Monday, February 24, 2014

Audio Review: Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews

Book: Bayou Moon (The Edge #2)
By: Ilona Andrews
Published: September 28, 2010
Published by: Ace

Description: 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.

My Thoughts: Continuing on with my Ilona Andrews Binge, we have The Edge. A somewhat continuation of On the Edge in that it has taken a character from that one and continued it on in here.

In On the Edge, William was Declan's former friend/changeling in the military. He was a little strange and definitely alone, wishing that Rose would somehow choose him over Declan. Alas, she did not, and William was somewhat heartbroken, and throws himself into his work.

It's then that he meets Cerise Mar. She's the head of her very large, very close family of poor/powerful people in the swamplands, and she's looking for her parents. They begrudgingly team up, and soon an attraction forms between the two that's as intense and passionate as it is awkward. After all, William is a changeling, and in this case, changelings aren't very human. They don't act or feel the same. They're a bit more animalistic than usual, and it shows.William has issues that Cerise helps tame.

I enjoyed reading this one, and can't wait to read the next. I give it 5 stars.


Lan said...

Wow you really are on a binge! This William character sounds very much like Curran!

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