The Edge of Everything (The Edge of Everything, #1) by Jeff Giles

The Edge of Everything (The Edge of Everything, #1)

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 cal...


Details The Edge of Everything (The Edge of Everything, #1)

TitleThe Edge of Everything (The Edge of Everything, #1)
ISBN9781619637542
Author
Release DateJun 6th, 2018
PublisherBloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal, Did Not Finish
Rating

Reviews The Edge of Everything (The Edge of Everything, #1)

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    2017-02-04
    I'm going to talk more about this in a video review, but I really enjoyed this! It's a unique urban fantasy story full of heart wrenching & heart breaking moments!
  • Christine Riccio
    2017-02-19
    I finished the Edge of Everything! There were a lot of things I really enjoyed about this book: the characters, the family dynamic, the sense of humor! I laughed a bunch. I wasn't a giant fan of the paranormal aspects, I much preferred the parts of the book that took place in our world. I'll go into more detail in video discussions to come (our booksplosion liveshow is march 2nd at 7:30 est) ! But it was a heartwarming read with unique lovable ch...
  • Lola Reviewer
    2016-11-13
    I cannot believe that I expected this to be a contemporary romance novel. That’s what I get for only reading part of the synopsis. (It's totally the cover's fault.)But that’s okay, because I was still impressed (and surprised!) with ‘‘The Edge of Everything.’’It’s not your typical fantasy story exactly, unless you read many stories featuring bounty hunters. You know, one of my favourite romance-y tropes is when the two characters ar...
  • Joshua Gabriel (조수아)
    2016-12-02
    If I do not return, it is only because not one but two worlds conspired to stop me. —XThe Edge of Everything is one of the most emotionally shocking novels I've read this year. It was like reading Heartless and It Ends with Us all over again. Trust me, booknerds; Please do not let the cute and fluffy cover fool you. I heartily applaud Jeff Giles (and the publisher) for thinking of such a deceptive cover.I approached this novel thinking that it ...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    2017-06-27
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/This book was so disappointing it made me want to kick a kitten! Okay, that’s not true. It actually made me want to go adopt a few since it was “kitten weekend” at the local shelter . . . . But I’m married to Mr. Poopy Butthole and he ixnayed that suggestion pronto.The Edge of Everything got put on my radar due to my friend Rachel’s review which stated in the first line that ...
  • Dannii Elle
    2016-12-22
    I am honestly so conflicted in my views concerning this, hence why I have been putting off reviewing it for such a long while.The synopsis - girl has supernatural boyfriend- did not intrigue me in the slightest and I was hesitant to start this book. Full of winter blues and craving me some blissful, contemporary, escapist fluff I dived into this without my expectations beings too highly placed. I was, suprisingly and delightfully, initially prove...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    2016-04-01
    Really solid book with an extremely unique plot. Super dark and somewhat scary at times. I was hooked from page one. And I really loved Zoe as a main character. She seemed like a very realistic and snarky teen and I loved her spirit. Also really adored the side characters too, her family, her school friends, X's friends in the Lowlands...they were all super interesting and fleshed out. Really good book, guys! It releases January 2017 and I highly...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    2017-01-11
    3 stars! "If you kill him, you're as bad as he is," Zoe said. "It's not our job to punish people."X lowered his head. "Perhaps it is not yours." The Edge of Everything is one of the more gruesome young adult novels I've ever come across. One of the more unique ones too. It's the story of a creature named X who is a sort of supernatural bounty hunter who encounters a family one night when he is sent to claim a soul. X becomes attached to them a...
  • maymay❀
    2017-09-12
    Full review up:First off, let me say that I was shook and a half when I got my hands on the book and saw that ONE MORE SOUL was written across the pages like HOW COOL IS THAT (not my pic)Anyways, so from my rating you can see that I didn’t PARTICULARILY enjoy the book all that much. Now it definitely HAD potential, but like damn, that instalove was creeping in every crevice and corner, setting any semblance of plot and character development and...
  • Amber Robertson
    2017-02-15
    DNF @ 10% I don't mind a good useless information dump, if it'll add to the plot later on. However, there were around four info dumb in just the first chapter. I was so excited to read this after the prologue, but that first chapter killed me. It took me around eight hours to finish.For me, this book simply had too much telling and not enough showing through the writing. Then there was the fact I already hated the name of our main character - whi...
  • Liza Wiemer
    2016-10-09
    Jeff Giles has created a seamless, unique blend of fantasy, contemporary, romance with fairy tale qualities into a compelling tale that will leave you craving more. Take a journey with our heroine Zoe and the mysterious X as they face spine-chilling challenges, moral dilemmas in a plot filled with unpredictable twists and turns. There's murder and quests:There's romance!THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING pops off the page with its brilliant characters, edge-...
  • abby
    2017-01-04
    Zoe has had a tough year. Her father died in a caving accident, and her elderly neighbors who were like grandparents to her were murdered in their home by an unknown assailant. Difficult as this has all been for Zoe, it's been even more so for her younger brother, Jonah. So when Jonah disappears during a blizzard, Zoe panics. She's able to rescue out of the snow and get him to the safety of shelter. But safety is a fleeting concept. Soon, she and...
  • ✨Brithanie
    2017-02-20
    2.75-3/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐ "Silence, her mother liked to say, could heal you or it could make you crazy. It all depended on how you listened to it." Pros:-This series has a lot of potential. I really liked what I read, it just needed to be more fleshed out in certain areas, and perhaps, slowed down a bit in others. -The writing was good.-The characters were likeable. I enjoyed reading from Zoe and X's point of view alike. There were also some reall...
  • Lauren
    2017-04-09
    DNF at page 92 There are many reasons as to why I could no longer read this book with the first being I absolutely hated it from the beginning. I didn’t get pretty far in the book so I can’t judge it completely and for all I know, it could have gotten much better but aren’t books supposed to draw you in from the beginning? To be honest I began this book with the lowest expectations ever. I predicted it was going to be terrible so I did not ...
  • Alja (alyaofwinterfell)
    2017-03-17
    1 starNope. Nope, nope, nope and no hell, no.I can't believe that this was published, and I feel sorry for any unfortunate tree that had to die just to be turned into this book.To say that I disliked it is to put it mildly.There is instalove on page one, it's full of cliches, the characters are behaving completely irrationally and the plot and the world building are severely underdeveloped. Also, did I mention INSTALOVE??I don't like to dnf books...
  • Michael
    2017-01-30
    3.5Ughhhh the middle seriously lagged and I was so ready for it to be over. And then of course the end picks up and gets super exciting and I think "okay, ending on a high note, this is good." AND THEN THERE IS A CLIFFHANGER AND I REALIZE THERE'S GONNA BE A SEQUEL!!! I really wish this had ended here, it's not that I don't want to see more of these characters, it just felt like a very contained story. But now I'll have to wait...
  • Sarah
    2016-11-01
    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK & ANZ) and NetGalley.) “My boyfriend’s in hell.” This was a YA fantasy story about a girl who falls in love with a boy born in hell.I felt quite sorry for Zoe in this after the death of her father, and the problems surrounding retrieving his body, but X was a bit of a mystery.The storyline in this was a bit complicated, but it basically involved X (...
  • Jacqueline
    2017-01-23
    3.5/5 starsVideo Review: https://youtu.be/cKPkE3RDT9QIf you didn't know this was one of my most anticipated book releases. I was super excited to read it and I was even more hyped up to get into the novel since I've been seeing such outstanding reviews for this book. I liked this book it had qualities that I very much enjoyed but it also had qualities that I didn't enjoy. Jeff Giles is a great writer. I found he captured my full attention and wit...
  • TheBibliotheque
    2017-01-31
    Rating: 4.5/5Best-YA-debut-alert! Remember my words, because since the very first moment I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was destined for success. I don’t have a crystal ball, and honestly, it’s not like I can always trust my gut. But sometimes this feeling is just spot on and yes, I feel kind of witchy. Just for the record, I was approved for this ARC on August 2016 and I have been anticipating this read since then but saving it for a...
  • Brittany (The Book Addict's Guide/Novelly Yours)
    2016-01-28
    What a very cool concept! Wholly original and incredibly interesting. I didn't know it was a series when I started but I'm really glad it is because i definitely want to know so much more about these characters and their worlds! Thanks to Bloomsbury for the review copy!! I got so invested in the end and there were some great twists and surprises. Can't wait to learn about about X and The Lowlands! Full review as originally posted HERE on The Book...
  • Stacee
    2016-12-27
    4.5 starsI went into this completely blind and was pleasantly surprised. I loved Zoe and X. They're both great characters and the scenes with them together were some of the best. I loved Zoe's brother, Jonah and her BFF, Val as well. There were a few quirky characters and some from X's side that I'm intentionally leaving out because they were fun to discover. The plot is definitely intriguing. You are sort of thrown into what seems to be the midd...
  • Sarah
    2016-12-27
    This was a cool novel. It had some romance, fantasy, mystery and action elements which all came together to weave an interesting and entertaining story. Pair that story with enjoyable writing and a decent pace and you have yourself a good book. The only real negative thing I have to say about this book was that it was a bit too predictable and I wish it didn't go with the obvious options. I didn't really know what to expect before I read this boo...
  • Karen Fortunati
    2016-06-14
    Zoe Bissell has just been through hell - the sudden, mysterious death of her father along with the heinous murders of her beloved neighbors. When a dangerous stranger threatens both Zoe and her brother in the middle of a fierce snowstorm, help appears in the form of a hot, bounty hunter from the bowels of hell itself. The attraction between Zoe and X is immediate. What unfolds is one wild ride of a story as Zoe works through her grief over her fa...
  • Bridget Hodder
    2015-12-17
    The edge is a place where you fall. And those who have fallen--both literally and spiritually--are a primary focus of this intense, cinematic, wildly original novel. With true, tangible characters you can't help but care about, and a plot that twists together taut suspense and surprising humor with romance and sweeping dark fantasy, this book succeeds on every level. It's hard to believe this is a debut novel--it all seems so real and so effortle...
  • Syndi
    2017-11-02
    why X and Zoe falls in love? It does not say in the book. Because of lacking explanation on this question, I can not sympathize with two of them. My heart can not cry, break or feel their love. This book is actually have a lot of promises. But lacking on the main ingredient.
  • Rosalyn Eves
    2016-01-08
    Jeff Giles' THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING has been getting a lot of early buzz--and for good reason. The book is fast-paced, thrilling, but more than that, the characters are achingly real.The story starts with a bang in the middle of a Montana winter: Zoe has gone in search of her missing brother, only to find something more terrifying even than the blizzard--a sick-minded, dangerous man. (Seriously, my pulse still skyrockets just thinking about those ...
  • Wendy MacKnight
    2016-07-02
    Well. I started this book late Friday night and that was it- I was a goner. From the first page I was sucked into the story of Zoe, her family, and the mysterious bounty hunter X. First: I am leaving this review purposefully vague. There is so much amazing world-building and plots twists and characters I've never seen before that were I to describe them to you, I would spoil the fun. What I will say is every character is believable and every twis...
  • Gwen Cole
    2015-10-24
    This is one of those books you can't stop reading once you pick it up. There's so many things I loved about THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING and I'll list a few here: Dogs named after Star Trek characters, Montana, ice fishing, crazy prisoners you can't help but love, caving, lots and lots of snow, and of course, the characters! I loved every single character in this book (except maybe that one from VA). They each had unique and outstanding personalities t...
  • Ruth Lehrer
    2015-09-26
    I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Jeff Giles' 2017 novel, THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING. I found myself thinking of it as a supernatural Romeo and Juliet. Scary and suspenseful, true-love thwarted; I found the plot twists unpredictable and totally believable. I was sucked into the worlds of Zoe and X, both the earth world and the dark Lowlands. Giles' superb sense of timing guides you through the mixture of teenage everyday life and the supernatur...