On the Edge Author - Ilona Andrews Genre - Urban Paranormal Series - The Edge #1 Pages - 326
Description from Goodreads
Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, between the world of the Broken (where people drive cars, shop at Wal-Mart, and magic is a fairy tale) and the Weird (where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny). Only Edgers like Rose can easily travel from one world to the next, but they never truly belong in either.
Rose thought if she practiced her magic, she could build a better life for herself. But things didn’t turn out how she planned, and now she works a minimum wage, off the books job in the Broken just to survive. Then Declan Camarine, a blueblood noble straight out of the deepest part of the Weird, comes into her life, determined to have her (and her power).
But when a terrible danger invades the Edge from the Weird, a flood of creatures hungry for magic, Declan and Rose must work together to destroy them—or they’ll devour the Edge and everyone in it.
Phew! What a thrill/joy ride!
Rose lives in the Edge, the space between The Weird (magicaly enhanced) and The Broken (normal human world, like our world) The Edge has some magic but isn’t as potent, but its home for her and her brothers; Jack a lynx shapeshifter and George a necromancer.
Rose and her brothers are not rich, but they make due. Rose works in the Broken as a cleaner, she has her grandmother and is living a pretty happy life, that is until Delcan comes along. Sexy, strong, blueblood (Weird born noble) Declan, with his marriage proposal and pretentious attitude. What starts as a challenge for her hand becomes a fight for survival as weird hounds with an appetite for magic (called flash) start eating Roses neighbors. Now she must rely on Declan to protect her and everyone she loves.
Rose is a good character, shes strong. Smart. And loves her brothers so much she would do anything to keep them safe. She did not get on my nerves like most heroines, and she always kept a level head, even when our love interest(s) came on scene. Speaking of, Declan.. can we say yum? Strong, protective, funny and sexy! He is the perfect counter-part to Rose. He is protective of the kids and keeps his word.
The kids are even good, I love Jack and when he changes the narrative changes too, its more animalistic and simple much like what you think a lynx would talk like if it could. George is also a sweetie and he can bring animals and people back to life, though it drains his to do so, I felt so bad for him.
The story flowed nicely and it was most believable. The descriptions were spot on and I could imagine the Hounds in my head and *shiver* they are creepy. The love sections were good and even though there is a bit of raunchiness and swearing it is a good book and I look forward to the next in the series.