Book Review: Verge by Rebecca Bradford

Hey my lovelies, the second book review of this week is Verge by Rebecca Bradford. Which I was luckily enough to receive for free in exchange for an honest review from Austin Macauley publishers, so a huge thank you to them.

Title: Verge
Author: Rebecca Bradford
Publisher: Austin Macauley
Pub. Date: March 31st 2016
Date Read: Sunday 8th May 2016
Pages:  147
Rating:3.5/5 stars
Goodreads Summary:On the eve of her 18th birthday, Ashleigh Palmer is preparing to celebrate like any other 17 year old. With a close circle of good friends, a loving family and a sparkling academic record, her life seems enviable and above all: normal. 
Suddenly, her world is turned upside down as she realises that she may not be the typical young woman she thought she was. To the dismay of her family, her boyfriend Todd and her best friend Emma, she begins to change against her will. Her abilities go from top-standard to prodigal. Her strength, anger and lust know no bounds. Then the inhuman cravings begin - what is happening to her? Her mother holds the secret to her history which will change her life forever, but how and when will it reveal itself? How will she cope, and will she have to leave everyone she loves behind? A world which was once pure fantasy has become real...


Verge was a strong 3.5 for me as I could not really get into the book at the beginning, but after that it did begin to flow nicely. The writing style read slightly basic and more like a middle grade novel than I expected, which is slightly strange considering there was a sex scene. And the sex scene, seemed to be written quite strange, as the way the characters involved went about it, did not seem very realistic, especially where it happened. The book was very bloody dramatic... get it bloody dramatic. Because of vampires, yeah. Everything in the novel seemed to go exceedingly fast, as I know the book is only 147 pages, but it seemed as if scenes and parts of scenes were cut to make it shorter, which for me sort of stunted the novel. There was a small amount of conflict towards the end of the novel, however this was resolved in a extremely short amount of time, which could have got more developed.


Ashleigh was our main character and she seemed very difficult. One minute she was fine, next she was angry, upset I take it that this is due to her transitioning, but she was also very blase about everything, because if your best friend was really telling you to dump your boyfriend who you are supposed to love, you are not going to have the best relationship. And yet they did. 

Emma was her best friend who disliked Ashleighs boyfriend, I presume at this point that she will have a more to do with the rest of the books in the series, but to be honest  I was not very impressed. 


Personally, this book just didn't suit my tastes, but I would recommend it to people who like short vampire books. 

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Another huge thank you to Austin Macauley publishers for allowing me to read and receive this book in exchange for a honest review.

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