Friday, 12 May 2017

Magic Binds - Ilona Andrews

Mercenary Kate Daniels knows all too well that magic in post-Shift Atlanta is a dangerous business. But nothing she’s faced could have prepared her for this...

Kate and the former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are finally making their relationship official. But there are some steep obstacles standing in the way of their walk to the altar.

Kate’s father, Roland, has kidnapped the demigod Saiman and is slowly bleeding him dry in a never-ending bid for power. A Witch Oracle has predicted that if Kate marries the man she loves, Atlanta will burn and she will lose him forever. And the only person Kate can ask for help is long dead.

The odds are impossible. The future is grim. But Kate Daniels has never been one to play by the rules… 

My thoughts:
What can I say, it's book 9 after all. We all know Kate is totally kick-ass, and I do like her darker side. It shows more now. Her father's legacy is hanging like a sword over her. The power of magic is influencing her. And she did claim Atlanta, not an easy thing to live with. But I like all that, she is struggling without even realising it all times.

This book is sort of a filler and sort of not. The peace between her and Roland is not an easy one. And now he has kidnapped Saiman (oh and there is thing happening and I am so curious about how that will impact things, but hey I can not say a word.)

And of course the wedding date of her and Curran is coming closer, but then there is that whole Atlanta will burn and you will all die thing if that happens.

Conclusion:
I enjoyed the ride. I liked her dealing with her legacy. I even grew to like Julie (we have had our ups and downs). I liked to learn more about her family. But...I also wished more had happened. I want a big showdown soon.

Cover
Curran looks very serene there

Mass Market Paperback, 342 pages
Published May 4th 2017 by Ace (first published September 20th 2016)
Kate Daniels #9
Urban fantasy
Own

52 comments:

Chris said...

Happy Friday!!! :)

Nick said...

Hahaha at your Curran looking serene comment. He sure does. I'm so behind on this series. I think the last I read was book 5 but I loved all the books and totally need to read the rest already. This author duo is so great!

Karen said...

I don't know why but I haven't picked this one up yet. I think because it was super expensive on Kindle when it first came out.

For What It's Worth

Mary Kirkland said...

I need to pick up more of her books and read them. This sounds good.

Amanda @ Gun in Act One said...

Agreed! This one made me REALLY want the next book

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

I think book seven is still my favorite. This one was good though. I liked the whole wedding with the Vol marrying them. Happy weekend. Hope you have your bundle of joy. Can't wait to see pics.

Keertana said...

I totally agree this was a filler but I still love being back in this world. Wonderful review!

Elysium said...

Just got this but haven't started yet. Now I wonder if I will grow to like Julie...

Unknown said...

I am so behind on these books! Fingers crossed I can catch up before #10 comes out. :)

The Bookworm said...

I've heard of this author, glad you're enjoying the series. TGIF!

Greg said...

Nice that this is still going strong 9 books in.

Anonymous said...

Sigh, at book 2, I am so so sooo behind!

~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

Sophia Rose said...

Yes, her dark side was an intriguing character study in this one and those wedding prep and Roman coordinating. I laughed so hard a few times. The thing with her father is definitely coming closer to a conflict and I'm dying to know how that goes down.

Blushing Geek said...

I've only read 1 book from Ilona Andrews and I instantly became a fan. I'll definitely check out this series.

Kathryn T said...

It's a series I'd like to read, hope you get your showdown int he next book!

Anachronist said...

Book 9 and Kate and Curran still aren't married? I hate series. Will wait for the end of it. Patiently. ;p

Unknown said...

I'm with Karen. I do have her Clean Sweep though so I'll start with that.

Happy Mother's Day!

Carole's Random Life in Books said...

I love this series. I thought that this was a pretty important book in the series. The wedding should be interesting!

Carole Rae said...

One day I will read book 2

Melliane said...

I ordered it to have it too. I really enjoyed it when it was released.

Jen Twimom said...

So glad you got to read this before the baby arrived! And I agree with you 100%... I wanted more from this book. Our thoughts were very similar.

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

She is rather kick ass. I had fun with this one, too :D But I can't remember the thing you can't mention. Oy.

Melanie Simmons (mlsimmons) said...

I love this series. I had a lot of fun with this book. I loved the wedding planning. That was maybe my favorite part. I do agree with all the stuff you said too. Can't wait for the next one.

Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

LilyElement said...

I loveeee this series :) Hope the next one knocks our socks off lol

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

I need to get back to the series! lol.

Rachel said...

I love this series sooooo much! Had to laugh at the wedding planning. Ilona Andrews always make me laugh no matter if the book has some really serious stuff in there, too. :)

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

U got a few to read then :D

Blodeuedd said...

I get that

Blodeuedd said...

Yes :D

Blodeuedd said...

Need it now

Blodeuedd said...

Catching up on comments now :D

Blodeuedd said...

The world is awesome

Blodeuedd said...

It took some time to be sure

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

:D

Blodeuedd said...

Totes

Blodeuedd said...

Hurry!

Blodeuedd said...

Me too, I mean how will it happen...well she will obvi win but at what price

Blodeuedd said...

Wohoo

Blodeuedd said...

I doubt it

Blodeuedd said...

Haha

Blodeuedd said...

Enjoy!

Blodeuedd said...

That it would be

Blodeuedd said...

;)

Blodeuedd said...

I waited and waited

Blodeuedd said...

I was all READ FASTER lol

Blodeuedd said...

;)

Blodeuedd said...

That was fun, I would want a novella with him doing that

Blodeuedd said...

Totes

Blodeuedd said...

YES

Blodeuedd said...

She is awesome that way

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