On The Edge by Ilona Andrews : A Book Review

(#1 of the Edge Series)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Blurb: 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.

I would class this as one of my first, if not my first ever Urban Fantasy read. It did not disappoint and has opened up a whole new genre I didn’t even realise existed. I find this book hard to fault. I love the characters, the storyline, and the romance as it isn’t too soppy.

Rose is a strong female lead who doesn’t need a man to look after her. She lives with her brothers, George and Jack (ages 10 and 8) who are so adorable and you can’t help but become attached to them.
As for the male lead, Declan, I found it hard to like him at first but I believe this was intended by Ilona Andrews as Rose doesn’t trust him one bit when he turns up. Rose also meets a guy called William (who I liked more than Declan) and I couldn’t help but love him. I was hoping for the two of them to get together but excitedly found out that William is the male lead in the next book of this series.

You can tell the authors have talent just from their descriptive powers alone. I could picture everything and found myself being a part of the book – in the Edge, the Broken and the Weird, helping Rose and Declan defeat Casshorn and his hounds.

The book was darker than I thought it was going to be which may have made me like it even more.

Please let me know if you’ve read this book and what you thought about it. If you haven’t, do you want to?

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