Title: The Edge of Forever
Author: Melissa E. Hurst
Series: N/A, Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction
Publication Date: June 2nd 2015
My Rating: 4 Stars
In 2013: Sixteen-year-old Alora is having blackouts. Each time she wakes up in a different place with no idea of how she got there. The one thing she is certain of? Someone is following her.
In 2146: Seventeen-year-old Bridger is one of a small number of people born with the ability to travel to the past. While on a routine school time trip, he sees the last person he expected—his dead father. The strangest part is that, according to the Department of Temporal Affairs, his father was never assigned to be in that time. Bridger’s even more stunned when he learns that his by-the-book father was there to break the most important rule of time travel—to prevent someone’s murder.
And that someone is named Alora.
Determined to discover why his father wanted to help a “ghost,” Bridger illegally shifts to 2013 and, along with Alora, races to solve the mystery surrounding her past and her connection to his father before the DTA finds him. If he can stop Alora’s death without altering the timeline, maybe he can save his father too.
Thank you Cheryl, The Fantastic Flying Book Club and Sky Pony Press for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review. This, in no way, will affect my review of the book.
In the year 2146, Bridger traveled with his classmates in a school trip, but he saw someone he didn't expect to see - his dead father. This caused him to leave his post, and when he returned, he found Vika, his girlfriend unconscious. In the days following the incident, Bridger couldn't shake off what his father told him. "Save Alora." Bridger is determined to find out the truth, so he shifts back to 2013 to investigate on Alora to once and for all discover why his father wanted to save her.
Time travel is one of the magic words that would make me want to pick up a book. Add in a bit of romance and a hint of mystery? It'll make me want to get my hands on the book immediately. That is exactly what happened with this book, and I must say, it didn't disappoint. And another bonus for me, this book is told in alternating point of views!
The Edge of Forever was a fun and enjoyable read that kept me turning the pages for more. It was evident in how the story progressed that the plot of this book is very well thought of. I really loved how everything closed off in the end and how the mystery unraveled itself. The story and the romance also progressed in a timely manner. The mystery kept me from putting the book down, and I finished the book in no time.
The only thing that I didn't like about this book was how there were parts where the speech felt awkward, especially in Alora's point of view. You'd think that Alora is the one who's not from our time, but she's actually in 2013. Aside from that, however, I really enjoyed this story and I recommend it to those who are interested in time travel storieslora’s death without altering the timeline, maybe he can save his father too.