Author: Melissa E. Hurst
Series: Book One
Published By: Sky Pony Press (June 2, 2015)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Time Travel/Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars
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.
I so needed something different and refreshing when I picked this up. The fact that time traveling, of any kind, is also one of my most favorite subjects to read about, just made it a huge bonus for me.
Which leads me to the top five reasons, The Edge of Forever, is the book for you:
1. You're a sucker for time travel and can't help but be fascinated with it, this is the perfect read for you as we travel with Alora and Bridger back and forth through time and space.
2. You not only like the idea of time traveling, but you like mysteries. Mysteries that are deep, dark and deep seeded. The type of mysteries that keep you guessing, keep you on your toes, and keep you turning the pages.
3. Engaging characters and storyline. Even though this story takes place in both 2013 and in 2146, with different point of views for each era, the different point of views are done well and both characters, Alora and Bridger, likable and relatable. You can't help but like them.
4. Time travel made simple. Easy explanations for time travel and the other abilities some people have, so much so, that it ends up being completely believable and tangible.
5. The last twenty percent of this novel is fast paced, heart pounding and leaves you on the edge of your seat. You are left sad that it is over and distraught that you don't have the next book sitting next to you ready to read.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*