Monday, November 22, 2010

Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews

Title: Magic Burns

Author: Ilona Andrews

Published: Ace Books, 2008

Pages: 260

Series: Book 2, Kate Daniels

First Line: "The phone rang in the middle of the night."

Summary: As a mercenary who cleans up after magic goes wrong, Kate Daniels has seen her share of occupational hazards. Normally, waves of paranormal energy ebb and flow across Atlanta like a tide. But once every seven years, a flare comes, a time when magic runs rampant. Now Kate's going to have to deal with problems on a much bigger scale; a divine one. 

When Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack, Atlanta's paramilitary clan of shapeshifters, she quickly realizes much more is at stake. During a flare, gods and goddesses can manifest - and battle for power. The stolen maps are only the opening gambit in an epic tug-of-war between two gods hoping for rebirth. And if Kate can't stop the cataclysmic showdown, the city may not survive... 

Review: Magic Burns is the second book in the Kate Daniels series and it is so good.  I love Kate, she’s such a kick-ass character and I love reading about her adventures.
I absolutely loved the first book in this series and didn’t think the second book could be any better but yes it was.  Magic Burns was just amazing.
All of my favourite characters returned and we were introduced to some new characters, I loved Bran he was very interesting.  The relationship between Curran and Kate is really exciting.  I just wish they’d hurry up and get together instead of dancing around each other but however.
I think that the thing I love the most about this series is that not only is it a fantasy but it is a mystery as well and those are my two favourite genres.
Kate’s universe is highly fascinating, there is so much magic in the air and there are so many different magical creatures that I love to read about.  The take on vampires is really different and I think it’s really interesting.
One thing that annoys me about the series is that they still have yet to mention what’s so special about Kate, I am dying to know!  I guess it’s one way to get me to continue to read the series.
If you love fantasy books with awesome female characters who can stand on their own two feet, then I think the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews is definitely worth a read.

Source: Library

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