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4.03  ·  Rating details ·  109 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Citizens who report to work on time, obey the Overlord’s laws, and stay off the Synbot’s radar, live long lives. Long, dull, monotonous lives.

It’s not a bad plan for someone with a hidden, emotion-based ability to trigger earthquakes. In a world pitted against her, sixteen-year-old Rena Moon strives for a life beyond working herself to death at the factory. Seeing an alter
Paperback, 302 pages
Published June 6th 2013 by Sapphire Star Publishing (first published June 6th 2012)
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Maggie Thom
Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a really good story that is set in a whole new futuristic world. It’s one of those books that you’re not sure where it’s going from the beginning, you think it’s just a book about normal teenage girls going through normal teenage stuff like boy crushes. Soon though you realize that things are a whole lot more complicated. You get to meet Rena and her best friend Blaze, who know each other really well, which is a good thing because they are often breaking the rules. And there are a lot of ...more
Part of a book tour in a few days. Review to come then!
I thoroughly enjoyed this dystopian novel. While the setting is familiar to many dystopian novels, the world building, character depth and interaction, unique “Other” gifts, make this book stand out. There is SUCH detail in this world, in the interactions, etc., that each scene is so vivid. The teenage Rena is so normal – dealing with what is basically going to be her stepmother and her endless “canyu”s is somethin
Dawn Allen
Nov 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Edge of Truth is a dystopian tale by author Natasha Hanova. Trapped in a world where she can never achieve more than the society has 'approved' for her, Rena Moon is a typical teenager. She rebels against everything from the Overlord to the Synbots to her father and aunt. Rena wants more and determines she can get more. The slight wrinkle to things is her 'secret'. She's an Other, one of those gifted with a hidden ability.

Like most girls she's got a bestie, Blaze, and a crush, Nevan, and she has
May 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-dystopian, arc-arr
I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Edge of Truth follows sixteen-year-old Rena, a citizen of a walled-in community controlled by an Overlord. She dreams of one day being able to afford to buy land in Eden, an apparent domed-in community. When Rena and her best friend, Blaze, find a secret stash of artifacts, she thinks she's found her ticket to Eden. Unfortunately, someone else wants the artifacts for themselves, and they kidnap Blaze, trying to force her t
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Edge Of Truth is a PHENOMENAL dystopian read! I like dystopians but I don't read enough of them to be an expert like my girl Kayleigh but I will say that this book took the cake. Man there was so much going on and every time I thought it was one way it was really another way. This kept me hooked liked no other because I wanted no I needed to keep reading because I needed to find out what was happening. The world Natasha has created and crafted is absolutely amazing!

The rules are simple follow th
Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi/James
Review also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?

Honestly I wasn't planing on reading this series at first cause it sounded like any other dystopian but then they needed more bloggers for the tour and I decided to give it a try. I can gladly say that that was a good decision. This book has similar idea like other dystopian novels but still it's not typical.

Here we meet our main character Rena who lives in a world where everyone must obey the Overlord's laws. She must be as everyone else and people who are
Melissa Maygrove
The farther I got into Edge of Truth, the more I liked it. By the midway point, I was won over, and by the end, I was doing a fist pump.

I liked the leads, Nevan especially. He's a to-die-for hero for sure, not to mention a downright nice guy. Rena's abilities are original--that was good, too. And the action scenes are well-written, keeping me on the edge of my seat.

The ending was satisfying enough that I wouldn't dare call it bad, but I agree with some of the other reviews. There were some quest
K.G. C.J.
Jun 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
K.G. from Book Nerd and Proud

4/5 stars
Budding love, new friendships, and undying loyalty are only a few reasons I loved this story.

I did have a few problems with the book. Well, not problems really, just questions that weren't answered. Two of them being: How did Overlord Andrick come to power? Why are some people Others? It doesn't seem to be genetic, but I would've liked to know a lot more about them. Although, because they're all in hiding, Rena might not k
L.L. McKinney
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Edge of Truth is the full package. It’s got action, humor, drama and romance. Okay, disclaimer, I by no means am a romance person, but that didn’t stop me from gobbling up every word about Rena and Nevan. This book takes one part strong heroine, two parts hot guy (what can I say, double is always better) and throws in the right amount of conflict for a sweet love story.
If you’ve ever crushed on someone, and I mean crushed hard, you can sympathize with Rena. Even though I’m not a gotta-have-the-l
Hannah Green
Actual Rating: 3.5 stars

I love dystopian fiction - I think that's pretty obvious. So when I saw this on the Making Connections goodreads group I had to have it, no questions asked. And whilst not blown away, it certainly piqued my interest.

The world, whilst not standout unique, was interesting and generally very well built. Not sure whether a sequel is being planned (?) but if it is then this is something that would certainly draw me to read it - simply because I would like to see it expanded. T
Jacinda Buchmann
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A YA dystopian novel, EDGE OF TRUTH, is centered on Rena Moon, a teenage girl who is going through the day-to-day motions of school and her monotonous internship while attempting to hide her supernatural abilities. For those who aren’t familiar with the new dystopian genre, think Hunger Games, a futuristic, post-disaster, new-world sort of story. Rena isn’t happy with the governmental system and dreams of one day making enough money to move away to a better city. She’s not afraid to break a rule ...more
Dorine White
May 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Story-
Sixteen-year old Rena Moon lives in a walled city controlled by an Overlord. The Overlord uses robotic Synbot's to control the people and make sure his strict laws are enforced. Rena wants to do more than work herself into old age, and plans on making herself rich selling wares at Market.

Rena's hopes grow when she and her best friend Blaze find a hidden cache of old world items in the forbidden lands. But, when they try to sell their treasure, Blaze is kidnapped and tortured.

Rena turns
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arr
I really liked the idea of the Others. Rena's power was definitely one I hadn't come across before. The characters had their strengths and weakness, and they were easy to relate to since they acted like teenagers would (though perhaps a bit too much like modern ones considering they're supposed to be advanced). They even had their own lingo and slang, which I appreciated, since its adds to the realism of a world when not overdone - such as SME ("Sweet Mother Earth"), their version OMG. I'm still ...more
Kirsty Bicknell
This is the first dystopian novel I have read for a while, and I was excited to start Edge of Truth. The world of Hollowcrest which Natasha Hanova creates is a joyless one, its citizens governed by Overlord Andrick who the reader never meets, and the Synbots, who enforce the society's laws.
Whilst reading Edge of Truth I saw Natasha Hanova's imaginary world as a frightening vision into our future; the sun burning the earth and its inhabitants; castes based upon an allocated job; all history wipe
Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
Jun 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
This book was part of a blog tour I received an ARC for my honest review

Rena and her best friend Blaze find secret these artifacts, she thinks it will be her chance to get to Eden but Blaze gets taken by the people who want the artifacts more than Rena. With the help of Nevan her crush and new friend, they set out to find Blaze. Rena, however, has a secret she can feel the vibrations in the earth and can cause earthquakes with her emotions. This was one of those books that I read the synopsis an
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Edge of Truth is one of those books that, once it gains momentum, it doesn’t let up. You become more and more involved in the story, and before you know it—BAM. The end. Where’s Book 2? ;)


- Hanova pays such a keen attention to detail. There were several times I wanted to stop reading, just to give her a high five. (view spoiler)
Alicia Batista (Addicted Readers)
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Everything you are about to read is my full and honest opinion about the book!

Okay, where do I start? I LOVE Dystopian books and this one was wasn't far from the top of the list! The author has brought something different then some of the Dystopian books out there, and it was a refreshing read for the Dystopian books!

The writing was great and intriguing! The plot was definitely interesting and kept me entertained. I really lik
Carolyn Marston
Dec 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Rena Moon is the heroine of this Dystopian story. She has a bestie, Blaze and a crush on Nevan. Rena has special powers, she can cause earthquakes.
If Rena loses control she cannot control the magnitude of the earthquake.
Rena and Blaze go on an adventure and discover an amazing treasure. Unsure of the actual value of the artifacts, but confident they are worth a great sum of money, the girls take the items to the Market. Rena discovers Blaze is missing and will do whatever it takes to rescue her.
May 08, 2013 rated it liked it
(Review can also be found on my blog The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl).

When I first heard about this title, I wasn't sure what to expect. I went in with an open mind. Thankfully, this book turned out to be okay.

Rena is a 16 year old girl living in a society run by an overlord. Almost anything can get you in trouble with a big hefty fine, and if she is found to be an "other", a human with supernatural powers, she will be taken away from her home and family. Rena is sick liv
Sarah {Literary Meanderings}

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16-year-old Rena Moon lives in a world ruled by Overlord Andrick. This world is packed with rules, and if one was to break one of those rules, they'd be punished.

Rena has a secret that warrants the ultimate punishment—she's an “Other”. Others have special abilities. Rena can control her ability pretty well, but when her emotions flare up, her body sends shock-waves into the ground, causing quakes. Rena hides this secret from everyone, even those c
Jun 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: dystopia, tour-promos
This novel was a fun and interesting read, but a rather short one.
After reading so many Dystopia novels, it's easy for the more average ones to bore me because of the similar and recurring elements that I see in so many novels. However, Edge Of Truth managed to stand out from the rest. Sometimes the line between good and bad gets blurred so much, the villain pretending to be doing what is for the good of others, and in a way that bad becomes twisted in that it looks good. It's finally GREAT to
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Sixteen year old Rena Moon tries very hard to obey all the laws and stay out of trouble. She tries hard to follow all of the Overlord's laws and not get caught by a synbot doing something wrong. She works her butt off at the factory hoping that one day she will have enough money to buy herself and her family a new home. Rena lives in what is sort of known as the poor part of town and she wants to move on up the ladder of so
Lelia Taylor
May 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: full-reviews
I read a lot of dystopian fiction, so much that I sometimes find myself on the verge of boredom just because so much of what’s available is a lot like all the other dystopians out there. Finding one that’s actually different has become something of a personal quest and I’m happy to say that Edge of Truth satisfied my small craving in a big way. How did it do that? I’m so glad you asked ;)

Most of these books are filled with heroics of one kind or another. Nothing wrong with that, mind you, but wo
Jun 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, reviewed
When I first saw the tour sign up for this book, I instantly jumped at the opportunity as I am always game to read and review YA dystopian novels. I'm glad I picked this one! It was a very enjoyable read! However, it certainly leaves you wanting more. I am not a fan of info-dumping at all, and thankfully Natasha did not do this to us. However, I still have a lot of unanswered questions about the society, the "Others", and what the true motivation is behind the enemy's actions.

I liked our main ch
Apr 03, 2013 rated it liked it
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Rena and Blaze are the best of friends. One day, they find relics in the forbidden lands and decide to sell them. Rena never expected that this activity could get Blaze kidnapped. But Blaze has been kidnapped, and now Rena is on a rescue mission to find her, though she never expected Nevan, her long-time crush to accompany her. With his help, can she find Blaze?

Right from the beginning, does Natasha Hanova use the new terminology
Jennifer  Ricketts (Donnie Darko Girl)
I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review for the blog tour. You can find my stop at Donnie Darko Girl.

I'm always ready for a terrific dystopian novel, and EDGE OF TRUTH definitely did not disappoint. This was a novel I couldn't put down, and so I happily lost sleep reading it - well worth the lost sleep! The characters, the plot, the world building...everything was written and set up well to create an attention grabbing read!

Rena lives in Hollowcrest, ruled by the Overl
Kendall {Book Crazy}
May 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, blog-tours
I originally wasn't going to sign up for the Blog Tour, but after I checked the book out I decided to sign up and when I got on it I was quite excited! This book took me a while to get into if I'm honest! I didn't think that it was going to, but it did! I started to read it and I kept having to read it a couple of chapters at a time! I eventually left it for a few weeks when I got about 70% through it and then went back and read the rest in one sitting! The plot of this book is a little dry to s ...more
May 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, dystopian, romance
I really enjoy the Dystopian genre and was eager to read Edge of Truth. To start out, it was a bit slow for me. I know sometimes world building, background story has to take place, but this took a little too long for me. But, after so long, events transpired and the pace picked up and I found my interest piqued; ready to find out more of our heroine Rena.
As you know with dystopian societies, we always find that there is one person or one rule that suppresses the majority of the people. Edge of T
Jun 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Edge of Truth was a decent book. I liked the mix of dystopian and paranormal elements. You don’t see that very often so it makes the book stand out.

Rena is a great character, she is strong, smart and she doesn’t just blindly listen to whatever she is told to do. Nevan is a pretty swoon-worthy guy; you can see why Rena has had a crush on him for so long. The relationship between them is very sweet; I just wish we had seen more of it. I am hoping Edge of Truth is the start of a series so
Jessica Figueroa
Jun 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Sixteen-year-old Rena lives in a world ruled by an overlord and rules maintained by synbots that constantly give out fines watching nearly every move.

Rena is having a bad day so she and her best friend Blaze go past the borders into the wilds to relieve some stress. In the wilds they happen to come across a treasure trove that could help them raise enough money to get out of the slums. When Blaze disappears Rena knows it has to do with the treasure they found. With the help of Nevan (her crush)
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Natasha Hanova is an award-winning author of young adult and adult dark fantasy/paranormal fiction. Edge of Truth, a YA dystopian, is her debut novel.

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