Friday 28 March 2014

Book Review -The Edge of Never

The Edge of Never 
Author: J.A. Redmerski
Series: The Edge of Never #1
Genres: Contemporary, Travel | New Adult
Release Date: 15th November 2012
Publishers: Createspace
No. Pages: 426
Source: Purchased
Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had always been one to think out-of-the-box, who knew she wanted something more in life than following the same repetitive patterns and growing old with the same repetitive life story. And she thought that her life was going in the right direction until everything fell apart.

Determined not to dwell on the negative and push forward, Camryn is set to move in with her best friend and plans to start a new job. But after an unexpected night at the hottest club in downtown North Carolina, she makes the ultimate decision to leave the only life she’s ever known, far behind.

With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets. But Camryn swore never to let down her walls again. And she vowed never to fall in love.

But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she’d do. He shows her what it’s really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew’s dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?

When I first decided to read this book, I didn't exactly know what I would be getting myself into, a lot of the reviews I've read either loved it or hated it, not many were in between. I however am, at the start of the book I hated it. I really disliked the characters and the setting, the only thing I liked about it from the off was Damon, and even after a while I started to hate him (with obvious reason)

Camryn and her best friend Natalie have an argument after a night out, a night that Camryn was forced into. And feeling like the world is resting on her shoulders she decided to get away for a while. Cue her getting a bus tickets to no where in particular, just taking it one day at a time. At first I thought she was really stupid, and I really didn't like the idea of it being a 'live for the moment' type of book considering how much I disliked the beginning, but then she meets Andrew and I no longer cared, because I was transfixed with him from the start.

Andrew Parrish is on a bus journey of his own, and upon seeing a sleezy man staring at what he thinks is an under age Camryn, he sparks up conversation in hopes to protect her, at least until wherever she is going. Camryn and Andrew have a love hate relationship, they banter and joke and its a purely platonic friendship, at least for the start. Andrew decides that despite his responsibility and the reason that brought him on his journey in the first place, he wouldn't be happy leaving Camryn alone. Thus leads them to travelling together and what not.

Like I've already said, I didn't like the beginning, but the middle really grew on my and I love Andrew's and Camryn's relationship, there was times I thought it was highly annoying though but for the most part I liked it. But I didn't like the end, I know its stupid, but I really think that could have been another book instead of being squeezed into a few chapters, and there was other parts about this book that I just didn't get, so that's why the rating is so low. because despite liking this middle, I still hated the start and a lot of things. (in truth, the only reason is gets a 2.5 is because of Andrew haha)

I don't know exactly who I would recommend this book for, and that's hard because I always know, but I would say for people who are just looking for an easy read and can take things with a pinch of salt. Despite its rating, I would most likely read it again so it wasn't all that bad.

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