Sunday, September 8, 2013

Review - On the Edge

Title - On the Edge
Author - Ilona Andrews
Series - The Edge
Genre - Urban Fantasy
Published - September 29 2009
Publisher - Ace 
Format - Kindle 


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.


Rose lives in a place called the Edge it’s a place between the non-magic and magic worlds. Not everyone can cross between the worlds but the Edgers however it has made them outsiders they don’t fit in with the either place. For Rose isn’t been a rough life, tormented in school growing, her grandfather is an walking corpse,  she’s been looking after her little brothers since she was sixteen, and her boyfriend tried to sell her when he learned she could flash white . Rose has a rare ability that typically only noble bluebloods have which has put her on guard.

 So when a handsome stranger shows up she assumes he’s after her just like all the others. She agrees to go with him if he can complete three challenges. However Rose has no plans to make it easy. As if the blueblood noble isn't enough to worry about hound like creatures are hunting in the Edge forest seeking magic users. When Declan saves her brother she allows him to stay with her because he offers protection from the strange creatures. As Rose learns about the monster hunting in the woods she will have to team up with Declan to save her family, and together they will have to put it risk their lives to save the other.

I really love Rose she’s smart, stubborn and isn't afraid to say what she thinks. The chemistry between Rose and Declan is hot like white flash. Through the book we learn both Rose and Declans back stories.  I like how each of her brothers is also magical one is a lynx changelings and the other a necromancer. We get little bits of their story woven into Roses story. We also get to see some of her grandparents in the story which just enhance the story.

I've had this one on the shelf for ages and I mean ages to read but never seemed to get around to it. This week’s words with friends challenge it was a perfect fit so I decided to dive into the world of the Edge. The edge is an action packed adventure filled with monster hounds, magic, swords, handsome men and stubborn girls. I honestly had a hard time putting down my kindle I was sucked in right from the start I ended up staying up most of the night till I couldn't keep my eyes open. I found the concept for On the Edge new and exciting the story is captivating from start to finish very well written. This is my first book by the talented Ilona Andrews but I’m an instant fan and look forward to reading the rest of hers. Definitely one of my favorites of the year a must read series for anyone who loves urban fantasy. 
5 out of 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. I am clearly more cover judgey than I thought I was because I ordinarily wouldn't give a book like this a second glance. But this setting seems so unique! I am definitely going to check this out.