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The Edge of Over There by Shawn Smucker
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it was amazing
Read 2 times. Last read June 30, 2018.

I’ve read loads of YA fiction, and there are elements most books have in common. Young heroes and heroines, the dark power of a sinister opponent, overwhelming odds against victory. What sets this book (and it’s predecessor, The Day the Angels Fell) apart from the rest is its constant, pervasive aura of suspense. From the first sentence, it feels as if revelation waits around every corner, that something deeper is happening than the sum of words on a page. This is the best kind of writing, because it awakens the part of me that once saw adventure and danger in the most mundane places. It had me reading breathless, devouring the story even as I wished it would last longer. I will be eagerly awaiting the next volume in this riveting series.

(I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher. There were no conditions and no expectation that I give a positive review.)
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Reading Progress

April 26, 2018 – Shelved (Hardcover Edition)
April 26, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read (Hardcover Edition)
June 15, 2018 – Started Reading (Hardcover Edition)
Started Reading
June 30, 2018 – Shelved
June 30, 2018 – Finished Reading
June 30, 2018 – Finished Reading (Hardcover Edition)

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