Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews : A Book Review

(#2 of The Edge Series)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Blurb: 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 bluebood aristocrats rule, changlings 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 aweird 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 to cross paths, sparks fly – but they’ll have to work together if they want to succeed… and survive.

Again, such a fantastic book by Ilona Andrews. I loved how dark it was. I loved Cerise’s and William’s relationship and the fact that it wasn’t instant love but built up throughout the book. William was my favourite Character from the previous book in this series, so having him as the male lead made me really excited to read this book.

As previously stated in my review for another book by Ilona Andrews, each character is described so well it is like I knew them in real life, it made me become attached to the characters.

The reason I did not give 5 stars is because of the ending. It is still a great ending but William goes on a quest to retrieve Cerise’s father. This is explained and completed within just a few pages which I didn’t think was deserved. I would have loved to have read the full story of William rescuing Cerise’s father and I think the author would have the ability to make this a full length book, but for some reason decided not to.
The epilogue was fantastic and has set the scene for the next book in the series. Thank god I have this on my bookshelf as I do not have the patience to wait.

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