Monday, May 17, 2010

Review! Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews

Magic Bleeds
(Kate Daniels, book 4)
Ilona Andrews 

May 25, 2010
ISBN-10: 0441018521
ISBN-13: 978-0441018529

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…
Magic Bleeds is the fourth book in the Kate Daniels series and completely made of awesome! In it, Kate's still working for the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid as a liaison and everything seems to be going the same ol' until she's called to break up a fight in a bar called the Steel Horse. Turns out it's not just one of those you-grabbed-my-girl's-ass kind of fight, more like some-dude-just-walked-in-and-impaled-another-on-a-pole kind. Not something you see everyday, even in a magic-crazy city like the Atlanta Kate lives in.

So now Kate finds herself smack in the middle of case that from the get-go, it's more dangerous than the (ab)normal stuff she deals with. There's someone new in town that's causing a lot of trouble and they might be closer to Kate than you think. Hey, what's a little murder and mayhem between family?

I can honestly say that Magic Bleeds was one of my top most-anticipated books this year and it more than delivered. It's hard to describe how absolutely fabulous this story is without accidentally giving spoilers away and that's just not acceptable. I'm afraid Andrews is one of the rare authors that will turn me into a complete fan-girl! I admit it, I loved Magic Bleeds. I love Kate, she's one of the best characters I've ever read, she's so fiercely loyal and brave and such a smartass but in Magic Bleeds, we actually see a softer side of her and it just made me love her even more. Curran? Don't get me started on him. Seriously. One little word from him and I swooned.

The writing is just unbelievable. I could image scenes in my head in detail, whenever Kate was in a fight, my heart just pounded along. At times I felt like I needed to take a break from the book due to just being too engrossing, too brilliant for my little heart, like when you gorge yourself on Belgian chocolate. Magic Bleeds is the best yet of this series! Insanely fun read, action-packed and with scenes that made me turn into a puddle of goo, but in a good way! I'm more than ever looking forward to more Kate and Curran. 

Lush Rating: 5! 


Smokinhotbooks said...

*fan girl scream* I can't wait for May 25th, get here already!!

SnicketyFlick said...

omg i dont know if i can wait a week to read this book. im all aquiver. havent read a bad review. getting my ilona fix from her blog for now. everything she(they) writes is soooooooooooo full of AWESOMENESSSS!!!!

Sabrina said...

Great review.

I can't wait to finally read this book!

Sophia (FV) said...

5th book? I have to read 4 books to get to this one? *sigh* LOL. I'm going to check out this series one of these days. Nice review!

He can Chapter-32 me anytime!

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