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The Brink of Darkness

Paperback edition released 12/07/2018

by Jeff Giles

Part of the The Edge of Everything Series

Children's & YA Fiction Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel

LoveReading Expert Review of The Brink of Darkness

In a nutshell: passionate love story continues – in hell  |    Zoe and X are soulmates, even though she’s a 21st century teenager and he’s a bounty hunter from the Lowlands, ie Hell.  They were brought together in The Edge of Everything, but separated at the end when he sacrificed himself for her and returned to the Lowlands.  But never say forever – in this equally torrid and thrilling episode the two are reunited, Zoe recklessly plunging into the underworld to find X, now involved in a search for his missing mother.  The book’s appeal lies not just in its steamy romance; Zoe is a sharp, appealing character and readers will love the supporting cast too. Despite being set in Hell, there are a surprising numbers of laughs while the ending will satisfy everyone. 

This is one to recommend to fans of Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

Andrea Reece

The Brink of Darkness Synopsis

Things have changed for 17-year-old Zoe ever since the dramatic events that brought her together with the mysterious X took place. To save Zoe and her family, X did the unthinkable - he won their freedom by giving himself up to captivity in the Lowlands forever. But being back in the Lowlands has its advantages. It gives X the chance to discover his past, which could be the key to breaking the Lords' hold on him for good. Little does X know that Zoe has a plan to reunite them ... one that will see her risk her life and bring her perilously close to losing all that she and X are fighting for.

Gripping and full of heart, this epic continuation of Jeff Giles's series, which already has rave reviews from Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson and New York Times bestselling authors Cassandra Clare and James Dashner, will bring readers right to the edge of everything.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781408886342
Publication date: 12th July 2018
Author: Jeff Giles
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Primary Genre Children's & YA Fiction
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The Brink of Darkness Reader Reviews

Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were lucky enough to read and review the first in this series, The Edge of Everything. Click here to read their full reviews.

  • Abbie Bavister, age 14 - 'Completely gripping and impossible to put down.  The characters will stay with you for a long time.  This book is a must read and bound to be a bestseller.'    
  • Talia Jacobs, age 15 - 'I loved this book. I can guarantee you will too. This book has it all; fantasy, contemporary, romance, action, darkness, family. If you only read one book this year, let it be this one.'
  • Humaira, age 18 - 'The Edge of Everything is everything. It was an unputdownable book.'
  • Rebekah Marsh, age 14 - 'Unlike anything I've ever seen before, the book combined fantasy, romance, tragedy and teenage desire into one amazing read that I am still unable to forget.'
  • Zara Kazi, age 18 - 'I was hooked from the first page. Would definitely recommend.'
  • Edel Waugh - 'Mixing the real world with other magical worlds, and humans with lords of an underworld hell called the Lowlands is a dangerous and fun combination.'

Jeff Giles Press Reviews

Sharp, dark, thoughtful and romantic, readers will thrill to the start of this exciting new series * Cassandra Clare on THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING *

A gripping, utterly original work of fiction that manages to capture all of the joy and the pain, the light and the darkness of growing up * Peter Jackson on THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING *

An utterly fantastic book * James Dashner on THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING *

From the moment I started to read The Edge of Everything, I was hooked * Louise O'Neill on THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING *

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ISBN: 9781408886342
Publication date: 12/07/2018
Format: Paperback

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About Jeff Giles

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 ...

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