by Ilona Andrews
Released: 01 September 2010
Series: The Edge #2
Published by Ace
“… it seemed to just have more of everything, more action, more romance, more mystery and intrigue” ~ Under the Covers
In the second book on Ilona Andrews The Edge series, we focus on William Wolf, whom we meet in On the Edge. As a Changeling William has never been shown much affection or kindness, most people are afraid of him, sensing the lethal animal just inside his human skin. For this reason, he is asked to do one last mission before he is left alone in the Edge. This leads him to meet Cerise, an Edger and the newly made head of her large and crazy family now that her parents have been taken by the same man, Spider, that William is looking for. Together they must stop Spider from finding what he is looking for and try and save Cerise’s parents.
This book pulled me in straight away, I was already looking forward to reading about William from what I had read in the first book, and I wasn’t disappointed. His personality came across really well in everything that was written, Ilona Andrews really got his thinking and logic nailed down and you could immediately differentiate his voice and Cerise’s just from the way it was written. That is another point that I like about not only this book, but about On The Edge aswell, the different characters in the book come across brilliantly, and she manages to portray Edger life both the good and the bad really well.
She surveyed the carnage behind him. “Did you have fun?”
He showed her his teeth. “Yes. Now they won’t take you anywhere.”
Cerise stepped closer to him, so close he only needed to lean in and dip his head and he would kiss her. Since he saved her, maybe he could just grab her and—
“That was the stupidest thing you have done since I’ve met you,” she ground out through her teeth.
Belay the grabbing.
The dynamics between Cerise and her family were also interesting and funny, although family is a bit of a weak word, I think “Clan” probably gets the idea across a bit better! Cerise herself was also great, tough, funny and practical, a bit like Rose, only with a few more jagged edges. As for the romance, it was stronger in this book then it was in the previous one, although this book didn’t skimp on the action either. The attraction between the two is strong and passionate and they made a great couple.
His eyes shone with want and predatory satisfaction. “The name’s William. It’s a common mistake.”
I thought this book was better then the first, it seemed to just have more of everything, more action, more romance, more mystery and intrigue. I can’t wait to read the next one and I highly recommend you give this series a go if you want books packed with adventure and romance.
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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?