Monday, January 14, 2013

Book Review: Gunmetal Magic

TITLE: Gunmetal Magic
Book 1 in the World of Kate Daniels series
AUTHOR (s, since it's a writing team): Ilona Andrews
PUBLISHED: July 2012
GENRE: Urban fantasy, weres, romance
PREMISE: Andrea's life is kind of crappy right now but she's dealing. Then she gets a case that leads her back to her former lover Rapheal...
MY REVIEW: Sometimes you just need a enjoyable UF and Ilona Andrews definitely delivers on that. I've yet to read a book by these authors that I haven't liked. There are only a handful of authors whom I can genuinely say that about. Yes, there are somewhat formulaic plots but who the hell cares when you just want to hang out with these characters so much?
So I was ridiculously happy when I heard there was going to be a spin-off series about the side characters of Kate Daniels because I adore the side characters. If there's justice, Julie will get her own book (or series, pretty please authors?). This one didn't disapoint because it was all about my fav gal Andrea who is possibly more badass then Kate. If that's possible. True not much went on that wasn't expected but there was the usual fun mystery I've come to expect with this series and usual great chemistry from the main couple.
This is the enjoyment I've come to expect from a Ilona Andrews book and I can't wait to read the next one (and the next Kate Daniels book which is WAY TO FAR AWAY). But seriously, can Julie get her own book?
WHO SHOULD READ: Kate Daniels fans, UF fans, shifter fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five badass female shifters

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