The Edge of Forever
by Melissa E. Hurst
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release Date: June 2nd 2015
Rate: 4 STARS
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.
This is one of those sci-fi books that defy the stereotypes. Even those who aren't fans of sci-fi will find something to love about The Edge of Forever. The start of this book does drag a bit, but it didn't take long for me to become invested in the story. It quickly becomes a fast paced, intriguing read!
I really enjoyed the characters in this story. Alora was a very normal girl, and it was refreshing. She wasn't obsessed with the normal teenage girl things, so I felt a huge connection to her. Bridger was also a great character. Watching their story unfold kept me on the edge of my seat!
I'm usually not one for time travel books. They can be confusing, but I didn't have that issue with The Edge of Forever. The writing was concise and enjoyable. All in all, I really liked this book! It may have its flaws, but I definitely recommend it to all YA fans!
**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review with no compensation.
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Melissa lives in the southern US with her husband and three kids. She writes YA science fiction and fantasy, which means she considers watching Star Trek and Firefly as research. She dreams of traveling around the world and maybe finding Atlantis one day. You can usually find her with a book in one hand and a Dr. Pepper in the other. Or consuming lots of chocolate.