The meme is hosted by Reading at the Beach.
The rules are very simple: spotlight a book that begins with the featured letter. Include the book cover, title and author, a synopsis, and link(s) to retailer(s). If it’s a book you’ve already reviewed, link to the review. Return to Reading at the Beach and leave a link in the comments.
This week’s letter is: O
This week pick: On The Edge by Ilona Andrews
From the back: Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, between two worlds: on one side lies the Broken, a place where people shop at Wal-Mart and magic is nothing more than a fairy tale; on the other side is the Weird, a realm where blueblood aristocrats rule and the strength of your magic can change your destiny.
Only Edger like Rose can easily travel between worlds — 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 the way she’d planned, and now she works an 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 Rose (and her power). But when a terrible danger invades the Edge — a flood of creatures hungry for magic — Declan and Rose must overcome their differences and work together to destroy them, or the beasts will devour the Edge and everyone in it.
Comment: This is the first book in a new series by the authors of the Kate Daniels books. It’s a bit hard to categorize. It’s definitely fantasy: magic and magical lands that coexist with the mundane world we live in. It’s more of a romance then the Kate books, but it’s still heavy on action and defeating the bad guys. Ilona recently talked about the differences in writing style between the two series. On the Edge is “written to imitate Regency era romances“. Declan is a nobleman; Rose is the poor young woman, raising two younger brothers. He’s arrogant and she’s fiercely independent. A little more tweaking and you almost have a historical romance.
I read this one when it first came out, and it the first full length novel I read entirely on my Sony e-Reader.