The Brink of Darkness (The Edge of Everything) Hardcover – Import, 10 July 2018
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"Some lovely meditative thoughts on the nature of parenting and friendship, and a heartwarming and thoroughly romantic happy ending." - Booklist
"You know how you were just wishing for a dark, thrilling bounty hunter romance set in Hell? Well, here you go. The Brink of Darkness is a dark, twisted thrill ride that is also a funny, warm-hearted romance . . . and a beautiful tribute to friendship and family. I adore it." - Laini Taylor, author of the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller STRANGE THE DREAMER and the forthcoming MUSE OF NIGHTMARES
"Prepare to be obsessed . . . A wild, gripping fantasy about how only love can lead you out of the dark. Zoe and X will break your heart ten times before it's over, but their story glitters with humor and hope." - Danielle Paige, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of STEALING SNOW and the Dorothy Must Die series
"Made me laugh, cry and kept me turning pages way past my bedtime. This series is a must-read for fantasy fans everywhere." - Susan Dennard, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Witchlands series
"A thrilling edge-of-your-seat fantasy--Jeff Giles gives readers an unforgettable finale to his brilliant series." - Kami Garcia, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling coauthor of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES and author of BROKEN BEAUTIFUL HEARTS
Praise for The Edge of Everything - .
"A sharp fantasy thriller, and a dark one at that." - People
"An intriguing start to a new series." - Entertainment Weekly
"Thrilling." - Buzzfeed
"A lot of fun."- The New York Times Book Review
"With imagination and verve, Giles delivers the goods required by the genre." - Time
"[An] amazingly crafted novel." - USA Today
"Smartly written fantasy with depth." - New York Magazine
"A gorgeous, unearthly ride." - starred review, Shelf Awareness
"Sharp, dark, thoughtful and romantic." - Cassandra Clare, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of The Mortal Instruments series
"Gripping. Utterly original. Beautifully written." - Peter Jackson, Oscar-winning director of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies
"A fresh and addictive read." - Kami Garcia, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling coauthor of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES and author of THE LOVELY RECKLESS
"A dark and suspenseful supernatural thriller that kept me up all night." - Melissa de la Cruz, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE ISLE OF THE LOST
"A rich and satisfying read on multiple levels." - Booklist
"Reads like a blend of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” and modern-day horror, such as Stranger Things." - School Library Journal
"An intriguing story that leaves the door open for future books." - Publishers Weekly
"Readers are advised to dive in now and revel in the star-crossed-lovers glory of it all." - BCCB
"Fantastical in nature, this story will keep readers interested until the very end." - School Library Connection
"A wholly-engrossing page-turner." - VOYA
About the Author
Jeff Giles is the author of The Edge of Everything and it sequel The Brink of Darkness. He grew up in Cohasset, Massachusetts. He's been the deputy managing editor of Entertainment Weekly and has written for Rolling Stone and The New York Times Books Review. He also coauthored The Terrorist's Son, a nonfiction book that won an Alex Award from the American Library Association and has since been translated into more than a dozen languages. While reporting on the Lord of the Rings movies for Newsweek, Jeff was invited to be an extra in The Return of the King. He played a Rohan soldier, and-because he didn't have a beard or mustache-they glued yak hair to his face. Jeff lives with his family in Montana.
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- Hardcover : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1619637553
- ISBN-13 : 978-1619637559
- Dimensions : 16.13 x 3.1 x 23.01 cm
- Publisher : Bloomsbury YA (10 July 2018)
- Item Weight : 499 g
- Reading level : 14 - 17 years
- Language: : English
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It's that good.
BOD begins not long after the end of EOD: X is damned to Hell, no longer a bounty hunter with kickass power and Zoe is damned to living on earth without a home, without X. She still has her fabulous friends, Val and Dallas (How could you not love those two). She still has her adorable brother, Jonah, with his innocent but astute observations. And she has the most understanding mother in the world who gets that her daughter fell in love with a bounty hunter from Hell but that doesn't mean she's happy about it.
The first part of the book focuses on X and as much as I missed him with Zoe, I loved getting to know him that much better. X knows his mother, who he has never met, is banished somewhere in the Lowlands and he makes a deal with Regent: if he brings Ripper, his psychopath mother figure, back from earth, Regent will help him find his mother. It's a heartbreaker of a deal but all parties, even the marvelous Ripper, understand.
With the Russian guard ("I'm not Russian, I'm Ukrainian".) forever in a tracksuit and wearing a gold chain necklace that says "Mama", wielding a baseball bat at his side, X proceeds further into into the Lowlands into what only can be best described as the true Hell. And this is where the book gets dark dark dark. Cringe-worthy dark. Sad dark. Painfully dark.
When the book flips back to Zoe, it's a relief. She's got her own angsty stuff going on, but at least it's not Hell. True, her house was destroyed and the family has to live with Rufus, the laid back dude in love with her mother. Uhura, one of the dogs that Jonah loves is dying. And, worse, her friends, who now know about X, are pissed at her. Why? First, she never told them about him and isn't that what friends are for, letting them know you have hooked up with someone, even if they are from Hell? And second, he's a bounty hunter from Hell with an evil overlord who destroyed her house, almost killed her brother and, dude, in case she forgot, X is from HELL.
It's an awesome book. I tore through BOD, laughing out loud, gasping, and then hiding from everyone because I was crying. Again. The author, Jeff Giles, has a gift with words and story and characters that he needs to share with readers more often. I'll miss Zoe and X but I would love to meet who else he has waiting for us.