Series: Kate Daniels #9
Published by Ace on September 20, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Mercenary Kate Daniels knows all too well that magic in post-Shift Atlanta is a dangerous business. But nothing she’s faced could have prepared her for this…
Kate and the former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are finally making their relationship official. But there are some steep obstacles standing in the way of their walk to the altar…
Kate’s father, Roland, has kidnapped the demigod Saiman and is slowly bleeding him dry in his never-ending bid for power. A Witch Oracle has predicted that if Kate marries the man she loves, Atlanta will burn and she will lose him forever. And the only person Kate can ask for help is long dead.
The odds are impossible. The future is grim. But Kate Daniels has never been one to play by the rules…
Last summer I went on a Kate Daniels binge, reading all the available books in the series in the space of two weeks. I’m a huge urban fantasy fan and have read a lot of different series, but Kate instantly skyrocketed to the top of my list. I’ve been looking forward to MAGIC BINDS for a year, because after reading eight books about Kate and Curran and Post-Shift Atlanta, I needed more!
MAGIC BINDS was more than worth the wait. I’m in a reading slump at the moment — I’ve only read one book this month, which is super rare for me. I usually average fifteen books a month. But MAGIC BINDS pulled me out of that slump. I couldn’t put this book down. The author, Ilona Andrews, has a perfect mix of seriousness and humor, battle scenes and fun diversions, and interesting lore and worldbuilding. I like every single thing about this series, which is another rare thing, because I’m a picky reader.
I know that when I pick up a book starring Kate and Curran, I’m going to get a fantastic story, with lots of action, character development, an intriguing main story and side stories, scary villains, and stuff that comes out of nowhere but fits into the plot. Yeah, in case you couldn’t tell, I’m a major fangirl for this series, and for MAGIC BINDS in particular.
MAGIC BINDS might be my very favorite Kate Daniels book so far. Why? Kate and Curran are about to get married — finally! — but of course her dad won’t sit back and allow her to keep Atlanta. Black volhv Roman takes on the role of wedding planner, Roland is courting Julie and building a mega-gigantic castle, Kate can’t get a moment to herself safe from witch visions, and so on. By the ninth book in a series, sometimes it’s the same old, but that’s not the case here. MAGIC BINDS definitely moves the story along while giving readers what they’ve come to expect.
I’m not going to spoil anything, but when you read the last page, you’ll be just as desperate as I am for the next book!
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