On the Verge
By Garen Glazier
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Freya is just a student at the University of Washington worried about grades and making her next tuition payment until a gorgeous succubus interrupts her post-exam latte with a proposition: come work for her boss, Seattle’s reclusive heiress and antiquities collector Imogen Beldame. Eagerly agreeing despite a nagging feeling in the pit of her stomach, Freya finds herself swept up in a deadly quest at the behest of her psychopathic new employer. Beldame has given her until Halloween to collect three magical pigments that hold the key to crafting mesmerizing portraits that can access the Verge, an undiscovered borderland on the edge of human reality, and the powerful beings that call it home.
Freya’s reluctant journey takes her to a goblin stronghold in the Cascades for the color blue, to the Seattle Underground to request the color red from Baba Yaga, and to the Fremont home of a beautifully gruesome Cambodian ahp, or spirit of the night, for the color yellow. Working together with Rusty, an enigmatically disfigured man intimately connected with the Verge, and a motley crew of mercurial demons and loyal friends, Freya must come up with a plan to stop Beldame and preserve the fragile balance between fantasy and reality that is at its most vulnerable on Halloween.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I’m a lifelong resident of Seattle. I married my Russia-born-America-raised high school sweetheart, and we have a four year old and a new little one born in February.
I like coffee shops, bookstores, dancing in my living room and singing in my car. The opening scene of Up always makes me cry. The Three Amigos always makes me laugh. Fashion magazines, croissants, and long, long baths are my guilty pleasures. They might occur separately or together. I prefer boxing classes to yoga, and I get some of my best ideas when I’m running. I loved school and spent more time than one really should getting a business degree in marketing and a master’s in art history. In an ideal world I’d go to bed at 2am and wake up at 10am. I’ve never been an early bird, and I feel strongly that alarm clocks kill dreams.
Learn more about me and read my blog, Scriven by Garen, at garenglazier.com.
On the Verge is available on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1KBUQxS
Hey guys! I finished this book days ago. Though due to many book tours happening, I forgot to post this review on time. So sorry for that! Buuut now, here goes my book review.
*Just want to thank the author for giving me the chance to review this book for free. Thank you so much!
Starting off, I really like Freya. We do have lots of similarities—specially with the ‘grade concious’ feeling. I liked the story a lot though sometimes, I find it a little slow. The story’s intense and I love the concept slash the idea that was used to create the world. The characters are well developed as I read the book. Some changed, some don’t.
I read this book without knowing what it would be like. I always do, in the first place. Haha! Just you know, to make myself surprised to the events happened. This book did a great job on making an impact. To be honest, I read lots of books right now for reviews and I can hardly start a new one ‘cause I’m experiencing a total book slump from many books I’ve read. I finished this for two days and I think that’s a record.
I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars! I recommend this book to those of you who wants intense and cool story. The plot and characters are well organized so yes! The book’s worth it and you’ll not regret buying it. Soooo what are you waiting for? Grab the book now and start reading. (:
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