Monday, September 19, 2011
TITLE: Magic Slays
Book 5 in the Kate Daniels series
AUTHOR: Ilona Andrews
GENRE: Urban fantasy
PREMISE: Kate deals with running her own business as well as being consort to Curran.
MY REVIEW: I was a bit worried after the last book ended. While I was thrilled Curran and Kate finally got together I was worried that it would lessen the books. There has been a long tradition of books/TV series getting stale once the couple everyone roots for gets together and I was afraid this would happen to the Kate Daniels series. Or that Kate would lose her independance and fiestyness now that she got her man (another long tradition in these things).
But I needed not to worry. This series is just as entertaining even though Curran and Kate are together. Kate is still herself and thus she and Curran have frequent arguements. The two don't sit there and coo at each other constantly because that's not their style. They still have vastly entertaining arguements, Kate still has her independance and is a strong female and there's still action and mysterys to solve. So no worries guys, the Kate Daniels series is still kick ass.
Granted I do think this one was a wee bit of a filler book on the way to a much bigger book coming (I think this because of the ending) but all in all still a very fun and entertaining urban fantasy series.
WHO SHOULD READ: those that have read the first four books, Kelley Armstrong fans, Patricia Briggs fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five rifle guns