Saturday 1 July 2017

Review: Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #4)

*Minor spoilers ahead*

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 there’s a new player in town. One who’s been around for thousands of years—and 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…


Full length novel.

First person.

The author does recap a lot of background info but I wouldn't recommend reading without having read the others in the series first.

No... It's Urban Fantasy. I'd definitely say it ended as a happy for now though.

Yes. Lots.

What I Liked:

I loved the progress in Kate and Curran's relationship. They really are a kick ass power couple. The passion, humour and love for each other bleeds through all the badassery and makes me fangirl all over the place with happiness.

We got to find out tons more about Kate's whacked out family tree which was kinda awesome and I really hope that Kate learns more about her family's magic in later books cause I think she could do with her own suit of blood armour... It'd help save poor Doolittle's (and Curran's) sanity!

I also LOVED the side-show of Andrea and Raphael. I cannot wait to get to their own book!
What I Didn't Like:
The book was action packed but it wasn't exciting.

I wasn't glued to the action, flipping pages as fast as I could speed read them desperate to find out what happens next. It was all just a bit... Forced? What really made this book was the character's relationships and personal goings on, not the actual plot of the book, and that was a bit sad.

Other Thoughts:
The die-hard romance junkie in me was giddy with joy over this book and that was what boosted it from a 'meh' to 'I liked it'.

“He bared his teeth in a happy feral grin. My own personal psycho.”


“I can't give you the white picket fence, and if I did, you'd set it on fire.”


“The rabbis paled. I’d managed to terrify holy men. Maybe I could beat up a nun for an encore.”


1 comment

  1. I loved this book. Kate should have stuck with her first instinct in the prologue (face punching) it would've saved them a whole load of drama! lol


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