"Bayou Moon" by Ilona Andrews
Series: The Edge #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author's website: http://ilona-andrews.com/
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’s 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.
This book takes place 2 years after the first one, and we learn more about the Edge and more specifically an area called The Mire, a place where exiles are welcome.
One such family of exiles are the Mar's, Cerise the defacto head of the family. The Mar's are a large family, that like others, are involved in a fued with another family, one who has been manipulated by The Hand.
The Hand, who happens to be an old enemy of William's, has been asked to go on a mission to go after The Hand. It is during this mission that William crossed paths with Cerise. Cerise is on her own mission to save her families property, but as they seem to be on the same path, these 2 travel together. The more time they spend together the more their attraction becomes, with each holding secrets from the other.
The action ramps up with the feud, lots of magic, weird creatures, and Cerise's crazy family, which was one of the best aspects of the book. I can't wait for more books set in this world!!
This review was written by my friend Darcy at Goodreads.
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