Publication Date: October 2009
Goodreads Rating: 3/5 Stars
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.
As you have noticed, I’ve been on a major Ilona Andrews and Urban Fantasy kick. Sometimes it’s totally okay to step outside of your normal read to try something new.
So far this has been my least favorite read of theirs. It wasn’t bad just…I kinda lost interest in the main character.
Okay first things first. Rose-started off pretty cool! I love her relationship with her grandmother and her two brothers. seriously her little brothers were just the absolute cutest things! I loved their abilities and their big hearts towards each other and life in general. I just loved them. Rose was great and I loved how strong of a person she was. I felt she really just really started of awesome and great.
Horrible creepy things start to happen in the place that she lives and these creepy creatures that look kinda wolves/hounds are killing people.
Enter in Declan and things REALLY got interesting. I loved his character development and how I slowly got to know him. I enjoyed how evasive at the same time forth coming he was, confusing? well that’s what so great, you think one thing and then you find out another it was kinda fun!
What killed it for me wasn’t the overall story line. It was in fact the romance. What started off as great quickly ended. Rose and Declan “fell in love” too quickly which made this book a little disappointing for me. Now I hadn’t realized when I started the book that it was a standalone story in a 4 books series of individual stories. Everything wrapped up nicely but the romance seemed to end “too happily” and quickly. Maybe because I was so used to them stretching it out in their other books, you know?
Overall, again their story telling is fantastic but the romance kinda wrapped up too quickly.
Again may I remind those who read my blog and expect more YA books, this is an adult urban fantasy so expect adult content.
Sexual Content: heavy