I wish u could comment on other peoples comments, add a new dimension on what people write, some reviews deserve more than a 'yes or no'
Reading all the 'Magic _____' books, plus the fact Andrews is a great author I believe this book needs to be read if u start the series but it is nowhere as good as the other books prior to this one. It seems the problems tend to be the same much of the time & the characters are all well developed as Andrews always does, but it compared to the Paks series or Mercy series, these particular books blend together a bit for me, it almost seems like too obvious of a formula for writing stories but it has its unique highlights.
I love Andrews strong female characters & how they overcome the hurdles placed in front of them, but I'm not sure where else Andrews can possibly bring this character, & the tangent book of one of her main sub-characters was NOT good at all in my opinion... do I think it will take quite a new angle in the already different properties of this reality - meaning, the changes in Magic ability being random through Atlanta make it harder to write a book that relies so much on chance, in regards to magic, I understand she has other abilities but I'm still not sure why magic works the way it does? Still worth the credit though
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On the top, right next to all the other books from the Magic Series.
Curran and Kate, of course! I do not know exactly why... There is this connection between them or perhaps is the whole "not really having sex scenes" thing that makes it really exciting. Is up to "you" to imagine how good it really is.
Cannot decide! Loved the whole book! However, there is a part between Kate and Julie towards the end that made my eyes water. I could almost feel the tears on the narrator's voice. It was great!
Renee is an excellent narrator and even though I had this book on my nook I had to get it on audio too! Good job!
Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic. I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan. I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.
I was worried about Kate and Kern being together in this one but it fell out even better for me. I don't care all that much for romance in my UF books when I want sexy stuff I buy PR. This was perfect! Action action action! I laughed and cried and got mad. There are so many new avenues opened in this book that it makes me feel that the series is just getting started in earnest. Everything that came before was just an intro.
I was disappointed as it seemed that this was the weakest book in the series so far. It was hard to get through and the action was minimal. I usually listen to the books in this series multiple times, but will not listen to this book again.
I am currently an urban fantasy devotee. From Just fantasy to romance.
Kate Daniels continues to be a complex and sympathetic character. Despite the massive power she has, and the resources available to her, she does not abuse it. She overcomes, as books should have a main character do, and despite constant doubts, does not wallow in self pity. She may be a bit
Many Times I felt Renee put more inflection into the voice than the situation warranted. It added drama to situations that did not have, nor need it. In the end that is just a personal opinion, but that is what a review is for.
This was an enjoyable read but an over all disappointment when compared to this author???s other works. The interactions between Kate and the other main characters such as Julie, Andrea, and Curran were interesting and amusing. The romance was present but not overdone, new, distinctive characters were introduced, and the setting possessed its usual flare. The book fell short, however, in its plot. The subplot concerning what Kate learned about her background was not only unexpected, but unwelcome and out of place. The main plot of the story was more predictable and stereotypical than readers of Ilona Andrews have come to expect. While the plot was uninspired, Kate???s personal interactions, the setting, and Raudman's always-stellar performance made this a good book and one I plan to reread.
I was eagerly anticipating this next entry in the series as I enjoyed the previous four books. As an aside, I think books 3 and 4 are probably the best in the series. Books 1 and 2 were good stories, but the prose was a little weak and needed some polish, and the effort they put toward that end is readily apparent in 3 and 4.
I'm not sure what the heck happened to them for book 5.
Don't get me wrong, it's a decent enough story. I mean, I've heard/read worse. It was nice to revisit Kate, Curran, Derrick, etc. But were the poorly written "erotica" scenes really necessary? Anyone who's read any of the previous books would have noticed how much these scenes stuck out like a sore thumb. I mean, absolutely jarring. I'm no prude and I do own some well-written erotica as part of my collection of books. It's just that it really had no place in this book. It was enough to make me cringe, honestly. Far from adding to the story, it just took away from it instead.
To me, one of the strengths of these books is that the writers didn't need to resort to that in previous volumes. There was enough sexual tension there to make a reader smile without having to be beat over the head with it.
I hope for book 6 (if there is one) that they don't do this again. They were in the process of building a really wonderful series and then they threw rocks through their own windows.
Did not disappoint. I wished the relationship between Curran and Kate became a little more complex, but it was still excellent.
I'm a Wife, Mom and I own my own store. I love books but have precious little time to read. Audible reads them for me!
The entire Kate Daniels series is fantastic. It's got everything you need and more! The magic world setting isn't too far-fetched and the husband/wife team Illona Andews does a fabulous job of explaining everything. One of my favorite series!
Some over the top action scenes, but everyone seem to do that these day.
It is a good mindless story, but the narration is off at times. ( whiny voice ..)