Thursday, 27 November 2014
YOUNG ADULT URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: The Edge of the Water - Elizabeth George
Release Date: 25/09/14
On Whidbey Island, secrets never stay buried. A mysterious girl who won't speak; a coal-black seal named Nera that returns to the same place every year; a bitter feud of unknown origin - strange things are happening on Whidbey Island and Becca King is drawn into the maelstrom of events. But Becca, first met in The Edge of Nowhere, has her own secrets to hide. Still on the run from her criminal stepfather, Becca is living in a secret location. Even Derric, the Ugandan orphan with whom Becca shares a close, romantic relationship, can't be allowed to know her whereabouts. As secrets of past and present are revealed, Becca becomes aware of her growing paranormal powers and events build to a shocking climax anticipated by no one. Acclaimed author Elizabeth George brings her extraordinary talents to this intriguing story that blends mystery and myth.
Dark Urban Fantasy for the Young Reader takes them on a twisted ride of an adventure that follows on from the authors previous release The Edge of Nowhere. It wonderfully written and is a book that with the concepts to be explored within take the reader on one hell of a journey keeping you wonderfully immersed throughout, until that is the last few pages where something that has been carefully crafted and delightfully explored leave you feeling like its been wrapped up and ruined due to time constraints.
Its definitely a book that I was more than pleased I spent the time with, however with a disappointing conclusion and one that left me feeling cheated, I won’t be reading another book in the series for quite some time.