ON THE EDGE
Cementing her position as a rising star of supernatural fiction, Andrews launches a vibrant new series filled with magic and menace. Since worldbuilding, as well as characterization, are two of the author's strengths, readers are quickly drawn into her distinctive vision. The enormous social gulf between the story's protagonists makes their romantic-relationship dance all the more captivating. Packed with action, yet focused on the impact of relationships, this is pure
Raising her two rascally young brothers in the territory known as the Edge has strained Rose Drayton. The Edge sits between two worlds -- one filled with magic (the Weird), the other not (the Broken) -- and Edgers can travel between them.
Rose's life is turned upside down by the appearance of a blue-blooded noble from the Weird named Declan Camarine. Rose fears Declan is after her magical power, so she tries to drive him off, but the sudden arrival of a malevolent magical creature throws them together. To save her family, Rose is going to have trust the mysterious Declan. (ACE, Oct., 336 pp., $7.99)