Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: Kate Daniels #5.5
Published by: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: July 21, 2013
Narrator: Renée Raudman
Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
After eviction from the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea is a wreck. She starts work for best pal PI Kate Daniels. Shapeshifters under Raphael Medrano — Clan Bouda male alpha, Andrea’s ex-lover — die suddenly at a dig site. With Raphael, she seeks killer in deep dark Atlanta. Her feelings for him may take a back seat to saving the world…
I have to thank Kimberly for sending this and forcing me to experience the amazing audio. I’ve never been much of an audiobook person, but I was completely hooked by this narrator. Renee Raudman truly became the characters, while being clear and concise. The only thing I didn’t like about listening to the audio instead of reading is, I couldn’t highlight passages and quotes like I usually do. But the experience was well worth it.
Give me more boudas! I know everyone reads these types of books and picks out which shifters/clan/group/whatever they’d fit into. Don’t lie. Well, the bouda clan would be mine.
Andrea has become just as important of a character to me as Kate has. I would seriously devour an entire series with her as the main character, so no way in hell am I going to skip any of these side books featuring her. Gunmetal Magic isn’t just some novella, though. It’s a full-length novel that incorporates perfectly into the series.
Holy crap, the growth Andrea goes through in this book made my heart soar. She is such a freaking badass! I’m so extremely happy that she finally came to terms with herself and what she is. And did she ever do it with a bang! View Spoiler » Becoming beta and straight-up telling Aunt B she’ll be alpha was so fucking exciting and totally swoon-worthy, and you know that’s what Aunt B is hoping for since Andrea is perfect alpha material. Plus, she’s with her Ralph and Kate’s BFF. How perfect for the clan!. « Hide Spoiler I get so excited every time I think about it!
Ah, Andrea and Raphael were killing me, though! There is a part in the beginning where I wanted to lunge over the desk for Andrea. But hooray for murder forcing them to work together! They’re fighting and challenges were absolutely delicious. And haha … oh, did it get hilarious.
I love that Ascanio has become a prominent character. He’s going to be one hell of a force with all the training he’s getting from Kate and Andrea. Yeah, and Ascanio and Julie aren’t fooling me. I have my eyes those two …
I know I tend to yammer on about the characters more than anything, but the entire plot of Gunmetal Magic rocked. Sometimes while I’m reading/listening to this series, it’ll hit me how smart Ilona Andrews writes. They weave some amazing plots in each book, while enhancing the overall story arc. It truly is impressive.
You guys! I loved Gunmetal Magic so damn much! Whatever you do, don’t skip this book.
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