Ilona Andrews has to be my between my most favorite authors because I’ve yet to read one of her books and rate it under four stars. I absolutely loveIlona Andrews has to be my between my most favorite authors because I’ve yet to read one of her books and rate it under four stars. I absolutely love this woman. No wait, let me rephrase. I absolutely love this team (since Mr. Gordon is helping with the books as well).
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 my Romance.
Now yes, I am aware that The Edge novels are not really Romance novels, but a mix of Romance and Urban Fantasy, the latter being a dominant force. And yes, this is why I love them in the first place. Romance books bore the crap out of me because they have no plot. Most of the time. They are cheesy, most of them are porn. They are shallow. They are idiotic. Meh. But when the Romance element is a small part of the novel I am happy because I don’t have to focus on how much each character wants to get in the other one’s pants. They have more important problems to think about. And then when a romantic moment comes I savor it because it’s like a breath of fresh air on a hot summer day. Yes, I am cheesy. I know. Shut up.
So yeah, that’s why I love The Edge so much. I wish I could find more novels like this one. If you guys have any recommendations please feel free to write them in the comments section. Fat Kitty will be very happy.
Oh, just look at that cover! I love it so much!! It was the main reason I got the book, but I’m sure you could already guess that. Too bad it’s too miOh, just look at that cover! I love it so much!! It was the main reason I got the book, but I’m sure you could already guess that. Too bad it’s too misleading.
When I look at the image I think of a badass Urban Fantasy heroine killing everything that stands in her way of achieving something great and saving the world. As it turns out, The Blood That Bonds is just a typical, and I put it in bold because you can’t get more typical than this, vampire romance story.
It starts in a very interesting manner. We have Two (yes, that is her real name) who ran away from home and ended up a homeless drug addict. Lucky (or not) for her she was taken in by her drug supplier and brutally forced to prostitute herself.
This part was very deep and interesting. But then a mysterious client chooses her as his next.. victim. He is rich, drives a Ferrari and treats her like the lady she never was.
You can probably guess what happens next, right?
The dude turning her into a vamp so that she can be with him forever. Why did he choose her from all the other potential victims out there? I guess we’ll never know.
I’m falling in love with him, she thought, and in love with what he is.
Oh, give me a break! This happens 19% along the way. 19%!!!
This ruins a book for me. The typical I just turned you into a freak because I love you even though I’ve just met you hours ago gig is old and sucks ass. Give me a damn story! Entertain me!!!
Ugh! I don’t think I need to read the book in order to know what happens next.
I’m sorry my dearest people but this is where I bail out. I simply can’t stand these horribly boring stories. ...more