Friday, October 25, 2013

Book Review: The Edge of Never

The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never, #1) The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never #1)

Camryn Bennett and Andrew Parrish are two souls bumping along in life. They have both seen their share of tragedy, and yearn for the open world and all of its possibilities.

After a disappointing incident with her best friend since 2nd grade, Camryn packs a small bag and heads to the bus depot, with no particular destination in mind. On a fluke, she decides on Idaho as a general direction and leaves the rest of her life behind. In Kansas, she meets the hot and equally restless Andrew Parrish. He is a couple of years older and a bit more worldly, and they have a tentative friendship that begins to blossom into something more. He watches out for her on the road, and reveals that he is on the trip to visit his dying father in the hospital. Camryn is escaping a dead first love, a cheating ex, and a shitty best friend.

When it is time for them to part ways, neither of them wants to admit how quickly they became attached to each other. They decide that Cam should travel with Andrew to see his father, and then take on the open road.

This book was beautifully written, wonderfully paced, and heart wrenching! So many New Adult novels have crazy drama for drama's sake, but there is no real emotion underneath. This was a marvelous departure from trend. JA Redmerski's writing was so smooth and genuine, and elicited a real emotional response from even me (which is a challenge.)  Camryn and Andrew fell in love - hard - and decided to live life on their terms. If only we could all be so brave! I can't wait to see what happens next.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVED this book! I can't wait until I have a free moment to read the second one. I think she's a wonderful author.