DISCLAIMER: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review
Open Road Integrated Media
September 1st, 2015
Edge is a collection of short stories taken from M.E. Kerr's long literature history. Overall, the collection is pretty good offering a lot of unique, original stories that gives the reader a different perspective on things. Some are sad, some funny, and others are just odd, but as a whole, this book delivers...mostly.
The book starts off strong with stories like, "Do You Want My Opinion?", where sex is rampant but the sharing of ideas is considered taboo. Following this, "The Sweet Perfume of Goodbye" also scores as it talks about an Earth girl who travels to a planet where the only smell is noticed right before you die. The book then tends to offer mediocre stories one after the other until, "The Green Killer" comes along. In my opinion, this is the book's highlight, as it literally made me laugh out loud. Unfortunately, after this story, I found myself getting bored with the few that remained.
Looking back on the book as a whole, this was mostly a good, fast read. I recommend it for fans of short stories aimed at the YA audience.
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