The Edge of Always by J.A. Redmerski

The Edge of Never, Book 2

Synopsis: Five months ago, Camryn and Andrew, both dealing with personal hardships, met on a Greyhound bus. They fell in love and proved that when two people are meant to be together, fate will find a way to make it happen.

Now, in the highly anticipated sequel to The Edge of Never, Camryn and Andrew are pursuing their love for music and living life to the fullest as they always swore to do. But when tragedy befalls them, their relationship is put to the ultimate test. As Camryn tries to numb her pain, Andrew makes a bold decision: To get their life back on track, they’ll set out on another cross-country road trip. Together they find excitement, passion, adventure-and challenges they never could have anticipated.

Review: I was really excited to start this novel after a first book that I really loved, but I must say I was quite disappointed by this new volume… In the last novel, I think we had the advantage of discovering the characters and we had an original story. Here, it is a little different and we don’t have any surprises, as the novel uses the same ideas as the previous one. But you’ll quickly understand the reason. However, this is not bad book either, but it’s true that I really expected more, given my great enthusiasm for the first volume.

We thus find our two heroes Andrew and Camryn, back after their trip, trying to return to a somewhat normal routine. Both very happy as the woman is waiting for a baby. Indeed, we follow them in the beginning of the story, between the appointments with the doctor and the choice of the name. From the start, I knew that Camryn was going to lose her daughter, because I couldn’t imagine them leaving on a road trip with a child, and this is of course what happens rather quickly. And then begins a difficult period for our two young heroes, until Andrew decides to leave with Camryn and the car to return in some places they have already seen and some new. A journey that will solve their problems and will help to cope with the disappearance of their daughter.

As you can see, the story is much like the first one and this is surely why I struggled to get into it and to hold on to what was happening. Their road trip is not as interesting as the first one which had greatly affected me, so this time I remained a little behind everything. Yet Carwyn and Andrew evolve a lot here as well and it was interesting to see these people growing and becoming more responsible. We discover the fears of the two characters and the way they will face them. I also enjoyed the end of the story and especially the change of point of view to this third character that allows us to see a part of their future.

So it was an interesting book to read but I’m still quite mixed by it.



10 thoughts on “The Edge of Always by J.A. Redmerski

  1. I started reading The Edge of Never a year(ish) ago, and I never got all the way through it. I had read Redmerski’s Darkwood’s Trilogy and really liked it, so I was disappointed to find her new (at the time) book so . . . meh.

    Sorry you feel this same way about The Edge of Always :/

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