Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Review + Giveaway: Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews

Magic Shifts
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Publisher: Ace
Kate Daniels Book #8
ISBN:  042527067X
ISBN13: 9780425270677
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher
In the latest Kate Daniels novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews, magic is coming and going in waves in post-Shift Atlanta—and each crest leaves danger in its wake…

After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a very different pace. While they’re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Curran misses the constant challenges of leading the shapeshifters.

So when the Pack offers him its stake in the Mercenary Guild, Curran seizes the opportunity—too bad the Guild wants nothing to do with him and Kate. Luckily, as a veteran merc, Kate can take over any of the Guild’s unfinished jobs in order to bring in money and build their reputation. But what Kate and Curran don’t realize is that the odd jobs they’ve been working are all connected.

An ancient enemy has arisen, and Kate and Curran are the only ones who can stop it—before it takes their city apart piece by piece…

MAGIC SHIFTS is the first book after Curran and Kate left the pack. I was really excited to see how they would live their life now and I wasn't disappointed. I really enjoyed the storyline and the fight that Kate and Curran found themselves in. They left the pack, but their allies wouldn't let them leave them and I really enjoyed how they rallied around Kate and Curran. Now that Kate knows her father and they have a sorta kinda relationship, it was interesting to see them interact. They got together in the most unlikely place that made them seem like the two normal people they are definitely not. Fun times.

Some thoughts on things you won't understand until you read MAGIC SHIFTS. *Warning they can be a little spoiler-ish, so go forward at your own risk.* There was some really hard things to read in MAGIC SHIFTS. A character was very close to death and never having heard them give up before, it was really hard to hear them do so now. I balled my eyes out, messy crying at its finest during this point in the book. I LOVED when Kate visited the casino, EPIC! I am really excited for the time that Kate and Curran become pregnant, but I really hope the prediction made (by the bad guy) towards the end of MAGIC SHIFTS is not something that comes true.

I can't think of anything in MAGIC SHIFTS that I didn't enjoy. I loved the character development and I loved how the storyline progressed. Bring me more Kate!

I gave it 5/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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