Review: Magic Bleeds - by Ilona Andrews ★★★★★

Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4)
Magic Bleeds - by Ilona Andrews
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Book four in the Kate Daniels series
Publication Date: May 2010
ISBN: 9780441018529
Page Count: 384
My Rating: ★★★★★

Summary

Kate Daniels cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to deal with-especially if they involve Atlanta's shapeshifting community. And now there's a new player in town-a foe that may be too much for even Kate and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, to handle. Because this time, Kate will be taking on family.

REVIEW

This one's hard to review without giving away spoilers, but I will try. As usual, it was a pleasure slipping back into Ilona Andrews' amazingly crafted world of chaotic magic, kick-ass heroines and sexy shapeshifters.

What I will say is that up until now each book has been better than the first for the first three novels. This one, although there was absolutely nothing wrong with it, and it had some scenes in it that I loved,  it didn't quite beat the thrill of Magic Strike's gladiator-style storyline for me. Not enough for it to not get full marks, mind—I would still read it again which is my benchmark for giving out 5 stars—but I just thought book three was so very awesome. Most of my favourite funny and/or romantic quotes and scenes come from that book.

This one is exciting for a different reason. What it lacked on the action side of things, it more than made up for in other ways. There are big developments—both positive and negative—in certain characters' personal relationships. There are big changes afoot for Kate's life as she knew it.

My favourite funny moments for this novel are the practical jokes the characters play on each other. They are totally hilarious. I need it to hurry up and be May 31st to get my next fix! I hope it's the size of a small bungalow when it's published :D

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