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Review – Fate’s Edge by Ilona Andrews

Publisher: Ace
Publish Date: Out Now!
How I got this book: ARC from publisher

 

Audrey Callahan left behind her life in the Edge, and she’s determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But when her brother gets into hot water, the former thief takes on one last heist and finds herself matching wits with a jack of all trades…

Kaldar Mar-a gambler, lawyer, thief, and spy-expects his latest assignment tracking down a stolen item to be a piece of cake, until Audrey shows up. But when the item falls into the hands of a lethal criminal, Kaldar realizes that in order to finish the job, he’s going to need Audrey’s help…
*Blurb from Goodreads*

 

I have a total fangirl crush on all things Ilona Andrews. Kate and Curran are probably my favorite paranormal/urban fantasy couple of all time. Plus, the books from the Edge series has some of the best one-liners I’ve ever read mixed in with incredible story telling and awesome adventures.

Kaldar is looking to get revenge for his family, and working for the Mirror is the best way to do it. When he is sent on a mission to recover a priceless magical that was stolen by a band of thieves who achieved the impossible heist, Kaldar runs into the mysterious Audrey.

Audrey did one last job for her family, and now she wants nothing more than to live her quiet life in the Edge. When Kaldar comes looking for her and she gets pulled into the middle of his mission, she knows she needs to do everything she can to stop the hand. But along to way Kaldar wins her over and more than the lives of the Edgers are at stake.

I spent an entire day thinking about what I wanted to say in this review, and for more of the time all I could come up with was: This book is awesome, go buy it. Because really, the book is awesome and you should go buy it.

The world building in this entire series is absolutely incredible, and the fact that we got to spend so much time going back and forth between the Broken and the Weird was awesome. I always love seeing life in the Weird, and I wished that there was more page time there. (I’ll have to keep my fingers crossed for more Weird time in book 4) I especially loved the plot of this book, the whole adventure and thieving and life on the run aspect. Once I started the book I had a hell of a time putting it down.

Unlike most Edge fans, I am a huge fan of Declan and Rose and the first book in this series remains my favorite. BUT, being that there was so much page time with George and Jack, this book is a close second. One of the things I really respect about Andrews is that they have such amazing characters that always play such a crucial role to the story. George and Jack were favorites for their childish antics in the first book, and having the chance to watch them grown into young men is such a nice treat. I can only hope we see more of these two (maybe even as adults?)

While most people classify the Edge series as a paranormal romance, I find that the romance tends to take a backseat to the rest of the story, and being a (mostly) romance reader that sometimes bothers me. However, this book was chalked full of sexual tension between Audrey and Kaldar. There were sexual innuendos left and right, as well as an attraction between the two of them that just blew me away. I loved the interactions between these two and once they finally got together it was absolutely magical. Even when the two weren’t together and they were off doing their own thing I loved them. As individuals they were amazing, both had so much more depth than the other knew about, and yet they were so similar it was crazy. I think that although these two fought like cats and dogs for most of the book, they are one of the best suited pairs I’ve ever read.

I think anyone who likes fantasy, paranormal romance, young adult speculative fiction or urban fantasy will absolutely love this book. There was a little bit of everything that had me smiling page after page.

All in all the third Edge book is another must read. The characters are all fun and incredible. The plot moves constantly and is engaging and exciting at each and every twist and turn. The Andrews writing team just keeps getting stronger and stronger with each book, and I for one would read anything they write.
I give Fate’s Edge an A

 

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By MinnChica

MinnChica can usually be found with her nose in a book (or nook), and can ALWAYS find a few minutes to read: stuck at a red light, sitting in the doctors office, on her lunch break. She's so addicted to reading that her family frequently threatens to host an intervention. Currently MinnChica is devouring every romance book she can get her hands on, especially ones that feature 'friends to lovers' stories. Some of her favorite authors currently are Ilona Andrews, Jill Myles, Meljean Brook, Nalini Singh and Susan Mallery.

5 replies on “Review – Fate’s Edge by Ilona Andrews”

I am a huge Kate Daniels series fan too, but I put the first book in this series down after about 100 pages. I could not get into it and didn’t like the characters. I keep reading great reviews and while a 1000 people could give a book a great review it just may not hit that spot inside that makes me like/love it. But, I really think I have to give this one another try.

@Anne: Different strokes for different folks. That’s why I love the fact that there are so many books out there to choose from. I hope you do give this series a second try though. 😀

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