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:

Julie said...

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? ;)

Unknown said...

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

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

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

Chris said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Karen said...

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?

Mel said...

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! :-)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

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

The Bookworm said...

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

Anachronist said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

I like these short ones, sometimes less is more

Cherry said...

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

Elysium said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

We will see ;)

Blodeuedd said...

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

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

Another awesome series i need to add to my list!

Carole Rae said...

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

Jenny N. said...

Glad to hear that this series is still awesome :)

Anonymous said...

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

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

Yes it must be read :)

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

This is a series that just keep on getting better

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Staci said...

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

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

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. :)

Carole Rae said...

ooooooh, I see I see. :D

Aurian said...

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 ...

Teddyree said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

Awww Curran, I have to read that :)

Blodeuedd said...

Hihi, I have Curran fever

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

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

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I'm not liking this cover either.

Blodeuedd said...

It's just very meh. Something is not right

Tracy said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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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