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“This series keeps getting better and better. Kate is fast becoming my favorite heroine.”see full review » see other reviews »
“LOVED it! Another great one. I am in love with this series.. I love Kate and all the shifters... And Julie and the dog. This had me laughing out loud, holding my breath, and tearing up. Loved it. ”Tracyseb wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This series keeps getting better and better. Kate is fast becoming my favorite heroine.”christine wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Fast-paced action with loveable characters. Beautifully written!”NerodicNetta wrote this review Wednesday, October 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This series just keeps getting better and better with every book :)
Oh my god I felt so bad for Kate at the beginning of the book ,When Curran stands her up ,I almost cried because Kate was in so much pain ,but I loved when they finally see each other and everything for the most part gets put right ,Kate kicks so much ass in them book ,i loved the storyline and it was so awesome getting to see more Kate and Curran scenes .they make this book so much fun and i am always waiting to see what's gonna happen next between the two of them :)
Curran ,what is there to say about him besides that he is such an amazing character and a super hottie ,i so enjoy reading his scenes with Kate ,they are totally meant for each other ,he's such a fun character and i can't wait to see more from him :) he's just so Mmmm (Swoon fan's self )
This book was pure awesomeness,everything from the characters to the plot is kick ass ,you can't go wrong if you read this series ,this series has got it all from action,magic,steamy scenes and it's always brings the witty/funny remarks :) It's a must read .”
“When Magic Strikes ended with concrete plans of a naked dinner date between Kate and Curran in the near future I knew that Magic Bleeds would not disappoint. Not that any of Ilona Andrews’ books ever have but this installment pushed me from enthused reader into full-out fangirl territory and surprisingly enough, it wasn’t even the sex that tipped me over the edge, although it did help.
I don’t know what it is about these books but it’s the little things that slay me. First there’s Grendel the attack poodle, being a dog person I could easily relate to Kate’s puking, smelly mongrel woes and I loved all of the hilarious hijinks’ her furry companion brought to the story. Then, of course, there’s Daniels and Curran’s mating ritual; between her welding his shag pad door shut to him gluing her butt to a chair, I couldn’t get over how childish these two big, bad fighters acted. It was absolutely priceless and reminded me of elementary school when boys pull girls’ hair to let them know that they like them. Ooh, and I mustn’t forget the crocodile shapeshifter. Now I’ve seen everything!
Kate and Curran are better than ever in this installment; it’s confession time for both of them. In order to be able to move forward in their relationship, they need to be honest with each other about their colourful pasts. For the first time in this series, their love interest takes precedence over the action which is the very moment that I’ve been anxiously anticipating since I first started these books. As satisfying as the build-up has been, I’m happy that they’ve finally reached their boiling point. Kate and Curran lay all of their cards out on the table and after some heated negotiations, they finally reach a compromise that they both can live with. Fans of this series will not be disappointed by the turn their relationship takes in this book and it’s in large part one of the main reasons why this installment is my favourite one to date.
I finished this book with more answers than questions which is a first in this series. We learn important information about Curran’s background, pack politics and yes, I finally know who Roland is (although I had my suspicions)! A few interesting tidbits about Kate’s family and abilities are also brought to light, namely that her blood really does have power in it but not in the way that you might expect. I thought that this was an interesting twist and will be curious to see how it plays out in future installments. Be prepared to lose your sh*t because Magic Bleeds will make a Kate Daniels fangirl out of anyone. Guaranteed.”
“Kate Daniels #4 for fans of urban fantasy and paranormal romance.”Pam Bales wrote this review Sunday, June 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“So much Kate and Curran time, I couldn't stand it. I kept flipping pages, racing toward the inevitable coming together. They are so good together and how Kate stood up to the council was priceless.”SaturnNalia wrote this review Wednesday, June 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I had a hard time getting through this book. What first drew me to the series was Kate and her half magic world. I didn't feel there was enough of the half magic world in this book. It seems the story has devolved into just another romance between Kate and the super powerful dude. I want less of their romance and more of the intrigue offered in such a tantalizing world.”Peachy K wrote this review Tuesday, April 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The post-apocalyptic world in which magic and technology compete for dominance continues to amaze as does Andrews' incorporation of mythological elements - this time from Babylonian myth and Jewish mysticism.
The basic premise of a god of fear and destruction wreaking havoc on the denizens of Atlanta has tremendous potential and on the whole is well-executed and action packed. That said, none of Erra's henchmen have any individual personality or motivation, and as such, the threat they pose is rather mundane, although they do possess some truly nasty skills, such as spreading plague or terrifying people to such an extent that they revert back to their primitive instincts.
It is the characters, the humor and the romance that make this series a true masterpiece. Kate is stubborn, intractable and kick-ass but still has moments of such intense passion and emotional vulnerability that it is impossible not to love her. With each book in the series, more is revealed about her past and the focus here is on her very interesting but seriously disturbed paternal aunt - with relatives like that who needs enemies?
Curran and Kate finally get together and it is well worth the wait - their verbal sparring and intense push/pull dynamic plays a huge role in making them an incredible and engaging couple. It will be very interesting to see where their new commitment to each other takes the relationship and I really hope that they maintain their lively and energetic connection.
The secondary characters, both new and old, add an extra layer of nuance to the story - the trials and tribulations of Andrea and Raphael's mating, Aunt B's machinations, Derek's scarred face and Dali's terrible driving are just some of the highlights. In terms of the overall story arc, old questions are answered but new issues arise and I can't wait to see what happens next with Kate, Curran and the rest of the pack. ”
“Again this is a series that I am happy I started this year. As always Kate is vicious with her fighting, lonely in her personal life and protective of all of it. She encounters a villian who is way too close for comfort and places her closer to her ultimate goal. She also finds out about another type of shifter, adopts a killer dog and lets herself fall. Curran is the Beast Lord aka angry, protective, loyal and straight to the point. This book has the usual characters plus a couple of new ones. The fighting scenes are well described, the new characters are interesting. The book had me laughing out loud plenty of times as well. It has it all, just like the first few books in the series. ”Jessica S "antidisestablishmentarianism" wrote this review Thursday, April 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No