Cerise Mar and her unruly clan are cash poor but land rich, claiming a large swathe of the Mire, the Edge swamplands betwee ...more
➽ And the moral of this rereread is : Clyde + Judge Dobe + Chuckles the slightly oversized, green bobcat + my Kaldar playing lawyer + Grandma Az + Cousin Emel & his pet eel (or lack thereof) + “Blondie, you’ve been buggered” = bestest, mostest funniest court scene in the history of Bestest, Mostest Funniest Court Scenes (BMFCS™). And that, my Little Barnacles, is a factual fact.
➽ And the other moral of this reread is : looks like it“Blondie, ...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 Andre/>Buddy ...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 b ...more
When Cerise's parents disappear, it seems like it's part of the ongoing feud between the Mars ...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 Edge, and it looks like William has just be ...more
But well, I didn't need to. It's Ilona Andrews and she has yet to disappoint me. I really enjoyed this book, maybe not as much as On the Edge but still a lot. I'm interested in reading Kaldar's story. He sounds fun and cool. He's my favorite of Cerise's family.
I'm not a romance fan. Thankfully, Bayou Moon didn' ...more
It's been three years since I read the first book in this series. I am not sure why I didn't continue on with it seeing as I love this author (actually a husband/wife co-writing duo). I think it's the weird Louisiana bayou/backwater hick/twisted magic vibe that I don't particularly care for. I prefer their books set in major cities apparently; see: Kate Daniels series in Atlanta and the Hidden Legacy series in Houston. But despite not warming up to the setting, I am still roundi ...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 remember Declan's friend, William. The one who had the hots for Rose inbook.Ifdeliciousbook? ...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 isclass="gr-hostedUserImg">StarsRe-read ...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 I considered spear-heading new laws to merror]Also,delightful.[image ...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
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 hea ...more
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 ...more
What can I say? I love you and I am so happy you are there for us writing these awesome stories.
I became totally indifferent to the terrible covers (though this is not the worst by far - that title still goes to the otherwise wondrous series of Hidden Legacy). :)))))
Yours in gratitude and reverence,
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
There's nothing wrong with this book, but I've listen to about 8 hours out of 15 on audio, and I don't love it. Started out great, but sadly, I am not invested in the characters or the story.
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
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 ...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 intricacies of the Edgers’ world and ...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 e ...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 chang ...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 killing and...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 your ...more
What I like about this book, series and Ilona Andrews books in general, is that the romance is great but it never overwhelms a well thought out fantasy world and plot. This book actually saw an awful lot of violen ...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 sc/> ...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 ...more
It's time to explore another part of the Edge - the land between our world (the Broken) and it's magical mirror world (the Weird). And to meet the Weird's bad guys - the Dukedom of Louisiana. They're like the Nazi Germans of the magical world. Or maybe the Russians from before the end of the Cold War. And they use their part of the Edge like a Siberian prison. Basically they dum ...more
Oh, and Cerise is another strong heroine who can keep up with the butt-kicking and lead an entire clan ...more
Other books in the series
"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.”