In a nutshell: girl loves boy/supernatural bounty hunter | When star-crossed lovers Zoe and the boy she nicknames X meet the circumstances are hardly promising: stranded in a blizzard Zoe has fallen into the hands of a psychotic murderer and X, there in his capacity as supernatural bounty hunter responsible for dragging wicked souls to Hell, saves her. When Zoe persuades him to let the man go, her fate and X’s intertwine but as the plot unfolds, we begin to realise that maybe they were part of a bigger story all along. Sassy, fast-talking Zoe is a hugely appealing heroine and X amply supplies in smouldering good looks and romantic anguish what he sometimes lacks in characterisation. It all builds to a terrific climax and this can-they-can’t they-be-together romance is definitely hot.
'Sharp, dark, thoughtful and romantic' CASSANDRA CLARE, author of City of Bones Every day, Zoe struggles to keep going. The cruel winter took her father's life and left her angry and broken hearted. As she carries her little brother through a snowstorm that could kill him in minutes, her only thought is finding shelter. The cabin beyond the woods is far from the place of safety she hoped it would be, but it is there that she meets a man whose muscular body, marked with strange and primitive tattoos, hints at an extraordinary story. He has the power to light up the lake, and with it, Zoe's world. Zoe calls the stranger X. He is a bounty hunter, tormented by the evils of his victims, which course through his veins. X has never known anything but hate, until he meets Zoe. She shows him what a heart is really for and, if they can find a way to be together, just maybe, his pain can help Zoe forget her own. This high-stakes, heart-pounding romance will leave readers breathless for this break-out new series and its sequel.
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A sharp fantasy thriller, and a dark one at that * People, The Best New Books *
Zoe and X sparkle with life ... You'll be gagging for more. Good thing that it's the first in a series, then! **** * SFX *
I was drawn into this story from the first page ... A gripping, utterly original work of fiction ... Beautifully written, this is a powerful work of fierce imagination that takes no prisoners! * Peter Jackson, Oscar-winning director of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit *
With imagination and verve, Giles delivers the goods ... Swoonworthy * Time *
A thrilling adventure * Buzzfeed *
Sharp, dark, thoughtful and romantic, readers will thrill to the start of this exciting new series * Cassandra Clare, bestselling author of The Mortal Instruments series *
A frighteningly plausible exploration of the dark side of human nature, The Edge of Everything is suspenseful, exciting, and surprisingly funny ... This is an immensely enjoyable read and I'm eagerly anticipating the next book * Louise O'Neill, award-winning author of Asking For It *
Utterly fantastic ... Dark, funny, exciting, a unique clashing of worlds - one of those stories you'll read late into the night. More than anything, I fell in love with the characters, so much so that it truly hurt to see what they had to go through. Every human alive should read this book * James Dashner, bestselling author of The Maze Runner trilogy *
It all builds to a terrific climax and this can-they-can't they-be-together romance is definitely hot ... This is one to recommend to fans of Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone * Lovereading4kids *
A lot of fun * New York Times *
Publication date: 05/04/2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 09/02/2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
|Publication date:||5th April 2018|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury YA an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction, Reader Reviewed Books,|
|Categories:||Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage),|
Jeff Giles grew up in Cohasset, Massachusetts. Most recently, he was the deputy managing editor of Entertainment Weekly, where he oversaw all coverage of movies and books, including the magazine's championing of YA fiction. Jeff has written for Rolling Stone and The New York Times Books Review. He also coauthored The Terrorist's Son, a nonfiction book that won an Alex Award from the American Library Association and has since been translated into more than a dozen languages. While reporting on The Lord of the Rings movies for Newsweek, Jeff was invited to be an extra in The Return of the ...More About Jeff Giles