Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday No. 55: The Brink of Darkness, by Jeff Giles





Welcome to "Can't Wait Wednesday"!


This is a weekly event hosted by
Tressa @ Wishful Endings, and inspired by "Waiting On Wednesday", which used to be hosted by
 Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

For more information, please click HERE.

As in the previous meme, this one showcases future releases  we book  bloggers 
are eagerly anticipating!!
There's also a Linky widget, so participating blogs can link up!




Here's my choice for this week!



 The Brink of Darkness
(The Edge of Everything, Book 2)
Jeff Giles
Hardcover, 400 pages
Bloomsbury YA
     July 3, 2018      
Fantasy, Romance,
Young Adult Fiction 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35715509-the-brink-of-darkness?ac=1&from_search=true#





About the Book

 Things have changed for seventeen-year-old Zoe ever since the otherworldly events that brought her together with the mysterious bounty hunter she calls X. In order to save Zoe and her family, X has done the unthinkable - he's given up his freedom and returned to captivity in the Lowlands.

X is determined to break the lords' hold on him once and for all, but being stripped of his power pushes him toward a darkness he's never experienced and a past he's never known. The secrets that surface could be the key to reuniting X and Zoe... or they could mean the destruction of everything they have been fighting for.

Gripping and full of heart, this epic continuation of Jeff Giles' series - which already has rave reviews from New York Times bestselling authors Kami Garcia, Melissa de la Cruz, and Cassandra Clare, among others - will bring readers right to the edge of everything.
 



Why I can't wait for this one!

Well, of course, it was these STUNNING covers that first caught my eye! But the plots (of both novels; see below) also sound exciting and very compelling! Besides, I LOVE the combination of fantasy, romance, and YA!! I've just come across this series, and only have one book to catch up on. Lol. And when I saw which YA authors were recommending this author, BOOM, I was SOLD on these books!!




This is the BESTSELLING first 
book in the series!!
Click on the cover for the 
Goodreads page!


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36063325-the-edge-of-everything







What do you think of my
choice this week? 
Please leave a comment and
let me know!


  

32 comments:

  1. Okay once I clicked on book one and saw the original cover I realized it did sound familiar. I didn't get to it but I did look forward to it so hoping I can catch up.

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    1. Hi, Eve!

      Yeah, I noticed that, too, when I looked up the first book on Goodreads. SO glad they changed the cover style, in this particular case! Lol.

      I hope I can catch up, too! :)

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  2. Woah! Look at that amazing cover for The Brink of darkness. I want it just for that!

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    1. Hi, Greg!

      Yeah, isn't it AWESOME?! LOVE it!! did you check out the cover of the first book? The publisher actually changed the cover style, and I"m SO glad they did!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  3. I didn't really like the first book but I have a deep love for these covers omg. All the heart eyes.


    My WoW

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    1. Hi, Bee!

      Gee, it's too bad you didn't care for the first book.... :( I'm wondering how I'll like it. But yeah, those covers!! I've NEVER come across covers like these before!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  4. Oh my goodness - WHAT amazing covers, Maria - no wonder you fell for these hook, line and sinker... I hope you enjoy the books as much!

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    1. Hi, Sarah!

      YEAH!!!! They truly ARE AMAZING!! And I'm such a HUGE sucker for GORGEOUS covers! But I love the plots of these books, too, so I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy them!!

      Thanks for commenting!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  5. Oh MY. I could not take my eyes off these covers! What a gorgeous find Maria -- cover and blurbs! Thanks for introudcing me to a new series!

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    1. Hi, Verushka!

      Yeah, aren't they lovely? And the blurbs are very compelling, too!

      You're more than welcome for the introduction to this series! Hope you enjoy it!

      Thanks for commenting!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  6. I agree that the covers are super. I like the way that they match so well. I assume that there will be at least one more book in the series. I wonder how that will fit in.

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    1. Hi, Brian!

      The original cover of the first book was totally different. I'm SO glad the publisher decided to change it!! :)

      I don't know if there will be a third book. Sometimes authors just write duologies. I sure hope there will be a third one, though!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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    1. Hi, Sue!

      Yes, aren't they? The first one caught my eye, and then I looked up the second one!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 <3 :) :)

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  8. PS An interesting lot of books on your banner. I’ve read only one, Winter’s Shadow. The author is Aussie, though you’d never know it from his books. I did an interview with him on my blog. I was intrigued by the idea of a man writing paranormal romance.

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    1. Hi, again!

      Thanks for the compliment on my blog banner!! <3 <3 I created it myself, with Picasa, a Google app for creating banners. Sadly, Google has retired it.....

      I read "Winter's Shadow" myself, some time back. Mostly I loved it, although the ending was not quite what i had been hoping for.... If you'e like to read my review, it's listed on my "Book Reeiews" page, under "Young Adult Fiction Reviews".

      WOW!! You did an interview with Hearle? I'm going to look it up on your blog!! Thanks for letting me know!!
      I, too, was intrigued by the fact that a guy had actually written a paranormal romance novel, when I first came across "Winter's Shadow"!

      Thanks for the GREAT comment!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  9. I remember when the first book came out, and I loved the cover! Nice to see the sequel is just as beautiful:-)

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    1. Hi, Tammy!

      When I looked up the first book on Goodreads, I found a different cover. But then I saw one that looked more similar to the cover of the second book, which I was happy about! I usually HATE it when publishers change the cover style from one book to another in a series, but THIS time, I'm SO glad they did!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  10. Oh wow the cover changes are beautiful. This is one cover change I'm actually happy for haha

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    1. Hi, there!

      Yeah, I agree!! I usually HATE it when publishers change cover styles from one book to another in a series, but in THIS particular case, I'm SO glad they did!! Lol.

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  11. So that cover really does rock and this "X" person sounds like a pretty interesting character. May have to look into this series some more.

    So, are you gearing up for some historical zombies? Less than a month until our buddy read comes out!

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    1. Hi, Barb!

      Yeah, it SURE does!! And I love the plot of this book, as well as the plot of the first one! I think you should definitely consider adding this series to your GR shelves!

      Yup, I'm revving up "my reading motors" for this book!! I think I can tackle those DARN zombies!! Lol. I can't wait to see how this kick-butt female hero handles them!! :) :)

      Thanks for commenting!! It seems that our comments crossed, lol. I went over to your blog to comment, and, when I came back to mine, I noticed that you had posted your comment while I was visiting yours! Lol.

      HUGS TO YOU AND THE BOYS, AND WOOF, WOOF TO THEM!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  12. Wow, this series has such beautiful covers! And the series sounds really good too. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Hi, Jenea!

      Yes, it SURE does!! Everyone who's commented thus far loves them, too!!

      The plot of each book also sounds great!

      You're very welcome for the sharing! Thanks for commenting!! <3 <3 :) :)

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    I don't blame you for being crazy about this series Maria! You are right! The covers are just STUNNING!

    I was gaping at them the whole time at them! Nothing like YA romance and fantasy huh? my dear Twilight fangirl:) This series does sound AH-MAZING!
    Can't wait for your reviews!

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    1. Hi, Daniela!

      Yes, these covers are DEFINITELY STUNNING!! So I don't blame you for gaping at them! Lol.

      I LOVE the combination of YA fantasy with romance! YEAH!!!! And THANKS for the "Twilight fangirl" label!! I certainly AM one!! <3 <3 :) :)

      I hope to be able to get to this series this year, hopefully. Stay tuned for my reviews!!

      Thanks for the LOVELY comment!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  14. I love these covers and looks like it would be an amazing series. I hope you get a chance to read them. I hope I get a chance.

    Mary Can’t Wait Wednesday

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    1. Hi, Mary!

      Yes, these covers are just GORGEOUS!! Everyone who's left a comment has agreed on that!

      I do hope to get the opportunity to read these, perhaps this year. Hope you do, too!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  15. I am now in love with these covers, especially the one of The Edge of Everything. So gorgeous!! ♥

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    1. Hi, Steph!

      Yeah, these covers are something else, aren't they? And I agree -- I ESPECIALLY love the one for "The Edge of Everything"!! This book actually had a different cover, and, in THIS case, I'm really glad that the publisher changed the cover style! Now both books match, and both have beautiful covers!!

      Thanks for commenting!! HUGS!!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  16. That's an intriguing cover for sure. I hope the book even exceeds your expectations.

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    1. Hi, there!

      Yeah, isn't it? I sure hope the book does indeed live up to my expectations! (But I have to read the first one first, lol.)

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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