Saturday, 26 May 2018

Review: Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews




The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Walmart and magic is a fairytale–and the Weird, where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny…

Cerise Mar and her unruly clan are cash poor but land rich, claiming a large swathe of the Mire, the Edge swamplands between the state of Louisiana and the Weird. When her parents vanish, her clan’s long-time rivals are suspect number one.

But all is not as it seems. Two nations of the Weird are waging a cold war fought by feint and espionage, and their conflict is about to spill over into the Edge—and Cerise’s life . William, a changeling soldier who left behind the politics of the Weird, has been forced back into service to track down a rival nation’s spymaster.

When William’s and Cerise’s missions lead them to cross paths, sparks fly—but they’ll have to work together if they want to succeed…and survive.




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Full Length Novel.


Third Person.


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I’m an Ilona Andrews fan. 
Anybody who spends more than 5 minutes flicking through my book reviews will know this, therefore it won’t be a surprise that I really enjoyed Bayou Moon. 

This book focuses on a different part of The Edge, a weird place between a magical realm and Earth as we know it. 
It is the book of William from book one in this series, On The Edge, and a new bunch of characters. 
The leader of the new motley crew of individuals you grow to like and love is Cerise, the kick-ass head of her family and, oddly enough, she turns out to be a perfect match for our wolf.

The book is action packed from the get go and combined with the chemistry between William and Cerise it was an addictive read and hard to put down!

I particularly liked the ending and catching up with Rose and Declan and others from the first book… William’s relationship with little shapeshifter Jack was too adorable for me to handle and I just wanted to jump into the book and squeeze them!

I hope we get to see more of the characters introduced in Bayou Moon in future books. 


This cover isn't bad. It captures the characters and the feel of the book pretty well. Much better than the cover for book one!


“The judge's massive eyebrows crept up. "Kaldar. Are you the one speaking for the plaintiff today?" 
"Yes, Your Honor."

"Well, shit," Dobe said. "I guess you're familiar with the law. You hit it over the head, set its house on fire, and got its sister pregnant.” 

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“Fuck easy, Ceri. If you love him, fight for him. Nothing worth keeping is free in this world.” 

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“Life was too short and ended too suddenly. If you didn't take advantage of what you had today, tomorrow it might be ripped from you.” 

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9 comments:

  1. I’ve never read an Ilona Andrews book, but I know she has a lot of fans. This one sounds cool. I like the mix of the real and the magical.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. They write awesome stories! Their worlds are so developed and despite the fantasy settings of the books, their characters are so relatable.

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  2. Gads I loved this series! Have you read her Innkeeper Chronicles? Characters from this world make appearances.

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    1. I love the Innkeeper Chronicles! It was so cool seeing Jack and George as grown ups! :)

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  3. Oh that sounds like a book I would like.

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    1. You should give it a read Mary! This series is interconnected standalones so doesn't need to be read in conjunction with any of the others. :)

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  4. Aaah another series to add to my list. I'm still making my way through the Kate Daniels one eep! Love the writing though, they sure know how to tell a good story :)

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  5. I loved this series! She always does a great job. Love the girls in these stories and the mix of fantasy & real world. ♥️

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