The Brink of Darkness (Edge of Everything Series #2)

The Brink of Darkness (Edge of Everything Series #2)

by Jeff Giles


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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 pas 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 has received rave reviews from both publications like People and Time, and New York Times bestselling authors like Laini Taylor and Cassandra Clare--will bring readers right to the edge of everything.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619637573
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 07/09/2019
Series: Edge of Everything Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 205,167
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Jeff Giles is the author of The Edge of Everything and it sequel The Brink of Darkness. He grew up in Cohasset, Massachusetts. He's been the deputy managing editor of Entertainment Weekly and has written for Rolling Stone and The New York Times Books Review. He also coauthored The Terrorist's Son, a nonfiction book that won an Alex Award from the American Library Association and has since been translated into more than a dozen languages. While reporting on the Lord of the Rings movies for Newsweek, Jeff was invited to be an extra in The Return of the King. He played a Rohan soldier, and-because he didn't have a beard or mustache-they glued yak hair to his face. Jeff lives with his family in Montana.


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The Brink of Darkness 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
runnergirl83 More than 1 year ago
Book two in the Edge of Everything series finds Zoe and X separated. X is back in the Lowlands, and as punishment has been stripped of his powers. This book seems to have high reviews, but I thought it was just okay. I ended up picking up the second book in the series at the library when I saw it on display and figured I would see where the series went. The more interesting part of the book was X in the Lowlands, I was interested in the stories of the past and for him to find his mother. I wasn't very interested in the parts featuring Zoe. Something about her I just don't care for. I do feel bad for X though, trapped in the Lowlands, and for his mother separated from her son right after giving birth. That's sad. I don't know if there will be another book in this series, as it looks like this one had come out not too long ago. I may or may not read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*RECEIVED FROM NETGALLEY Do I know that there might be a third, IDK?? I have pushed this one off for so long and on my flight to and from Orlando, I managed to finish this. I also forgot how dark this series/duology is. I have missed this world so much. I kind of forgot who each of the characters were, other than the main characters, were, mainly the people from the Lowlands. It was not as good as the first one was but I still enjoyed it nonetheless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastically imaginative book that will grip both teen and adult readers. There's truly something here for everyone, from a chillingly well realized underworld, to a deeply felt romance, to masterfully well-drawn characters that range from hilarious to tender and deeply sympathetic to frightening. The story doesn't let up--there isn't a moment's lull. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was curious to find out if author Giles could keep up the awesomeness, cinematic adventure and LOL humor of THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING in his sequel, THE BRINK OF DARKNESS (my god, I love that title). In answer - he can. In spades. He hits the ground running with one of the best (supernaturally swoony) YA prologues I've ever read (I really like authors who don't make me wait for the kissing). One of the things I love most about this author's writing is his talent for quickly establishing so many vile yet lovable denizens-of-hell characters (a rarefied writing skill if there ever was one). Jeff Giles is not afraid to dive fully into wildly outrageous territory & to wantonly mix genres to great effect. Zoe and X continue to be one of the greatest supernatural couples of YA Fantasy, but I have to admit, Dallas is still one of my absolute most favorite characters of all time. If there is not an upcoming Dallas spin-off book series, HBO series and rap album, I will personally consider it to be the greatest travesty in the entire history of the entertainment industry. #TeamTheUkrainian #TeamTheEmperorOfMellow #TeamMundZuc #TeamX
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
I had read the first book in this series and couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one. I love love love Zoe and X. She’s smart and sassy and he’s just so good and loyal. Together they are adorable and it sweet to see them react to each other. Of course Val and Dallas are fun and I could have had a million more scenes with Ripper and it wouldn’t have been enough. There are a few new characters who were fantastic, but I’ll let you find those. Plot wise, it was not at all what I expected. I was captivated at the direction it went and thank god the dog lived or I would have been so pissed. The build up was mild, then all of a sudden it was over, and while the ending is satisfying, my main complaint is that I just wanted more. Overall, this has been a unique story with characters who were easy to root for from the very beginning. I think this is the end of the series, but I’m 10000000% here for another book. **Huge thanks to Bloomsbury for providing the arc free of charge**
pooled_ink More than 1 year ago
pooled ink Reviews: 4.5 Stars OMG I LOVED IT. MY HEART IS SO FULL AND HAPPY. THE BRINK OF DARKNESS takes a nightmarish hell that nevertheless manages to warm the heart and thrill the soul. A fantastic sequel, this book brings X's tale to new heights that will have you riveted to your seat, biting your nails in anticipation, and hugging the book tightly to your chest with a sweet sigh when finished. Beautifully shared, humor, charm, and horror bleed through these pages as an innocent bounty hunter fights for his freedom and for a love thought impossible. **Read the full review on Wordpress: Pooled Ink
gtrelease More than 1 year ago
In The Brink of Darkness, Jeff Giles takes the story that began in The Edge of Everything—of X , a swoony boy from the underworld and Zoe, a smart and feisty girl very much of this world—and turns it dark as X returns to the Lowlands. There he begins a tortuous quest that will force him to question who he is and who he wishes to be, while, in the world above, Zoe strives to make things right for her family and friends. What happens next will keep you riveted as Giles brings this series, full of heart and humor, to its exciting finale.
SMParker More than 1 year ago
I made no secret of my love for Zoe and X and their between-two-worlds romance after reading The Edge of Everything and I couldn't wait to get my hands on this next book in the series. It was phenomenal. Ripper made a big showing in this book (as do so many strong girls and women), which made me happy happy, but we also get to meet some new characters who are pretty kick ass and help to solidify X's story line. I was enchanted, as always, with the unique depiction of hell and its inhabitants and rulers. There's a lot of violence in the Lowlands (it's hell) and it's disturbing at times (what you'd expect of hell)--but somehow Giles succeeds at infusing so much hope and love into the most tragic circumstances. I'm a big fan of this series and would love to see a third book!! All the stars for Zoe and X!!!