Review: Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews

September 1, 2015     Danielle Romero     4.5Stars, R2R, reviews

Review: Magic Slays by Ilona AndrewsMagic Slays by Ilona Andrews
Series: Kate Daniels #5
Also in this series: Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds
Also by this author: Burn for Me, Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds, Magic Binds, White Hot, Wildfire
Published by Penguin on May 31st 2011
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Plagued by a war between magic and technology, Atlanta has never been so deadly. Good thing Kate Daniels is on the job.

Kate Daniels may have quit the Order of Merciful Aid, but she's still knee-deep in paranormal problems. Or she would be if she could get someone to hire her. Starting her own business has been more challenging than she thought it would be now that the Order is disparaging her good name, and many potential clients are afraid of getting on the bad side of the Beast Lord, who just happens to be Kate's mate.

So when Atlanta's premier Master of the Dead calls to ask for help with a vampire on the loose, Kate leaps at the chance of some paying work. Turns out this is not an isolated incident, and Kate needs to get to the bottom of it fast, or the city and everyone dear to her might pay the ultimate price.

my thoughtsI didn’t realize how much Kate and Curran were missing from my life until I started reading this book in the series.

This series is so easy to just jump back into because the characters just suck you into their world. After all of the drama in the previous book it was really interesting to see how Curran was going to react to Kate and vice versa since they both gave up so much for each other in the previous book. I have to say I love all of the light-hearted moments in this book. There are moments where you truly do find yourself laughing your ass off. This book just brings about comedy, magic, romance, and emotion with Curran and Kate at the center of it. I love their romance because it feels real to me. It isn’t fake and they are honest and true with one another. Plus I love how they challenge each other. Curran wants Kate to learn the ways of the Pack while Kate pushes these bounds by trying to make Curran understand she will never just lie down and take everything and mold to the Pack ways entirely without throwing in her own personality. There were definitely certain moments in this book where Kate really shinned in Pack life.

Aside from the romance I do love the secondary characters in this book as well. I love the addition of some new characters as well as the old favs. I also really enjoyed the overall storyline in this one. It was dramatic and big and while it didn’t really move the storyline that far forward it was a welcome break from the main story arc. I am very interested in where this is going to go though because it sounds like Kate is going to have to face some stuff with her father in the next book or at least get higher up his food chain of henchmen. Love the suspense.

Overall, if you haven’t picked up this series yet all I have to say is what on earth are you waiting for!? This series is awesome and probably my favorite Urban Fantasy series so far of the ones I have read. Now I need more Curran and Kate in my life. I should pace myself though because it won’t be long before I’m all caught up and waiting with the rest of the world for the newest release.

Go read this series now!

4 half coffee cupsabout the author

Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. “Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Gordon is still sore about that.)

Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Oregon with their two children, three dogs and a cat. They have co-authored two series, the bestselling urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge.