This is our final discussion of The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski. Thanks to all of you who joined in. The Edge of Always witch is the 2nd book is coming out on November 5th. I’ve read the ARC and will be reviewing next week.
Andrew takes Cam to meet his mother. What did you think of the whole encounter and of Andrew’s mom?
Elena: I love Andrew’s mother, even though I couldn’t help but notice that something was off in her interactions with her son. That worried me for some reason, but I didn’t know why. I loved how she made Cam feel loved and welcome.
Tamie: Meeting the mom is always scary business but I really enjoyed the way she welcomed Cam. Clearly, something is going on that we the readers and Cam don’t know about. That makes me feel anxious.
Andrew suddenly gets a seizure…What were your reaction and feelings to this scene?
Tamie: Well…that came out of left field didn’t it. I was completely shocked and unprepared. I was upset to put it mildly, and I couldn’t read fast enough to find out what in the hell was going on!
Elena: OK, that was a real shock to me. I was ready to scream while reading this. I couldn’t believe it was happening. I wanted to jump into the story and save him. And Cam…my heart was breaking for her.
We learn what Andrew’s secret was all along. Discuss…
Elena: This was another shock. I’ll be honest here and say that I didn’t expect it. I knew that Andrew was holding something back from Cam, but I would never have imagined that was his secret. I was at loss for words. And I immediately grew very sad, knowing how much heartache Andrew must have endured by keeping it a secret. Suddenly I was very worried about Cam and Andrew’s future.
Tamie: My honest reaction? HOLY FUCK! I’m so invested in Andrew and Cam that I feel truly shattered. When an author can take you to that point…to feel the heartache and devastation right along with the characters? THAT is what makes for a story that everyone should read. THAT is why J.A. Redmerski belongs on every best seller list available.
Your feelings on the hospital scene and on Andrew’s letter.
Tamie: I was bawling my eyes out. Y’all know when you reach that point when you’re so into a story that you feel like it’s real? Yeah…that. All I could think was NO! This cannot be happening.
Elena: I cried. Yes, I cried. The author was able to touch me so deeply with this scene, that I had real tears to my eyes. I had to stop reading for a second, in order to regain my composure. It was becoming too much and I needed a moment. In my opinion, Andrew’s letter is one of the most beautiful ones I’ve ever read in books.
The epilogue. Discuss…
Elena: OMG The epilogue was such a relief to read! I loved it! I admit that the first few lines worried me to death, because I thought the worst had happened, but when I saw that everything was fine my heart rejoiced! I couldn’t have hoped for a better epilogue, and now I can’t wait to read The Edge of Always! Cam and Andrew are now one of my favorite fictional couples 🙂
Tamie: How to describe the utter relief and joy I felt is difficult. I went from one emotional extreme to another, and I can honestly say that The Edge of Never is definitely one of my favorite books of 2013. Amazing story and characters. A must read. It’s one of those books that will claim your heart.
Your favorite sentence:
Elena: “Yes, I’ll marry you, Andrew Parrish.”
Tamie: Can I just say the entire epilogue?!?
Your favorite paragraph:
Tamie and Elena: Andrew’s letter.
Your favorite scene:
Elena and Tamie: The epilogue.
Again, I want to thank all of you who read and left comments on our discussions.
The next book Elena and I will be featuring and discussing for the book club will be our winter selection which will happen in January. 🙂
Tamie and Elena