I am excited to present a review of EDGE OF TRUTH by Natasha Hanova. Since I have published my own book I have loved getting to know other authors. It’s hard to believe that when I began my own publishing journey four months ago I didn’t know any other authors, and now there are several authors who I am happy to call a friend, this includes Natasha Hanova. Of course, once I get to know an author, I am compelled to want to read his or her book. I got to know Natasha the opposite way. I found her book first and then got to know her 🙂 I had added EDGE OF TRUTH to my Goodreads to-read list, and then contacted her to review it. My policy is, I’ll only review a book if it’s one I actually want to read, and EDGE OF TRUTH sounded fantastic!
A YA dystopian novel, EDGE OF TRUTH, is centered on Rena Moon, a teenage girl who is going through the day-to-day motions of school and her monotonous internship while attempting to hide her supernatural abilities. For those who aren’t familiar with the new dystopian genre, think Hunger Games, a futuristic, post-disaster, new-world sort of story. Rena isn’t happy with the governmental system and dreams of one day making enough money to move away to a better city. She’s not afraid to break a rule here and there and acknowledges that she won’t stay in her cookie cutter life forever.
After stepping a little too far out of the boundaries, she unceremoniously meets Nevan, who ends up being her saving grace. It doesn’t hurt that she’s had a major crush on him forever, and it almost seems too good to be true that the guy she’s dreamed about is suddenly a central part of her life. It doesn’t take long for the reader to discover why she likes him so much. Not only is he completely good looking, but he’s also talented and has a great personality.
Even though Rena likes him, she is leery of trusting anyone with her huge secrets. In the current government, it is not okay to have supernatural abilities. Those who display unique gifts tend to disappear, and that makes it difficult to put too much trust in anyone. She has also discovered a way that may one day break her free from her preordained future. She wants to open up to Nevan completely but is understandably hesitant.
I love the characters in the story, even the supporting characters like Rena’s best friend, Blaze, and Nevan’s adorable sister, Chai. Each character has unique personality traits that are cleverly developed and help to carry the story. EDGE OF TRUTH was a fast-read, page turner, and as I was reading it, I kept wondering if there was going to be a sequel because I didn’t want the story to end. In fact, as soon as I finished the story, I had to contact Natasha to ask her if she had plans for a sequel. I won’t reveal what she told me, but I will say that any future books this talented writer publishes I will definitely be reading!
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Citizens who report to work on time, obey the Overlord’s laws, and stay off the Synbot’s radar, live long lives. Long, dull, monotonous lives.
It’s not a bad plan for someone with a hidden, emotion-based ability to trigger earthquakes. In a world pitted against her, sixteen-year-old Rena Moon strives for a life beyond working herself to death at the factory. Seeing an alternative, she risks selling relics from the forbidden lands at Market. It becomes the worst decision she ever made. Someone kidnaps her best friend in exchange for the one thing that would end her oppression.
Driven by loyalty, Rena and seventeen-year-old Nevan Jelani, soulful composer, green thumb extraordinaire, and the secret love of her life, plot to rescue her friend and reclaim her salvage. Still, the thought lingers whether Nevan is a true hero or another thief waiting for his chance at her loot. Events spin wildly, deepening Rena’s suspicions and pushing her limit of control. With more than her chance for freedom at stake, she must decide if she’s willing to kill to protect what’s precious to her. For once, the Overlord isn’t holding all the power, but can Rena live with being reduced to what she’s trying so hard to escape?
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