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Somehow I was under the impression that this book was a standalone. Much to my dismay, I did not realize that this was the first book in a series until I reached the very end. I enjoyed both the development of the primary characters and was pleasantly surprised to find that there were some dynamic secondary characters as well. I don’t mind when characters fall for each other relatively quickly, however, I do like to see some tension and build up. This book doesn’t have this. The characters fall for each other almost instantly a definite “love at first sight” scenario, but I do like that the characters feelings for each other make each of them want to be better people for the other one.
This was a unique idea, at least not one that I have read before. The reading style was easy and the characters were great. The book didn't consume me, which is why I gave it 3 stars. A fun read of a classic tragic type love story.
“The Edge of Everything” is a fast paced novel that contains quirky characters, funny quotes, strange settings and a weird plot. What I found most intriguing about this novel was its characters. In fact, they we were the main driving factor of this book for me. I wanted to learn more about X and Zoe and even Dallas (Zoe’s ex-boyfriend, who happens to be an adorable idiot). I liked them because they felt real. They all had different speech patterns, had strange likes and dislikes and felt completely different from each other. It made them more than paper thin and I really enjoyed getting to know them over the course of this book.
Even though I thoroughly enjoyed the characters in this novel there were a few things I disliked, but I didn’t dislike them enough to put the book down. The fast paced writing and the characters themselves won out against these factors. Two of the main problems that I had with this novel were its instant love and plot. I loathe instant love and I didn’t find it believable that Zoe and X would have fallen so quickly head over heels for each other. Especially when one of those characters (X) probably has never even heard of that emotion. Secondly I didn’t enjoy the plot. That’s not to say that the plot was bad, I just didn’t care about it. Maybe the lowland world will have more depth in the sequel and then I will be interested in it, but for now I felt like the characters were what made this novel likeable.
I found this novel to be an easy to read and would recommend it to people who like quirky characters like Greg and Earl from the novel “Me Earl and the dying Girl.”
The family is awesome. My favorite part of the book. Also, loved Zoe's two best friends. Wish the book were longer. I wish it spent more time in the Lowlands and we're more parient in the love story. Looking forward to a sequel
This has been a book with some major buzz around it. Because of that, I wanted to give the book a try.
Overall, I thought the book was okay. I didn't love it like a lot of every people did but I didn't hate the book either. The premise is a bit wacky and a little bit of "how did the author come up with some of these stuff?". It was interesting but it was also slow. I had a hard time picking up the book and eventually started scanning the pages. Zoe is definitely not my favorite YA character. I just didn't care that much for her. If you hate insta-love stories-maybe you should skip this one.
Apparently this is the first book in a series but I don't think I'll be picking up the second book.