Review: Magic Bleeds – Ilona Andrews

Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren’t for the magic. When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it rose. 

Kate Daniels works for the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, officially as a liaison with the mercenary guild. Unofficially, she cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to handle—especially if they involve Atlanta’s shapeshifting community. 

When she’s called in to investigate a fight at the Steel Horse, a bar midway between the territories of the shapeshifters and the necromancers, Kate quickly discovers there’s a new player in town. One who’s been around for thousands of years—and rode to war at the side of Kate’s father. 

This foe may be too much even for Kate and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, to handle. Because this time, Kate will be taking on family…

Series: Kate Daniels, Pages: 349, Genre: Urban Fantasy, Published: 2010, Publisher: Ace, Source: My own

My thoughts:

It comes to a point in a series when I just start to repeat myself. Then I tend to make it short or just list awesome things. Let’s go with the last one.

1. I liked Curran before, it did take me a while to warm up to him but I did fall and in this one. Mmm, in this one I love him. He is so freaking alpha, so obsessive, such an idiot, so lovable. I declare myself quite the Curran fangirl. Of course in reality I would kick him in the nuts if he tried that crap with me 😉

2. Kate Daniels is as kick ass as she ever was. She is not afraid to take down the big baddies, even if she risks everything.

3. I think Saiman is making the list this time cos he is just such a weird freak. I love those.

4. The world is great. A world where magic came back with brute force.

5. Her dad, he is, oh I want to meet the old horror. What a showdown that would be.

I think that is about it. This was the best book in the series so far. Two idiots that are arguing, hot passion, and great fight scenes. I am happy, and I could not put it down.

Cover: Meh


My flash fiction for this week


46 thoughts on “Review: Magic Bleeds – Ilona Andrews

  1. Julie says:

    Yay! You finally got around to read it! And you are so completely right about sometimes in a series our reviews end up all sounding the same. Awesome is awesome, right? 😉

  2. Blodeuedd says:

    Yup awesome is awesome, I would just repeat myself so I mixed it up 😉 Though i must say I Curran was yum in this one, much more than in other books

  3. Karen says:

    This series keeps getting better. You get to know the characters and their motivations with every book.I'm not usually one to get swoon over a lot of male characters but I love Curran.Do you read the Edge spin off series?

  4. Mel says:

    I agree – this was my favourite book in the series! Kate & Curran just belong together – they might not always agree but thye do love each other! 🙂

  5. Aurian says:

    Lovely review, I also like this series a lot. Each book is better than the last 🙂 You know, on their website, there are snippets written by mr. Andrews, with Curran's point of view …

  6. Tracy says:

    Books 4 & 5 have definitely been my favorites so far. This one just rocked as far as i was concerned. The cover? You're right, meh. lol

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