1. The Edge of Over There
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    4 out of 5 stars for The Edge of Over There. View reviews of this product. 29 Reviews
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  1. bonnie
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The edge of over there
    February 4, 2021
    bonnie
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Edge of Over There.
    A very good book I suggest reading the first book The day the angels fell before reading this one
  2. EmilyAnne28
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A Christian supernatural fantasy
    July 15, 2020
    EmilyAnne28
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Edge of Over There.
    The Edge of Over There is a Christian supernatural fantasy set in historical New Orleans. It can be read as a stand-alone, but would be better appreciated if read as book two in the series.

    The main character is a girl named Abra. In the previous book, Abra received a mission from God to protect any future Trees of Life from the enemy. In this book, she finds herself following mysterious clues in New Orleans and trying to stop the supernatural enemies of God.

    This book is difficult to describe because there arent many books to compare it to. It is just too bizarre and dark. There are weird supernatural beings that Abra must defeat and portals to another world that is stuffed into the pathway to the afterlife, catching souls who should have gone all the way through. I admire the authors imagination because this isnt a story I could have ever thought up on my own.

    The most interesting part of the story was the symbolism and the message. One of the messages, which continues on from the previous book, is that death isnt entirely a bad thing. Eternal life in this sin-filled world would be more like a living hell than a life, and so it is better to believe in God and follow Him into the afterlife. But not all the characters understand that and they accept the offer of eternal life and eternal pleasure, only to be herded along like sheep in a miserable existence in a world between life and death.

    Yes, the symbolism was very well-done and made it a fascinating, thought-provoking, and entertaining book.

    Content warnings - this book is a little dark and there is some violence.

    I received a complementary copy of this book from NetGalley. Everything written is my honest opinion, and I didnt received compensation for writing them.

  3. TG
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Interesting
    May 15, 2019
    TG
    This is not my usual genre of reading material. But the title caught my attention.

    First of all I didn't realize that this was a sequel to The Day the Angels Fell. Secondly, this is a YA read but I would say that anyone 12 and up could read it. There may questions about death.

    And lastly, since I didn't read the first book which I think is a must with this read, I was slightly behind in understanding all that was going on.

    This story also dabbles in dystopian and fantasy with spiritual undertones.

    It's an interesting read.

    The main character Abra Miller reminded me a bit of Eve in the Bible. And this story seemed to me to be a bit of Genesis with a twist.

    Sometimes we can't go to the edge over there. Sometimes there is no turning back when we make a decision. We just make the best of it and travel on.

    This is a fantastic story for those who love fantasy.

    *This book was provided for review by Revell*
  4. Kris
    Fairfax, VA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Great fantasy novel
    April 22, 2019
    Kris
    Fairfax, VA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for The Edge of Over There.
    Unfortunately, I didn't realize this was the second book in a 2 book (so far) series before I read it I think it would be much better if I had previously read the first book! A lot of occurrences left me puzzled since I didn't know what had happened previously. Having said that though, I couldn't put the book down as I kept wanting to know what would happen next. Would Abra find the tree of life? Would Leo find his sister Ruby? Who is Beatrice, friend or foe? This novel kept me on my toes as the author would skip from present to past, in this world and in the in-between world, keeping me wondering what would come next. Great fantasy, good for young adults and up. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I am freely writing a review - all thoughts and opinions are my own.
  5. Ceci
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Didn't Stick Very Well
    April 22, 2019
    Ceci
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 2
    This review was written for The Edge of Over There.
    Liked

    These characters were really interesting! I liked how they all had their own little nuances in their personalities. Even the characters that weren't human were really interesting. Especially Leo. I loved Leo, without a doubt, he was my favorite character. I also liked Sam and Abra. But yes, the characters were really loveable and very well written.

    The whole concept of the Tree of Life and of the whole story was really interesting! It was strangely deep and gave a message without being preachy.

    The setting was also really well done. The Edge of Over There was really well constructed - with all its strangeness and even the real world was described very well.

    Something else I liked that isn't really pertinent is that some parts reminded me of Stiefvater's writing in The Scorpio Races. Either that or reading two books at the same time messes with your mind :P

    Disliked

    So maybe it's because there was a book that came before this, but I was really confused for the majority of the book. I don't know if it's fair then to put this under dislikes because technically this is on me :P

    I didn't really relate to the book and just wasn't that interested in it.

    And the only other thing that I disliked is that nothing really stuck. Like, if you asked me to describe the plot in detail I don't think I would be able to. And maybe this is because I didn't understand a lot because of the fact that I didn't read the first book but yeah.

    Content

    There was some violence but that is all the content.

    Rating

    It was really a good and interesting book but it just didn't grab or hold my interest. That's why I'm giving it

    3 stars

    I received a free copy of this book from Revell Reads in exchange for my honest opinion.
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