book review · books · fiction · ya · young adult

The Edge of Falling

Warnings: swearing, mentions of suicide attempts, death.
Author: Rebecca Serle


‘Caggie’s life was perfect.
But when  moment of recklessness on the Manhattan rooftops is misunderstood by her friends and family, Caggie knows that her life has changed forever. Nothing makes sense anymore, and no one seems to understand.

Then she meets the dark and enigmatic Astor – the only person who understands what she’s going through. But as he seduces Caggie further away from her old life and everyone she once cared about, she starts to wonder if she’ll ever find her way back. Because once you fall, there’s no going back.

Disappointingly, this was another book where I just thought ‘eh’.

I felt like the voice of Caggie was supposed to be kind of edgy and angsty, but I just thought she was whiny and annoying. Between this and the fact that she had left the clearly perfect Trevor for the ‘bad-boy’ Astor I found a bit unbelievable. The relationship with Astor felt unhealthy as well – no matter how much it’s supposed to seem meant to be, it all just seemed a bit forced, and the entire character in general was a bit controlling.

From the blurb, there was a lot of potential for big reveals and twists, but whenever something was revealed it wasn’t very surprising. It was more like oh. Okay. Move on.It’s hard to say anything about this without spoilers, but the only well done reveal is right at the end of the book, and even then it was easy to see that it was coming.

The premise was good. The execution – not so much. I haven’t read anything else from Serle, so I don’t know if any of her other books are any better.



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