Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Review: The Edge Over There by:Shawn Smucker

 The Edge of Over There
**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:
The captivating sequel to the award-winning The Day the Angels Fell

Before 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.


My Review:
 This book, the story is very different than what I typically read and review. Along with lyrical prose and Abra's flair for the dramatic this story is multi-dimensional. It has several different story-lines that meet somewhere in the middle. I liked the fact that I was sent on a wild goose chase to get down to the bottom of this character and what the Tree of Life was.

 Abra is taking an adventure and she takes us along for the ride. She is on a quest that only she alone can complete. It was jaw dropping to say the least. Now, I have to go back and read the first one because I can't get enough of this amazing story. A great read by the pool!