Thursday, July 26, 2012

Book Review: Edges

Hey readers and fellow bloggers!

Well I promised a review on Léna Roy's Edges, so here it is! Here's a short synopsis brought to you by Goodreads:

It is a story of love and grief, addiction and redemption, set in both NYC’s Upper West Side and in the red rock desert of Moab, Utah.

Seventeen-year-old Luke lives and works at the Moonflower Motel in Moab, having fled New York City where his father Frank drowns his sorrows after the death of Luke’s mother. Back in New York, eighteen-year-old Ava meets Frank at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. When these lost souls converge in Moab, what happens transforms them all.

A pretty good summary in my opinion. I'm trying not to give away too much, because I think this is a book you should read and experience for yourself. It's a book we can all relate to. The characters are beyond real, and I love the two different settings and main characters. Their stories are those that a lot of us have heard before: of addiction, death, and a hopeless situation. But how easily Roy turns this story around without losing a trace of realism is the most amazing part of it all. You will fall in love with her writing. A 4.5/5 from me.

Be sure to check out Léna Roy's debut novel! For those of you who are unfamiliar with who she is, she is Madeleine L’Engle's granddaughter, and is by no means any less talented than her :)

And I promise, I will post the book giveaway up later tonight/early tomorrow, so keep an eye out for that!!

2 comments:

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