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The Brink of Darkness: The Edge of Everything, Book 2

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Gripping, romantic, edgy fantasy sequel does not disappoint.

Book Jeff Giles Fantasy 2018
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Despite the darkness of this gripping fantasy, author Jeff Giles brings a breath of fresh air to the genre with humor, suspense, surprise, and sometimes even sweetness, too. The Brink of Darkness showcases Giles' real talent for deftly creating characters that are immediately fully realized and fun to relate to. He's also got a real knack for unexpected twists and turns that keep the pages of this action-packed blend of fantasy, romance, action, and adventure turning.

Lots of appeal here for a wide range of readers, except possibly the very squeamish. The book seamlessly picks up where previous events left off. It can stand alone, but will be enjoyed more fully and deeply with the first of the series under your belt. Older teens will relate to themes about love, family, leaping into the unknown, and more. The satisfying ending feels pretty final, but readers will be eager for more from just about any one of the colorful, sometimes hilarious cast of characters.

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