I bought this book and the second during a sale. I have to say, this first book didn't really draw me in that much. I think there was a lot of building and set up of Daniels' world, which really is carefully crafted. The magical shift that occurs several decades earlier brings magic to the forefront, and magic tears down anything that's
These books are completely different than the following authors. I only compare the Kate Daniels series to these works simply for the storytelling and the way the books drew me in. If you like this series, you probably will also love Jim Butcher's Dresden Files, Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thomas series, Kim Harrison's The Hollows series, and Nicole Peeler's Tempest series
My favorite characters were Kate, Curran, and Derek
One of the most emotional moments is when Kate's werewolf
I loved the book and getting it as an audiobook enabled me to get my fiancé to listen to it. He doesn't have the time to read, but he loved the story.
Kate is hilarious and I love Jim, he's one of my favorite characters.
She pronounces some words really poorly. Other than those moments that make me wince, I like her though. My fiancé doesn't like her as much, he thinks she sounds like she has a harder time with the "s" sounds. I think he's crazy.
Yes. I did actually. ^_^
Love the books, love the whole series. Have them all in paper, digital, and now audio formats.
Big Sci fi and fantasy fan. Love dragons (nice ones), elves, werewolves, and BEMs. I love listening to books - saves me walking into pole
Magic and shapeshifters (not just werewolves), in an alternate future where magic and technology fight to take over the world.
Strong female lead, with fighting skills through long training.
best line = Here Kitty Kitty
First book in a good series
Nerdgirl who loves to read and listen during a nasty 2 hour daily commute. Mostly listen to intelligent stories to escape road rage - love s
This is one of the best paranormal series I have ever read. Ilona Andrews is the very best.
It took me a while to understand the whole magic and tech switches. At first that was really confusing however once it was explained a little more I understood.
My favorite line from this book is "Here kitty kitty." The line itself isn't funny until you know who she is talking to(the Beast Lord of Atlanta). It is unique and focuses a lot on shapeshifters but there are many other magical creatures. It is interesting that the vampires are more like animals in this world and are NOTHING like Twilight vampires. The vampires are piloted by necromancers. This is very different from most paranormal series and not at all glamorous for the vampires. I highly recommend this series. I have listened to the whole series twice and read most of the books and novella's in print. I have a huge crush on Curran and Kate is amazing. She is tough as nails and bad ass but secretly soft hearted. The narrator is SO good also. For me this is the perfect series - excellent story telling and excellent narration. Love love love it. Get it now! It is a must have read.
From the books that I have read so far, this book is different. Mostly I have been reading about sexy vampires but in this book they are horrific creatures. There is a twist on what I have come to know as paranormal...which is a good thing. This book shakes it up a little bit.
At this point there is nothing I can compare it to. I must say, you do have to pay attention to some detail. I'm not really used to that. This is a detective type series and you can miss some important things if you don't pay attention.
Her voice is perfect for Kate. However, for i think two of the men there is not much inflection which can be confusing. If details are given about what the voice should sound like she tries to make the character sound like that but if not they can sound very similar.
Nothing that really made me want to cry there are I think two moments that make you want to hold your breath a little. I won't say which moments because I think it will give too much away.
Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic. I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan. I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.
I'm writing this review after having read all Illona Andrews books to date. And there's 1 thing I can promise you and that is no matter what this author writes you will never be disappointed.
Her (I know it's they but Illona is how they choose to be called and it's female) since of humor shines through everything she writes.
When I first picked up the story I thought to myself that I was going to regret another vampire werewolf story.
I'm happy to say the vampires are not hot they are nasty twisted things. The were-beasts are hot though.
This alternate Atlanta is so interesting and fun I can't stop with just 1 of her stories.
The narration it's Kate perfectly. She has a passion and emotion that comes through every time.
I highly recommend this series to anyone and everyone.
For those of you thinking that you don't want another series full of paranormal sex. Don't worry that's not what this series is about. That's not what Kate is about. You're not going to be hit in the face with naked bodies and heaving breast.
This story is the action adventure and killing the bad guy.
The narrator was very compelling - Renee Raudman excellent!
Kate Daniels, a strong heroine. Smart, fearless, impresive.
Giving voices to all the characters made the book more interesting than simply reading the book.
It took a couple of tries to get past the 2nd chapter, I really didn't like the detailed discriptions of the battles fought. Too much blood and guts, and yet... I continued to listen LOL! The story was what kept me going, it hints and eludes to how the book will end and yet the ending is still not what I expected.
After hearing it once, I doubt if I'll listen to it again. That being said...
I enjoyed this book enought to buy the rest of the series when they went on sale.
The characters and plot are so unique. Kate is one feisty babe and I think she has met her match!!
Here Kitty, Kitty...oh, I loved it!
Kate Daniels....so far...
This series grabbed me from the first page...and I am waiting for more, and more.