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Friday, September 4, 2015

Review: On the Edge

Title: On the Edge
Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: The Edge, #1
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Renée Raudman
Release Date: January 7, 2010
Length: Novel (336 pages/12 hours)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchased
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.5-stars 

Melissa's Review:

Rose Drayton lives in the Edge with her two younger brothers. The Edge is between the Broken (think Earth) and the Weird (think Earth + magic). I was intrigued about the Edge and wondered how the authors would incorporate Rose working in the Broken while living in the Edge and worried about people in the Weird.

I felt kind of bad for Rose's character. She is the adult figure for her two brother's and money is super tight for the family. Rose's younger brother's were left in her care when their father took off to chase his dreams. Rose had luckily finished school by that time, but she had managed to paint a target on her head. In the Edge, when you graduate you show off your flash (think magic lightening bolt) to see who has the most power and control. Well, Rose decided to show everyone that she was able to flash white, only a thing the Bluebloods, the strongest magic users are able to do. People then tried to entice her to become their mistress/baby maker just to get her power in their family tree.

So when a hunky blueblood starts coming around her home, Rose is not a happy camper. She has to put her feelings aside when some magical creatures are loose in the Edge and going after any sort of magic. Declan Camarine, the blueblood from the Weird was an interesting character. He's a hottie, knows his way around weapons, oh and he's rich. What more could a gal want, right? I wasn't all that surprised to see Rose not wanting anything to do with him though.

I'm a really big fan of IAndrews's work at this point. Each book I've read by them, I've enjoyed. There's always that balance of fighting, romance and whodunit. Though their lead female characters do have some similarities throughout their different series, I manage to love each series! I highly suggest all of IAndrews's books, if you like a strong magical female lead in your Urban Fantasy.


  1. I'm soooooo late! I have this one but I still need to read it! soon!!!!

    1. Ohhh yes, you have to read this one. I loved it! :D I need to grab book two on audio asap!

  2. For a married writing duo, I'm surprised that their books are light on romance. Maybe they don't want to give away too much personal info? lol

    Happy long weekend!

  3. I love this series. I'm still hoping that Ilona Andrews can be convinced to write stories for the two boys as older characters. They are my favorite. You will see more of them.

  4. I was totally holding my breath until I saw your rating. lol I loved this one. I can't believe I never went on to book 2. So glad you loved it too!

    1. I feel like I'm going to jinx myself, but I've loved everything by them so far! :D I need to grab book two soon. I'll be interested to see where they take the series!

  5. OOh. I like the sound of this one. Nice review.

  6. I want to get into more of Ilona Andrew's books. I'd love to get into this series as well. It sounds like a lovely read. :)