Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

Title: Magic Bites

Author: Ilona Andrews

Published: New York : Ace Books, 2007

Pages: 272

Series: Book 1, Kate Daniels

Snippet: "It's a reflex. Hear a bell, get food. See an undead, throw a knife. Same thing, really."

Summary: 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, leaving all kinds of paranormal problems in its wake.

Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up these magical problems. But when Kate's guardian is murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between two strong factions within Atlanta's magic circles.

The Masters of the Dead, necromancers who can control vampires, and the Pack, a paramilitary clan of shapechangers, blame each other for a series of bizarre killings—and the death of Kate's guardian may be part of the same mystery. Pressured by both sides to find the killer, Kate realizes she's way out of her league—but she wouldn't have it any other way…

Review: Magic Bites is more of an adults book with one or two mentions of adult themes. I decided for a change of pace and read an adults book. I actually really really loved Magic Bites. It was such a cool book.

I loved the descriptions of different bits and pieces. Be warned though, there were some graphic descriptions but they were really well written.

I loved Kate she was such a cool, tough chick. She was independent and there was something about her that just wasn't told to us. I vaguely know what it is but I think I need to read the next book in the series to find out exactly what it was.

I really liked how the vampires in this book were portrayed it was a lot different to any of the books I've read in the past and I loved it so much.

There were so many things that were awesome about Magic Bites that I could go on and on and you'd be here all night. But I actually don't have anything negative to say about Magic Bites. When I think about it, nope, it was a really well-written and completely awesome book. It is definitely worth reading. I know I will also be picking the next book up some time in the future.

If you feel like reading something different thats a little bit more of an adults book then Magic Bites is definitely a good book. It is full of magic, mystery, creatures of the night, well-written descriptions and fantastic characters. There's even a tiny bit of romance, not much, but enough to satisfy those who like a little bit of romance.


  1. Great review. I am going to purchase this after the holidays.

  2. I will definitely have to check this one out. I actually just added this to my wish list.


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