Thursday, May 17, 2012

Ilona Andrews - On The Edge

Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, between two worlds: on one side lies the Broken, a place where people shop at Wal-Mart and magic is nothing more than a fairy tale; on the other is the Weird, a realm where blueblood aristocrats rule and the strength of your magic can change your destiny. Only Edgers like Rose can easily travel between the worlds -- but they never truly belong in either.
Rose thought that if she practiced her magic, she could build a better life for herself. But things didn't turn out the way she'd planned. and now she works an 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 Rose (and her power).
But when a terrible danger invades the Edge -- a flood of creatures hungry for magic -- Declan and Rose must overcome their differences and work together to destroy them, or the beasts will devour the Edge and everyone in it...

Comment: I loved this book!! I still can't believe it, I've finished this book last week and I still can't believe how truly amazing it was!!! It still is!
I've been a fan of the authors' other series but I postponed reading this one because I feared it wouldn't be as good and my opinion would be influenced by what I know and...oh well, I'm so happy to have read it.

So, this world is also filled with magic. There are three kind of dimensions in parallel in this world. Well, not exactly dimensions because they don't co-exist, they are side by side, but once stepped over each boundary it's like the world itself grows bigger. There's Weird, a world full of magic and Broken, a normal human world. These two worlds are key, but there's also The Edge, a in between where people can have magic or not, but aren't strong enough for the Weird and still manage to be different from humans.
It's in The Edge where we find Rose, a young woman taking care of her younger brothers and working as a cleaning lady in the Broken, the only place with steady paying jobs to help support the family.
Rose's family is poor but the tries her best to love them and help them despite the disappointments she suffered and the disillusionment.
One day Declan shows up, he's pursuing something but Rose is rude to him because he's a powerful blueblood from the Weird, which means his magic is one of the purest. But there's a is Rose's.

I already said loved the world, the way the authors imagine things is amazing. I'm so happy I enjoyed another world by them, I'm now positive they can't write crap! lol Everything they do is wonderful. And it's not only the world and the "rules" or even the slow but empathic way the reader acknowledges what is being read and what's supposed to be felt when reading a sentence. This is there too, but I think the best thing is when a small detail makes the sentence alive, makes that thought a human one or a heartfelt one. It's really amazing.
I liked how the story just flew, I was captivated from beginning to the end. Everything was fluid even when we read the villain's descriptions or about his past. It wasn't boring; it was purposeful to the plot.
But I really liked the little details about their lives, about what they were going through, I liked seeing Rose as someone poor but honest, and she loved for real. Her brothers are so cute and giving and there's this scene with one of them learning about the cycle of life, about the true meaning of why people die and it was emotional and powerful I cried and cried and cried because it was so well written! As good as the whole story but like said over and over...their eye for details is unique. The authors are really gifted.
The romance is sweet too, I liked how they fought at first (I love when this happens, much more spicy lol) but slowly, step by step they saw in the other something true and special and it was great. I love how the story ended, I think it was more than perfect!
Now I can't wait for more, I already purchased the rest of the books, can't wait to have them in my hands! I more than recommend this, hope people would just go get it!


  1. I got really hooked on this series with this book! I loved Rose and the whole world building. I think you're really going to like the second book too! The third book is STILL in my TBR because it released at a time when I was going through a reading slump and lots of "real life" stuff... but I'm going to read it! I am!

  2. Oh well, Hilcia this one was in mine for more than a year..I have books to read for more than 4 and 5 years, so...
    You know impulses that later on you just can't justify... but part of me still hopes for the day I'll actually read them ah ah
    This book was so great I feel all smiley thinking about it! ;)