June 4, 2013

{ Review } The Edge of Darkness by Melissa Andrea


After a tragic accident, Araya Noelle is left with a constant reminder that nothing is forever.

She is forced to give up her chance to be the youngest dancer accepted into Julliard & taking over their high society school by a graceful storm of determination is no longer an option. Instead of dwelling over her loss, she accepts the new future she’s been dealt. In a world as black as hers, there's no room for bitterness, no time for regret. Sheltered from the outside world, Araya has become suffocated by a life she has no control over. Until Ryland Dare comes crashing into her life.

You don’t know true darkness until you've felt light…

Like a firecracker, showering her with colorful sparks of freedom, Ryland quickly sweeps Araya away from her grey existence. For the first time since the accident, living in darkness is no longer something Araya wants to do willingly. Unleashed by the shadows of her reminder, being with Ryland, Araya touches light. Together they will learn what it’s like to feel alive for the first time.

At the edge of darkness, a ray of light, will dare them both to HOPE. 

DARE them to LOVE
DARE them to LIVE 

{ Goodreads }


Man, where do I even begin?! It's 1:26 AM Hawaii Time and my heart is pretty much broken at the moment over this book! I really loved this book right from the get go, I know that's weird to say, but it's true. I love her style of writing and Melissa did an amazing job telling the story.
"There was always an exception, and she would be it. Just this once. Just one date."
Araya, after going through a very tragic event in her life, it has caused her to live her life in the shadows, never to be seen, always in the darkness. It isn't until Ryland Dare comes along and stirs things up for her. Ryland comes from a wealthy family, whose parents are about their status, known to not give anyone "forever", and expected to carry on the family business.

I love Araya and Ryland so much! Araya is a feisty one, she's definitely not afraid to speak her mind nor does she like to be talked down to. It's so true, it's only after so long, one person can take so much, they'll eventually have to release it all. Ryland is such an amazing and caring guy! He brings hope to Araya, or in this book, brings light to the darkness that she's been in for so many years.
"Ryland was changing my life and he didn't even realize it."
I absolutely love the story and it's definitely different. I haven't read a story line like this at all and I believe it's safe to say, that this one book won't be the end of it, it's a series people. Which will drive you crazy at the end, you'll probably be yelling, "What are you doing?!"

My emotions were all over the place, your heart will break (probably more than once), you'll laugh, you'll fall in love with Ryland and his good-caring nature towards Araya (he's the best boyfriend ever!), you'll look up to Araya and how strong she is (I love her outlook on things), and you'll be pissed and probably want to knock some people's teeth out! I think this book covers it all.

Melissa, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I can't say that enough! I was so sad to read the end of the book, but now I'm anxious to read the next one!


About the Author

I find it hard to sum up my life in a paragraph, but I’ll try.

I am the author of Flutter, The Discover Series! Reading
has always been a passion for me, and writing as instinctive as breathing. Every inhale is an idea; every exhale a creation.  The only thing I do better than writing you ask? Making beautiful girls. My daughter’s will always be my greatest accomplishment.

I was born in Denver, Colorado–but I will always think of sunny Arizona as my home. I don’t have a big family, but I’m close with my sister, brother & my mom. My mom is my hero, my inspiration, and I couldn't have asked for a more amazing person to be raised by.

4 things you should know about me:
I’m very girly, but I can get down and dirty
with the best of them. I adore the color pink and things that sparkle (including vampires), I am a firm believer that chocolate cures ALL and I like even numbers (hence 4 things about me, not 5) Okay, maybe I cheated a little with my list, shhhh.

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