This novel takes off at a galloping pace and never slows down for the entirety of the story. Hurst ends every single chapter with a cliffhanger that makes it imperative to keep reading. There are so many twists and turns, some expected and some surprising. I was constantly on the edge of my seat and needed to find out what would happen next.
I absolutely loved the characters from both time periods and enjoyed how mixed in with this futuristic world, there was also Alora’s relatable life in 2013. Interestingly enough, the treatment of women in her sections is very topical and she sets a great example for young girls everywhere in recognizing red flags and knowing your worth. My only criticism is that every now and then, the time travel rules do get confusing, but I decided to just go with it for the ride.
As a huge fan of this genre, THE EDGE OF FOREVER is my favorite science fiction novel since DIVERGENT. I am so excited to read the next book in this series, ON THROUGH THE NEVER, and to uncover not only what’s next for these characters, but to have some of the major questions answered. THE EDGE OF FOREVER is a fast-paced, heart-pumping read, and absolutely impossible to put down.