Review: Sweep in Peace – Ilona Andrews

Posted 14 January, 2016 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 24 Comments

Review: Sweep in Peace – Ilona AndrewsSweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews
Series: Innkeeper Chronicles #2
Published by Selfpublished on 13 November 2015
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 237
Format: Kindle
Source: Kindle Purchase
Reading Challenges: 2016 HW Challenge, 2016 Winter COYER
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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…

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Andrews did it again! Sweep in Peace took me on a wild ride, and I stayed up until almost 3:30 am to finish reading about Dina and Gertrude Hunt.

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Sweep in Peace is just as well done and filled with adventure as the first Innkeeper Chronicles was! There is so much going on, and Dina will do everything she can to save her inn, Gertrude Hunt. When an arbitrator shows up to tell her he needs an inn to host some peace talks between three rival species on the planet Nexus, she knows it’s very dangerous, especially when she realizes that all the other Innkeepers told him no. She really needs money, though, and her inn really needs more visitors in order to thrive.

There is a lot of intrigue and mystery in Sweep in Peace, and through it all – the long hours, the hard work, and the diplomacy, Dina stays strong and true to herself and the customs of Innkeepers. There is quite a bit of humour here as well, and I found myself both chuckling and really laughing on more than one occasion. Especially the scenes in which Marais, a human police officer, showed up in made me laugh. And I really wonder what he’ll be up to in future books.

As Dina does what she can to survive and for her Inn to survive, she is thorn between staying neutral and between her longing for her one time maybe could have been boyfriend Sean. She has to stay alert to the many different people trying to manipulate her, and she has to prove more than once that her magic is strong enough to keep everyone in line.

Written in third person perspective, past tense, Sweep in Peace is a fast read, and it’s a gem of a story the Andrews’ shared with their readers. The first few chapters were posted on their website before it was edited, and I did read a couple of them, but I have to say I prefer just getting the whole book to enjoy in one go. If you’re an Andrews fan, this is definitely a series you should pick up. And I heard that there are some characters from their series The Edge (which I haven’t *gasp* read yet) here, so that motivated me to check out their backlist as well.

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There was simply no other money to be had. I had to feed the guests. Vampires required meet with fresh herbs, otrokars had to have spices and citrus with everything, and Nuan Cee’s clan had a taste for poultry, and they were particular about how it was prepared. I had to hire someone, whatever it cost.

Six months and no word. Either I’de imagined things and he wasn’t at all interested, or something had happened to him. Thinking about Sean being dead somewhere out there among the stars made me angry.Β 

“You are not meant to be at peace. We, the human beings, are meant to live life to its fullest. We are meant to experience it all – sadness, disappointment, rage, kindness, joy, love. We are meant to test ourselves. It is painful and frightening, but this is what it means to be alive. You are hiding from life here. This isn’t peace. This is a slow, deliberate suicide.”

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

About Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Lexxie is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

24 responses to “Review: Sweep in Peace – Ilona Andrews

  1. Oh yes I really enjoyed this one as well. The only problem is that I forgot many things about the first book so it was a bit complicated at first but so much fun in the end!

  2. I have this in audio and I hope to give it a listen soon. It sounds fabulous, as is typical of Ilona Andrews. πŸ˜‰ YES you need to read their Edge books…I’m behind in that series as well, of course, but I think I only have the last one to read. I enjoyed it quite a lot. A bit of a different feel than Kate & Curran but still excellent, in my opinion. I’ve not read anything from them I didn’t like. πŸ˜€
    **BIG HUGS**

  3. Can you believe I actually still have to try one of her books? Seriously, there is not time for all of them and yet, I demand more hours in a day!!
    Glad you enjoyed the read and that it’s different from her other series, sometimes that doesn’t do harm harm, on the contrary, it spices our reading up πŸ˜‰

  4. I enjoyed this one but not nearly as much as I liked Clean Sweep. I really missed Sean in this one. I liked the development that we saw in the characters in this one and am really looking forward to the next one. I still need to read the edge series as well. I have read the first one twice and really enjoyed it but I don’t know what I am wait for with the others…maybe saving it for a time that I need a good book? I am so glad that you loved this one.

  5. Oh my, this sounds interesting! I love the idea of Space Vampires and the Hope-Crushing Horde. And all of that happening at an inn, seems great! Thanks for showing me this book, it sounds exactly like something I’d enjoy.

  6. Aw, this one sounds pretty exciting! (Well, the Innkeeper Chronicles in general does) I love that there’s humor in it too. I’ve never read the author’s works before, but this mystery seems pretty cool. Great review Lexxie!

  7. That is such a beautiful quote you shared and we can all relate with that right?? I haven’t heard much about this series, but you definitely have me intrigued, especially since I recently fell in love with this couple writing team.

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