Thursday, August 1, 2013

Review: Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews

Magic Rises
Release Date: July 30, 2013
Publisher: Ace
Kate Daniels Book #6
ISBN:  1937007588
ISBN13: 9781937007584
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher

Atlanta is a city plagued by magical problems. Kate Daniels will fight to solve them—no matter the cost.

Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shapeshifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there’s little available in Atlanta.

Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shapeshifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute—and they’ll pay him in medicine. With the young people’s survival and the Pack’s future at stake, Kate and Curran know they must accept the offer—but they have little doubt that they’re heading straight into a trap…
Whew what a ride. I'm exhausted. MAGIC RISES takes place far away from Atlanta and the pack. With some trusted pack members, Kate and Curran set out to arbitrate a dispute with another pack and keep a pregnant shifter safe. They know it won't be easy but they never would have guessed what was really going on. No matter what they have to see it through as it will net them the medicine to save the pack children in the future.

With non stop danger and action at every turn this author team really knows how to keep you on your toes. I just can't get enough of these characters and their world! I wish the books came out quicker but I guess making magic takes time. Lets talk Kate and Curran because anything else would start giving away spoilers. They are so stinking exciting together. Their love and romance is nothing like any other characters I have read about. They are frustrating, they butt heads, they make stupid decisions but that just does not matter. They are always there for each other and they fit together perfectly. There are some hard times for them in MAGIC RISING and watching Kate struggle with her confidence and feelings was hard. She handled things so much better than I could have and I liked the way it all played out.

The plot development in book 6 is crazy. A lot happens and things will never be the same but the ride is never smooth when Kate is involved. The game has changed and I have no clue what could possibly follow this. I really missed the rest of the gang, but I enjoyed the story as much as all the previous novels in the series. *Imagine me ringing the dinner bell* Come and get it!

I gave it 5/5 stars