Sunday, January 10, 2016

Review: At Blade's Edge by Lauren Dane

CARINA_1015_97814592#EA282CRowan Summerwaite is no ordinary woman. Raised at the knee of The First and honed into a weapon by the Hunter Corporation, she wields ancient knowledge from the Goddess Brigid…and is newly married to a powerful Vampire scion.
Though she’d hoped the deadly events in Venice would end the threat to The Treaty she is sworn to protect, Rowan found evidence of a grander conspiracy to destroy the fragile peace that holds humans, Vampires and those with magic back from war. A war that would only hurt the weakest and destabilize the world as we know it.
It’s not so much that someone ordered her assassination that makes her angry—people try to kill her all the time—as it is the risks those she cares for, especially her new husband, now face. Clive Stewart has never tried to pen Rowan in or control her choices. He has his own fires to put out now that he’s married to the most powerful non-Vampire in their world, and Rowan knows it’s a challenge to support her the way she needs while not being too much or not enough.
The organization that gave her a purpose, a home, roots and a path when she’d run from The Keep at seventeen has betrayed her. Now, instead of on a much-anticipated honeymoon, Rowan is in London gathering her allies and the evidence necessary to drive out the rot within Hunter Corp. and expose whoever is at the top.
Rowan is a predator and this threat is prey. She’ll burn it down and salt the earth afterward. On her terms.

Its been a while since I've read the first few stories in this series and I think I've actually missed one. But this didn't effect me in reading this story. I was able to read this story and wasn't confused at all.  Rowan is fantastic heroine. She smart, ballsy, and honorable. And while we didn't get as much of Clive in this one I quite liked him. Especially the way he treated Rowan. His parents were great too especially his mama. Even if his uncles were butt heads. I am going to go back and do a reread on these as soon as the next one comes out which I hope is real soon. I wasn't very happy with the ending of this one because it ended sort of abruptly. Granted she did clean house but it left you with a lot of questions. And IMO it was a something of a cliffhanger. So if you have issues with that you might want to wait until the next one comes out which I am hoping fixes that. I understand that there was happy with Clive and a house cleaning but dang it the situation at the end was awful and unresolved. When I read the last page I thumbed to the next one and there was not more. I went WTH. Really? And it was really true. It completely left me hanging. So with that all being said I give this a book 4 stars. Loved the story and these characters and world but dog gone it I didn't think the story was finished. Looking forward to the next one in this series and hoping that it resolves the unresolved. 
I was given this book via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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