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Edgewood [Kindle Edition]

Karen McQuestion
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Book Description

“I devoured it in one sitting!” New York Times Bestselling Author Lesley Kagen.

“Edgewood was better than Divergent and The Hunger Games. Edgewood is different. Edgewood was mind blowingly amazing.” Olivia at Fictionally Obsessed

From bestselling author Karen McQuestion—a brand new, spellbinding novel.

Wandering the dark streets at night is Russ Becker’s way of dealing with his relentless insomnia and the angst of life. But that changes forever the night he witnesses a strange astronomical event, then discovers he’s developed incredible superpowers.

And he’s not alone. Three others in his town—sexy Mallory, arrogant Jameson, and mysterious Nadia—have had the same experience and acquired intriguing powers of their own. As if Mallory isn't special enough with her good looks and high IQ, now she can control peoples’ minds. Jameson thinks he’s the coolest because he moves objects with his thoughts, and shy Nadia struggles to understand her new empathic abilities.

At first the four secretly relish their newfound gifts while keeping them hidden. However, things get serious when they learn they're being hunted by an organization that wants them for its own nefarious purposes. Russ has always picked his battles wisely, but when the bad guys threaten his family, they're about to find out they messed with the wrong teens. What transpires will change all of them in ways they never imagined.

Editorial Reviews


"I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. It was so much action from the very beginning to the very end. It even had a lot of romance in it... Pick up this book and read it. You will love it." -- Tiffany from Once Upon A reviews

"I feel like I've been waiting for this book. It's kind of like all my favorite comic books rolled into one awesome package... I'm eagerly awaiting the second book, I'm hooked!" --The Kindle Book Review

"This book was nothing short of awesome." --Candy from

"I devoured it in one sitting!" --New York Times Bestselling Author Lesley Kagen.

From the Author

Book One - Edgewood
Book Two - Wanderlust
Book Three - Absolution

Product Details

  • File Size: 2165 KB
  • Print Length: 325 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Karen McQuestion; 1 edition (August 21, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0092PPWKC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,673 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another 5 Star Book from Karen McQuestion September 30, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Edgewood, the first book in the Edgewood Series by Karen McQuestion, features 15 year old Russ Becker who has a very hard time falling asleep. He often goes for a walk around town late at night and it's during one of those walks that he witnesses a series of fast moving lights in the sky that fall to the ground in a spiral of blue and gold embers.

Shortly after this phenomenon, Russ realizes that he has supernatural powers and discovers he's not the only one who's been affected by the lights. Nadia, Mallory and Jameson have a little more information about what has happened to them but Russ is hesitant to believe any of it until certain events make it impossible to deny.

I want to preface my review of Edgewood with the fact that I read a lot of YA fiction and fantasy so I tend to be critical of this genre. It takes a lot to please me but Edgewood has more than met that challenge. The way the book is written, you are discovering things along with Russ and are just as wary of the people who come into Russ's life as he is. All of the characters are intriguing and I couldn't help but want to know more about all of them including Jameson, who's not the most welcoming to Russ.

The dialogue and internal streams of consciousness felt extremely natural for a 15 year old boy. There was never a time that I thought Russ's character was too adult for his age, even when faced with enormous obstacles. His sense of humor is fantastic and not over the top for the context of the story.

Although Edgewood is considered a YA paranormal fiction, I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good read with strong character development and action sequences. Even if you tend to stay away from any book labeled "paranormal" I think you will enjoy Edgewood.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read! September 16, 2012
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I don't usually read YA or books about paranormal subjects. But, I loved other books by Karen McQuestion. She has a great way of easily developing a character and making them feel like someone you know. So I tried this book Edgewood. Wow, I read it in 3 days and that is crazy for me. I could not put it down. I had to keep reading almost like the characters who could control my mind! Lol. But, really it was a great book. Can't wait to read the next book in the series. The flow of the story was great, easy to follow but not predictable. I kept wanting to find out what would happen next. Even though the characters are teenagers they felt so much more mature than their years and so I didn't feel like I was reading a YA book. I hope it doesn't take too long for the next book to come out!! This is a must read!!
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for young adults. September 3, 2012
By Eli
Format:Kindle Edition
Not usually a YA reader either, but Edgewood doesn't have a YA feel to it. The characters have depth and the story is magnetic. McQuestion's writing is smooth and seamless. Edgewood more than pulls you in and leaves you wanting more - I'll definitely be on the lookout for Wanderlust. The teaser-and change in character perspective-is great. Edgewood is a terrific beginning to this series.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice if you like superpower books March 26, 2013
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The characters and their relationships were well developed, but a little bit lite on the action. I prefer stories with more suspense, which can keep me on the edge till the last page. Overall it's a nice book and I'm curious how the story goes in the second book.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
The night Russ Becker witnesses a strange astronomical event, his world changes forever. Before long Russ discovers he's developed incredible superpowers, and he's not the only one. Three other young people - beautiful Mallory, arrogant Jameson, and mysterious Nadia - have had the same experience and all of them now have powers of their own. Mallory can control peoples' minds; Jameson moves objects with his thoughts; and Nadia has empathic abilities.

At first, the four relish their new-found gifts, but things become serious when they learn they are being hunted by an organization that wants them for its own nefarious purposes. When Russ' family is threatened, he's forced into action. What transpires will change all of them in ways they never imagined.

Wow. Just... wow. Edgewood by Karen McQuestion amazed me. Not only, is its cover a piece of irresistible eye-candy, but it is also an amazing journey.
Told in the first person, Edgewood centers around Russ Becker, an almost-sixteen-year-old, and is a character you're sure to enjoy getting to know.
From the beginning, I found myself enraptured by McQuestion's ability to describe every detail without intruding on the story-line or dialogue. Being written in first-person, the descriptions of Russ' surroundings felt more like the character's own observations, thus making it seem more realistic and less intrusive.
This book features plot twist after plot twist and is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat as well as being sure to draw you into the characters' lives and thoughts.
Sexual content - some crude comments are made, but nothing too overt.
Languge - mild language scattered throughout. "b*st*rd" is used a few times; as well as "d*mn",
"s*cks", "p*ssed", and "h*ll".
Violence - Little to none.
Scary images - Little to none.
This book is sure to be a hit among young adults and adults alike!
4 of 5 stars!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Depends on the reader... October 2, 2013
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I love a good sci-fi book. Supernatural powers, shadowy agencies, teen romance, it's all fine with me. This book gets points for a few things: firstly, it's not a vampire/werewolf book. When giving the characters powers, the author doesn't just say "magic" and have done with it. Secondly, the characters were not just vessels for a particular ability, or shallow and stereotypical. They were memorable, developed people. Thirdly, the setting and plot were well described. There were no blank spaces where one could not picture what the characters were doing. However, there were faults. The origin of these abilities was described as nothing more than a "phenomenon". No details. That bugs me. Also, even though I love a good conspiracy theory, this one was a little over the top, and a little too hastily thought out. A big company aiming to exploit a particular technology, or an all-consuming family feud would be great, but a globe spanning organization with no particular objective and the power to do absolutely anything? Blaming all the problems the world has ever had from the twentieth century onward on one group? That's a little bit...overkill. Also, the climax was a bit of a disappointment. However, this is one of those books that depends entirely on the reader.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun read!
Looking forward to the other two! I'll be starting them soon and hope they're just as good! I'd recommend these to anyone.
Published 9 days ago by John A Rocha
3.0 out of 5 stars OK
This book had a good start but fords the end you could predict what will happen next. And if that wasn't bad enough it was really boring p. :(
Published 17 days ago by Harold Moran
3.0 out of 5 stars OK but could be better.
Some good concepts. The overall story comes off as a little flat in my opinion.
Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it
The only good thing about being home sick was that I had time to read this book. A fun story.
Published 27 days ago by Debra L. Bolen
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing!
Amazingly written! I loved this story, and I will be reading the entire series! One of my favorite books right now.
Published 1 month ago by Nirvana1217
4.0 out of 5 stars Great YA Read
Great page turner. Loved the characters and plot twists. The first person narrative took you right into the heart of the main character.
Published 1 month ago by Valerie Donnelly Gray
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting read very entertaining
I always love to find new & exciting books or a series or trilogy that i might have missed & i can read all the books in one go. Read more
Published 1 month ago by E. Bellingan
5.0 out of 5 stars Intrigue
I loved Edgewood and can't wait too read Wanderlust, book #2.
I could not put the book down and when I had to put it down, I couldn't wait to get back to it.
Published 1 month ago by Diane Arnoldi
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book!
There is a great storyline and an awesome array of powers in it. The author makes you become attached to all of the characters in the plot.
Published 1 month ago by mandy
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine first book
I liked the premise, and I liked the storyline. Some of the characters did seem a little one dimensional, but still a great story.
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Karen McQuestion has written books for kids, teens, and adults, and is published in print, ebook, and audio through Amazon Publishing, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Brilliance Audio. Many of her titles have spent time on the top 100 Kindle list. Her publishing story has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and the national NPR show, The Story with Dick Gordon. She has also appeared on ABC's World News Now and America This Morning. She lives with her husband and kids in Hartland, Wisconsin.

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