June 3, 2009

One of my favorite Series

s one of the best authors I knowIlona Andrews is one of the best authors I know. I like the way she creates a world and throws you right in the middle of it. So I thought I tell you a little bit about her Kate Daniels Series and why I like these books so much:

The series takes place in a world reigned by magic waves and living with these isn't always easy. When the magic his; guns, cars and sometimes phones refuse to work. These times are ruled by creatures born of our own imagination. Every legend, every myth seems to animated by these waves and they run havoc in our world. But then the technology returns, and the magic is gone as unpredictable as it arose, leaving all kinds of paranormal problems in its wake.

Magic Bites

Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up these magical problems. But when Kate's guardian is murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between two strong factions within Atlanta's magic circles.

The Masters of the Dead, necromancers who can control vampires, and the Pack, a paramilitary clan of shapeshifters, blame each other for a series of bizarre killings—and the death of Kate's guardian may be part of the same mystery. Pressured by both sides to find the killer,
Kate realizes she's way out of her league—but she wouldn't have it any other
way… (by goodreads.com)


Andrews’ first instalment is a great beginning for an addicting series. It’s
all about Kate - a no-nonsense ass-kicking heroine who tries to stay out of
trouble but hasn’t so much luck with this. Her big mouth is not only dangerous
for h
er health but also very entertaining and makes her so much more lovable. The
shapeshifters and th
eir impressive Beast Lord Curran are fascinating and they
put some spice in the who
le issue.

I love the way Andrews develops her characters and then let them crush together like Curran and Kate. The story of this book is intoxicating and not only because of the personal factor about revenge for Greg. Ilona takes you slowly into this new world and then shows you how fast everything can change. This book is just great and has the right amount of peas.

Magic Burns

As a mercenary who cleans up after magic gone wrong, Kate Daniels knows how 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.
When Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack, Atlanta's paramilitary clan of shape shifters, she quickly realizes much more is at stake. 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... (by goodreads.com)


The second book of this series doesn’t stand behind. You get to know Julie and connected to her a new site of Kate: the loving mother-or-rather-aunt-side. It makes the story more emotional without taking away the addicting action parts. The relationship between Kate and Curran becomes closer despite their fights about weddings and soup. Although I have to say I hate tortoise. *Ick*

Magic Strikes


Drafted into working for the Order of Merciful Aid, mercenary Kate Daniels has more paranormal problems than she knows what to do with these days. And in Atlanta, where magic
comes and goes like the tide, that's saying a lot.

But when Kate's werewolf friend Derek is discovered nearly dead, she must confront her greatest challenge yet. As her investigation leads her to the Midnight Games—an invitation only, no holds barred, ultimate preternatural fighting tournament—she and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, uncover a dark plot that may forever alter the face of Atlanta's shapeshifting community… (by goodreads.com)


The third book of this series is probably the best. It’s full of action and conspiracy. In the beginning it reminded me a bit Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire but this resemblance was lost when the tournament started. This book has a great balance between action and story. It’s funny not only because of the conversations between Curran and Kate but also for the increasing appearance of the boudas. All left to say is: “I can’t wait for the dinner.”


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