Sunday, April 25, 2010

Novella Review - Silent Blade by Ilona Andrews (5/5 stars)

This is a novella that I picked up for my Kindle.  It is set in a sci-fi world, different from any of Ilona's previous books.  It is also more of a romance than either of her other series.

Meli has retired from her work as an energy wielding assassin.  Then her Family asks one more thing of assassinate the man that ruined her life.  The story is set in a futuristic world where Mafia-like families maintain order and humans have been biological engineered to be exceptional.

This isn't a long book, it's a novella.  Despite this fact Andrews does an excellent job creating a believable world and engaging characters.  She give the characters wonderful history and wonderful chemistry.  The writing, as usual, is incredibly engaging and a joy to read. 

There is some action in this book, but it is mostly a story of two characters at odds with their worlds.  The romance aspect is much stronger in this story than in other books from Andrews, and the sex scenes much more explicit.  I am not huge on romance and prefer action, but I really enjoyed reading this book.  I fell in love with the characters and was on the edge of my set just hoping for a happy ending.

The story ends well too.  This is a very interested world and I hope we get to see more stories set here.

Pick this up if you get a chance, it is well worth the $2.00 it costs on Amazon.  Even if you don't have a Kindle you can read it on your computer.  It will be a story you are sure to enjoy.

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