Saturday, November 7, 2015


On the Verge
By Garen Glazier 
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Urban Fantasy Book 


Freya is just a student at the University of Washington worried about grades and making her next tuition payment until a gorgeous succubus interrupts her post-exam latte with a proposition: come work for her boss, Seattle’s reclusive heiress and antiquities collector Imogen Beldame. Eagerly agreeing despite a nagging feeling in the pit of her stomach, Freya finds herself swept up in a deadly quest at the behest of her psychopathic new employer. Beldame has given her until Halloween to collect three magical pigments that hold the key to crafting mesmerizing portraits that can access the Verge, an undiscovered borderland on the edge of human reality, and the powerful beings that call it home.  Freya’s reluctant journey takes her to a goblin stronghold in the Cascades for the color blue, to the Seattle Underground to request the color red from Baba Yaga, and to the Fremont home of a beautifully gruesome Cambodian ahp, or spirit of the night, for the color yellow. Working together with Rusty, an enigmatically disfigured man intimately connected with the Verge, and a motley crew of mercurial demons and loyal friends, Freya must come up with a plan to stop Beldame and preserve the fragile balance between fantasy and reality that is at its most vulnerable on Halloween. 

On The Verge is a surprisingly good book.
 You would think it'd be cliche with everything going on, but the author had a way of making it interesting. 
It's definitely different then other books out there, and different is what we need. 

Freya is a interesting character in of herself, and the other characters you never truly know where they stand. Are they good, bad, going for their own goals? You never really know. 
It has you reading more and more, just so you can see how this turns out. 
I give this book five stars.

***I received a ARC for this book in exchange for a honest review***


Author Bio: 
I'm a lifelong resident of Seattle. I married my Russia-born-America-raised high school sweetheart, and we have a four year old and a new little one born in February. I like coffee shops, bookstores, dancing in my living room and singing in my car. The opening scene of Up always makes me cry. The Three Amigos always makes me laugh. Fashion magazines, croissants, and long, long baths are my guilty pleasures. They might occur separately or together. I prefer boxing classes to yoga, and I get some of my best ideas when I'm running. I loved school and spent more time than one really should getting a business degree in marketing and a master's in art history. In an ideal world I'd go to bed at 2 am and wake up at 10 am. I've never been an early bird, and I feel strongly that alarm clocks kill dreams. 

 Learn more about me and read my blog, Scriven by Garen, at 
 Facebook: Twitter: @GarenGlazier 
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