Bayou Moon (The Edge #2)
Cerise Mar and her unruly clan are cash poor but land rich, claiming a large swathe of the Mire, the Edge swamplands between the state of Louisiana and the Weird. When her parents vanish, her clan's long-time rivals are suspect number one.
But all is not as it seems. Two nations of the Weird are waging a cold war fought by feint and espionage, and the ...more
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» And the moral of this reread is: reading any IA book will make all your troubles disappear.
» And the other moral of this reread is: hey, this book was my least favourite in the series, now it's my second least favourite! Woo hoo! (view spoiler)[ I think it's
» And the other, other moral of this reread is: why did I think the ...more
Ilona Andrews is just that author that everytime I reread a book I seem to enjoy it just as much if not more. Each read is like coming home to my favorite world full of magic and characters that I can't wait to spend time with.
Re-reading with all my fellow addicts at Ilona Andrews Addicts (IAA)
Buddy Read/reread beginning January 26 with all my fellow addicts at Ilona Andrews Addi ...more
It begins with William, the wolf-shape changer from On the Edge. It's a couple years later and he's hanging in the Broken, working flooring jobs and drinking beer ...more
Not much of a problem, I know (that's the point).
So we're back in the Edge. With William this time.<-----that's right, there's a POV change. FYI.
Two years have passed since we were last in the Ed ...more
Re-read with the awesome IAA gang.
I was sooooooooooo late for this. I barely finished before the 3rd book BR started BUT it was awesome so I regret nothing!xx
I think IA is gradually becoming my favorite author!! Once again I loved her book. William was... Well Meg Ryan can show you!
Cerise was a very likable heroine. She is smart, responsible, loyal and pretty. I like the fact that although IA gives her heroines ...more
Is there such a thing as a bad Ilona Andrews book?
This maybe wasn't my favorite, but, to me, these guys always write a quality story. Even if it isn't mind-blowing, it's still like chocolate to me. Is some chocolate better than other chocolate?
Yes, of course!
But any chocolate is still chocolate.
Delicious, delicious chocolate...
And that's how I felt about Bayou Moon. Not my favorite, but it filled my craving for an Ilona book.
If you've read the 1st Edge novel then you might ...more
On one hand I absolutely loved it. I loved the relationship between Cerise and William. I did adore Declan from On The Edge, but I loved William's vulnerability and dedication more. Reading and seeing William find his happily ever after was absolutely delightful.
Also, werewolves are kind of awesome...
But between bouts of schizophrenic awesomeness were periods of meh. Let me try to explain. Most of this novel was just so great that ...more
I thought the plot and world-building were SO MUCH BETTER here. The roman ...more
You will find all kinds of perfection in this book:
Cerise or Badass hobo queen
Cerise joins in the exclusive Hall of Badassery and is congratulated by Kate and Mac after a perfect showcase of skills with the blade, putting up with a big family and handling a strong and sexy changeling.
She stared at him for a long moment. A little crazy spark lit up her dark irises. She raised her finger, licked it, and rubbed some dirt off her forehead....more
The girl showed him her stained finger
I've been anticipating Moon since On the Edge. William's wolfy thought-processes are endearing, and he's just vulnerable enough without stepping into woe-is-me territory, even if he does think to himself one time too many that he's not worthy. He's earned at least that much, maintaining his humanity despite rearing as a child soldier at Hawk's Academy.
Female lead Cerise similarly bears up under pressure in the swamp as head of some two ...more
Buddy Read with Ilona Andrews Addicts (IAA)!
I originally wanted to read these books, because while reading Sweep in Peace my friends kept telling me about the crossover of characters from this series. So once I finished On the Edge I was completely in love with Jack and George! But then I was like, "Where is Gaston and Lark/Sophie?" Well, in this installment of the series I got to finally learn about them! They both completely won me over, but man did Lark completely pull at my ...more
4 Stars this was a great read!
I can't classify The Edge Series. It isn't Urban, it isn't Paranormal. It isn't Romance.
I could try to classify this book as 'Swampy Magical Fantasy', but I doubt there are other books out there that would fit into this new category. I suppose I could agree with Gordon and say it is Rustic Fantasy. I think it suits this particular story anyway.
Ilona and Gordon have written a complex miasma filled with Political Intrigue, Fantastic M ...more
Actual rating: 4 I-Always-Leave-IA-Books-Feeling-Happy stars. No story spoilers.
I've read plenty of IA books at this point. I've yet to write a "real" review for one. I always end up gushing. SorryNotSorry. I love the way they write. It hits that booknerd happy spot inside me. You know exactly what I'm talking about. That spot deep i ...more
What can I say? I like 'em edgy. I appreciated how the Andrews shaped Williams character and showed all his textures and layers. One would think that a changeling would be a pretty basic guy, ...more
As you probably know, I am not a Romance chick. I actually can say that I kind of hate the Romance genre. I can count on one hand the total number of Romance books I actually liked. But The Edge, my friends… this is the way I like ...more
Bayou Moon takes place two years after On the Edge. For those who have not read these books, The Edge is a place that exists as kind of a buffer zone between our world (The Broken ...more
"Are you rich?
Are you, by the way?”
“No,” William said.
“Well, one out of two isn’t bad. Rich and unmarried
would be perfect, married and poor would be two strikes out, nothing good there. Poor and
unmarried, I can work with that.
I can't deny that there were some steamy scenes...and heart-warming moments:
“I told you I was ...more
08/02/2016 Buddy read with my fellow IA addicts over at IAA b/c they are hilarious and make this already fantastic series just more fun!
Cerise Mar is from The Edge, which lies between the Broken, a non-magic world, and the Weird, where magic rules. Her family is money poor but land rich, and has been in a life-long feud with the Sheerile family. Now Lagar Sheerile has claimed ownership of her grandparents house, and her mother and father has been taken by the Hand, spies who has no problem kill...more
Of the four books in the series, I like Bayou Moon best. Originally, I only gave Bayou Moon 4 stars, but I have boosted it to 5 because I keep going back to re-read it, in parts or whole. Each time I read it, the plot with the red burial shroud moss gets better. And I love William, aka Lord Bill, the secret agent changeling wolf.
CHARACTERS: William (aka Lord Bill) is a changeling wolf. His mother ga ...more
You know it's an IA book when the plot is slightly boring and you still want to give the book five stars.
Cerise, as per usual with IA female leads, is a fucking badass.
She is a badass with a blade. She is a badass when dealing with her family's finances. She is a badass when confronted with a moody, disagreeable wolf. Even though everything bad that could happen keeps happening to her, she pulls through with her badass ways.
William aka Lord Bill is probably my new favorite IA love intere ...more
January 2015 Re-read: I cannot believe I've never written a review for this.
But as I sit here and try to think of how to quantify my feels about this book with words... I kind of can understand why ...more
This urban (more like rural) fantasy is set in a swamp. If you've ever been to southern Louisiana, you can feel the descriptions of the Mire. It's wet. Always wet. Don't bother trying to wear make-up, if you can get it to stick to your wet face in the first place, it will just come off. Don't bother trying to do ...more
Oh, and Cerise is another strong heroine who can keep up with the butt-kicking and lead an entire clan of ...more
This is one of those books that I’ll probably re-read in a year or two and LOVE. Right now it hasn’t been fitting my mood, causing me to take forever to read it. Maybe the labyrinthine twists and turns of the Louisiana Bayou are the perfect setting for the Byzantine-like world that is presented in this one, book #2 of The Edge series. I absolutely loved the first, On the Edge, which was a total surprise. I remember trying to pick up all the intr ...more
Since I finished this book weeks ago, it's time I accepted I'm probably not going to write this review in the near future...
Yes, I've been in super lazy mode lately. Shut up! I will write it someday... probably when I re-read the series in a couple of years... *cough*
But, until then, I'm linking to my little sister's review, who pretty much covered everything I thought about it (view spoiler)[except for that rid ...more
I had a really hard time getting into this book, suddenly I was halfway through and loving it. I account all that to the genius that is IA, but even they started to lose me there, till the end. Then I was bowled over with happy feelings and loved it all over again. I'm not certain how to rate it... let's go with...
No spoilers and colorful language abound!
Eh. That's about all I've got here. I don't understand why I don't know what to say! It couldn't have anything to do with the fact that I ...more
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"Yes, Your Honor."
"Well, shit," Dobe said. "I guess you're familiar with the law. You hit it over the head, set its house on fire, and got its sister pregnant.”
She stuck her tongue out.
“Maybe after you’re clean,” he said.
Her eyes widened. She stared at him for a long moment. A little crazy spark lit up in her dark irises.
She raised her finger, licked it, and rubbed some dirt off her forehead.
The girl showed him her stained finger and reached toward him slowly, aiming for his face.
“No,” William said. “Bad hobo.”