Even though I am mumble-mumble years past adolescence, I love a good YA read, and Shawn Smucker has upped his game in the second book of his tree of life series, The Edge Over There.
In My Opinion…
Four years after The Day the Angels Fell, Sam and Abra have grown apart, and Abra’s search for the tree of life begins anew.
Shawn Smucker immediately draws the reader into this new journey of discovery as now-adult Sam hears the story of Abra’s quest.
A book that kept me invested from the beginning (in part due to the knack Smucker has to leave readers wanting more at the end of every chapter) and enjoyed to the final pages. Can’t wait for the next installment of this series.
A clean, attention-grabbing read that will keep teen and adult noses stuck in the pages, The Edge of Over There examines the state of our souls through the eyes of Abra, Sam, and some new friends.
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About the Book
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.