Friday, July 7, 2017

Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Title:  Magic Binds
Author: Ilona Andrews
My Rating: A
Narrator: Renee Raudman

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Kate Daniels #9
Main Characters: Kate and Curran
Release Date: September 2016 (audiobook)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: mild

Story Overview:
The new, “heart-stopping”* novel in the New York Times bestselling series that “defines urban fantasy.”* 

Mercenary Kate Daniels knows all too well that magic in post-Shift Atlanta is a dangerous business. But nothing she’s faced could have prepared her for this…

Kate and the former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are finally making their relationship official. But there are some steep obstacles standing in the way of their walk to the altar…

Kate’s father, Roland, has kidnapped the demigod Saiman and is slowly bleeding him dry in his never-ending bid for power. A Witch Oracle has predicted that if Kate marries the man she loves, Atlanta will burn and she will lose him forever. And the only person Kate can ask for help is long dead.

The odds are impossible. The future is grim. But Kate Daniels has never been one to play by the rules…
My Review:
Overall: 4.5
Performance: 4.25
Story: 4.75

I really enjoyed this story. This one had Kate in a very different place...questioning her place in this world and what her heritage really means for who she is. Her father's line is very powerful...and that power is pulling at her. She's making questionable choices that are VERY unlike Kate. It's a very different place for her to be. 

She's under a lot of stress...that power pulsing under her skin, very very black predictions for her ability to keep Curran and her son alive, and a wedding coming very soon that has its own set of stresses. Kate is not a girly girl and weddings pretty much require her to get in touch with that side of her a little bit. There's also Julie, who's also making questionable, worrying choices and a whole lot of the people in Kate's life that she loves in danger. 

You can see the authors are ramping up the tension to go into book #10. I cannot wait. It will be interesting to see if they are able to finish the series in that book and where exactly they will take Kate and her father. There were some surprisingly soft scenes between the two of them in this book which were really very touching. 

I've loved this series so much. It's just fantastic story telling and an incredibly creative world. These two authors are amazing!

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