The Edge of Forever

The Edge of Forever

by Melissa E. Hurst


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In 2013, sixteen-year-old Alora is having blackouts. Each time she wakes up in a different place with no idea how she got there. The one thing she is certain of? Someone is following her.

In 2146, seventeen-year-old Bridger is one of a small number of people born with the ability to travel to the past. While on a routine school time trip, he sees the last person he expected—his dead father. The strangest part is that, according to the Department of Temporal Affairs, his father was never assigned to be in that time. Bridger’s even more stunned when he learns that his by-the-book father was there to break the most important rule of time travel—to prevent someone’s murder.

And that someone is named Alora.

Determined to discover why his father wanted to help a “ghost,” Bridger illegally shifts to 2013 and, along with Alora, races to solve the mystery surrounding her past and her connection to his father before the DTA finds him. If he can stop Alora’s death without altering the timeline, maybe he can save his father too.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632204240
Publisher: Sky Pony
Publication date: 06/02/2015
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Melissa E. Hurst is a YA science fiction and fantasy writer, which means she considers watching Star Trek and Firefly as research. She dreams of traveling around the world and maybe finding Atlantis one day. You can usually find her with a book in one hand and a Dr. Pepper in the other. Or consuming lots of chocolate.

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The Edge of Forever 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
mfu11 More than 1 year ago
An exciting race against time, space, and fate. The story jumps between 2146 and 2013 without any confusion, with time-travel abilities, mind reading, cloning, mystery, and deception making this a fun and thrilling read.
mollymortensen More than 1 year ago
Time travel and super powers, how could I resist! To say I'm picky about time travel stories is an understatement. And I approve of how Edge of Forever did it! As for powers time bending is obviously used the most, but there's also space bending (teleporting) and mind reading. Somehow I didn't realize that the main character's father had just died when I requested this book. (A month before the story starts.) I'm glad I can't bring myself to quit review books, because I really enjoyed it! (And I really didn't want to read it at first!) There are times at the beginning where Bridger's actions may seem irrational, but considering what he's gone through it's understandable. I wouldn't be able to resist trying to save my dad if I had the powers to travel through time and I think that's ultimately what Bridger wants, to understand why his father died along with why he has to save Alora. As you can tell there are several mysteries going on. Some were really obvious, but others I didn't guess. Everything starts horribly for both of our main characters. The POV shift worked, balancing the intensity of Bridger's life with Alora's ordinary life going to school. There isn't a ton of world building since Bridger already knows how the world wound up this way, so we mostly get hints. The technology all seemed realistic, though I kept wondering what stuff looked like. So the data thingy goes on your wrist? How big is it? How can it send an image? There's also a bit of romance, but no love triangles! The Bad: Alora's picked on a lot in school. I usually avoid books with bullies, but it's not a main part of the plot here. Point of View: First (Alora, Bridger) Series: Yes! (Untitled 1) Predictability: 3 out of 5 (Where 1 is totally unpredictable and 5 is I knew what was going to happen way ahead of time.) Source: Edelweiss
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! The plot was full of surprises and well paced. Not too slow or too much all happening at once either. And the characters! I loved that it was a dual point of view and felt that both Bridger and Alora had distinct voices. I loved seeing how their stories intertwined from each perspective. I loved this book and have already bought several copies to give to other people! Check this one out! If you love sci-fi/time travel, a great plot and full characters then you'll love this!
Goldenfurproductions More than 1 year ago
MY THOUGHTS I love the idea of time travel, so when I found out that this book revolved around time travel, I had to pick it up! This book has two points of view: Alora and Bridger. Alora is a teenager in 2013. She has been living a normal life until she begins to have memory black-outs at seemingly random moments. Bridger lives in 2146 and has been training his ability to time travel. On one such mention, he comes across his deceased dad, warning Bridger that he needs to go back and save Alora. Bridger doesn't know Alora, but he risks his future to illegally time travel back to finish what might've been his dad's last mission. But why is Alora so special? I admit, I don't think you can ever go wrong with time travel. I, personally, loved the aspect of someone from the future changing the past. This is a concept that has been done before, but this time it was different. Usually, someone from our time travels from the past, but this time someone over 100 years in the future travels into the past. I loved this and I also loved seeing how the future society worked. Because of genetic manipulation, many people have the ability to bend space, time, and mind. I loved this idea and how it was explored! This book was very evenly paced. There wasn't a whole lot happening at points, but there was definitely build up to the climax. I was able to guess some of the major 'plot twists' early on, but I really enjoyed seeing these come together and I was still surprised along the way.  As for romance, there is some feeling between them, but it's very long-lasting, so it never takes control of the plot. So, it gets two thumbs up from me. IN CONCLUSION Overall, this was a really interesting time travel read with a different take. I strongly recommend this to anyone who enjoys sci-fi and time travel! As for a sequel, as far as I know, this is a stand-alone, but there is definitely room for more. If there is more, I'll definitely be reading it!