Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: Kate Daniels #1
Published by: Ace
Publication Date: March 27, 2007
Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren’t for magic…
One moment magic dominates, and cars stall and guns fail. The next, technology takes over and the defensive spells no longer protect your house from monsters. Here skyscrapers topple under onslaught of magic; werebears and werehyenas prowl through the ruined streets; and the Masters of the Dead, necromancers driven by their thirst of knowledge and wealth, pilot blood-crazed vampires with their minds.
In this world lives Kate Daniels. Kate likes her sword a little too much and has a hard time controlling her mouth. The magic in her blood makes her a target, and she spent most of her life hiding in plain sight. But when Kate’s guardian is murdered, she must choose to do nothing and remain safe or to pursue his preternatural killer. Hiding is easy, but the right choice is rarely easy…
All right! I get it now! Kate Daniels is pretty damn fantastic.
I’ve been looking for an urban fantasy series to fill the void of The Hollows by Kim Harrison since it has come to an end. I’ve been well aware of the immense love the Kate Daniels series gets, but I procrastinated. Then not too long ago, for one day only, all of the available books in the series were $1.99 on Amazon.
Total fate, right? Kate Daniels and I were meant to be.
I’m always willing to give the first, and sometimes the 2nd, book in an UF series the benefit of the doubt. There’s usually a lot of world-building and such that can get a bit boring or a lot to take in. I didn’t feel that way at all with Magic Bites. The authors did a great job at giving enough without overwhelming. There are still things I have questions about, but I have no doubt that I’ll learn more as I proceed through the series.
I absolutely love Kate! Big time. A badass with a smart mouth, yeah, that’s my kind of chick. The stuff she says and thinks had me laughing out loud. Often.
There’s a slew of characters to love and get attached to. So I imagine my heart will be broken at some point, but I’m sure it will be worth it. Curran, oh yeah, I see great things to come with him. 😉
Magic Bites was a great start the series! It was exciting and kept me on my toes.
I have one regret: I only bought the first three books in the series. I wish I would have snagged all six at that sale price, because I plan to catch up on the series before the next one is released. Only six more to go!