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...
Got my copy of On the edge this Tuesday(The wait had been agony) I ripped open the package and set to reading.
It was somewhat different from what I expected but still a good read.The first chapter really sucked me in and wanted me to continue on.
I really felt the hardships of Rose and felt like I could identify with her more than Kate.Probably cause neither Rose nor I carry around a big sword wherever we go.Shes just a normal (albeit magically talented) wary young woman.
And then the kids...they were so cute! Often in romance books children are either cotton candy sweet or just simply there not adding to the plot WHATSOEVER.Not in this case however as I truly enjoyed reading both Jack and Georgies POV parts.
Declan was scrumptious and I was totally surprised with the twist to him.Really didnt see that coming.Not gonna spoil it though^^
Ive seen some reviews say he was too perfect but I disagree,in the beginning he was a bit too arrogant and secretive to be "perfect".
He wasnt just some white knight in shining armor coming to the rescue. In fact some of the things he did caused trouble for Rose in the Edge. I also liked the way he and Rose interacted:She thinking he was a spoiled pompous guy and he thinking she was the rudest woman he ever met- Some of their dialogs made me grin. And the romance made me sigh.
The villain and his hounds were so evil and the way Ilona described them was beyond creepy.The scene with them swarming the room *shudder*
But I dont want to give away too much just gotta read it yourself...
I wish there was a second book about Rose though...I want her to have more adventures!
(Yes I know there is to be a second book in The edge series but NOT about Rose)
I first read The Changeover when i was oh,about 14 or so,but its still a terrific read even if it was written in the mid 80s.It has aged well.
Laura is a a 14 year old girl who lives with her younger brother and her quirky single mother. Her life is ordinary until the day her brother is stamped with the image of a horrible man.Her brothers soon becomes very sick and has to be admitted to the hospital,but the doctors are clueless to what has caused is his sickness. Laura turns to Sorry, an older, intriguing boy who she believes to be a witch. Will he be able to help her?
You can relate very well to how Laura feels,you can really feel how hard it is to be a teenager.Especially if youre surrounded by dark forces.
Sorry isnt your usual standard love-interest thats very prevalent in YA.He is strange and a little bit ambigous.For example he doesnt rush to Laura´s rescue at once.She has to convince him to help her.Does it sound strange? Well if you read the book youll get what I mean.
The Last Concubine by Lesley Downer
I read many favourable reviews about this book.
A Japanese “Gone with the wind” With a gorgeous cover. Can you imagine I was so eager to get this book in my hands?
The plot boils down to this: Sachi is a peasant girl who is adopted by a princess.The princess is going to be the shoguns wife. Sachi grows up in the
War breaks out and Sachi and a handmaiden flees the castle,Sachi posing as the princess.They met up with some ronin samurai and decide to travel with them. After this I lost grip on the plot….except for the love story between Sachi and one of the samurai.
Someone hand this author a synonym book!There is only so much repeating of words one can endure. For example someones hair is described as “bushy” throughout the whole book and everyone seems to have “plump” lips.And the plot structure is lacking,feeling sketchy and not that thought out.
Fascinating history but it reads more like a factual novel than a novel sometimes.
And even if I found the love story touching sometimes..it didn’t have that extra oomph! Like in the real “Gone with the wind”
Readable but sadly not a keeper.