Review: Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews


May Contain Spoilers

I’ve been trying to pace myself because the final Kate Daniels book isn’t due out until May 2018. But screw that! I am enjoying these so much, and when I get in a reading slump (which I believe is partly due to the wonder of Kate Daniels), I keep going back to these. The characters have all earned a special place in my reading heart, and I love catching up with them in every volume.

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Review: Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews


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This volume of the Kate Daniels series started with a huge bang. After a navigator loses control of a vampire, Kate has to head off a blood-thirsty vampire before it wreaks havoc near her office. This adventure will seem tame after she’s hired by the Red Guard to locate a missing inventor that they had snatched from their protection. They don’t know what he working on, but the proto-type was stolen too. Oh, and can Kate keep a lid on her investigation? If word gets out that the Red Guard had a client kidnapped out from under their noses, they will obviously lose face – and lots of business.

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Review: Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost



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Wah! I was disappointed with Destined for an Early Grave. It seemed so forced and pointless, compared to the previous installments of the series (which, let’s face it, are nothing more than escapist shenanigans. There’s a naughty vampire – let’s kill him). Let’s make an excuse for Cat and Bones to argue, break up, and get back together again. Sigh. Not what I was hoping for.

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Review: Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews


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Kate Daniels has a really scary family. Her father is thousands of years old, and he kills without a thought. Her step-father taught her how to fight and how to survive against the monsters that would be unleashed against her, should her existence be discovered. And in Magic Bleeds, Kate has a not so touching introduction to her Auntie Erra, a terrifying warrior whose closest companions are pestilence and death.

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Review: Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones


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Review by Poo Penny

Ohhhhhhhhh Charley. And Reyes. This book was very fun. Charley and Reyes have some interesting communication problems to overcome. Ya know, with Charley being all pregnant and stuff, which you find out at the beginning of the book, no spoilers here. And the 12 hellhounds are after her, which apparently are bigger than normal hellhounds, so Reyes insists on being her sexy bodyguard.
The chemistry is great, the action is great. This is a great book. I keep thinking I am going to get tired of this series, and boom, the next installment just keeps me interested.

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Review: Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

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While I am beating myself up for not reading the Kate Daniels books previously, this series is exactly what I need at this time in my life. They are fun, with tons of action, and an undeniable chemistry between Curran and Kate. Reality just kind of fades into the background when I read anything by the writing duo that make up Ilona Andrews, and I celebrate the backlist I have yet to explore. Between Kate Daniels and the newly discovered Cat and Bones by Jeaniene Frost, I am ready for a binge on tough, kick ass heroines, and lethal, deadly heroes.

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Audio Review: Night Myst by Yasmine Galenorn

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Continuing my exploration of urban fantasy, I borrowed the audio book for Night Myst from the library. I admit that I totally judged The Indigo Court series by the covers. Some of those covers are incredible, and I was hoping I would be knocked out by the books. Night Myst was a mixed bag for me; I liked some aspects of the story, but overall, I found it slow going.

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Audio Review: Magic to the Bone by Devon Monk

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Allie Beckstrom works as a Hound, sniffing out illegal magic use for paying customers. Her father is the head of Beckstrom Industries, a company that has made a fortune harnessing magic so the masses can use it – for a price. Allie lives in a crappy, run-down apartment, has about twenty bucks in her pocket, and can’t even afford a cell phone. Still, it’s better than working for her father, whose magical gift is influencing others. All  her life, Allie wasn’t sure if she was making a choice because she wanted to do something, or because her father was compelling her do it.

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