On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis (Review)

22020598I received this free from the publishers via NetGalley

A comet is heading to earth on January 29 2035. It’s a big one. One that will destroy and flood countries. However, no one is sure where it will hit… And Denise and her mother are late. Late to get to the temporary shelter they have been assigned to. Late because they are waiting for Denise’s sister Iris, and Denise’s drug-addicted mother will not leave. However, a last minute disaster and meeting leads them to a generation ship which is far better than a temporary shelter. It is a future, it will go to colonise new worlds. Now Denise needs to guarantee herself and her family spaces on the ship before it departs.

This is a fantastically written sci-fi/apocalyptic novel. It really is wonderfully originally and incredibly diverse read that makes this an interesting, unpredictable, and enjoyable read. Denise has autism and she fears that she won’t be allowed to stay on the ship, and her sister is transgender and she fears the same for her. While the pacing is slow throughout the novel, there is some fantastic world building and I loved the apocalyptic setting mixed in with the science fiction setting of the generation ship.

There were some really great characters and some really great female characters as well. I loved Denise and I thought she was a very complex and intelligent character and I really enjoyed reading from her POV. I really loved her relationship with everyone around her – all of whom had their own distinct personalities. It was a very well written novel.

While the plot was fairly slow paced which sometimes lost my interest, hence the 4 stars, but there were still a lot of twists and turned and I thought the ending was really great.

Overall, a really fantastically written, and original novel that I would wholeheartedly recommend.

MY RATING: ★★★★☆

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