Monday, March 27, 2017

Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews [Review]

 Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews
Magic Rises (Kate Daniels #6) by Ilona Andrews
Format: paperback
Source: purchased
Date read: September 20, 2016

Kate Daniels
0.5. A Questionable Client
1. Magic Bites
2. Magic Burns
3. Magic Strikes
3.5. Magic Mourns
4. Magic Bleeds
4.5. Magic Dreams
Curran POV Collection
5. Magic Slays
5.3. Magic Tests
5.4. Magic Gifts
5.5. Gunmetal Magic
5.8. An Ill-Advised Rescue
6. Magic Rises - Paperback | Kindle
6.5. Magic Steals
7. Magic Breaks
8. Magic Shifts
8.5. Magic Stars
9. Magic Binds

Ilona Andrews
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Atlanta is a city plagued by magical problems. Kate Daniels will fight to solve them—no matter the cost.

Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shapeshifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there’s little available in Atlanta.

Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shapeshifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute—and they’ll pay him in medicine. With the young people’s survival and the Pack’s future at stake, Kate and Curran know they must accept the offer—but they have little doubt that they’re heading straight into a trap…
Thoughts on Magic Rises: Man, Kate finds herself in some tangled situations. Even knowing they were walking into a trap and taking the necessary precautions, they still ended up scrambling. That said, since both Kate and Curran can think on their feet like champs it didn't turn out as badly as it could have.

Don't get me wrong, THINGS HAPPENED. Some bad. Some good. Some AWFUL. But given how Curran's first meeting the the European shapeshifters went, it could have been much, much worse.

Speaking of which...not cool, Curran. Your actions weren't cool at all. I mean, I get where you were coming from, but I did have to put down my book for a few minutes and walk away (much like Kate, come to think of it) after a few of your stunts. (Of course I came back. It's not like you can leave a KD book midway through and not return. Even when the big, growly portion of the relationship is acting suspect.)

All signs point to the big secrets Kate's been keeping coming to a head. I'm eyeballing the next book and wondering if I can handle it so soon after this one. Oh, who am I kidding, I can. Probably.

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