Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

Posted December 11, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | | 6 Comments

Sweep in Peace by Ilona AndrewsSweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews
Series: Innkeeper Chronicles #2
Published by Ilona Andrews on November 13th 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchased
Amazon | Goodreads
five-stars

Dina DeMille doesn’t run your typical Bed and Breakfast. Her inn defies laws of physics, her fluffy dog is secretly a monster, and the only paying guest is a former Galactic tyrant with a price on her head. But the inn needs guests to thrive, and guests have been scarce, so when an Arbitrator shows up at Dina's door and asks her to host a peace summit between three warring species, she jumps on the chance.

Unfortunately, for Dina, keeping the peace between Space Vampires, the Hope-Crushing Horde, and the devious Merchants of Baha-char is much easier said than done. On top of keeping her guests from murdering each other, she must find a chef, remodel the inn...and risk everything, even her life, to save the man she might fall in love with. But then it's all in the day's work for an Innkeeper…

 

Ilona Andrews never disappoints.  I reread Clean Sweep and then went right into reading this.  This serial is also published free on the author’s website over time. After complete, they remove it and publish it.  As much as I LOVE their stories, I can’t seem to read it as a serial. Probably because the waiting would kill me. Somehow it’s easier to wait until it’s complete.  That makes no sense, especially since I came back to avid reading through fanfiction. (I did start reading fanfiction in installments, but then switched over to only reading completed stories. I mean – some people didn’t finish their stories. I HATE that.)

Clean Sweep was funnier and more romantic, although the romance is very little here.  And of course, I love Arland.  Dina seems to prefer Sean. Of course, he lives next door and should be more available. Or is it because he is a shifter rather than a vampire?  Is that why I am attached to Arland?

Sweep in Peace is darker.  There is more world building and learning of new species and planets. Old favorites are prominent like Her Grace, Beast, Sean, Arland, Nuan Cee, and Officer Marais. And Jack, George, and Lark!!!!  And new characters are developed like Kharnum and Orro.  And I love all these people.  Her Grace is delightful.  

The illustrations in both ebooks are amazing too.  Most times there is nothing but the cover. I appreciate the extra graphics. Highly recommended.

 

Giggle worthy quote:   

Orro’s list burned through five hundred dollars’ worth of groceries and forty-five minutes of my time. I probably could’ve gotten at least some of it cheaper and faster at Costco, but last time I went there, I was attacked by some alien monsters. Unfortunately, a woman saw me and even helped me. When she went to report it, I hid the evidence and it took all my power to do it. I escaped before she came back with a manager, but it probably made her look like a crazy person. I had no wish to run into her, so I only went to Costco during dinner hours. I’d met her in the morning, and she seemed like she might have a family, so I thought dinnertime would be least likely for her to be out.

About Ilona Andrews

“Ilona Andrews” is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Gordon is still sore about that.)

Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Texas with their two children and many dogs and cats.

They have co-authored two NYT and USAT bestselling series, the urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge and working on the next volumes for both.

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I can't really remember any time when I wasn't reading.I LOVE books and what they give me.It's an opportunity to learn new things, see new places,live different emotions in a "safe" way.It lets me live in a new world.

I read all types of books but my favorites are urban fantasy and romantic suspense.I like some romance and some action / adventure / mystery in everything.I like sex in my books but please, only between TWO people.Intimate conversation is equally important to the sex in a book.It lets me see the characters.The other thing I enjoy is humor.I'll be doing a feature monthly called Thrifty Thursday,which reviews books (ebooks)that have been available for free.

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6 responses to “Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

  1. Wonderful review. I LOVED this book. I am glad you kept this a spoiler free. It’s so hard sometimes to find them, but with this author team it’s best to let each book be a surprise. They never disappoint!
    I also wait for this series to come out. I can’t do the serial it’s just to much of a tease for me. I want the whole story asap not little pieces. Can’t do it especially for this author.
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    • Angela – Thank you. I do try to keep them spoiler free. I think sometimes the Goodreads blurb says too much. I always think I will read when it’s complete before they pull it but I always buy everything of theirs anyway, so that is how I end up reading it. Anne
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