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.
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.
“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.”