Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews

Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6)

by Ilona Andrews

The #1 New York Times Bestseller!

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...

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4 of 5 stars

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First Date: Teens in the pack often have difficulty with change and end up going rapid. It is heartbreaking and no lie I was crying right along with Kate and the mothers. An opportunity to act as arbitrators for a European pack in exchange for a miracle drug has Kate and Curran traveling the high seas. Selecting who will go was serious but also hilarious and I loved all the political maneuvering.
“I tried to picture a female version of Jim and got Jim in a dress instead. The image was disturbing.”

Second Date: We have not even debarked and some little hottie Mc-shifter has set her sights on Curran. Oh but lordy this is going to be fun and dangerous. Kate internal commentary is hilarious let us just hope she keeps her cool. Court politics, death threats, group hunts and a strange beast is going to make things interesting. Hugh D’Ambray is present and his verbal exchanges with Kate were a dance of hate, respect and connection.
"Outside the windows the day was bright: golden sunshine, blue sky, pleasant wind...I wanted to punch the happy day in the face, grab it by the hair, and beat it until it told me what the hell it was so happy about.”

Third date: Miscommunication, Angst and Heartbreak abound. With all that is happening and trying to fulfill their duties, poor Kate is beginning to doubt everything about her relationship with Curran. It is killing me, well not really. I am annoyed at the lummox and the angst. I personally would have killed the little minx and chewed her to bits. Were-beasts of every type imaginable and not imaginable make it on stage and we see battles, damage and even death. This last date was heinous and had me standing still while cleaning to take it all in. Lords above and below something Doolittle does nearly broke my heart. The book ended and then Andrews gave us a deleted scene addressing something that happens during the actual story that was not fully addressed. I was delighted and appreciative.

Bought it. This review was originally posted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer

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