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review 2017-03-20 00:00
Magic Bleeds
Magic Bleeds - Ilona Andrews This is a pivotal book in that it is the book where Curran and Kate finally admit what they feel about each other. And thank goodness it works. In most media once two such volatile characters get together most of the personal tension is lost and the series goes downhill, but not this series.

Kate had to let Curran in on some personal secrets and Curran has to make some concessions himself. It is a perfect melding of two such uber Alpha characters. Although I'm sure that Kate would not think of herself as such!

This book is perfect from its opening prologue in which we find Kate having a very personal crisis (yes Currans people can be butt-heads) to the very emotional yet supremely satisfying ending that can also be thought of as a personal crisis for both Kate and Curran. It is sort of unusual for Ms Andrews to open AND close her book with personal scenes like this.

Throughout the book we see that no matter what happens to her, Kate has not lost her dry and fatalistic sense of humor and Ms Andrews doesn't fail at making me laugh during the horror that is Kate's life.

A totally satisfying and sexy read.
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review 2017-03-19 00:00
Magic Dreams
Magic Dreams - Ilona Andrews OMG! Jim needs help! Say it isn't so!


And our absentminded, half-blind, speed addicted white were-tiger, Dali, is going to save him. Of course we all know that Dali is hopelessly in love with Jim. But how does Jim feel about her? Will Dali finally break through Jim's stoic, hard as rocks personality?

I really would have loved to have had this book written in Jim's POV.

This was one of the most interesting novella's to date, but Dali can be a little annoying with her "woe is me, I'm not beautiful or graceful just very, very smart" attitude. There is an interesting action sc ene,a mysterious aspect and a bit of romance all rolled into one short compact read.

The Asian aspect makes this very interesting - learning about the different cultures and the Gods and deities they worship really kept my interest.

Short and sweet, with a happily-ever-after.
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review 2017-03-17 00:00
Magic Bites
Magic Bites - Ilona Andrews Magic Bites - by Ilona Andrews

While this book did have some continuity problems, it was not anything I really can't handle. I loved this introduction to this series. The witty *rolls eyes* banter between the protagonists is a hoot. And it is especially wonderful if you read the companion piece, which will give you the point of view of some of the story from Curran.Curran: Volume I (Curran POV) It will also help with some of the other books also. It makes it easier to see how the series is going to move.
I have read the entire series and short stories, etc and I can tell you that the writing team that prints under the name of Ilona Andrews is by far one of the best out there.

They took what is now an overly-saturated genre and brought it back to life - each book holds more kick-butt action than anything else. There is romance but at this point in the series, it is merely hinted at and will build gradually like a real relationship. There is mystery with each book, flawed but wonderful characters. These are characters that you might want to have as real life friends. *sigh* If only I really could have them as pal.

This is an Urban Fantasy...NOT a romance, so please expect a LOT of action, a LOT of fighting and a LOT of bodily fluids. When this team writes a `bad guy' character, they really do an excellent job of it. The character becomes one you love to hate and hope that they get everything that is coming to them!

I don't think that you will regret starting this series, especially now with the 6th full book about Kate Daniels coming out on the 30th! There is still just enough time (maybe) to read all the preceding books!

Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, Book 1)

Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, Book 2)

Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, Book 3)

Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, Book 4)

Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, Book 5)

Magic Rises (Kate Daniels Book 6)

Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels, #7)

Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8)

Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, #9)

Untitled (Kate Daniels, #10) May 2018
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review 2017-03-11 16:56
Aliens, Werwolves, Vampires, War and Love
One Fell Sweep - Ilona Andrews

4.5 Stars
Fun, adventure, blood, heads on stakes, stinky aliens, amazing woman power, hot vampire and one sexy werewolf what more could you want ? Well, no worries if you do there is so much more.
Dina, the innkeeper has some difficult guests. They have needs that may cost her everything. She can not turn away and steps into a dirty war zone. She has so much against her, but she has several strong allies backing her. Her collection of friends, frenemies and family make a strong force. Sean the werewolf who left and came back changed, really impressed this reader once again. Sean is a dream man who can turn into your four legged pal at a twitch. (Bonus) Her quest to save her guest, save her Inn and save her family all crash and smash at the same time. It's a stressful ride, I think I gained a new gray hair.
Thanks Andrews, for a massive cliffhanger. I'll be mashing the events in my head over and over waiting for the next book.
There is something about this author pair that make me want to draw, paint or just doodle while I'm reading or listening to their books. They are so visual, even this unartistic soul reaches out to it.
I really want to hear this series on audio.

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text 2017-03-10 19:26
Reading progress update: I've read 63%.
One Fell Sweep - Ilona Andrews

Men and farts, universally funny

 

 

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