On the Edge (The Edge #1)
by Ilona Andrews
What is it about:
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.
What did I think of it:
I really liked this book.
The world building is really intriguing, the writing is good and the story is very compelling. The idea of a kind of shadow world excisting in between this world and another is really cool and the Andrews duo made this world very believable. What I missed is a bit more information about the Weird though, but maybe that will be fleshed out in a future book. I also did have some trouble in getting to like Rose. She's one touch cookie with the bad habit of jumping to conclusions, but as I got to know more about her I grew to like her. The other characters vary from interesting to loathsome. I loved Rose's brothers I'll confess and hope they will get their own books in this series when they're older. All things taken into account I really enjoyed this book and I most certainly will get the second book in this series.
Why should you read it:
It's an action-packed UF in a very intriguing setting.