Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Review - On the Edge

Title: On the Edge
Author: Ilona Andrews
Publishing Date: 2009
Genre: Paranormal
Rating: B+
Sensuality: Warm
Book Disclosure: I received a used copy from

On the Edge is the first in a new series by Ilona Andrews. Rose Drayton lives in The Edge. It is a narrow strip of land that divides our world, known as The Broken and the magical world, known as The Weird. Rose can cross over to the Broken. She holds a job there to support her two young brothers. However, Rose has never entered the Weird. Even though her magic is strong in the Edge she is afraid to cross over to the Weird where it might not be strong enough.

Rose is quite a prickly heroine. She has good reason. She is living on the edge of poverty, the guardian to two rambunctious boys and has lived through attempted abductions from people wanting to use her as a brood mare. You'll have to forgive her for not extending trust to anyone who comes her way. One such traveler finds himself at the mercy of that attitude when he stumbles into her front yard.

Declan and Rose work together to fight an evil army that has been infiltrating Rose's small world and threatening her loved ones. Regardless of whether or not Rose wants Declan's help, she can't turn him away all the while fighting her attraction to him. This book is chock full of sexual tension. Declan and Rose fire up the pages. The world building is very creative and thorough. If readers can get past Rose's prickly disposition they are in for a treat. Ilona Andrews has written an intense story that fantasy fans will find hard to put down.


Tracy said...

I really liked this book. Very different from my usual read but really good. The second book in this series is excellent - hope you get to read it soon.

nath said...

The story is okay, but I don't know, I don't really like the world building. Still prefer the Kate Daniels series over this one by far :)

Hilcia said...

Oh, I really liked Rose! And I also liked the world that Andrews created. I hope you read Bayou Moon soon, I enjoyed that book even more than this one. :)

Jill D. said...

Tracy - I really enjoyed it. I looked up the next book and was surprised to find that it has a different hero and heroine. For some reason I thought we would get to see more of Rose and Declan in his world.

Nath - Hmmm... I thought it was good. I still also really like the Kate Daniels series but I didn't think that this world was lacking.

Hilcia - Yep, Bayou Moon is moving up in the list. I am really digging Ilona Andrews right now.