Sunday, September 26, 2010

Review: Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews @ilona_andrews

Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews
(The Edge #2)
Mass Market Paperback, 480 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by Ace
ISBN #9780441019458
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Book provided by publisher for this review

Book Description:

Cerise Mar and her unruly clan are cash poor but land rich, claiming a large swathe of the Mire, the Edge swamplands between the state of Louisiana and the Weird. When her parents vanish, her clan’s long-time rivals are suspect number one.

But all is not as it seems. Two nations of the Weird are waging a cold war fought by feint and espionage, and their conflict is about to spill over into the Edge—and Cerise’s life. William, a changeling soldier who left behind the politics of the Weird, has been forced back into service to track down a rival nation’s spymaster.

When William and Cerise’s missions lead them to cross paths, sparks fly—but they’ll have to work together if they want to succeed ... and survive.

Book Review:

What can I say that has not already been said.. Not much, except for the fact is that Bayou Moon is my new favorite book. I was lucky (very lucky) to have received a copy of this gift from above for review.

From the very beginning, I was blown away.. Welcome to The Edge.. Where anything and everything can happen. A new world where nothing is what it seems and magic is the way of life.

It has been two years since the first book and readers discover more about William and his future mate, the unknown heroine, Cerise. A war has been brewing for ages between Cerise's family and her neighbors. All hell breaks loose when Cerise's parents are kidnapped and the suspects apparently the clan's rivals, The Sheeriles. Of course nothing and no one is truly what they seem to be.

As much as I enjoy The Edge book #1, William and Cerise story has just became my newest favorite book.  William is a alpha male yet he doesn't come off as an arrogant or jerk. I couldn't help myself but fall for this man just like Cerise. Speaking of Cerise... She is the perfect lady/mate for William..  She doesn't fall for his antics not so much, yet she challenges him like no other woman has ever done before. 

Bayou Moon has the perfect amount of action, suspense, mystery, love and humor.

In Bayou Moon is been expanded greatly compared to On The Edge. Once again, I can help but say how much I love this epic novel. I can just imagine all the wonderful characters that bring magic to Bayou Moon and how it keeps readers like me thoroughly entertained. Each of one of these characters are so dynamic and you can't help but feel all sorts of emotions for the good and the bad guys.

I couldn't help but consider William and Cerise to be the Edge's version of Kate and Curran. The heartfelt drama and romance between them is not something that can be easily denied. Everytime they kissed, it just burned the pages.. so scorching hot!

Be warned.. you will not be able to but Bayou Moon down until very last page.

The wife and husband tag team duo are definitely no one hit writing series wonders...They got a new couple for readers to <3 over. I certainly <3 William.

Hang on to your seats ladies and gentlemen.... It's going to be a bumpy ride!

Only one more thing I can add is... I really, really, really hope that there will be more book added to The Edge series and hear more about William, Cerise and family.

I rate Bayou Moon  - 5 out of 5 Stars

Review by Veronica

Reviewer's note..
It's been awhile since I did a review.. So please forgive me for any mistakes I did here.
Thanks for reading!


Melanie said...

V!!!! You're back!! :D We missed you! *Hugs*

Great review. I haven't read book 1 but I think I should so I can read this one. :)

allanbard said...

Great reviews! Will be glad to follow your blog! Will be glad to read a review here about some of my books in the future, I'll send you an inquiry by e-mail.
It's great to read such reviews about books, that way readers could really appreciate and choose good stories! Most of the times I'm hard to please, according to my opinion, I usually like stories that deal with new characters and creatures, the old like vampires, wizards with sharp hats, fairies, dragons, etc, they are too ordinary already. that's why I strive to create new ones in my stories (weightless korks, fish-keepers, night fruit, rock pieces, Brown faces, firey men, etc, but it doesn't mean that the plot and the wisdom in a book are not more important! And it seems Bayou Moon is a story that has good plot and great characters! Thanks for review! Let the wonderful noise of the sea always sounds in your ears! (a greeting of the water dragons'hunters - my Tale Of The Rock Pieces).