Welcome to my stop on the FFBC Blog Tour for The Edge of Forever by Melissa Hurst! I will be sharing my thoughts on the book, as well as a giveaway at the end. And make sure to check out the other stops along the way!!
Published by Sky Pony Press on June 2nd 2015
Source:Copy provided by publisher for review, via Edelweiss
In 2013: Sixteen-year-old Alora is having blackouts. Each time she wakes up in a different place with no idea of how she got there. The one thing she is certain of? Someone is following her.In 2146: Seventeen-year-old Bridger is one of a small number of people born with the ability to travel to the past. While on a routine school time trip, he sees the last person he expected—his dead father. The strangest part is that, according to the Department of Temporal Affairs, his father was never assigned to be in that time. Bridger’s even more stunned when he learns that his by-the-book father was there to break the most important rule of time travel—to prevent someone’s murder.And that someone is named Alora.Determined to discover why his father wanted to help a “ghost,” Bridger illegally shifts to 2013 and, along with Alora, races to solve the mystery surrounding her past and her connection to his father before the DTA finds him. If he can stop Alora’s death without altering the timeline, maybe he can save his father too.
- Yes, it was a time travel situation, but it was also a mystery. And I honestly didn’t know where this mystery was going to go, which is always fun! There were a lot of twists, most of which I did not see coming.
- Alora and Bridger were good characters, and the romance was slow and not the focus of the book at all. I would have liked just a bit more character development, but overall it worked for the story, since there was a lot of other stuff going on!
- The time travel stuff was very unique and complex, but not confusing. This is huge for me, because a lot of times, I find time travel books to be either too simplistic, and therefore unbelievable, or too complicated and I end up just zoning out. This was refreshingly neither! There were multiple timelines, all kinds of rules, trust issues, and other stuff that might be spoilery, but through it all, I was able to keep up.
- There’s going to be another book! I read this book thinking it was a standalone, but when I finished I thought it had tons of potential for a series. I wanted to find out what the deal was, so after a pretty good Twitter stalking session, I found out that the author is working on a sequel, which I will most definitely be reading, because this was a very fascinating world!
THE EDGE OF FOREVER is her debut novel.