Cerise Mar has always taken care of her family. As one of the biggest clan in the middle of the Mire, life isn't easy and lately, things are exceptionally hard. It only gets even worse when her parents are kidnapped by their long-time rivals whom have also taken over their grandmother's house. So now Cerise has to travel to the Weird to get the house ownership papers from her uncle and take the rival family to court. I am not kidding here. Yeah, they might live in a swamp but they're still civilized!
Cue William. Normally, he's happy as a clam being left to his own devices in his cabin in the woods until he suddenly finds himself in the middle of a cold war. That's gotta cramp anyone's style. He used to be a soldier back in his old life and now he's being asked to go to the Mire to hunt for an old enemy of his: An assassin named Spider. Soon enough, William and Cerise's paths cross and while they're both definitely determined to complete their missions, they can't deny their growing attraction and before you know it, they might actually need each other to survive.
Bayou Moon is the second book in Andrews' new The Edge series and even better than the first book! From the get-go, Cerise and William's voice captures the reader and drags them kicking and screaming into the world of the Weird and believe me, you'll love it! Something I absolutely love about Andrews' heroines is that they're so kickass and Cer is no exception! She's a take-no-crap-from-anybody ball of spitfire and seeing her verbally spar with William is incredibly entertaining because he certainly dishes it out too! I really love both characters and at times, William just ripped my heart out. His story is so heart-breaking at times and all I wanted was to push him into my bosom and tell him everything was going to be okay! Yeah, I got seriously attached here.
The plot itself will keep you on your toes! There's a war and everyone's got to take sides before things start getting bloody and the bad guys are awesome in their gruesomeness. Spider was one of my favorite characters. Andrews definitely knows how to write bad guys! I was definitely digging the whole bad rap he got going on. Anyway! With a great setting, a super action-packed plot and fabulous characters, Bayou Moon is a thrill to read and I highly recommend it!
Cerise Mar and her clan are cash poor but land rich, claiming a large swathe of the Mire, the Edge swamplands. When her parents vanish, her clan's long-time rivals are suspect. 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.