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review 2018-09-27 14:33
Review: Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews
Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews

On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast. But Dina is...different: Her broom is a deadly weapon; her Inn is magic and thinks for itself. Meant to be a lodging for otherworldly visitors, the only permanent guest is a retired Galactic aristocrat who can’t leave the grounds because she’s responsible for the deaths of millions and someone might shoot her on sight. Under the circumstances, "normal" is a bit of a stretch for Dina.

And now, something with wicked claws and deepwater teeth has begun to hunt at night....Feeling responsible for her neighbors, Dina decides to get involved. Before long, she has to juggle dealing with the annoyingly attractive, ex-military, new neighbor, Sean Evans—an alpha-strain werewolf—and the equally arresting cosmic vampire soldier, Arland, while trying to keep her inn and its guests safe. But the enemy she’s facing is unlike anything she’s ever encountered before. It’s smart, vicious, and lethal, and putting herself between this creature and her neighbors might just cost her everything.



This was another fun book by Ilona Andrews. So far every book I read by them I loved, this book was no exception.

I have the special paperback edition   so it also has some Black and White original illustrations, which I believe were fan art, but I could be wrong, either way it was a nice touch and I really enjoyed them.

I really liked the story and the spin they put on magic and the creatures, like Vampires and Werewolves and so on. It was something different and it makes me curious to see where it still will go from here on.

I also really enjoyed the idea of the Inn and the innkeepers and the history of them but also  her Family. Another thing I really enjoyed was that we get to see the Inn grow with her throughout but also still learning about it. It was nicely done and was easy to read and enjoy.

I loved Dina, and I cant wait to learn more about her but also her family. I loved that she was strong and stood n her own two feet and stood her ground, oh Beast was just too awesome all together. I also really enjoyed Sean, and I think we will of course see much more about him, I’m also curious to learn more about him but also the shifters in this universe and to see what all he learned on his travels.

Arland, is another one I think we will see much more of, I liked him but he was not my favorite and I really hope we are not getting a love triangle here but we shall see.

Overall I really, really liked this book and I think I might start book tonight.

I rate it 4 ★








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review 2018-08-28 14:25
One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews
One Fell Sweep - Ilona Andrews

Loved it!

This series is fantastic! Each book has been a 5 star read for me (fingers crossed for book 4) . One Fell Sweep picks up a few days after Sweep in Peace. Dina is dealing with what she discovered in the previous book when she receives a message from her sister to rescue her from a very dangerous planet.


We get some great character interactions and developments in this one and some spaceship travel which was one of the things holding it back from feeling more like science fiction to me. Spaceships mean science fiction! The fantasy and sci-fi blend doesn’t suffer for this though.

With the Inn under siege and Dina protecting her guest, sometimes to her detriment, there are plenty of tense situations and action scenes. The love triangle (that I never felt was a love triangle really but a lot of people seem to) is resolved in a great way. I just love the ending so much!!!

It’s just great! A breath of fresh air in genre fiction.

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review 2018-08-20 14:42
Sweep in Peace by Ilona Adrews Review
Sweep in Peace - Ilona Andrews

Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews Elaine Howlin Book Blog Review


Sweep in Peace picks up 6 months after the events of Clean Sweep and life has returned to normal for Dina....but not for long ;) Her Inn is set to host the volatile peace talks between three warring species. Her livelihood hinges on the outcome and she ends up being pushed into a precarious position to protect her guests.

This book features 4 characters as adults who were kids in The Edge series. It isn't necessary to read The Edge books before this one but you should anyway cause those books are great!

Andrews manage to blend urban fantasy and science fiction so well with this series. Magic and technology don't usually go together but it's something they make work. Here they've blended the two genres without ever having one take over or feel out of place.



The story doesn't follow the Whodunit style that's very often in urban fantasy books. Instead, we're following the peace talks and the very tricksy Arbitrator wreak havoc in Dina's Inn. It made for much more interesting reading within my favourite genre and I gobbled it up!


Favourite Quote: "This is blasphemy!” Odalon declared in the same way Gerard Butler had once roared “This is Sparta.” Sadly, Odalon had nobody to kick into a bottomless hole for emphasis, so he settled for looking extremely put out.” 

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text 2018-08-09 21:30
Chapter 12, Part 3
Sweep of the Blade - Ilona Andrews Sweep of the Blade - Ilona Andrews

They broke apart.  His eyes had turned dark.  She saw raw, naked lust in his face, and it thrilled her.

“Looks like I have some use of my left arm,” he said.

“It does,” she said and emptied the cartridge of sedative into his back.




The Andrews do the slow-burn romance really, really well. 

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text 2018-08-08 22:35
The Sweep of the Blade : Chapter 12, Part 2
Sweep of the Blade - Ilona Andrews Sweep of the Blade - Ilona Andrews


Arland: “Well, sure, it sounds unwise when you put it like that.  But I won.”



Maud: “You are an idiot. I abandoned my sister and a perfectly good inn and traveled half way across the galaxy for an idiot.”




It's agony to only get a snippet per week.  But in a good way.

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