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.
DNF @ 70%
Look, I love Ilona Andrews, but I just can’t be arsed with this. Life is too short to continue to read a book I don’t like.
Bullet list of complaints:
– Rape culture
– A misogynistic pseudo-alpha douche of a male lead
– A spineless doormat of a female lead
– A complete lack of believable chemistry between them
– Rape culture
– Shoddy world building
– The aggressive reinforcement of traditional gender roles
– The devaluing of a woman’s worth without a man in her life
– STILL MORE RAPE CULTURE*
Maybe I’ll come back to this. If I find a way to bind and gag the feminist who wouldn’t stop making snide comments every few paragraphs I read.
OH WAIT, NO, THAT WAS ME.