Monday, February 17, 2014

Audio Review: On the Edge by Ilona Andrews

Book: On the Edge(The Edge #1) –Audio Book
By: Ilona Andrews
Published: September 29, 2009
Published By: Ace

Description: 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.

My Thoughts: I’m on an Ilona Andrews binge….don’t Judge me!!

I picked this one up after I accidentally got Steel’s Edge from an Audible sale and realized it was the fourth book in the series. On the Edge was a book set in a world somewhat similar to that of the Kate Daniels series, in that there is a Magic world and a Tech one, it’s just different worlds. We follow Rose Drayton, a girl who lives on the Edge, it’s the world in between the Magic one (The Weird) and the Tech one (The Broken), and she’s basically struggling to survive and take care of her brothers. The only problem is, something is killing and eating the people in the Edge, and in order to protect her family, she has to team up with a sexy blueblood from the weird who scares her, and makes her feel things.

This book was great, filled with tension and action. The more of Ilona’s books I read, the more I realize some of her characters are similar. The male love interest always looks similar, and has a haughty demeaner and chisled manly physique. The woman is almost always uncharacteristically powerful, somewhat poor, and untrusting of all men and unwilling to stay away from a fight. The interaction between these two characters is often infuriating, and passionate, and has a hint of danger. That being said, I absolutely love it every time. It works, even though I know what to expect. This one added family that relied on our MC Rose and that mother instinct added another dimension to the character.
The story itself was great. I totally enjoyed it and I give this one 5 stars. In my opinion, everything Ilona touches is golden. Check it out. It can be read as a standalone or you are welcome to continue the series once this one is finished. There’s not necessarily a dying need to read the next ones, but I will…


Lan said...

You crack me up! I am a sucker for a tried and true formula of book that I always like as well. Ilona Andrews know that they're into a good thing so why not keep it going?

Sherre said...

Absolutely. I'm going to read any and every single thing they write.

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