Although I really enjoy the Ilona Andrews books in general (and particularly liked The Edge, Book 1), I found this book incredibly boring. As another listener mentioned, the story was formulaic. It was also predictable and way too parallel to the story in the first Edge book. The fight scenes went on way too long and the monsters of the book were less than believable. A big disappointment - one of the few books that I have listed to that I was glad to be finished with.
With so many "dark" stories (books and movies) out there in the world, I was unprepared for one that would really be DARK. I deeply regret listening to this book. The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, and more than a year after listening to this book it still haunts me. I need to remind myself that the premise of the book is illogical, ingenerous and improbable. I wish mightily that someone had adequately warned me before I bought this book about the images that I was about to permanently put into my head. So consider yourself warned.
This book was completely mesmerizing. The reading was absolutely fantastic and the story was captivating. I giggled, I cried, and I was desperately sorry when I had listened all the way to the end.
We stopped listening a little way in with our 6 year old as we heard a part that intimated that the parents of the child in the story were fixing up a bike in the basement that was supposed to be from Santa Claus....
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