Saturday, 10 March 2018
Review: On The Edge by Ilona Andrews
Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, between the world of the Broken (where people drive cars, shop at Wal-Mart, and magic is a fairy tale) and the Weird (where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny). Only Edgers like Rose can easily travel from one world to the next, but they never truly belong in either.
Rose thought if she practiced her magic, she could build a better life for herself. But things didn’t turn out how she planned, and now she works a minimum wage, off the books job in the Broken just to survive. Then Declan Camarine, a blueblood noble straight out of the deepest part of the Weird, comes into her life, determined to have her (and her power).
But when a terrible danger invades the Edge from the Weird, a flood of creatures hungry for magic, Declan and Rose must work together to destroy them—or they’ll devour the Edge and everyone in it.
Another fantastic book, and wonderful new world, from Ilona Andrews!
It contains all the things you'd expect from this author duo:
- A spunky strong heroine who goes above and beyond for those she loves and considers her own.
- A strong, sexy, protective male with an agenda of his own.
- A varied cast of quirky, likable, and loveable, supporting characters who you want to know more about.
- A well written, highly detailed, well thought out world.
- A story that keeps you glued from the first page to the last.
The romance junkie in me loves Ilona Andrews books because not only do you get all the awesomeness above, you also get a romance that is built authentically over time. Therefore, I was curious going into this as to how they'd work their slow-burning magic over the course of a single book - seeing as they tend to write about a couple over multiple books and with this series, each book focuses on a different couple - but I needn't have worried.
Like with everything they do, it was very well done and extremely satisfying.
I hate the cover of this book. It's so cheesy! Hideously cheesy and the book isn't cheesy... It just doesn't fit. It's wrong. All wrong. Ugh.
“She handed him a glass of water and two Aleve gelcaps. “They’re anti-inflammatories. They will dull the pain a little bit and keep down swelling and redness. Swallow the pills, don’t chew.”
“Well, I thought I’d stick them into my nose and impersonate a walrus, but if you insist, I’ll swallow them.”
“I've never created a riot before. I did cause a brawl at the last formal. A large number of young women there actually arrived with the expectation of seducing me into matrimony, and a couple of their mothers came to blows. It was hilari—I mean, dreadful. Simply dreadful.”
“One day, she’d find a way to live her life to the fullest. She was sure of it. She just had no idea how she would manage it.”