Interesting concept but too gritty and obscene for my taste and way too much use of the"F" word.
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Never did I ever think that Magic Bites and I would see each other again. The history that we have is mostly bad, and I thought it would stay that way...until now.
When I first picked up Magic Bites I found myself hating the story and vowing to never pick it up or it's sequels, ever. That might seem harsh but at this time I was a different reader, I swore by all things romance and I firmly believed (mostly still do) that a heroine needs to be strong and competent not arrogant and ignorant as I felt Kate was during that first read. Knowing this, it's not hard to imagine why Magic Bites and I got of on the wrong foot - I had certain expectations that I misguidingly applied to Magic Bites when it turned out to be unlike any story I'd read before, even the Anita Blake series couldn't have prepared me for it seeing as that was the only other Urban Fantasy series I'd read at this time. In hindsight, it's clear that I wouldn't have been able to construct any type of connection with Magic Bites because it didn't focus on any romantic elements that would've been long lasting, and again at the time of this first reading this element was a necessity in any book I read.
Since I am here writing a review on Magic Bites it's evident that I have evolved as a reader and I'm no longer a one genre fits all type reader. I've also learned that the Urban Fantasy genre is now a new favorite of mine, who would've thought?! It goes to show, again, that I should never say never because I can't imagine what mindset or what type of appetite I will have in the future.
Now to the present...
Magic Bites was so good! I won't say it was amazing because the beginning was sort of hard to connect with, but once we moved on from Kate's posturing and actually got down to the nitty gritty I couldn't stop listening.
If I thought I loved Renee Raudman's narration in Clean Sweep that's nothing compared to how amazing it was as she took the story of Magic Bites and made it into an action packed, heavy hitting movie in my head. No one else could narrate Kate, Corran, and the gang better than Renee.
I can't wait to pick up the other books in this series because I know things are only going to get better.
a better Narrator and better writing.
The story was okay but I don't like the style of writing. I don't like the way she introduces new characters letting you believe they are a stranger and suddenly you find out the main character has a history with the person. Also she sounds like she is trying to make the main character a strong woman, but it all seems so fake. I had a hard time getting into the main character.
She sounds snarky.
The scene where she goes in and expects a fight with this informer guy.
I wish I could get my money back.
I reread this book because I enjoy the series very immensely. With the gift of hindsight, it's easy to see all the little things that have slipped through the cracks through this series. It is still a very enjoyable read though.
Could not finish it despite many tries amd listening long past the point I would have had the author not been one who is well liked by many others. I guess it's just not my cup of tea.
My fault for expecting it to be more like Clean Sweep, which was charming. If you like plenty of gore and sexual perversion, you may like it more than I did.
Absolutely loved it! No criticisms even worth mentioning. If you love a strong female protagonist who is both powerful and badass, this is the series for you. The male protagonist rivals her in both power and formidability.