Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews Review

Once and awhile a book compels me to write up a review. Now mind you I feel self-conscious writing them, afraid of giving too much away or dropping spoilers to ruin it for others.

Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews more than compelled me. I have had many people, friends actually highly recommend Ilona’s Kate Daniels’ books; especially my good friend Joyce - who I remember around the summer time text me how excellent the series was.

Not exactly a New Years Resolution but I told myself in 2011 that I wanted to read “new-to-me-authors”, to finally get around to a lot of authors/series friends recommended. Magic Bites was one of them that I purchased to try and I am so glad that I did. My only complaint is why I waited so long.

The first thing that drew me to the series was the main character Kate Daniels. Sure, we know that she is a mercenary for hire, independent, snarky (gotta live wise-ass remarks), and kicks ass. Everything that I like in a lead feminine character yet Andrews still wraps an air of mystery around Kate. There is more to be unveiled I predict at a later date.

Side characters. Derek the werewolf eventually grew on me… but Curran, drew my interest too. There is a lot about the Lord of the Beasts that needs to be brought to light.

From page one I was hooked in the tale. Every spare time I got I used to read further in the book, and actually stayed up to three am to finish the book. Will I pick up further Kate Daniel’s books? That is a resounding “Damn straight!”

Magic Bites earned this Visionary Druid's full approval...