Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Review: The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George

The Edge of Nowhere (Saratoga Woods #1)
By Elizabeth George
Viking Juvenile

* I received an advance copy through Goodreads First Reads.

To Sum It Up: Becca King can hear the thoughts of others, or at least pieces of them. The only problems are that she can't control what she hears, and what she does hear doesn't always make sense. When Becca finds out that her stepfather has killed his business partner, she and her mother must flee and start a new life. Becca is sent to live with her mom's friend on Whidbey Island. But things go awry from Becca's first night on Whidbey. She faces challenges she never expected. Whidbey Island is full of secrets waiting for Becca to uncover.

Review: Okay, this is a toughie to review. So please bear with me as I attempt to clarify my thoughts. From the beginning, this book really pulls you in. The Edge of Nowhere is one of those rare books that you know is good, regardless of whether or not you liked it. It has an intricate plot that doesn't seem thrown together. Even though there are tons of surprises, everything fits together, and you can tell it was well thought out. Although I was a little frustrated about not getting answers until the last quarter of the book, when everything fell together, it was great. There was such a build-up of mystery and questions that when all the answers came flooding out, they were easy to accept.

All of the characters had their own complex backgrounds and histories. I grew to like the characters, and I can't wait to find out what happens to all of them. I did get a little impatient with Becca because I felt like she wasn't asking enough questions. It somehow worked out with the plot though, so I can forgive her.

The setting really added to the story. It was strange and different, but not quite magical. It was its own little world, but still believable. The Island was full of people, each with their own secrets.

What a cliffhanger!!! I cannot wait until the next book. Elizabeth George has set herself up for another great book.

All in All: This book kept you interested from the first page until the last. It was very well-written, and even if you don't like it, you can at least admit that much. You should definitely give it a try.


  1. Sounds like a really good book!!! :)
    Im glad you enjoyed it!

    BTW- I nominated you (both, since there are at least two of you who write on this blog) for the Beautiful Blogger Award.
    Check out the details at my blog, here


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