Sunday, October 11, 2009

On the Edge by Ilona Andrews

On the Edge (The Edge, #1) On the Edge by Ilona Andrews

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Encompassing three worlds. The Broken where technology rules and magic is unknown. The Weird where Bluebloods rule and magic is everything and then their is the Edge. A little of both worlds. Where life is hard, people have magic, and you work in the broken to earn a living. Rose is raising her two little brothers one a necromancer and the other a changeling. Ever since Rose was eighteen and flashed white, the most powerful magic flash see in two hundred years, at the town carnival shes been fending off attacks of men wanting to make her a brood mare. Her father ran off to find treasure; grandfather Cletus eats dog brains; her grandmother is a stubborn goat; and Rose is just trying to scrounge their pennies to buy Jack some nice shoes for the first day of school.
All that changes when she almost runs over a man on her way to Walmart. A couple days later the man reappears on her lawn. His names Declan, a noble Blueblood and he informs her he will have her. Rose knows that she can't run him off so she issues three challenges that he must complete and then he can have her in every sense of the word. All the while something strange is happening in the Weird. Something none of the edgers have ever seen before and the only person who can help is Declan.
I absolutely loved this book and can't wait till the next. Ilona creates another wonderful series. All who like her Kate Daniels books will like these. Although Rose isn't the daughter of an unknown evil magical dictator she is tough in her own sense with her shotguns and flash that can cut through someone like butter. I will definitely be following this kick-ass heroine.

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