Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews

Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4)

by Ilona Andrews

The fourth Kate Daniels novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author who “defines urban fantasy” (Fresh Fiction).

Kate Daniels works for the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, officially as a liaison with the mercenary guild. Unofficially, she cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to handle—especially if they involve Atlanta’s shapeshifting community.
When she’s called in to investigate a fight at the Steel Horse, a bar midway between the territories of the shapeshifters and the necromancers, Kate quickly discovers there’s a new player in town. One who’s been around for thousands of years—and rode to war at the side of Kate’s father.
This foe may be too much even for Kate and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, to handle. Because this time, Kate will be taking on family...

Reviewed by kimbacaffeinate on

5 of 5 stars

Kate Daniels has to be one of my favorite protagonist. She is snarky, confident, badass and does not whine instead she gets even. Curran, the beast lord oh, he makes me giggle, roll my eyes at his alpha ways and then go weak at the knees.

Kate begins investigates a fight at the Steel Horse. The Steel Horse is a bar that borders two territories those of the shape shifters and the necromancers. Of course, this is not your garden-variety bar fight and Kate soon finds herself battling one heck of a villain. I cannot tell you who because, well, “spoilers darling.” What I can tell you is that we learn so much about Roland and the battle that unfolds is intense, dark and gritty. Lives will be lost, hearts broken, alliances made and whoa, baby is this villain terrifying. Once again, mythology plays a role as we battle this villain and I love how Andrews weaves these into her tales. Thank goodness, Kate is such a smart cookie because her villain has YEARS of experience and she will need to match them with her wit. I was completely engaged and holding my breath.

While this world is dark, and gritty Andrews gives us a romance with delicious, often hilarious banter and swoon worthy moments that just make me melt. Kate and Curran together is magic, even when they are bickering I cannot help but smile. The relationship sees major developments and you will not want to miss even one moment of this courtship. Ooo and Kate picks up another stray..and you will love it. Just sayin'

If you have not read this series or read book one and thought it was meh I am begging you to pick it back up. Magic Bleeds is one of my favorite of the series to date and I cannot wait to dive into Magic Slays.

This review was originally posted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer

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