Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Review - The Edge of Forever by Melissa E. Hurst

Title: The Edge of Forever
Author: Melissa E. Hurst
Pages: 256
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: 2nd June 2015

Blurb from Goodreads:

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.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Sky Pony Press and Edelweiss*

3/5 stars

Bridger Creed lives in 2146 a future where genetic modification is common and people can time travel. While on a school trip to an assasination that happened in the past, Bridger sees his dead father who tells him to 'save Alora'. Why does Bridger's father want him to save a ghost from being murdered?

Back in 2013, Alora is suffering from blackouts. As if things weren't bad enough she starts receiving unwanted attention from a boy at school.

What will happen when Bridger illegally goes back in time to save Alora?
Who would want to kill Alora?
Will Bridger be able to save his father?

The Edge of Forever was an intriguing read. I liked the premise of a person going into the past to save someone.
Alora and Bridger were likeable characters who were both dealing with their own problems - Alora who was having blackouts and couldn't remember anything about her parents, and Bridger who was grieving for his father.
The plot was good and held my attention. There were twists that I didn't see coming and I liked that the romance wasn't a main feature or over the top.
While I enjoyed the book it didn't grip me and I would have liked to have found out more about the future that Bridger came from.

Overall this was an enjoyable read that I would recommend.