Thursday, 9 February 2017

Review - The Edge of Everything (Untitled, #1) by Jeff Giles

Title: The Edge of Everything (Untitled, #1)
Author: Jeff Giles
Pages: 358
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's
Release date: 9th February 2017

Blurb from Goodreads: 

For the perfect love, what would you be willing to lose?

It's been a shattering year for seventeen-year-old Zoe, who's still reeling from her father's shocking death in a caving accident and her neighbors' mysterious disappearance from their own home. Then on a terrifying subzero, blizzardy night in Montana, she and her brother are brutally attacked in the woods--only to be rescued by a mysterious bounty hunter they call X.

X is no ordinary bounty hunter. He is from a hell called the Lowlands, sent to claim the soul of Zoe's evil attacker and others like him. X is forbidden from revealing himself to anyone other than his prey, but he casts aside the Lowlands' rules for Zoe. As they learn more about their colliding worlds, they begin to question the past, their fate, and their future. But escaping the Lowlands and the ties that bind X might mean the ultimate sacrifice for them both.

My Review:

 *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK & ANZ) and NetGalley*

Zoe is in grieving from her father's death in a caving accident and the murders of her neighbours. Then a snowstorm hits and Zoe finds herself and her brother in danger only for a mysterious bounty hunter to rescue them. Zoe calls him X and there is more to him than there seems.
X is from the Lowlands, a hellish place where X is imprisoned until he is needed to hunt someone down and return with their soul.
Can X escape the Lowlands?
Do Zoe and X have a future together?

This book was not what I expected. At all. The blurb intrigued me but as I continued reading I found myself liking The Edge of Everything less and less.

What I liked:
Hmm... the cover.
The premise - the idea of the Lowlands was interesting.
That's it really.

What I didn't like:
The writing style - it didn't engage me and it felt awkward at times.
The characters - none of them interested me and I didn't connect with them.
The plot - failed to hold my attention and I found myself skim reading.
The romance - instalove and Zoe immediately began calling X her boyfriend. Ugh.

Overall unfortunately this wasn't for me.