Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: Kate Daniels #2
Published by: Ace
Publication Date: April 1, 2008
Down in Atlanta, tempers – and temperatures – are about to flare…
As a mercenary who cleans up after magic gone 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 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…
When I started reading Magic Bites, a lot of people told me that it’s good, but the second book is great. I ended up loving Magic Bites; we just clicked. So when I started Magic Burns, I expected to be blown even more away with awesomeness. Here’s the thing, even though I love this book, I love Magic Bites a smidgen more. I honestly can’t point out exactly why, though. Maybe I’m just an odd duck. But believe me, I still love Magic Burns. A lot.
This book is action packed! Kate kicks some serious ass, and I enjoyed seeing how she measured up to the various creatures. We also get more insight to her background and abilities, which are really exciting. I can’t wait to see how this progresses in the next book.
I am seriously loving Kate and all the other characters. She can be such a smartass, and I love it! Sometimes I wish she’d verbalize some of the things she thinks to herself, because it would be funny as hell to see the reactions from the other people. It’s probably best she keeps some things to herself though.
Oh boy, and this little dance her and Curran are doing is delicious! I love some good banter and the whole antagonistic relationship they have. At the same time they’re bonding and getting an understanding of each other. Yeah, I have a feeling things are going to get even more fun in the near future. Whee!
There’s a lot of mythology in Magic Burns that I found it really interesting. Ilona Andrews did a fantastic job weaving it all together and nicely tying everything up.
Seriously, I’m just so damn happy that I’m finally reading this series. It makes me cringe to think about how I could’ve missed out on it.