ARC Review: Steel’s Edge by Ilona Andrews + Giveaway

Posted November 26, 2012 by Suzanne in Reviews / 64 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Steel’s Edge by Ilona Andrews + Giveaway
Steel's Edge
by Ilona Andrews

5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: November 27, 2012
Series: The Edge #4
Published by Ace
Pages: 388
Format: ARC
 

“The Andrews have once again written a winner…full of adventure, humour and romance. I couldn’t put it down” ~Under the Covers

Charlotte de Ney is not just a healer, but is The Healer and although not a blueblood from birth she has grace and poise that many envy. However, there is a dark side to being a healer, they can as easily start a plague as they can heal one, but to do so is to become an abomination. But once Charlotte tastes the darker side of being a healer, she escapes to the Edge to find peace. That is, until Richard Mar stumbles almost dead on to her doorstep with dangerous enemies in pursuit and a cause that Charlotte can’t turn her back on.

It is no big secret that I am a HUGE fan of Ilona and Gordon Andrews and Steel’s Edge is a great example of why; full of adventure, humour and romance I couldn’t put it down, my eyes became glued to the page, which let me tell you made it extremely awkward to shower, good job I demolished this book in under 24 hours!

For me this was the best in the series and I am glad it is ending on a high note (although, you will see my little rant about this series ending at the end of the review!) The fantastic world of the Edge and the Weird has been built up over the previous three books and has created a perfect setting for Charlotte and Richard to wage their war on slavery as well as develop a romance. Charlotte and Richard were great characters, Charlotte was completely different from the other heroines in this series keeping it fresh and interesting and Richard has intrigued me from when he was first introduced in Bayou Moon.

Charlotte and Richard’s journey together puts them through so many emotional highs and lows making a swashbuckling adventure story into something a little more as they try and right wrongs without losing themselves along the way. The mixture of fast paced action, humour and an intelligent storyline kept me turning the pages with relish.

But I am also an avid romance reader so seeing Richard and Charlotte come together so passionately and sweetly after being through so much was also part of the reason I read so greedily. Then there is George and Jack; from the very beginning of this series I have loved them and I am glad that once again they had a fairly big on page presence.

The Andrews have once again written a winner and I am begging them to PLEASE NOT STOP! Or at least write a book for Sophie, George and Jack, we have watched them grow from children to teenagers and I don’t think I am alone in wanting to know what they do next. Just a suggestion but I reckon George or Jack (I can never decide which one I like most!) marries a girl called Suzanne, think about it, you’ll see it makes sense……

This was a fantastic series, I enjoyed every word and I am sad to see it end so prematurely.

*ARC provided by publisher

Reading Order & Buy Links

Thanks to Ace, we have five (5) copies of STEEL’S EDGE up for grabs.
US only.

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About Ilona Andrews

Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. author2sm“Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Gordon is still sore about that.)

Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Oregon with their two children, three dogs and a cat. They have co-authored two series, the bestselling urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Annette C.
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Annette C.

Love the review Suz, I have this series on my TBR list can’t wait to start it.

Susan H.
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Susan H.

This series sounds great!

Rebe
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Rebe

I love this series. Actually, I love all their books. I agree with you – they need to write Sophie, George, and Jack’s stories!

Beth
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Beth

Love this series. I already have an e-book copy loading to my kindle on release date but I would love to have all Ilona Andrews paper back books in my library.

Carey Sabala
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Carey Sabala

OMG I can’t wait for this book!!! I think I’m going to be bouncing in my chair till it comes out!!! Love, love, love Ilona Andrews!!!!! Gimme, gimme, gimme!!!! I’m such a crazy fan girl!!!

Joanne B
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Joanne B

This book sounds intriguing. Thanks for the great review. Can’t wait to read it.

erinf1
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erinf1

Thanks for the great review! I’m *dying* to read this book. I didn’t enter the giveaway cuz Amazon is flinging my copy through the mail as we speak 🙂

Maria D.
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Maria D.

Thanks for the review – I’m a huge fan of Ilona Andrews and like Suz I hate to see the series end so easily but I totally understand their reasons for doing so. Not entering the giveaway as I have my own copy.

Rana Adams
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Rana Adams

I have not read this series yet, but am on my way to check it out. Thank you so much for sharing!

Jessica
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Jessica

Thanks for the giveaway. I haven’t read the series yet its on my to be read list. Have most the books on my bookself.

H.A. Fowler (Heather)
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H.A. Fowler (Heather)

I’ve had this series on my TBR for a while, but it’s SO FAR DOWN I never feel like I get any closer to it. So I’m going to have to cheat and move it up. Which is how my pile gets so out of control in the first place! LOL

Thanks for doing the giveaway!
Heather
hafowler at gmail dot com

Sunny
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Sunny

Thank you for amping up the excitement factor. I love the Andrews’ books as well and this one is highly anticipated…I’m going through the roof!

whitewolfreads
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whitewolfreads

I love Ilona Andrew’s Kate Daniels series but I haven’t had a chance to read the Edge books. Can’t wait to finally dig in! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

Booksie
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Booksie

I LOVE Ilona Andrews…sounds like another great book and a great read!

Thank you for another wonderful giveaway!

Zita R
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Zita R

Haven’t read this author before but the description in the review makes me want to read it. Will definitely put it on my TBR list.

Tina F
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Tina F

Can’t wait to read!!

Pam B
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Pam B

HI

I love this series – anything they do is a MUST read for me. Great post and thanks for the giveaway.

Pam

kelly
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kelly

Can’t wait! Love Ilona Andrews

pc
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pc

Great interview! I love Ilona’s kate daniels series and this one looks just as fantastic!
thanks for the giveaway chance!

Cheryl S.
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Cheryl S.

Love the review! UTC is just AWESOME! Ilona Andrews is AMAZING! Thank you for the chance to win this book 🙂

angel_grace
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angel_grace

Ilona Andrews is hands-down my favorite author – it would be such a pleasure to win a copy of their newest title 😀 My friends think it’s hilarious that I warn them to leave me completely alone on release days for anything Andrews, but they’re no longer surprised by it!

Ruth S
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Ruth S

I love this series! I also love all the books Ilona & Gordon Andrews have written.

Monica V.
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Monica V.

I have the first book in this series but haven’t started it yet. I’m a big fan of the Magic (Kate Daniels) series. I will be sure to start the book soon and devour the rest of the books too. I would love to win the 4th and last book!

Timitra
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Timitra

This sounds really good, too bad I can’t enter the contest.

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Under the Covers Book Blog

Isn’t your mailing address in the US?

Nicole Nobles
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Nicole Nobles

Sounds like an awesome book! Putting it on my list.

Ann S.
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Ann S.

I love Ilona Andrews, her books are great. I can’t wait to read Steel’s Edge.

Krystal
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Krystal

Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing book from a great author! Can’t wait to see who wins it!

Barbara Elness
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Barbara Elness

I enjoyed your review and I’m sorry to see such a great series end as well.

Allison W
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Allison W

I LOVE Illona’s books! This sounds like another great one~

Lori Meehan
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Lori Meehan

Wow the book sounds great. Thanks for the review.

Shelley @ Gizmos Reviews
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Shelley @ Gizmos Reviews

I enjoy this series as much as anyone who loves Ilona Andrews stuff. I agree with your review about seeing more of Jack and George.

Lisa Richards
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Lisa Richards

This is an author that is an auto buy for me with each new book!

miriam roman
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miriam roman

I love this series!! and you review was great!!
thanks for the great giveaway!

Lona Stringer
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Lona Stringer

Love the covers, I have not read this series but am really looking forward to it. Thx for the great giveaway.

Janie McGaugh
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Janie McGaugh

I’ve loved the series, so far, and am really looking forward to Steel’s Edge.

martha lawson
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martha lawson

Great review! another series that i have missed out on!!! Thanks for the chance.

wanda flanagan
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wanda flanagan

Enjoyed this post cant waitto read this book it sounds great.ave a wonderful week

Lizz D.
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Lizz D.

I love love love Ilona Andrews. I can’t WAIT to get my hands on this book!!!!

Melanie Rovak
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Melanie Rovak

I agree. I love Ilona Andrews’ books! Thank you for the giveaway!

Amber I @ AwesomeSauce
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Amber I @ AwesomeSauce

I just started reading Kate Daniels series. I am loving it so far. I would love to check out more books by Ilona Andrews.

pam howell
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pam howell

would love to win & read! PICK ME!!

Megblod
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Megblod

I’ve just started reading Kate Daniels but I’m really enjoying it.

Aly P
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Aly P

I have the book but can’t read it yet… I can’t wait to! Love the review.

trish dechant
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trish dechant

**Hangs head in shame** I have not yet had a chance to get to this author–and I have heard really, REALLY, great things. Sigh…..love your review and posting!

Jen B.
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Jen B.

OMG! I wanted it before and after your review I want it even more!!!!

Brenda Anderson
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Brenda Anderson

This sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win it!!! Love the review!

Michelle Bledsoe
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Michelle Bledsoe

I am a total blubbering fan of Ilona and Gordon’s books. I was sad to hear that this will be the last Edge book, but I know that Ilona and Gordon will give the series a great ending…

Suzie
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Suzie

I have the first two books in the series and am looking forward to reading the entire series. Thanks for the review and giveaway.

Kami Bryant
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Kami Bryant

This is the only book in this series I haven’t read so it would be great to win it. Jack is definitely my favorite.

Kay
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Kay

I love Ilona Andrews’ work – thanks so much for the review as well as the give away opportunity!