get to see the characters develop so much throughout the course of the story. The relationship between Zoe and X does happen rather quickly, but I could see past that.
I can imagine that so many people will enjoy The Edge of Everything. Its plot is different to anything I’ve recently read in the YA genre.
Would I recommend it?:
Yes! 3.5 stars