The Edge of Never <—- This is one of the BEST BOOKS THAT I HAVE EVER READ. I’m shaking and my shaking started AFTER I finished reading. I haven’t had this happen to me in a LONG time. Ages. Maybe two or three books total in my entire reading life that not only made me cry, but made me tremble and shake AFTER my cry-fest. After the fact. AFTER I finished the book. I’m still trembling as we speak. What is this? An adrenaline rush? Coming down from the adrenaline rush? When will I stop shaking?
In fact one of my favorite people messaged me, and I didn’t even notice because I was busy crying too hard. But as soon as I realized she was there, waiting for me… I had a book freak-out right on her. I bet she didn’t see that coming!
Maryse: Sorry I was just in tears over a book and I’m still shaking with it. Amazing read, but I just saw this message now.
Colleen: Oh what book????
Maryse: It was just released yesterday, and I just jumped on it for $1.99 ’cause I liked the sample, but OMG the sample is nothing compared to the rest of the book. BEST. OMG. I have had a few “bests” and this is absolutely one of ‘em. The Edge of Never. I’m literally shaking right now from my emotion overload. J.A. Redmerski.
Maryse: I feel like i’m going to seize my nerves are going crazy.
*whoooooo* big long sigh out. I need a drink.
LOL! I so needed you for this. thank you! THIS my dear is… to me on the level of The Sea Of Tranquility not at all the same story but ABSOLUTELY on that level
Colleen: :) Oh yay I’m leaving for a cruise and need a good one!
Maryse: I would scream this one from the rooftops, but the blog is gonna have to do. LOL! I’m afraid of heights.
You guys. PLEASE!!!! PLEASE do yourself a favor and read this. I went through so many amazing emotions, and at times I… no I can’t say ANYTHING. Read. it. Just read it. I just finished it and the only way I can ease myself back into my “real world” is to express myself here. Now. And all I want is to talk about this book, and I need you guys for that.
This was a beautiful BEAUTIFUL story. Amazingly detailed, poignant, eloquently written, and the character’s voices were so… honest. Emotion, thoughts and fear, down to their purest form.
Depression is pain in it’s purest form and I would do anything to be able to feel an emotion again. Any emotion at all.
You think you know where it’s going, you have an idea of the potential angst to follow, but it’s just SO much deeper than that. I was taken by surprise over and over again.
That’s when I realized that everything I did from that point on produced the same results:
This is your life, Camryn Bennett. This is your life.
I feel like fate was smiling down on me yesterday when I happened upon one little teeny tiny email letting me know that this brand spanking new release (just released yesterday) would be on sale for that day only. And after I read the sample, I KNEW.. I just knew. This was for US.
Maryse’s Book Blog: Bargain book alert! This one was just brought to my attention by “Liz” (telling me it was bargain priced at $1.99 for today only) and I loved the cover. I thought it had a paranormal “vibe” to it, but when I saw it was New Adult Contemporary I checked out the synopsis and then downloaded & read the sample. So far so good, and I think I’m going to continue this one today… Yep. I’m curious enough to have one of those last minute TBR shifts: The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski
Kim: Ohhhh I bought it hehehe what haven’t I bought lately
Maryse’s Book Blog: I know… me too. This one wasn’t even on my radar and when I started sorting my emails (with the intention of ONLY handling my emails) I got… sidetracked with this. *woops* *sigh* I’m hopelessly addicted to books.
Theresa: Bought it today, can’t wait to see what you think about it.
Nancy: If it is $1.99 for today only, then I had to buy it.
Julie: McClung Got it!
Jennifer: Oh I got it too! About to start it
Elizabeth: That was me.. if it was through Goodreads <3 J. A. Redmerski ^^^ You were mentioned on Maryse’s Book Blog FB Page <3
Maryse’s Book Blog: Yep! it was you! And I’m reading it as we speak. The writing is so very good!
Elizabeth: The cover is breathtakingly beautiful <3 I want to frame it and hang on my wall <3 So glad you are reading it!!!
Angelia: Got it thanks Maryse
Erin: holy crap balls you will need tissues
Maryse’s Book Blog: Yay!! I’m loving it so far!!! Already caught my breath a few times with her deep thoughts.
Joanna: Okay, I’ll bite. It’s so hard to say know when they cost less than a coffee, you know? And I don’t even LIKE coffee, so this is clearly a much better use of money, LOL
Erin: just wait youll see what im talking about
Joanna: Finished reading this today. I gotta say I think it’s a beautiful story. Loved it
Maryse’s Book Blog: I only have *—*% left to go and I am LOVING it!!! Made me cry once already, but it’s the whole shebang that’s got me, so far!
—-> (sidenote from Maryse… I’m chuckling a bit here, ’cause I remember how I was feeling at this point. Oh I WAS LOVING it right up to that point alright, but what little did I know…I didn’t realize that my LOVE level was going to skyrocket in just a bit…)
Joanna: Up late last night with this one – thanks for suggesting it!!!!
Maryse’s Book Blog: Me too – I slept on and off through the night and kept waking up just so I could keep reading. Now at work and can’t wait to get home to finish!
Michele: OK, I just got it. Curious if anyone has read her “Darkwoods Trilogy”? It looks good, thinking I may get them… Anyone? Thanks for the recommendation Maryse!!
Maryse’s Book Blog: O.M.G… (<— sidenote from Maryse. haha!! Yep. nods to my “past-self”.)
Ashley: I just finished this. I ugly cried…like *a certain book* ugly cry. I give it 5 stars! Best money I’ve spent recently!!
Maryse’s Book Blog: Another freakin’ BEST BOOK I EVER READ. Omg best ever. Please someone put up the discussion board on the spoiler forum while I finish this last page… I can’t see through the tears.
Michele: Oops… I may just wait then if it’s that bad..lol…. BUT… “Best Book I ever Read”…eeek.
Maryse’s Book Blog: Oh PLEASE PLLLLLLEEEASE read this book. I’m still shaking from my emotions. Oh GOD Ashley, YES!! Are you shaking? I’m shaking. SHAKING!! Trembling… I can’t… OMG . HELP. Best book I ever read (with a few others) but BEST book I ever read.
Michele: OK… I can’t stand it.. I am about 60% on Ghost & Macy then I will start it… Best Book Ever & Shaking… The only book I have ever shook over was Captive in the Dark by CJ Roberts. Can’t wait!
Ashley: Maryse. Seriously. I tried to dive into another book just to stop myself from restarting it immediately. Loved both of the characters, loved the story. It almost gave me a little Sea of Tranquility feel, but not quite. Andrew may be one of my favorite characters I’ve read in a long time. I seriously think it was one of the best finds ever Thank God my kid was napping and my husband was gone, because I couldn’t deal with people for a bit. I’m not joking when I was talking about the ugly cry. It was worse than with *spoiler*. Amazing book. I would put down whatever book anyone is reading to start this book IMMEDIATELY! Don’t think…just do it NOW! Michele you won’t regret reading this. Amazing books. I was so involved with the characters!
Tracy: I am reading The Edge of Never and am 89% through it and I don’t want it to end..it has that Sea of Tranquility feel, but much more intense and steamy. It’s not anything like SOT as far as plot, it just grips your heart like that one did! 5 stars from me!
Tracy: Just finished and all I can say girls is have the tissues ready…I NEVER cry with books, and I lost it! Good Luck!
Sabrina: I have to 2nd Tracy– probably 2nd book that EVER made me cry!!!! Aghhhh
Sarah: I just finished it today and I loved it! I’m like Tracy, I never really cry when I’m reading, I’ll get a little sniffly if there’s a really sad part but I was full on crying by the end of chapter **!
Claudia: The Edge of Never has a Sea of Tranquility feel..Loved both books!!!!
Ashley: Someone tell me a forum will be opened soon. I am about to explode!
Maryse’s Book Blog: I’m on it Ashley!!
Two perfect strangers who’s paths cross by sheer serendipity. They seem to be on a lonely road to nowhere. An attempt to find themselves. No. More like, to lose themselves.
I think the bus ride has been more of a taunt than a time for meaningful contemplation. I should’ve known that time alone with my thoughts would be unhealthy.
Until they find each other.
Neither appear to have much to lose, and during their long bus ride together, they get to know one another, and really connect. Bond. At a moment in their lives when each of them simply wanted to be alone, to shed their skin, their pasts, and what was expected of them, and not look back.
There is a guy sitting next to me with beautiful green eyes and a beautiful sculpted face and a beautiful way of thinking. There’s no such thing as a bad bus ride when you’re in the company of something beautiful.
I shouldn’t be here…
But their time together gives them a renewed sense of perspective on life.
I hope it never comes down to me being forced to tell him my problems and all of the things that led me on that road-to-nowhere bus trip, because I will feel so stupid and selfish. My problems are nothing compared to his.
Profound, right? But it get’s deeper. Because they change course. They choose to live in the now, and release their social pressures, their expected “life-paths” and they decide to take this unexpected trip together. They surprise everyone but mostly, they surprise themselves. And boy did they surprise me. I found myself (at times) incensed at the author, at myself, and at “them”, but in all actuality… to me? This book is a pure stroke of genius.
Do yourselves a favor. Read this, and have your tissues handy. Whatever you are feeling, EMBRACE it. An absolute GEM!
Andrew and Camryn… I will NEVER forget you guys. Your beautiful story will haunt me forever and I couldn’t be happier to have come to know you both, as I did.
5 STARS PLUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AND YES!!! There will be a second book! —> The Edge of Always by J.A. Redmerski - expected release date November 5th 2013
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