I can’t believe I’m so late to pick up Ilona Andrews’ Fate’s Edge. Then again, my TBR pile is quite totteringly high…
Why wouldn’t everyone want to read Fate’s Edge? There’s action! Danger! Romance! A heroine who’s alone because her family’s not worth the trouble. A hero with a degenerate background and super-duper powers. A heist, a double-cross, and a ton of people (can I even call them “people”?) chasing after the perps.
Which puts a huge target on your back, if you’re the thief in question…
There’re also teenagers questioning their place in the world, crazy magic-vs-science between the worlds, and muddled family dynamics. Phew.
The story itself is interesting and entertaining, as is the resulting manhunt and the teens’ angst. What I didn’t love as much as I expected to was the romance itself. I loved Audrey, and how she sticks up for her principles. Wish she hadn’t given in to her father that last time, but then we wouldn’t have a story. I even actually like Kaldar, though more for the care he showed the kids than for anything he exhibited. His constant see-sawing between believing Audrey’s story and not, got a little annoying. And the whole I-want-to-believe-you-because-you’re-hot thing? So does not work for me.
BUT the story overall is fun, so it’s worth checking out, especially if you picked it up at the library like I did.
drey’s rating: Pick it up!
Title: Fate’s Edge (Edge #3)
Author: Ilona Andrews
Paperback: 372 pages
Publisher: Penguin, 2011
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon, The Book Depository
Source: Waukesha Public Library
Have you read Fate’s Edge? What did you think?