Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Livin' On the Edge: FATE'S EDGE by Ilona Andrews

Urban Fantasy
372, paperback
Available now (November 2011)
Publisher: Ace Books
Review copy purchased

Audrey Callahan left behind her life in the Edge, and she's determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But when her brother gets into hot water, the former thief takes on one last heist and finds herself matching wits with a jack of all trades... 

Kaldar Mar-a gambler, lawyer, thief, and spy-expects his latest assignment tracking down a stolen item to be a piece of cake, until Audrey shows up. But when the item falls into the hands of a lethal criminal, Kaldar realizes that in order to finish the job, he's going to need Audrey's help...

Audrey tried to escape, attempting to make a life for herself in the human world and avoid her family. Too bad for her that her family is a bunch of fools who get in too deep and blackmail her back into the trade which, in turn, ruins her new life. Kaldar is out to destroy those who murdered his entire family and destroyed his way of life, pledging his life to the Mirror in order to get what he wants.


The device Audrey steals is extraordinarily powerful and, in the wrong hands, can do serious damage. As an agent of the Mirror, Kaldar is tasked with finding this device and to keep it out of the wrong hands. While Audrey wants nothing to do with Kaldar--she really wants to return to her life outside the Edge and forget the whole thing ever happened--she's got to join Kaldar to set things right.

There's great banter between these two--quick back-and-forth dialogue that's both funny and flirty. As they're both con artists in their own way, neither one is sure if they're playing each other or if the affection is real. They're also really good for one another, balancing out their sharp edges and character flaws and making them stronger together than they are apart. 

Another fabulous addition to the odd world of the Edge, FATE'S EDGE brings together two very different yet similar people with plenty of sparks and chemistry.


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15 comments:

  1. I love her Kate Daniel's series!! Then, because I loved her so much I read this series and while I liked the first one, I never finished the second one.. I was just not completely into it! But, maybe I should give this one a try again :))

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    1. I wasn't the biggest fan of the second one myself...but I loved the banter in this one!

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  2. I keep eyeing this book on my shelf. Right now it's about the only one on my All Series, All Summer list that piques my interest. I might have to just go for it as soon as I finish my current book. :)

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    1. Definitely a great series (some better than others but yanno...good!).

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  3. Someday I will get to the pluthera of I.A. books on my shelves. I figure it will have to be a time I can read them back to back to back :)

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    1. LOL--you sound like me. So many books, so little time!

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  4. I'm so behind on all Ilona Andrews books! I'm at least a book behind on the Kate Daniels series and I'm 2 behind in this series. Fail. I love their stuff so much, their ability to write witty banter is one of my favorite things about them. I need to get caught up, I want to be in the middle of the sparks and chemistry!

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    1. I'm even worse than Jenny. I'm not just behind on Ilona Andrews books, I'VE NEVER READ ANY OF THEM! Lol. They've been recommended to me by a ton of book blogging buddies, but I haven't gotten around to them yet. Geez...will I NEVER stop saying that? :)

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    2. OH NO! How can you not have read 'em, Natalie? Heh. Kidding. SOOO many awesome books, still have to pay the bills. *sigh*

      I know, Jenny! I love their banter--wonder if they banter when they write?

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  5. At least I'm not alone. Like Natalie, I have yet to read a single book by this author even though I've heard incredible things about her. I suck.

    But I'm such a fan of fun and flirty banter. These two sound explosive together, and that's always a draw for me.

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    1. If you get a chance, definitely check 'em out. The Kate Daniels series is even better!

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  6. I haven't read this series, but I do have this book. I don't know, but maybe I will just pick it up and give it a try. See if its a series I'll like. I did get a book by her for a new series though I think...

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    1. Ooh, give it a chance! You might fall in love... :)

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  7. I didn't read your review because I've been in full debate about reading this series since I love the Kate Daniels one so much. But you know how it goes, one series is awesome, but the others could suck. *sigh* So, did you like the first book in the series? Is the series worth reading? Let me know so I can also buy the first book...or not. LOL! :)

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    1. I do have to say, I love the Kate Daniels series a bit better. But this one's still great! I really like the misfits who live in The Edge--not quite accepted by either side. And you don't have to read this series in order. They're connected but still standalone. Definitely worth a try, Jen!

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