Magic Bites is solid, but I'd recommend that newcomers start on the second book, just because some of the more villainous activities in Magic Bites are offputting in a way that the rest of the series does not revisit.
The characters were well thought out, even the way they act in animal form.
Atlanta's description of buildings that are prominent today makes the story even more realistic
I love the under tones of the true love story that develops through out the series. I also love the attention to details about the different folklore and world mythology. Overall the series will not disappoint
There's something missing from this book. I can't tell if it's the narrator or the book itself, but it bored me. I got about halfway through, and I still find myself not caring about Kate, Greg, or what her blood is all about.
I am waiting on the 16th Dresden Files book and I needed an urban fantasy fix. Unfair to compare it to Dresden Files? Probably. I liked that the main character was a woman, but that is about where it stopped. There were so many fantasy creatures and I did not understand their role in the story. It just felt like they were filling a creature quota. Kate was a bit dry. Charley Davidson has more sass and personality, but I get bored with the over the top sex scenes. (Just not my thing.) If you need lion and tigers and bears, this will do it. Just don't get your hopes up if you have read the best.
Really liked this novel. Well written, decent character development. I believe it will get better with subsequent novels in series with respect to character development. Only thing I wasn't crazy about was how some of the transition points that move the story along felt a bit rushed and not as fully developed as they could have been. But that is nitpicking, really. Enjoyable. Would recommend.
Love a well told story (all genres) with a flavor of romance.
A fun read. Finally an adult (not young adult) urban fantasy story. The story is well written, plot is well laid out in the way that it introduces each characters and scenery of the after-magic-apocalypse slowly as the each action/event take places to keep the story interesting. The twists and turns, and some humor, are sufficiently interesting to keep me on every paragraph (I tend to be impatient with slow development). I love the personality of the heroine created in this book. Can't wait for the next book in the series.
The narrator Renee Raudman did a good job.