Night’s Edge

Posted June 19, 2023 by Carole in Reviews / 6 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Night’s EdgeNight's Edge by Liz Kerin
Narrator: Chase Sui Wonders
Published by Macmillan Audio, Tor Nightfire on June 20, 2023
Genres: Fiction / Horror
Length: 8 hours 9 minutes
Pages: 288
Format: ARC, Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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“This one’s a killer.” —Erika T. Wurth, author of White Horse

Liz Kerin’s Night’s Edge is a sun-drenched novel about the darkest secrets we hide and how monstrous we can be to the ones we love most.

Having a mom like Izzy meant Mia had to grow up fast. No extracurriculars, no inviting friends over, and definitely no dating. The most important rule: Tell no one of Izzy’s hunger – the kind only blood can satisfy.

But Mia is in her twenties now and longs for a life of her own. One where she doesn’t have to worry about anyone discovering their terrible secret, or breathing down her neck. When Mia meets rebellious musician Jade she dares to hope she’s found a way to leave her home – and her mom – behind.

It just might be Mia’s only chance of getting out alive.

Night’s Edge is a gruesome and surprisingly heartfelt page-turner.”—Alexis Henderson, author of House of Hunger

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I thought that this was very well done. This is one of those books that doesn’t fit nicely into any single genre box. There were elements of horror, some coming of age, a little bit of fantasy, and even a dose of romance. I thought all of these elements came together to tell a story that was almost impossible to put down. I had a great time with this well-crafted story.

The world has suffered an outbreak that has everyone on edge. Mia’s mom, Izzy, is a victim of this illness and now must live as a vampire (although I don’t think that the word vampire is ever used in the book). The story is told from two different points in time 2010 when Mia was a child and her mother was first turned, and the present day. Mia has been through so much in order to protect her mother and I really wanted to see her start to live for herself. I thought that Mia was a great character and my heart really went out to her. She starts to wake up and think about her own needs when she meets Jade and I loved seeing Mia making plans for the future.

I listened to the audiobook and thought that Chase Sui Wonders did a fabulous job with the story. I think that this is the first time that I have had the chance to listen to this narrator’s work and I enjoyed her performance. I thought that her voice was very pleasant and I had no problem listening to her narration for hours at a time. I am certain that her narration added to my overall enjoyment of this story.

I would recommend this book to others. I thought that this was a unique and entertaining vampire story. I was quickly invested in Mia’s life and was eager to see things work out for her. I hope to read more of this author’s work in the future.

I received a review copy of this book from Macmillan Audio and Tor Nightfire.

6 responses to “Night’s Edge

  1. This sounds interesting and a bit bizarre which frequently makes for the best reads. I love a good narrator and will have to try this out.

  2. Great review and I’m anxious to get to this one. I’m reading The Last Word right now and hoping to finish it tonight. I am craving some vampires so maybe I’ll grab this one next!