Thursday, March 29, 2012

Review: On the Fringe by Courtney King Walker

On the Fringe
by Courtney King Walker

Publication Date: October 1, 2011
Publisher: Lands Atlantic Publishing
Pages: 272
IBSN: 9780982500552

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Until the end of March, only 0.99 for Nook and Kindle!!

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Claire is struggling to overcome the murder of her childhood friend and secret crush, Daniel. Everyone else seems to be moving on with their lives, but she's still trying to cope. The fact that she finds herself alone and drowning on her 16th birthday isn't helping.

Neither is thinking she sees Daniel's face in murky water as she mysteriously resurfaces. But something happened during those four and a half minutes that will make her realize it was not just her imagination.

As Claire and Daniel try to grasp a possible reconnection, other grudge-holding beings have plans of their own. Now, the two of them have to decide if their fleeting relationship is worth the possibility of Claire being trapped on the fringe forever.

Beautifully told, On the Fringe intertwines fresh ideas about devotion, revenge, and the consequences that come with life and death. (Goodreads)
I decided to read On the Fringe on a whim. I was looking for a short book that I could pass the time with. I went into the book not really knowing what to expect, and what I got was a great story in return.

After the death of Daniel, a childhood friend and newfound crush, Claire is struggling to find a way to cope and to move on with her life. On her 16th birthday, Claire falls into the lake and while drowning, see’s the face of her beloved Daniel. Now they are connected, and she is able to see him anytime. But what does this mean for Claire? Is she crazy, or is she on the fringe?
The characters in the story were all really likeable. Actually, likeable is probably not the word I’m looking for. I liked them, but I felt so many different emotions for them as well. Everything that Claire and Daniel went through left me with a mix of emotions. I was feeling happy and sad, breathless and shocked, and so much more. I really love having that happen when I’m reading a good story. I found myself to be fascinated by these characters, and the secondary characters as well; I just couldn’t get enough of them.

This book has it all, including action and suspense, romance and drama. The storyline was well done, in my opinion, and definitely kept me guessing as to what would happen next. The pacing was excellent as well. I was so hooked; I finished this book in just a few hours time. I also loved that the author wrote the book in different points of view between Daniel and Claire, it was great seeing both of their points of view.

Overall, I really, really enjoyed this book. I’m not much one that rereads books often, but I already want to read this again. I read it on my Nook, but I am definitely going to be adding a finished copy to my collection, and soon!

Happy Reading!


  1. I've never heard of this one, and the cover caught my eye so I decided to read your review. It sounds like just the type of book I need to read right now - something short and well done. I've been reading a lot of mammoth titles lately (500+) pages and I think it's starting to get to me! lol

    Great review! This one is definitely going on my TBR list!

  2. Yay! I really enjoyed this one too Christy! It was a surprisingly good read, I didn't expect much from it for some reason. Loved Daniel and Claire, and like you, I blew through this one in a couple hours:)

  3. I sort of forgot about this one I remember being excited it was releasing and I never got around to getting a copy. I've definitely been reminded why I want to read it! It sounds great and right up my alley!

  4. You've convinced me! I just went and got this for my Nook! I can't resist a 99 cents read, can I?! Claire and Daniel sound like fantastic main characters. I'm really glad we get too read the multiple points of view, too! I might just make room for this one this weekend!

  5. I've debated this one. It looked really interesting but I'm a bit done with dead teens...still, this one sounds good! I like that it was not what you expected.

  6. Wow, this sounds great, Christy! I was a little on the fence about this one, but hearing you enjoyed it bumps it up the list for sure. I love suspense and romance and drama. :)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  7. I just bought this book! Thanks for bringing it to my attention, it sounds amazing.


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