Jan 272015
 
Review: Magic StrikesMagic Strikes (Kate Daniels #3) by Ilona Andrews
Narrated by: Renée Raudman
Published by Tantor Media on Aug 6, 2009
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook from Library
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: five-stars

When magic strikes and Atlanta goes to pieces, it’s a job for Kate Daniels…

Drafted into working for the Order of Merciful Aid, mercenary Kate Daniels has more paranormal problems than she knows what to do with these days. And in Atlanta, where magic comes and goes like the tide, that’s saying a lot.

But when Kate's werewolf friend Derek is discovered nearly dead, she must confront her greatest challenge yet. As her investigation leads her to the Midnight Games—an invitation only, no holds barred, ultimate preternatural fighting tournament—she and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, uncover a dark plot that may forever alter the face of Atlanta's shapeshifting community…

Oh my gosh, this book was made of awesome! There was so much humour, and emotion, and action, and just everything. I feel like just flailing and screaming keywords from the best parts, in true fangirl fashion.

PIE!
HOT TUB!
Derek! How could they?!
Picking up Julie!
CURRAN!
CURRAN!
CURRAN!

I can’t stop. It was all just so good. And so hard to talk about anything without spoilers. There was so much series development, and yet also a fully formed single book plot. This is definitely the best of the series so far, and one that makes me want to get through the series faster, as opposed to the leisurely speed I was working at previously.

As always, I listened to the audiobook version, and it was well worth it. I love when series narrators seem to be the main character and everything fits well. This seems especially pertinent with first person UF series, and is no exception here. The narration brought the story to life, and cemented Kate’s voice and humour in my head. It is definitely the way to go for this series.

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

(required)

(required)

CommentLuv badge