Review: Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews

Posted June 5, 2015 by Suzanne in Reviews / 5 Comments

Review: Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews
Bayou Moon
by Ilona Andrews

5 Stars


Released: 01 September 2010
Series: The Edge #2
Published by Ace
Pages: 447
Format: Paperback

“… 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.

“Oh, Gods.”
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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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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Thanks for the great review Suzanne


I love their Kate Daniels series, but couldn’t get into the first book of this series. Will have to try again.


I did actually buy this book…I may try it if mt tbr ever gets low enough

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Amy R
Amy R

Thanks for the review, this books sounds good.