The Edge of Over There by Smucker, ShawnThe Edge of Over There by Smucker, Shawn

The Edge of Over There

bySmucker, Shawn

Paperback | April 2, 2019

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The captivating sequel to the award-winning The Day the Angels Fell

Before the Tree of Life, everything in Abra Miller's life had been predictable. But after the Tree and the lightning and the angels, everything felt tenuous, like holding a soap bubble in the palm of her hand. She spent years looking for signs of that other world, waiting for it to break through. When it didn't, her friendship with Sam Chambers grew cold and distant, and they both wondered how any of it could actually have happened.

Four years later, 16-year-old Abra's long-delayed quest to find the next manifestation of the Tree of Life is renewed when she sees a woman walking up the road--a woman who looks exactly like Sam's dead mother. The woman directs her to New Orleans where she will find the grave of Marie Laveau, one of seven gateways between this world and Over There. As Abra enters The Edge of Over There and begins her pursuit of the Tree once more, she doesn't know whom to fear or whom to trust. But she's starting to think that some doorways should never be opened.]]>
Title:The Edge of Over ThereFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:384 pages, 8.35 × 5.43 × 1.02 inShipping dimensions:8.35 × 5.43 × 1.02 inPublished:April 2, 2019Publisher:Baker Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0800735412

ISBN - 13:9780800735418


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intriguing The first thing about this book that really stood out to me was the writing. OH MY GOODNESS, it was like poetry. Smucker amazed me with, first of all, his ability to write such lyrical stories, and secondly, his ability to transport you into the characters. As I read along, I felt like I was that 12 year old girl or the 80 year old man. No matter the view point, I felt like I was in the characters heads and I began to react just as they did. The story itself was very well done. Yes, you could tell this is geared for a bit of a younger audience, but I still enjoyed the read immensely. As I said above, the characters voice was amazingly well done, but I also felt that the characters were very realistic as well. They faced failures and setbacks and moments of weakness, just like all of us, and I really appreciated that he included their humanness in it. I already said this, yes, but the writing was amazing. Smucker used some very colorful and vivid descriptions that really helped to give the story its unique feel. I did, however, feel that some of the descriptions went a little overboard and bordered on unrealistic. I mean, who takes notice of someone else’s tongue size and color?? All in all, this was a very good book and I would definitely recommend it to someone who’s read the first. It did seem a little prolonged toward the ending, but I also wasn’t exactly in the mood to read it when I picked it up, so I know that had something to do with it. **I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and thoughts in this review are my own. I promise I didn’t copy anyone else’s thoughts!**
Date published: 2019-04-18