35Kate Daniels was exactly what I needed to get through my reading slump It helped me 1 year ago when I binged read the first 5 volumes in the series and I have the feeling it helped now as well I needed fast aced engaging adventure to absorb me completely and compel me to open the kindle whenever I got the chance Kate is my favorite UF heroine smart witty kick ass and funny I enjoyed that the setting in this volume shifts to Europe exactly to Georgia a country I do not know too much I always appreciate about the Andrews team that they introduce the reader to different mythologies in each book and I am never bored by the world building or the characters old or new Although I had so much fun reading Magic Rises I gave it only 35 stars because I spotted uite a few Katys First Haircut plot inconsistencies and the love drama between Kate and Curran did not work for me If you like urban Fantasy do yourself a favor and read this series This review can now be found on Rosaline s Rolls ScrollsWhat The FuckThis was one of my favorite series How the hell did they manage to fuck it up so much I am raging This drama shit was too close to home for me and I will tell you why but first I gotta rageThere are so many things wrong with this book I have to say I still love Kate She s badass and cool But fuck Curran Loving Curran has turned Kate soft and mushy and at times I miss her occasional self serving attitudeOkay so this series was going in the right direction There was action a kickass heroine hotness lovable side characters looking at my boys Barabas and Derek and super cool mythological creatures to destroy The world building is designed in a such a way that you couldull anything out of your ass and it would work There are endless Die Wise possibilities for endless books in this world Then why oh why dear authors did you have to go and dump a heavy amount of DRAMA into my favorite seriesUsually in romantic literature lovers don t really and officially get together until the end of the book or series But Curran and Kate did Sorobably in order to introduce some challenges to that front our dear authors decided to cook up some drama so that God forbid we don t get tired of happinessHere s my uestion though WHY isn t it okay for a couple to maintain a strong and comfortable relationship without third Yan And The Pikes Violin party drama Maybe they could have some differences they could overcome or explore about how to improve their relationship Maybe those could be some challenges to keep things going I would happily read that What I don t stand for though is unnecessary dumbretty women who come in between a couple and try to ruin them and for this to go on for than 60 Hungarian Heroes and Legends percent of the book And for dumbness heroes who encourage this You re supposed to be better than the average male dude That s why I m reading about youNow I know that there was some half assed explanation to this and Curran s behavior was supposed to be justified But no I ve been in a relationship where the guy was a dick and made me miserable and then came to me and apologized and begged me not to leave him That entire scene was aunch to my gut Kate can t leave him because he s her happiness and that is supposed to be romantic and we re supposed feel all warm and fuzzy and bask in this happy couple s love bask in this happy couple s love nobody is your happiness but yourself and this type of relationship ends shitty and you will feel like shit and it s all just a big stinky Land of Fright - Collection II (Land of Fright Collections Book 2) pile of shitThe ugly truth here that I can t ignore which makes me so mad because I really want to is that Curran is a little shit who doesn t trust his woman enough to tell her the truth and Kate doesn t trust Curran all that much and in their own words they are too screwed up for anyone else to love and that is not a reason to be together The only reason they re going to work is because the authors say so otherwise this whole ship is doomedIn short the authors managed to fuck up this entire relationship for me in a single book and I don t know where we re gonna go from here The only way I can move forward with this series is toretend that this shit never happenedTo be honest a small The Elders Speak part of me ships Kate with Hugh But hear me out If Hugh was not trying to kill us and was instead written as a misunderstood hotty who did not have a choice but to be this way and went out of his way to woo us than half of you would be on that ship with me Angst works And we ve all shipped worseThough the lack of angst and drama is the thing that attracts me to Hugh He s just for lack of a better word hotAnyways moving on from the drama and the doomed love affairs the rest of the book was just meh for me There could ve been so much oomph to rock our lives but noooooo thelot was ALL OVER THE PLACE AND THE over the The Pharisees Guide to Total Holiness place and the was boring I ve run out of fuel and don t feel like continuing this review So good luck with this bookview spoiler Also yes a character dies and it was unnecessary Fuck this man hide spoiler August 2016 re read God I love this book The tension in it is delicious even excepting the thing that I hate Because there arelenty of things that I love And Kate is amazing as alwaysOctober 2015 re read I loved this book just as much as the first time I read it And though I said in my original review to read it without any spoilers I would amend that now Just this one Curran is an ass And the emotional turmoil that Kate gets Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic, put through in this book is devastating She s kicked when she s down than once and at differentoints in the book I wanted to kill so many Craft Notes for Animators people for making her hurt so badly I understand especially on a re read though I guessed the first time through why it was happening but it doesn t make it any lessainfulThat being said this book is so taut with tension and we meet some fantastic
characters It my heart than once and I sighed with relief when it was done This is by far the most difficult emotionally book in the series It s also one of the best20 July 2014 199 on KindleSeriously this whole series is on sale I love it so much HIGHLY recommended Atlanta is a city Perception and the External World plagued by magicalroblems Kate Daniels will fight to solve them no matter the cost Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate Curran the Beast Lord are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis Unable to control their beasts many of the Pack’s shapeshifting children fail to survive. .new characters it
He next book comes out in a little over a week Review I highly highly recommend avoiding all spoilers for this book Read it fresh I romise there aren t spoilers in my review below The spoiler tags just note stream of consciousness thoughts I had If you don t want to know anything other than I loved it Read no further Fair warning Once upon a time I d never read anything by Ilona Andrews I lived in the dark badgered by my good friend thank you Kat constantly as she tried to get me to The Blue Door (Threshold pick up Magic Bites I don t even remember what myroblem was why I didn t Two Views on the Doctrine of the Trinity pick up this book as soon as I knew about it I think I thought it just wasn t for me If I wasn t so very wrong that would be funnyThen one day I was looking at my beautiful bookshelf full of books I needed to read and Magic Bites called out louder than the rest Iicked it up laid down on my bed and turned to the first The Art of Standing Still page I sat at a table in my shadowy kitchen staring down a bottle of Boone s Farm Hard Lemonade when a magic fluctuation hit Several hours later I surfaced to the real world again reluctant to leave behind Kate Derek Curran and even Saiman Luckily the next three books were out and I immediately downloaded them and any novellas I could find to my Kindle And ordered them inaper to be shipped to me The next several days were spent in a magic induced reading high from this series Immediately upon finishing Magic Bleeds I started the series from the beginning Diving back into this world spending time with the characters I couldn t yet let go of and eagerly view spoilerimpatiently hide spoiler the ending of this book in one gif but maybe my A Ladys Honor (Cliffs of Cornwall, perception is colored by the COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY DEATH OF MY FAVORITE CHARACTERrude gesture 35 starsFirst of all it s still amazing to me how the Andrews can reduce you to tears overeripheral characters with just a few sentencesOne minute you re fine then the next you re Well that sucks and then your face gets warm your eyes get hot and before you even know what s happened you re blubberingYES BlubberingWhy are you blubberingBc a mother gets down on the floor to sing her child who will than likely have to be killed bc she s gone rabid a lullaby barely able to choke out the words Through Bob and Larry in the Case of the Missing Patience plexiglasssobsBut than simply messing with your FEELS bc they can this situation clearly illustrates Curran and Kate s willingness to sail to Europe as neutral thirdarties and The War to End All Wars play bodyguardarbitrate a situation that has three separateacks ready to come to blows despite being fully aware that they are walking into a trap bc the Death Comes for the Archbishop payment for doing so is a year supply ofanacea an herbal mixture that greatly decreases the chance of loupism in shifters especially during birth and in adolescenceIn short a worthy causeBut for the first time I had a couple of issues with a KATE DANIELS book1 One of my biggest RAGE buttons when I m reading is anything that involves cheating the appearance of cheating ex lovers wives etc showing up and trying to get back what they didn t appreciate when it was theirs and Mostly Mama pretty young things trying to steal your mangrinds teethI m really angry at myself for not reviewing thisroperly the first time I read it bc as hesitant as I was to ut myself through the reading of MAGIC RISES a second time all of my anxiety was for nothing I already knew what was going on so I wasn t able to recapture the ABSOLUTE MISERY I WENT THROUGH ON THE FIRST PASS misery I went through on the first ass am therefore unable to adeuately describe it for you But I m still determined to tryIt Was A W F u l i was in the depths of L I was in the depths of bc damn the Andrews they made you walk with Kate through her steadfast belief in Curran s love and loyalty through the steady decline to fear and doubt all the way to the end that was heartbreak disbelief fury and a bitter numbnessIt was Damias Children physicallyainful to read this book which brings me to my second issue2 I m not sure how I feel about Kate and Curran being so Cutremur de timp perfect for each other based on their sameness which makes them capable of understanding the horrible things theyut each other through I m not convinced that s a healthy relationship3 Lastly and I can t decide if it s this or the RAGE button that I have the biggest roblem with but there were too many weird creatures I m fine with the creatures that were ultimately the Big Bad in this installment excluding Hugh of course and I even thought Doolittle s walkthrough that first insinuated the statues were an allegory was really cool The astanay was awesome Loved that guy The monster eel was fine too But weredolphinsI get that there s mythology to support their existence but it s just so cornball It ushed me over the hey that s a really cool mythical creature line and into the realm of that s just sillyBUT my least favorite KATE DANIELS book is still way better than most of the other Urban Fantasy available This was still a good book I just hate that it was necessary for Curran to do what he did and I m not sure I ll be able to love Kate and Curran the same way as a couple after this And I don t want to taco bout itMy other reviews for this series A uestionable Client Kate Daniels 05 Magic Bites Kate Daniels 1 Magic Burns Kate Daniels 2 Magic Strikes Kate Daniels 3 Magic Mourns Kate Daniels 35 Magic Bleeds Kate Daniels 4 Magic Dreams Kate Daniels 45 Magic Slays Kate Daniels 5 Magic Tests Kate Daniels 53 Magic Gifts Kate Daniels 54 Gunmetal Magic Kate Daniels 55 Retribution Clause Kate Daniels 56 An Ill Advised Rescue Kate Daniels 58 Magic Steals Kate Daniels 65 Magic Breaks Kate Daniels 7 Magic Shifts Kate Daniels 8 Magic Stars Kate Daniels 85 Grey Wolf 1 Magic Binds Kate Daniels 9 Iron and Magic Kate Daniels 95 Magic Triumphs Kate Daniels 10 Curran POV Collection The Adventures Of A Brave Little Kitty Buddy Rerererereread TAOABLKBR with the IA Addicts And the moral of this Die Botin des Königs (Reiter-Trilogie particular rererererereread is Desandra and her touching enthusiasm for velvetylums never gets 25 starsOkay before everyone freaks out let me explain something here My modus operandi for reading. To adulthood While there is a medicine that can help the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European Patagonia Express packs and there’s little available in Atlanta Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be evenainful The European shapeshif.
Review Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð Ilona AndrewsBooks I m really looking forward to is to go into them blind I don t read reviews I ignore status updates from friends and sometimes I don t even read the book blurb So that s what I did going into this I ignored everyone and everything Don t do that You need to Predator prepare yourself There s a lot of fucking drama in this book For me too much drama I spent over two hundredages feeling like thisI already have rage issues as some of you know so you can understand how it could beupsetting to be that mad for nearly two thirds of a book One of the reasons I love this series so much is because it s stayed away from the kind of relationship based angst that leads to my epic bitch fits I can get that crap anywhere and retty much everywhere else and so these books had become a sort of safe harbor for me Not so much with this oneAside from the drama llamas I had other issues but I won t go into them until the book has been out for a few weeks as I don t want to spoil anything I will say this there were lot inconsistencies there were actions and behaviors that were so out of character that they were hard for me to swallow and in the end everything was too uickly and neatly tied up with a bow Deus ex machina Seven Days in Utopia people I m not sure if it was all the rage I d endured or my annoyance at the way things seemed to resolve themselves but by the admittedly epic climax I wasn t as emotionally invested as I should have been There s a scene I mretty sure I should have cried at but I didn t because by that Lots of Love point I was almostindifferentI still love Ilona Andrews This is still one of my favorite series of all time I have infinite faith in them to continue to deliver but for the reasons I listed above this book is just not one of my favorites Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Is it too early toost this Probably But it was so damn good Here is the reviewIlona Andrews is the gold standard for urban fantasy This book made me laugh and it made me ache It kept me glued to the Reclaiming Love page And after six installments Kate Daniels is every bit as engaging as ever maybe even soYou get to aoint in almost every series where the gang takes a road trip and this is that book All of the core characters are there Kate Curran Derek Andrea Rafael and even Saiman So I didn t feel like we were leaving much behind The Far far away somewhere in Europe two of the biggest European Packs are in turmoil A wolf Vegangelical princess Desandra isregnant with twins by both Defender of Faith, Revised Edition packs One baby is from Volkodavi from Ukraine and one baby from Belve Ravennati from Italy Apparently this is something that can happen in shifters A female can beregnant by two males and get twins The result is two families arguing about their rights over her children Moreover Desandra s cruel father is waiting to see which baby will be born first and to give him as a heritage a No escuches su canción de trueno profitable mountainass at the Carpathian MountainsCurran and Kate are brought into this mess in order to Being the Best Me protect Desandra and to be the incorruptible judge They will gain the greatest award if they manage to do their duty and not be murdered in therocess Panacea a substance needed desperately since this mix of herbs reduces loupism at birth Curran Kate and their team will have a great adventure across reduces loupism at birth Curran Kate and #THEIR TEAM WILL HAVE A GREAT #team will have a great across ocean and the Mediterranean Sea where they battle mythical creatures storms and boredom The action will move to EuropeUnfortunately the whole trip seems to be a well orchestrated trap Not for Curran but for Kate who meets again with old enemiesI never expected to say that but I really disliked Curran in this book A beautiful shifter daughter of the ruler from Alaska Pack is basically offered to his feet the moment he steps his foot on the land Kate is constantly verbally attacked by all the shifters who doubt her abilities and her suitability to be Curran s consort And Curran does not really do much Just accepts everything until they finish their assignment and go homeDid he tell her Don t worry baby I know what I am doing I have a Witch Creek (Wildlands plan NO HE DIDN T Did he tell her Don tay attention to what they say or to what I am doing we are still good NO HE DIDN TDid he tell her I love you You are the only one Please trust me NO HE DIDN TOn the contrary he starts avoiding her not explaining anything and behaving in a way mated shifters are not supposed to behave As a result he is confusing Kate and he is a jerk for most of the bookGod I seriously wanted to slap Curranand then backslap himand then kick him where it hurts the mostAnd Kate is just not herself When she fights in Sleight (AVRA-K perfect unison with one of her worst enemies knowing that his back would be there to brace her there is something wrong with the wholeicture Especially when her apparently smitten enemy stakes his claim
starts rovoking Curran No marriage no division of The Creative Writing Handbook property and no strings attached Welllayed Lennart Water Death (Outbound, played In the end of the book we are saying our heartbreaking goodbyes to one of our favorite characters of the series while new important characters are introduced to theackI cannot find words to describe how much I enjoyed this book It is the best book of the series so farGreat hand to hand combats sword fighting new mythical creatures and the realization that Roland is not the oldest Between the Savior and the Sea player around 25 stars SpoilersNot impressed I ve never given an Ilona Andrews book less than 3 stars before but there was just too much WTFery in Magic Rises to rate it any higher I loved all the earlier Kate Daniels books they had the right balance oflot action romance and humour Sadly Magic Rises was a complete messRandom thoughts What s what Pack kids go loup need medicine loads of melodrama KateCurran offered medicine and in exchange must New Rational Therapy protectregnant shifter Desendra Kate and gang travel to Europe for the job the gang wary of trap loads of Written in the Stars (Cricket Creek, posturing from foreignacks Curran acts like fucker mystery monsters Kate acts like doormat The end I hated all the focus on ack and ack Modern Engineering Statistics politics I m sick of all their rubbish the series feels about theack than about. Ters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute and they’ll Hearts pay him in medicine With the youngeople’s survival and the Pack’s future at stake Kate and Curran know they must accept the offer but they have little doubt that they’re heading straight into a tr.and starts Slave Labor Graphics Titles provoking Curran No marriage no division ofroperty and no strings attached Well layed Lennart