Review–Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels #3) by Ilona Andrews

Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels #3)
by Ilona Andrews
Summary: When magic strikes and Atlanta goes to pieces, it’s a job for Kate Daniels…
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…

Source: I purchased a Kindle copy.

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It’s official… I love this series. Magic Strikes has been the best book so far and I’m loving how each book is better and better. I’ve already fallen in love with the characters from Kate and Curran to Andrea and this installment takes some of those characters and puts them in even more peril than before.

The first two books did a lot of setting up, though they were both awesome in their own ways. I thought Magic Strikes was more of a story than the other two. The conflict was pretty unique, shoving Kate into something she didn’t want to be involved in. But Kate is loyal to those she cares about, even when she knows her father never wanted her to care about anyone. I thought Kate finally admitted to herself in this book that she did care about a lot of people.

Kate and Curran definitely had some sort of connection that Kate vehemently denied. Magic Strikes began to explore the connection between the two of them even further. But if you were expecting Kate to suddenly swoon and be all over him, you’ll be disappointed. Instead, feisty Kate continued to fight Curran the whole time, even when she was kissing him. It was terribly entertaining and I enjoyed seeing their push and pull relationship unfold.

I love the series and I highly recommend it. I can barely stop to write a review before plunging head first into the next book!


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