Apr 062015
 
Review: Magic BleedsMagic Bleeds (Kate Daniels #4) by Ilona Andrews
Narrated by: Renée Raudman
Published by Tantor Media on May 25, 2010
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook from Library
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren't for the magic. When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it arose.

Kate Daniels works for the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid, officially as a liaison with the mercenary guild. Unofficially, she cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to handle - especially if they involve Atlanta's shapeshifting community. When she's called in to investigate a fight at the Steel Horse, a bar on the border between the territories of the shapeshifters and the necromancers, Kate quickly discovers that there's a new player in town. One who's been around for thousands of years - and who rode to war at the side of Kate's father. This foe may be too much even for Kate and Curran, the Beast Lord, to handle. Because this time Kate will be taking on family.

Is this really only book 4 of the series? There is so much that happens in this book, that I just can’t see how much further it can go. I did enjoy the adventure this book took me on though.

There is a lot of Kate’s history and family explained in this book, and it really made me feel like I could understand Kate. It never felt info-dumpy, just like a story within a story.

Kate and Curran’s relationship is hella crazy, as usual. It has so many ups and downs, and I’m still in disbelief over everything that happens in this book. It feels so fast, and yet still very complete and right.

As always, I listened to the audiobook, and the narration was great. The voice fits my impression of Kate, and has really become her in my mind. It’s definitely a great way to experience the story, and I fully intend to continue to listen to the series, rather than read it.

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