Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Edge of Over There (The Day the Angels Fell #2

36739634The Edge of Over There (The Day the Angels Fell #2)



The captivating sequel to the award-winning The Day the Angels Fell

Before the Tree of Life, everything in Abra Miller's life had been predictable. But after the Tree and the lightning and the angels, everything felt tenuous, like holding a soap bubble in the palm of her hand. She spent years looking for signs of that other world, waiting for it to break through. When it didn't, her friendship with Sam Chambers grew cold and distant, and they both wondered how any of it could actually have happened.

Four years later, 16-year-old Abra's long-delayed quest to find the next manifestation of the Tree of Life is renewed when she sees a woman walking up the road--a woman who looks exactly like Sam's dead mother. The woman directs her to New Orleans where she will find the grave of Marie Laveau, one of seven gateways between this world and Over There. As Abra enters The Edge of Over There and begins her pursuit of the Tree once more, she doesn't know whom to fear or whom to trust. But she's starting to think that some doorways should never be opened.

My Thoughts:

The Edge of Over There is the sequel to The Day The Angels Fell which I reviewed previously. I wanted to give Shawn Smucker another shot, so I decided to read this second novel.  This book felt spiritual, but had no clear path and was dark at times. I was confused while reading it. I wasn't sure who was who, which made frustrated while reading it. Also, I thought the angels in the story were different. I also didn't completely understand The Tree of Life. It sounded like before the Tree of Life, there were other ones that existed. The book confused me and it wasn't in a way that I felt drew me closer to Christ, especially if I was reading a Christian fiction book to have elements of faith, I think this book was a stretch.  Overall, as a fantasy book, this is probably a great read, but I struggled through this one. I am sure if you like fantasy books, you might really enjoy this book, but for me, I did not like it as a Christian fiction book . I give this book 3/5 stars. 

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