Bite Sized Reviews: New World, The Edge of Never

December 2, 2015 Reviews 6 ★★★★

Here are some quick reviews for books I haven’t gotten around to reviewing or that I just don’t have a ton to say about. Once again, I figure a few bite sized reviews together will be enough to feed your fiction addiction!  🙂


New WorldNew World by Kate L. Mary
Series: Broken World #5
Also in this series: Broken World, Shattered World, Mad World, Lost World
Published by Amazon Digital Services on 10/1/15
Genres: Zombies
Pages: 288
Source: The Author
My content rating: 18+ (Sex, Violence, Language)
My rating:
4 Stars

New World, book five in the Broken World series, continues following a group of survivors after a super-virus has decimated the human race and the dead have come back to claim it as their own…

After weeks on the road and devastating losses, the survivors have finally found safety. But as winter falls on Colorado, it brings with it both new challenges, and new hope.

Axl and Vivian

With supplies running low and animals scarce, not even the freezing zombies do much to make the future look bright for Axl’s group. As the snow grows deeper, Vivian’s concern for Hadley and Jon only becomes more intense. Each day seems to bring more challenges, and every week that passes with no sign of their friends makes it more difficult for the group to believe life can ever return to normal.

Jon and Ginny

Hope Springs is an opportunity to start over for Ginny and Jon. Even though their worries for their lost friends are never completely gone, the couple throws themselves into building a new world for their baby. But as Jon works to clean out the city, Ginny struggles to find herself and embrace the second chance she’s been given. But with the ever-present threat of both man and the undead surrounding them, optimism is a difficult thing to hold onto…

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My Take copy3
This is the fifth book in the Broken World series, which (if you’ve hung around my blog for ANY length of time) you probably know I adore. This series is full of action and excitement and incredibly complex characters. This fifth installment lives up to the rest of the series. It focuses a lot more on Jon and Hadley, who got separated from the group in the last book. It was kind off refreshing to see something new. Jon and Hadley might be my two favorite characters now (though, of course, I’ll always love Axl and Vivian). Throughout the book, Jon really struggled with his guilt over what happened in Las Vegas. Hadley has completely forgiven him, but he can’t forgive himself nearly as easily. Now, more than anything, Jon wants to give Hadley a safe and secure future – or at least as close to that as is possible in their world! The only reason I’m not giving this book a “full” review is because I feel like I keep stating and restating my reasons for loving this series, and I start to sound a bit like a broken record. My one tiny criticism is that this installment didn’t feel quite as action packed as the others, but that also could have just been my more distracted state while reading it (I have a LOT going on lately). But I am SO excited that book six is coming out later this month!! I barely have to wait!!


***Disclosure: This book was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.  No other compensation was given and all opinions are my own.***

The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski
The Edge of NeverSeries: The Edge of Never #1
Published by Forever on 7/2/13
Genres: New AdultContemporary, Romance
Pages: 432
Source: Won It!
My content rating: 18+ (Sex)
My rating:
3.5 Stars

Sometimes life takes you off course . . .

THE EDGE OF NEVER

Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone-including herself-when she decides to leave the only life she’s ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish.

Sexy and exciting, Andrew lives life like there is no tomorrow. He persuades Camryn to do things she never thought she would and shows her how to give in to her deepest, most forbidden desires. Soon he becomes the center of her daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But there is more to Andrew than Camryn realizes. Will his secret push them inseparably together-or destroy them forever?

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This book was a lot more complicated for me to rate because my feelings on it were so mixed. First off, even though the version of the book I had was published by Hachette (Forever), it felt pretty unpolished to me and seemed like a self-published book. I wasn’t surprised to find that the book was originally self-pubbed when I went back and looked up some info about it. It’s not that it was bad – it’s just that there were definitely a few grammatical things and some odd timeline issues that an editor should have picked up on and clarified. I guess the book did well enough that they figured extensive editing wasn’t necessary. Another thing that bothered me a bit was that, especially at first, Andrew was portrayed as having these sort of strangely violent thoughts – but only in defense of a woman, so I was supposed to be okay with it. Honestly it creeped me out a bit, though. But by the end of the book, he had won me over (mostly) — and I liked the overall message of how he helped Camryn feel comfortable with herself. And I was definitely rooting for Camryn and Andrew by the time they got to a (pretty major) bump in the road. The end of the book was really well done. So, again, I was torn, but I settled at 3.5 stars.


6 Responses to “Bite Sized Reviews: New World, The Edge of Never”

  1. Naomi Hop

    Glad you liked New World and how it all wrapped up. It sounds like a good series!
    I’m glad Andrew grew on you. I can see why you would have those few issues, I remember having to check things out when I was reading it! Great reviews!

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Book 6 comes out at the end of this month, and I don’t think that’s the last one. Not positive, though. I WILL say that this series is definitely worth it, but I know how you feel about starting new series – especially ones that are long!

  2. Jen

    It’s nice being able to hear your thoughts about The Edge of Never because I felt the same way about the unpolished feel along with some grammatical errors. I read a sampler of it on Amazon, a while back, and once I was done there wasn’t any pull for me to purchase so I could read the rest of the book. Yet so many people I know loved that series. I felt like the odd duck out, until now lol. So thank you!

  3. Alecia

    I had heaps of friends recommending me The edge of Never and after such a positive response I really was excited to start reading this book but then I went on GR and the mixed reviews kind of put me off… While it does have heaps of praise many people have similar opinions to yours and this has left me undecided on if I’ll give it a read or not

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