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*NO LONGER AVAILABLE* THIS WAS RE-RELEASED AS A RESTORED YA VERSION WITH AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT COVER. IF YOU READ A VERSION WHERE ALEXIS IS 17, PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE A REVIEW HERE. THANK YOU. Not once in twenty-four years has Alexis slept a dreamless night. She used to relish the visions, but lately they've grown dangerous. Darkness is invading her days, showing the true nat*NO LONGER AVAILABLE* THIS WAS RE-RELEASED AS A RESTORED YA VERSION WITH AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT COVER. IF YOU READ A VERSION WHERE ALEXIS IS 17, PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE A REVIEW HERE. THANK YOU. Not once in twenty-four years has Alexis slept a dreamless night. She used to relish the visions, but lately they've grown dangerous. Darkness is invading her days, showing the true nature of her existence. After a nightmare occurs while she’s not sleeping, she discovers much about her past. Her real mother was killed the day she gave birth, leaving Alexis a faery changeling. Now the murderous evil is on the loose and stalking Alexis, desperate for her soul. A simple bedtime verse holds the key to her life and safety, as well as the lives of many other fae. With only strangers to depend on—one being a depraved faery whom she can't help but fall for—Alexis’ emotions become stuck in overdrive. Not even her wildest dreams could have prepared her for this chaos. But that's exactly where she must delve, back into dreams, to steal and sacrifice. This, according to the prophetic rhyme. Alexis’ strength must lead her toward the greater good. She’s in a race against fate, evil, & time … and doesn’t have a clue if she can actually win....

Title : the abandoned edge of avalon
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ISBN : 10782920
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Number of Pages : 105 Pages
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the abandoned edge of avalon Reviews

  • Wolf (Alpha)
    2018-10-18 04:09

    I really like this book. I rate it 5 stars. I like that her and Sloane find each other and are immediately in love. I like that Alexis defeated Donivan and that she survived. I feel bad for her when she watched her mother die.

  • Angela~twistedmind~
    2018-11-08 20:22

    The main character in this book is 24 but, to me, the book read as if she were closer to 15 or 16 maturity wise. I just never felt like I was reading the story of a woman. That said, it was decent. I would actually give it 2 and a half stars, but, of course, that is not an option. Alexis suddenly discovers she is a changeling and that almost everyone else in her life is not who (or what) she has always thought. From there the story kind of stalls. There is alot of writing that really has nothing to do with furthering the storyline. Because of this, it takes an entire book to tell a story that could have actually been told in a novella. If you're really into YA paranormal stories, you may enjoy this one more than I did. If you're wanting something fast paced with edge of your seat action this is not the book for you.Not once in 24 years has Alexis slept a dreamless night. She used to relish the visions, but latley they've grown dangerous. Darkness is invading her days, showing the true nature of her existence. After a nightmare occurs while she's not sleeping, she discovers much about her past. Her real mother was killed the day she gave birth, leaving Alexis a faery changeling. Now the murderous evil is on the loose and stalking Alexis, desperate for her soul.

  • Kami Dodson-Perry
    2018-10-30 03:13

    I liked the main character Alexis/Kellyn. She is odd, does not feel like she belongs, & has internal conversations with herself. Sounds like eveyone I know. Contains Spoilers:Basically, Alexis has a best friend Hollie & a boyfriend of 3 years Blake. Blakes best friend Andrew is not want he seems to be but neither is Blake. Alexis has had strange dreams her entire life about what she feels is the faery world. She almost feels like she is one of them but knows that is a rediculous thought, faeries are not real....Right? Blake & Alexis are having some issues & she blames Andrew. Alexis finds out she is a faery & her parents lied to her, she is adopted. She leaves home & breaks up with Blake. Andrew is really a bad guy. Alexis falls in love with Sloane which is Donovan's best friend. Donovan is a bad faery & wants to kill Alexis. In the end it all works out......hoping for a book #2.

  • Misty
    2018-11-02 23:20

    As I was reading this book I thought I would most likely give it four stars once I completed it. However, the ending made me knock one star off (though really, I wish I could have only knocked half a star off). I realize that not every book ends in a 'Happily Ever After'. I've read plenty of those that didn't and loved them. This ending though seemed rushed, brutal, and didn't feel right in this story. Don't get me wrong, the book was lovely and I enjoyed it but the end sort of killed my enthusiasm for it. One thing I did love about this book was the author's incredibly detailed descriptions. I could see everything so vividly in my mind. That is the sign of a great writer and was definitely one of my favorite things about this book. Even though I was not thrilled with the ending, I still thoroughly enjoying reading it and would most likely recommend it for my friends to read. However, my recommendation would come with a bit of forewarning.

  • Lenore Kosinski
    2018-10-30 03:05

    NOTE: I stopped reading it. I just couldn't get into it. Usually I'm pretty easy to pull in, but this one just wasn't doing it for me. Wasn't a big fan of the writing style, and wasn't liking the main character, so 1/4 of the way through I decided I didn't want to read anymore. Who knows, maybe I'll try again, but I have too many books on my shelf to do that...

  • Lorenzo
    2018-10-26 01:56

    I have to say that this version of the book was probably the worst professionally published story I've ever read. The following is my review from Amazon I posted after regrettably finishing the book out of the sheer curiosity of how deep the rabbit hole would go. The short version is, it goes further than you'd think.Technology and an increasing market for books has flooded the world with new fiction stories by anyone who feels they have a decent shot at becoming the next J.K. Rowling. Since the late 90s, the fantasy genre has been dominated stories in which the main character discovers he/she is "special" and has a destiny that usually involves saving the world. While this has resulted in some entertaining hits (e.g. Harry Potter, Percy Jackson), it has also resulted in a formulaic culture of writing that produces mediocre, and sometimes just plain awful, stories. The Abandoned Edge of Avalon falls into this later category.As I read this book, I took advantage of the Kindle's note taking ability to ensure that I would not omit anything from my list of grievances with this book. To effectively show these grievances, I shall simply list them, attempting to place them in an order from egregious instances of bad writing to pet-peeve.1. Alexis is a typical "Mary Sue" protagonist. For reference, TVtropes states that "The prototypical Mary Sue is an original female character in a fanfic who obviously serves as an idealized version of the author mainly for the purpose of Wish Fulfillment. She's exotically beautiful, often having an unusual hair or eye color, and has a similarly cool and exotic name. She's exceptionally talented in an implausibly wide variety of areas, and may possess skills that are rare or nonexistent in the canon setting. She also lacks any realistic, or at least story-relevant, character flaws -- either that or her "flaws" are obviously meant to be endearing." Alexis fits this description so perfectly it is almost as if the author intended it. She never faces any real adversity, rarely fails in her endeavors, constantly complains, and has no redeeming qualities.2. There is almost no character development. Notice on the "book extras" section of the Kindle edition page that only two characters have any sort of description, Alexis and Slone. This is an accurate depiction of the focus of character development in this story. The other characters, especially the villain who was almost a clone of Lord Voldemort only without the snake metaphors, simply exist for the convenience of the protagonist and have little to no depth of their own.3. The plot was predictable and didn't resolve properly. The only part of the plot that caught me off guard was the ease at which Alexis faced her problems. When I was certain that she was walking into a trap, or about to meet a competent opponent, she easily overcame the issue with little effort. Otherwise, the plot followed a standard "self discovery" novel and brought nothing original to the genre. It is almost exactly like these "Vampire" novels that are filling the fantasy genre today, except with faeries (who, in this universe, don't behave too differently than vampires anyway). The ending was rather confusing as to why Alexis did what she did, and there was no resolution to explain her actions.*4. Almost all the characters acted like teenagers. With the exception of one or two adult faeries, every character acted like a teenager, from their speech to their actions. They neglected to think before acting, were continuously self-centered, and whined when things were not perfect. Most of these characters are supposed to be young adults, but I have friends who are just entering high school who are more mature than most of these characters. About 70% of the way through the book, I realized why the author made the characters "adults," but simply making them adults so that they can be in adult situations compromises the value of the characters. If they act like teenagers, then make them teenagers so that teens can relate to them. If they are supposed to be young adults, then make them act accordingly so that young adults can empathize with their struggles.5. The message of the story was negative and sometimes insulting. The author loved to bash humanity. The fae are held to be the "ideal" creatures of the universe, without which no life can exist. Humans are called "boring" and "worthless" multiple times in the book. As a human, I find this insulting. If the reader is to take the author's interpretation of the world, if faeries don't exist to redeem the failure that is the human race, there is no reason to live.6. The powers of the fae are total godmods. The fae are on the level of gods with what they can do, and Alexis seems to be almost invincible. Again, not once did she fail in her attempts to use a power, and every one of her plans works to perfection. There are new powers as the plot demands and they conveniently are perfect for the situation. There is no such thing as sacrifice for the fae (except for Alexis' mother), and the protagonists can do no wrong.7. Not enough about the fae world was explained. Although the author is a self proclaimed faery hobbyist, there isn't much evidence that she knows much about the mythology. Without going very far into the plot details, there are many times when a fae would display a power or state a fact about their race without explanation. This was frustrating to the reader, especially on top of the conveniently added powers that keep springing out of nowhere.8. The product summary covered about 50% of the book. That bothered me considering that the first half of the book is supposed to develop character, but instead could be summarized in a paragraph.9. The slang in this book was over-the-top, and oftentimes slang was used that, in my personal experience, I've never heard used in real life. It was also bothersome that "adults" would use such slang, which reenforces my point that they all act like teenagers.That covers my major grievances. The only aspects of the book I somewhat enjoyed was that the description of action (and *ahem* "adult action") was colorful and descriptive. But still, any high school creative writing class could have come up with similar imagery. Overall, the book is best suited for teenagers, but considering the age of the characters, it seems to exclude this demographic. Therefore, I would not recommend it to anyone, unless they wanted to see an excellent example of how cliched and formulaic writing can go horribly wrong.*After reading Eden Tyler's response to this and similar criticisms, I understand why she wrote the characters that way. I had suspected that they were originally teenagers that were forced into an adult age group. However, Ms. Tyler should not simply expect these criticisms to be neutralized by her circumstances, and the fact still stands that the characters, as written in this version of the book, are woefully immature.

  • Gecky Boz
    2018-11-14 20:10

    Avalon Adventure* Won this book from the author, Eden Tyler, on Twitter.* Spoilers are highlighted :)This modern day fairy tale gets a great 3 gnomes out of 5 gnomes for having some great characters and a story that keeps you guessing.Alexis is 24 years old and seems to be a lost soul, just kind of stuck in a rut. She has fantastical dreams of a different world and feels compelled to write them down every morning. Her life seems pretty normal with going to work and hanging out with her friends. As you read though you can tell that she yearns for something more.A mystery starts to appear when Alexis starts to see mysterious shadows and things just don't seem completely right with the world. Her world starts to spiral at a party when the fantastical seems to have become real.The psychological elements in this book are accomplished well and leave you wondering if maybe Alexis is just imagining things. Then the pieces start to fall into place. It turns out that Alexis has a much more interesting family history that she never knew about. She accepts her destiny a little too quickly for my liking but it is still an interesting journey.I wanted to see more of the evil done by the bad guy in this book. Yes, he felt like a threat but I wanted to see more of why exactly the characters should be afraid of him. The villain seems more psychological than anything.This book has an ending that may have you asking yourself, what the heck just happened? I know it's one of the most depressing endings that I've read in a while and if there's another book in this series I hope it's explained more. The last line of the book says, "All across the world, the dreams of children simply began to fade to shades of grey." This line really makes you wonder if Alexis did the right thing in the end and at least left me thinking that there had to have been a better way to accomplish her goal.This is book is well worth reading and I can't wait to see what Eden Tyler does in the future. I would hope that this book has a sequel especially after how it ended.

  • Ruby
    2018-10-17 04:23

    disclaimer: I couldn't get past chapter two, so while I mark it read, I will not put a finish date on it and therefore it will not count towards my challenge, to be fair.the synopsis sounded fascinating, which is why I chose it as one of my free downloads. Having tried to slog through the beginning, I'm VERY glad I didn't have to pay for it.**********POTENTIAL SPOILERS******CHARACTER ISSUES: Alexis is 24?? She talks and acts like she's ten years younger. Her boyfriend acts less mature than my ten-year-old niece having a tantrum meltdown. So he has to get his ass out of the car and knock on the door because she's .5 seconds late to the carpool? woooow, what a hardship. Why is she with this guy? He's a first-class jerk.Also none of the characters are remotely interesting or make you interested in them. Hollie has some slim potential, but I can't bring myself to go digging for it.WRITING ISSUES: the language is flat and boring. Nothing grabs you by the eyeballs or brings vivid mental images to light. And the characters are as flat and gray as the start of the plot, which is disappointing.I even tried skipping ahead to 34% of the way through to see if it got any better. Nope, Alexis was talking to some guy named Jeremy and he was about as interesting as watching paint dry.Will I come back to this someday? I might. But I don't see myself actively trying.Very disappointed in what could have been a great read.

  • K.C. Hilton
    2018-10-23 01:13

    Tyler describes a fantastic world in Avalon. The rhelm of the fairies.Ok, seriously, this is an awesome read! Who doesn't love stories about fairies? Once this story started I had a hard time putting it down. I loved the characters and especially loved the description of Avalon... I would love to visit this place! Who wouldn't? I didn't want the story to end and found myself wanting to read more. And ohhhh let's not forget the romance! Yes, fantasy and romance go so well together. The sexy bits (OMG) are totally awesome! (sigh).Alexis always feels she's out of place in the human world, as if she doesn't fit in, then finds out why. It's because she's a fairly who was glamoured by her fairy mother to save her life. Her boyfriend of many years is not who he's suppose to be nor is his best friend Andrew. And let's not forget the housekeeper, Bonnie, she isn't who she's suppose to be either. So many twists in this story kept me intrigued. And OMG I have to mention Sloane...sigh... that's all I'm going to say about him!Alexis has a destiny and with the help of her friends she is on a quest to put things right. Alexis doesn't know the way of the fae since she was raised in the human world. Will she be able to accomplish this task after just finding out she's a fairy? To find the answer to this question and get to know the wonderful characters, you really must read this book.Treat yourself to a wonderful fantasy and visit the world of the fae. You'll be glad you did.

  • Katrina
    2018-11-05 22:00

    Tyler describes a fantastic world in Avalon. The rhelm of the fairies.Ok, seriously, this is an awesome read! Who doesn't love stories about fairies? Once this story started I had a hard time putting it down. I loved the characters and especially loved the description of Avalon... I would love to visit this place! Who wouldn't? I didn't want the story to end and found myself wanting to read more. And ohhhh let's not forget the romance! Yes, fantasy and romance go so well together. The sexy bits (OMG) are totally awesome! (sigh).Alexis always feels she's out of place in the human world, as if she doesn't fit in, then finds out why. It's because she's a fairly who was glamoured by her fairy mother to save her life. Her boyfriend of many years is not who he's suppose to be nor is his best friend Andrew. And let's not forget the housekeeper, Bonnie, she isn't who she's suppose to be either. So many twists in this story kept me intrigued. And OMG I have to mention Sloane...sigh... that's all I'm going to say about him!Alexis has a destiny and with the help of her friends she is on a quest to put things right. Alexis doesn't know the way of the fae since she was raised in the human world. Will she be able to accomplish this task after just finding out she's a fairy? To find the answer to this question and get to know the wonderful characters, you really must read this book.Treat yourself to a wonderful fantasy and visit the world of the fae. You'll be glad you did.

  • Victoria
    2018-10-16 02:07

    I rarely review free Kindle books, but this one got my attention through its poor writing style. The story sounds like it is narrated by a preteen, especially with the immense amount of times words like "Wow", "awesome", and "literally" were used....sadly, not just in the characters' dialogue, but by the narrator! The story could have been so much better if it had been presented differently. The characters were all exactly the same, the "villain" took many breaks from trying to destroy the world in order to go party, Alexis likewise spent a lot of downtime from "hunting" the villain in order to have sparkly sex with his best friend and get pedicures....Sigh.The one feeling this ebook left me with was a strong urge to view this comic: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/literally. Faith in grammar is now restored.

  • Adrianna Morgan
    2018-10-27 20:01

    It was an okay read. I liked the premise, but the execution was not as great. The boyfriend was that easily controlled? And his best friend was that evil but she could not sense it? And she goes out with the best friend of the best friend of the boyfriend who doesn't really like the best friend? Wait, what? It got confusing after a while, especially when the house starts melting and the good fae who know that there are bad fae out there invite her, a stranger into their home? Does that sound like someone who is afraid of the times ahead? And why couldn't the bad whatever kill her as a baby? Because her mom protected her? He killed the mom, he could have easily finished off a baby. Too many unfinished or unclear points. But nice story.

  • Denisa Howe
    2018-10-18 02:58

    This is a very nice fantasy YA book. The characters are developed well and gradually lets you uncover some of their unique abilities. The bond between the characters gets stronger as the plot unfolds. Stronger with friendship, love and even hate. The ending is a twist one will not expect and even seemed shocked at but fitting to the story. I read this book as my granddaughter loved it and didn’t understand why more people didn’t like it. I agree with her, this is a unique wonderful shocking story. Is there a number two in process?

  • Andrea
    2018-11-10 03:08

    Really thought I would like this one but not so much. The main character was supposed to be 24? but sounded like 14/15. If it was written by a 14/15 year old I'd give it 4 stars but since I doubt it couldn't give it more than 2. I really like the idea of faeries and the fairy world/realm but the writing just seemed so immature I found myself rolling my eyes more than enjoying it. Beautiful cover though.

  • Kelly
    2018-10-28 19:53

    The last 100 pages were wonderful, very exciting and very enjoyable. The first part of the book - I swayed a lot between liking it and not liking it. (For me) I did mostly enjoy reading it, but it was not something I couldn't put down. Don't stop writing Eden, I think you are going in a wonderful direction if the last 100 pages of this book are any indication!

  • Jeanne
    2018-11-14 00:16

    This had the potential to be a really great book if not for the end. I find most endings bad but this one with just abrupt, like it just ended and nothing was concluded. I felt as if it should have said to be continued..

  • Cheli Barfus
    2018-10-21 20:16

    I will say I loved they idea of the faeries and the fairy world/realm. But I will say the end was dumb. It ends with her killing the guy but doesn't give you closer...did he die?...did he vanish? not much clarity. So it was fun but the ending killed it for me.

  • Marybeth Smith
    2018-10-26 20:07

    I adored this book from beginning to end. Not only was I addicted from the very beginning, but Eden had me guessing until the very end. I could never tell who I should or shouldn't trust, a sign of a truly talented author! I highly recommend this book to readers of all ages.

  • Julie Baswell
    2018-11-14 01:17

    I loved this story. It's the story of a young girl who finds out that she is a fairy. Of course events lead up to her discovery and then her life just fits into place. She then finds out that she is the one to end the evil that killed her mother years ago. Very good read.

  • Laura
    2018-11-02 04:23

    This was an odd little book. Now, I read this on my Kindle Ap, but I wasn't always sure where the author was going with the story line because at times there were details that were so importantly stressed that just disappeared. I would say a bit about the ending, but don't want to spoil anything.

  • Charlie
    2018-11-10 22:00

    This is going to be quick. This is the "second" version of the story. I can not express how much it pained me to read this book. The style, tone, everything about it needed to go through several more drafts.I can not in good conscience recommend this book to anyone.

  • Nancie
    2018-11-13 01:05

    The author seemed like she was trying too hard and put too many themes into a story that had a great deal of potential.

  • Celeste
    2018-11-15 01:03

    review to follow :)

  • Susan
    2018-10-18 01:17

    I couldn't finish it. Maybe the YA version is better. I didn't like how it's written in third person, but there are first person thoughts. Very confusing.

  • Cari Bradley
    2018-11-05 03:20

    Very good read!!Very good read! Kept me stuck wanting to know more! I love fantasy books! Can't wait to read more about the magical land of Avalon!

  • Tessa
    2018-10-25 23:15

    I thought this book was very badly written :(

  • Lisa
    2018-11-04 23:20

    For a free book, it wasn't awful. There were too many holes in the plot and story overall to be any good.

  • Maria Banning
    2018-10-20 22:16

    Love this! Hope there is more... Time to search!!!!

  • Starla B
    2018-10-20 02:05

    I enjoyed this...but not the end. I'm not sure if I'll read another.

  • Amanda
    2018-11-07 19:57

    3.5 stars: review to come....