Friday, 16 March 2012

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.

Conclusion:
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

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My flash fiction for this week


46 comments:

  1. 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? ;)

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    1. 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

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  2. I will never get over how many series you read. Glad you are enjoying this one.

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    1. Lol, well yes I..*thinks* Ok I honestly do not even know how many I am reading o_O

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  3. LOL :) She is on my to try list next year! I have heard it is a fun series!

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    1. You have not read her yet! Omg...*shock* Lol, I hope you enjoy the books. I thought book 1 was ok but then it just got better

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  4. There is something just not right about the perspective of her on that cover...

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    1. Something is just weird...something. And I can't say Curran looks sexy either. Lions looks so lazy most of the time

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  5. 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?

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    1. Yup :) I liked book 1 but the 2nd one was not as good, but still good. I do got book 3 ready too

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  6. 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! :-)

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    1. They sure do :D I must read the next book soon cos I do want more, even if I should wait awhile

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  7. Oh Curran! I so want to meet you. I need to start this series someday soon. *sigh*

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    1. You haven't read them? *in shock* You need a dose of Curran

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  8. Sounds like a great series. I liked your review format here :)

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    1. I do like this format :) it works well with a good series

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  9. I think I should emulate your short reviews. The series is my UF favourite so I won't repeat after you all those superlatives.

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    1. I like these short ones, sometimes less is more

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  10. I beg to disagree, Magic Slays is the best in this series :)

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  11. This reminds me that I have the first book. Maybe I should read that next... And I wanna learn more about Curran :D

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    1. Then get reading :) And of course meet Curran, aye he is good

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  12. Another awesome series i need to add to my list!

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  13. I don't understand why there is a lion in the cover...perhaps I'll just have to read the book to find out. ^.^

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    1. Oh I will tell you :) That is Curran, the love interest. He is a lion shifter

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  14. Glad to hear that this series is still awesome :)

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    1. This is a series that just keep on getting better

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  15. Sometimes, all I need is hot passion and good fighting. Call me satisfied!

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    1. Lol, same here :D And she does it well here

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  16. aww, you don't like this cover? i think her covers are always great!

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    1. I haven't like any Kate D covers so far :/

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  17. I so want to read this series..you make it sound pretty darn awesome and I'm all about kick-ass women!

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    1. Kick-ass women are the be :) I could never be that kick-ass, maybe that is why I like them so much

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  18. I think this one is next on my list? Maybe? Err, what is #4? Ga! I'm warming up to Curran very nicely in book #3. lol. Glad you are still loving these. :)

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    1. Oh yes Curran, it took me some time too but in this one, nr 4, I just went all RAWR ;)

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    2. LOL! I'll be into this one next month. Can't wait!!

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  19. 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 ...

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    1. Awww Curran, I have to read that :)

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  20. bahaha love your thoughts on Curran; that's enough to make me want to read this series LOL

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    1. It's just very meh. Something is not right

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  22. 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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    1. It's just, yes meh. Oh well, they can't all rock

      I can't wait to read book 5 :D

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