Review: Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

magic-bindsReviewed by Jen

The books in this series blow me away. Every. Time.  I don’t just say that because I’m a total fangirl who thinks Ilona Andrews can do no wrong. To be fair, I am a total fangirl, but there is a REASON for that.  Kate Daniels rocks my socks off. This book is the most satisfying and entertaining thing I have read all year.  Books like these are why I read. I didn’t want to stop reading to go to bed… to go to work… to feed my kids. (You get the idea.)

This is the book where Kate and Curran are finally supposed to get married. But nothing comes easy for these two. A war with Roland is looming on the horizon and thanks to some visions from an Oracle, Kate knows that her time is running out, and the wedding is destined to be the catalyst. It seems like no matter what road she chooses, she will suffer a devastating loss. Roland will either kill Curran or the son Kate’s destined to have with him.

So Kate has to think big. And boy does she ever. I won’t spoil the surprises, but this is all about the lengths she will go to protect those she loves. It’s about learning who she is and where she came from — who her people are and what makes them such powerful forces. I totally loved all of these revelations. They keep adding all of these layers to Kate and her father’s relationship. I learned answers to questions I didn’t even know I had. But it all made sense. And it totally sucked me in.

Roland is so fascinating. It’s amazing how I can believe he loves Kate and yet I have no doubt he will destroy her. That he believes he is right. That he wasn’t always a monster. How so much of what he is lives in Kate.

I loved the Julie element in the book, how she is growing — how her dynamic with Roland evolves.

There are huge developments in the Pack. Good and bad. And they shake the foundations of some core relationships.

We finally get the skinny on Christopher. Big stuff with Saiman. Big stuff with the People.

It’s full of action and reveals, snark, heart, suspense, and satisfaction. It’s Urban Fantasy at its finest. I have so many favorite parts that I can’t list them all. (Though the last sentence undoubtedly stands out.) I can only recommend this book and this series completely and unreservedly. If you’re not reading Kate Daniels, you don’t know what you’re missing.

Rating: A

*ARC provided by Ace

Click to purchase: Amazon

Magic Binds
by Ilona Andrews
Release Date: September 20, 2016
Publisher: Ace

Comments

  1. We fanatics wait all year for a new Kate….as you can attest to!
    I really would have liked a few spoilers from you, here the night before kindle burns those digital waves getting the book to my eyeballs!!!! I’m jonesing, girl!
    Thanks for the glowing tones on my obsession….

  2. I have finals in three weeks but finals took a back seat today. I DEVOURED this book. I am a huge fan of the series. I cried internally with that last line. These books just get better and better.

  3. I don’t think I have read a single one of these that I didn’t love and each book is better than the last. That NEVER happens!

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