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. Forbidden to reveal himself to anyone other than his victims, X casts aside the Lowlands’ rules for Zoe. As X and Zoe learn more about their different worlds, they begin to question the past, their fate, and their future. But escaping the Lowlands and the ties that bind X might mean the ultimate sacrifice for both of them.
THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING, with it’s beautiful cover and thrilling synopsis, was a book I knew I just had to read. Bounty hunters, caving, and a load of paranormal activity made this book all the more enjoyable.
Before I picked up THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING, I thought it would be a contemporary romance with a hint of mystery. Of course, I was incredibly wrong because that’s not at all how it went.
THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING is told from two POVs: Zoe’s and our bounty hunter from hell, X. While Zoe does have some interesting friends and a thrilling story, I ended up liking X’s chapters more because of how weird his friends and life was, especially when he was back in the Lowlands (aka, hell).
I loved Zoe and her relationship with her little brother and mom. She was strong and adventurous (she used to go caving) and all around feisty.
THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING reminded me a lot of THE 5TH WAVE and instead of a sci-fi/dystopian theme, it had a paranormal twist, which I found amazingly well-done.
THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING does have it’s faults though, the biggest for me was the insta-love. Especially since the romance was one of the bigger parts of the book, the moment they started making googly-eyes at each other I got annoyed.
The ending was my favorite part because HUMONGOUS things were revealed and I didn’t even see them coming. I love, love, love when a book hits you with something that may have been mentioned previously and you paid little to no attention to it and then BAM, it hits you later.
THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING was a book I really enjoyed from start to finish and I really can’t wait to read the sequel after that intense ending.
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About the Author
Jeff Giles is a writer based in Montana. He was previously the Deputy Editor of Entertainment Weekly, where he oversaw all coverage of movies and books. Prior to EW, Giles was an arts writer and editor at Newsweek, where, among other things, he served as a Rohan Army extra in “Lord of the Rings” while chronicling the trilogy from start to finish (Peter Jackson shot a close-up of him, then cut it, saying he “looked silly.”) Giles has freelanced for many outlets, including Rolling Stone and The New York Times Book Review.
Jeff’s debut novel, THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING (Bloomsbury Kids, January 31, 2017) is a Young Adult Contemporary/Fantasy. A Montana girl, who’s grieving after the mysterious death of her dad, chases her little brother into a blizzard—and stumbles on a bounty hunter from the underworld who’s come to take a soul. She tries to help him escape his life before all hell breaks loose.