And The Edge of Forever has both time travel and mystery and that just makes it so much better.
Alora, in 2013, is struggling with her parents’ identity—she remembers nothing about them. Everything that she knows, however little it might be, has been told to her by her Aunt Grace. And Alora is almost sure Aunt Grace is hiding the complete truth from her. If only Alora could prove it.
Bridger, in 2146, is a Time Bender, meaning his genes allow him to travel to the past. But on one such assignment, he sees his deceased father. And he is asked to save Alora. If only Bridger knew who she was. He eventually travels back to 2013 and in trying to save Alora, together, they discover a lot of things that they didn’t know about.
Alora’s voice was both whiney and courageous. I was confused throughout the book as to whether I liked her or not, but overall, I think she matured through the course of the book, which is a great thing, considering all the troubles she had to face throughout the book. I felt like her dialogues were a bit awkward (considering she’s from our age) and Bridger seemed more 2013-ish than her on several occasions. Bridger, I really liked. He was the ideal YA boy whose POV I loved reading. He was sensitive without being overly dramatic, and he was considerate without being a doormat.
I really liked the concept and the premise of the book. The book started out slow, picked up pace, was slow again and then the end was great. Both Alora and Bridger had a lot of difficulties before they even meet for the first time and though I understand that a base had to be set for Bridger to time travel to her at all, the beginning of the book did drag a bit and it took quite a lot of effort to keep reading. Nonetheless, I managed to hold on and it was so, so worth it. It was specifically the writing that kept me hooked to the book. Melissa E. Hurst brings a seemingly impossible concept to life in a way that made me really, really sad that the book ended where it did.
If you’re into Sci-Fi and okay with most secrets of a book being revealed at the end of it, then The Edge of Forever is something you should watch out for!
Rhea @ Rhea's Neon Journal
I WAS PROVIDED A FREE EARC OF THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE OF AN HONEST REVIEW. THIS DID NOT IN ANY WAY, HOWEVER, INFLUENCE THE CONTENT OF THIS REVIEW.