From bestselling author Karen McQuestion-a brand new, spellbinding novel.
Wandering the dark streets at night is Russ Becker's way of dealing with his relentless insomnia and the angst of life. But that changes forever the night he witnesses a strange astronomical event, then discovers he's developed incredible superpowers.
And he's not alone. Three others in his town-sexy Mallory, arrogant Jameson, and mysterious Nadia-have had the same experience and acquired intriguing powers of their own. As if Mallory isn't special enough with her good looks and high IQ, now she can control peoples' minds. Jameson thinks he's the coolest because he moves objects with his thoughts, and shy Nadia struggles to understand her new empathic abilities.
At first the four secretly relish their newfound gifts while keeping them hidden. However, things get serious when they learn they're being hunted by an organization that wants them for its own nefarious purposes. Russ has always picked his battles wisely, but when the bad guys threaten his family, they're about to find out they messed with the wrong teens. What transpires will change all of them in ways they never imagined.
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I so love to read about people getting powers it makes me wish I could get them to. So can not wait to see what happens next! L.J.B.
Looking at Goodreads I’ve seen nothing but positive reviews of Edgewood by author Karen McQuestion. That had me excited to get reading and also showed me that the novel held a ton of promise. After reading the description of the novel I was thinking that it would be Ancient Aliens meets Fantastic Four. I was a bit off with my prediction, but the superhero portion seemed just about right. By the time I finished reading Edgewood I was nodding my head and happy with what the novel delivered. Edgewood takes place in the town of Edgewood and follows the life of sixteen year old main character Russ Becker. A really smart kid with sleeping problems, Russ didn’t know that going out on a late night walk would result in him seeing the astronomical phenomenon he did. It was wonderful and amazing and something that resulted in him gaining strange abilities. With the help of his friend Mallory Nassif and her group of genius friends (literally they’re insanely smart) he discovers that he isn’t the only person to have ever seen the phenomenon. They all have too and can now control the minds of other people and lift objects without touching them: In short they’ve gathered the type of powers that usually come from comic books. When Russ finds out that there’s an organization called the Associates who want to take advantage of people with superhuman powers and when they discover that Russ has his abilities they take a sudden interest in him. Right from the opening chapter I was falling in love with Edgewood and most importantly its main character Russ. Russ is the type of heroic main character that every novel should have. Throughout the novel I was constantly cheering on Russ and loved the depth that came with him. Not only is his mind fun to be in, but Russ also felt real. There is no doubt in my mind that Russ isn’t a three dimensional character and that by the end of the novel he had grown as a character. By the time that Edgewood concluded, I was cheering on Russ and wishing him luck on his next journey. I think that anybody who reads this novel will love its main character among other things. Plus his superpowers are boss (think Storm from X-men meets Swift from Earth 50). Personally I found that Edgewood is a lot like all those comic book origin stories. You have your average character who sees something out of his wildest imagination and suddenly he’s got electricity shooting out of his hands. I feel like Edgewood is just the start of a series that will become mind-blowingly awesome. But up until then, I have to admit that despite how much I loved Edgewood I still felt like there was no major goal for the entire story and that by the time the novel concluded there was no breathtaking achievement. Maybe my expectations were just too darn high, but I still stand by my opinion. I do hope that maybe we get to see a novel from the POVs of the other characters in the novel and get to see their origins and what life was like for them after they got their powers because… that would be pretty awesome. All in all I definitely think that if you have the opportunity to read Edgewood that you should go for it. I’d recommend Edgewood to readers who are fans of sci-fi, superpowers and want a really good adventure story that will leave you intrigued until the very end.
It is official Karen McQuestion has earned herself a spot in my Favorite Authors List. I always knew that Karen was quite talented, but had not read her books until recently. I dove into The Long Way Home shortly after it was released and I fell in love. Karen writes so beautifully; great characters, great setting, great dialogue...the whole package. So I was thinking, authors can't hit it out of of the park all the time can they? Well yes. I then read Easily Amused and also really enjoyed that as well. I was thinking this Karen can really write. So when I saw that she stepping away from her woman's lit type of stuff and wrote a YA paranormal novel I thought "I need to read this". I was so blown away by Karen's ability to get me engrossed in yet another great novel. Edgewood takes place in small town Wisconsin, in a town named Edgewood. Russ Becker witnesses an event that subsequently changes the path of his life. Edgewood has an amazing cast of characters, a story that is original, engrossing, funny, interesting and fun to read. It has danger, a bit of mystery and twists and turns that keep you burning thorough the book. I am so beyond excited that this is a series. Paranormal books are such a great escape from the day to day grind and who knows, maybe we all have secret magical abilities that we have yet to discover.....