On the Edge by Ilona Andrews
Series: The Edge #1
Published by Ace on September 29, 2009
Genres: PNR, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, between the world of the Broken (where people drive cars, shop at Wal-Mart, and magic is a fairy tale) and the Weird (where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny). Only Edgers like Rose can easily travel from one world to the next, 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 how she planned, and now she works a minimum wage, 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 her (and her power).
But when a terrible danger invades the Edge from the Weird, a flood of creatures hungry for magic, Declan and Rose must work together to destroy them—or they’ll devour the Edge and everyone in it.
Oh wow. I loved this book. I had complicated emotions in the beginning – Declan moved in on Rose with the intensity of a Kristen Ashley hero at first. It really bothered me…I have KA overload thus Declan’s actions concerned me.
But I loved the world-building and the writing (of course) so I persevered. Oh boy! I am so glad I did! Declan was wonderful and Rose stood up to him at every turn. The plot was wonderful and felt like the perfect meld of fantasy and romance.
My only complaint is that I don’t have book 2 in front of me to start right away.