Saturday, October 5, 2013

Review: Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews

Title: Magic Slays
Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: Kate Daniels series book 5
Genre: Urban fantasy (Vampires, Weres, Witches), Mythology

After quitting her job and being the Alpha of the Pack, Kate owns her own business, Cutting Edge Investigations. Her reputation went for a nose dive and she has been struggling to get a client in months. However, when she helped Ghastek stop a loose vampire and Rene, a Red Guard, walked through her office to hire her, Kate would wish her normal life back. Rene wants her to look for the person and the item they were guarding. With Andrea back and 2 new recruits, Derek and Ascanio, a new werehyena, they are using up all their resources to solve this case. However, it seems that this case is much bigger than they could handle. 

Someone wants to wipe out the magic in the world and every magic wielding being is in danger. They would need to bond together every supernatural being to be able to save themselves. Will Kate Daniels be able to stop the bad guys, gather all super natural beings, fight off Pack drama, and make Curran, the Lord of the Beast bend before all hell breaks loose?

I so love this book. It's not the typical Ilona Andrews story line.

First of all, the story started out simple and it grew much much more exciting and intriguing. What we thought was another homicide is actually a war between humans and magical beings. I really didn't expect Ilona to walk this kind of path. It was like she was already writing her finale book which isn't. All the good things are in it. The love story. The great battle. The super powerful team. The drama. The blood. Everything is all rolled into one book. Ilona seriously surpassed my expectations.

Second, Kate had a total character change. She is far more responsible now. It was super funny how she tried talking to Ascanio and Julie. Also, she learned to rely on people and bend when it is needed. Being Curran's mate and Alpha of the Pack is turning out good for Kate. More mysteries are unraveled about Kate's past. She is also trying to use her powers now. I just seriously hope that by the next book she starts learning and practicing them since she has a lot of people who could teacher her now.

Last, Kate and Curran's relationship seems to be going really really good. Curran's devotion for Kate was super heart warming. It seems that they can't get enough of each other. I just hope Curran would stop babying Kate. I mean ya he is trying to bend but I think he should believe in Kate's abilities more, even if she always comes home bloody or almost dying. On second thought, maybe he should be more alarmed. It gives them more cute moments anyway.

This book really has its moments. There are parts where you want to cry, where you laugh your head off (bunnycakes & sugar woogums. LOL!) and where you just stop and think of how Ilona is describing our world. A bravo for Ilona Andrews. She is getting better and better. I just hope she maintains this.
Can't wait to get a copy of the next book.

Rating: 4.5/5

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