On the Edge by Ilona Andrews
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
I decided to read this because I like the Kate Daniels series. This series is so different! It is hard to describe exactly what type of book it is. Here is a quote straight from the Ilona Andrews website: "It’s like Twinkies. Everybody likes it, nobody is 100% sure what it is."
I was intrigued from the beginning, trying to figure out the different worlds and the rules. The world-building is well done. There is a lot of information given, but it doesn't get boring. Very soon into the book I laughed out loud at this line: "Stop trying to resurrect his shoes. They were never alive in the first place."
Rose is a great character. She is just trying to raise her younger brothers when Declan comes along. I loved the characters and the magic. There was action of the fighting variety as well as romance. I can't wait to read the next book.
My Rating: *****
Steam Factor: !!!!