On the Edge by Ilona Andrews – A Book Review

Posted July 16, 2020 by Booksandblurbs in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 2 Comments

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On the Edge

(The Edge – Book 1)

by Ilona Andrews
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Urban Fantasy, Older Release
Available on Kindle, Paperback and Audio

Down & Dirty

Ilona Andrews is a dream team of Urban Fantasy, and this older release proves it yet again. Available in many formats on Amazon.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

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.

Thoughts regarding On the Edge

I liked it

I tried reading this a few years ago and set it aside for reasons I no longer recall. After finishing the Innkeeper chronicles, I ventured back – and devoured it.

George! Jack! They are in here, and they are kids!! Those characters, along with the general world building pulled me in fairly quick, enticing me to fall into this complex tale. At first, I did NOT like Declan, but after the truth came out and his part in the play was revealed, I enjoyed his nuances a lot more.

Overall, this was a good story, heavy on the action and light on the intimacy, though love was a strong plot point.


Third Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type

HEA, Episodic



Character Age Range


My Final Verdict regarding On the Edge

This older release the founding novel in an expansive series with spin-offs. Intense, intriguing and mildly romantic, it is an Urban Fantasy that hails as a pillar in the genre.

On the Edge

Published September 29th, 2009
344 Pages

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