ARC Review: The Innkeeper Chronicles Volume One by Ilona Andrews

Posted May 31, 2017 by Suzanne in Reviews / 6 Comments

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ARC Review: The Innkeeper Chronicles Volume One by Ilona Andrews
The Innkeeper Chronicles Volume One
by Ilona Andrews

5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 31, 2017
Published by Subterranean Press
Format: eARC
 

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“As usual the Andrews put me under their spell.”
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For once, I think my impatience has finally borne fruit. When Ilona Andrews was releasing this chapter by chapter, I just couldn’t do it. I tried to faithfully read it each time it was posted, but despite my love of all things Andrews, I just don’t have the patience. After each chapter I just wanted to keep reading, find out what happens next and yet, I just had the one chapter. So, I gave up and was going to hoard them like a dragon with gold and read them at once. Which, is where the Innkeeper Chronicles and impatience being a virtue comes in. Because voila, I had not just one, but a trilogy of Clean Sweep novellas to read.

And read I did. At length. Without pause. After all that time waiting, I devoured the Innkeeper Chronicles in one sitting, I literally couldn’t put it down. I wanted to see what happened next, see what new complicated and fascinating dilemma would arrive at the Gertrude Hunt Inn for Dina to contend with. As usual the Andrews put me under their spell.

What I loved about the Innkeeper Chronicles was its mixture of fantasy and sci-fi. Everything all looks a little bit like magic and yet Vampires are aliens, Werewolves were genetically engineered and Dina has a lab in her basement. And yet it all mishmashes together create this perfect blend of wonder and adventure where you’re never quite sure what will pop up next and yet you know you will keep reading to find out.

For romance lovers, like me, there is also a dash of it in this book. Andrews gives feeds you just enough for you to be hungry for more. The romance aspect mixed with imagination, adventure and Dina herself makes this book a must read. So, if you want to lose yourself in something new and exciting, pick up the Innkeeper Chronicles and dive in. You may find your day completely hijacked, but it is well worth it.

P.S.

Also, for those of you, like me, who have read everything that Andrews has published, you will recognise a few characters from her series The Edge. If you haven’t read the series, I recommend that you do, although it isn’t essential to the understanding of this book.

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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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Amy R

Thanks for the review, I’ve enjoyed the first 3 books in this series but I’m not a fan of the narrator for the audiobook.

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Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

I’m listening to the Edge now. These are on my TBR. I’ll be interested to hear how some of the Edge characters make their appearance. I thought I might go straight to Clean Sweep after the Edge, but I’m craving some more romance and might actually try Dannika Dark before Clean Sweep. Oh, the possibilities! I hate trying to decide what to read next!

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Darynda Jones

Darn them! How are they so amazing??? (Reading now. :))

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I love the innkeeper chronicles! I couldn’t wait for all 3 to come out, reading them as they came out. However, it is nice that you had all 3 at once without the waiting.

Kathy Valentine
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Kathy Valentine

Great review!! On my good reads tbr and amazon wish list!! ,shared on all my socials!!

Timitra
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Timitra

I read it recently and loved it! Can’t wait for more! Thanks for sharing your thoughts Suzanne