The Edge of Over There {Book Review}

Image result for the edge of over there book coverBefore the Tree of Life, everything in Abra Miller's life had been predictable. But after the Tree and the lightning and the angels, everything felt tenuous, like holding a soap bubble in the palm of her hand. She spent years looking for signs of that other world, waiting for it to break through. When it didn't, her friendship with Sam Chambers grew cold and distant, and they both wondered how any of it could actually have happened.

Four years later, 16-year-old Abra's long-delayed quest to find the next manifestation of the Tree of Life is renewed when she sees a woman walking up the road--a woman who looks exactly like Sam's dead mother. The woman directs her to New Orleans where she will find the grave of Marie Laveau, one of seven gateways between this world and Over There. As Abra enters The Edge of Over There and begins her pursuit of the Tree once more, she doesn't know whom to fear or whom to trust. But she's starting to think that some doorways should never be opened.

These characters were really interesting! I liked how they all had their own little nuances in their personalities. Even the characters that weren't human were really interesting. Especially Leo. I loved Leo, without a doubt, he was my favorite character. I also liked Sam and Abra. But yes, the characters were really loveable and very well written.

The whole concept of the Tree of Life and of the whole story was really interesting! It was strangely deep and gave a message without being preachy.

The setting was also really well done. The Edge of Over There was really well constructed - with all its strangeness and even the real world was described very well.

Something else I liked that isn't really pertinent is that some parts reminded me of Stiefvater's writing in The Scorpio Races. Either that or reading two books at the same time messes with your mind :P

So maybe it's because there was a book that came before this, but I was really confused for the majority of the book. I don't know if it's fair then to put this under dislikes because technically this is on me :P

I didn't really relate to the book and just wasn't that interested in it.

And the only other thing that I disliked is that nothing really stuck. Like, if you asked me to describe the plot in detail I don't think I would be able to. And maybe this is because I didn't understand a lot because of the fact that I didn't read the first book but yeah.

There was some violence but that is all the content.

It was really a good and interesting book but it just didn't grab or hold my interest. That's why I'm giving it

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3 stars

I received a free copy of this book from Revell Reads in exchange for my honest opinion.

So how have you all been? Does this book sound interesting? Have you read it? Will you read it? I will be responding to comments soon and posting the next installment of the Shared WIP tomorrow along with an explanation. 

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