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Magic BitesInds In this world lives Kate Daniels Kate likes her sword a little too much and has a hard time controlling her mouth The magic in her blood makes her a target and she spent most of her life hiding in plain sight But when Kate’s guardian is murdered she must choose to do nothing and remain safe or to pursue his preternatural killer Hiding is easy but the right choice is rarely eas Another second chance reread Another DNF I can’t believe I put some much work into ranting about this book All I can say today is that it bores me Original reviewI've read enough urban fantasy to know that the genre is extremely formulaic just like let's say the genre of historical romance Basically you are aware of what exactly you are going to get from the get go The difficulty here is to find a series whose standard mix of ass kicking heroineamusing cast of secondary charactersloremysteryparanormal hunk that suits your personal preferences Unfortunately I will have to put Magic Bites into the pile of urban fantasy I doubt I will ever get back to along with Richelle Mead's Storm Born and Patricia Briggs' Moon CalledThe weakest part of the book is definitely the writing I can see how Ilona Andrews might have lost numerous readers within just the first couple of chapters She throws us in the middle of her world without explaining anything at all Only pages later do we get enough information to understand previous events A perfect example is the opening scene of Magic Bites where Kate throws a knife into a vampire's throat and then this vampire starts talking to her in a voice of some other character Finally two chapters later you find out that in Andrews' world vampires are basically brainless zombies who are operated by necronavigators This kind of thing happens repeatedly Some readers might enjoy such cryptic type of writing based on extensive withholding of information I personally don't find it enjoyable unless it's written by Margaret Atwood or Megan Whalen Turner However in this case I don't think the effect is intentional it seems to be indicative of poor writing skills I might have overlooked the bad writing after all you do eventually get a better understanding of the world and start keeping up with the events if only I felt attached to the world or the characters No luck here unfortunatelyPatricia Briggs calls Magic Bites an edgy dark fantasy touched with just the right amount of humor in her blurb on the book cover The novel is not particularly or at all humorous but it is dark indeed In fact Magic Bites is probably the darkest and goriest urban fantasy I've come across so far Andrews doesn't shy away from incorporating split open chests exposed colons dead flesh eating monsters etc in her novel So if you are not into this kind of thing you might want to reconsider reading this bookI appreciate the author's attempt to reshape traditional werewolfvampire lore with a touch of Slavic mythology added in Sometimes it works I liked the shapechanger concept sometimes it seems ridiculous feeding your sword a mixture of wheat with some iron bits I personally find this world ugly and very vaguely defined For instance I still have no understanding of what exactly magic is Is it some kind of energy force? Who can be in possession of magic? How is it used? I've seen it operate cars I've seen it applied telepathically through incantation via a sword with the help of herbs in this book I still have no idea what it is I would also love to gain a better understanding of the relationship between the human and magic world Do they co exist? How much are they aware of each other? What is humans' attitude towards the magical creatures and vice versa? Or I would love to know what exactly the Guild and its diviners and protectors do Or what Kate does as a mercenary And finally the main character Kate Daniels will appeal to you if you like your heroines tough very gloomy with no sense of humor and irresistibly appealing to all the males in the vicinity to be fair this is a common theme in urban fantasy I would have liked her if Andrews didn't write her so ever defiant and in constant need to get confrontational with every person man of power around her She softens up a little bit towards the end of the book but unfortunately too late in the game for me to change my opinion about herOverall Magic Bites didn't uite work for me The mystery kept me turning pages but I finished the book without a desire to continue on with the series It doesn't mean however that this novel will not work for you It might especially if you like your urban fantasy dark and gory and your sword wielding heroines tough and defiant

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Ment magic dominates and cars stall and guns fail The next technology takes over and the defensive spells no longer protect your house from monsters Here skyscrapers topple under onslaught of magic; werebears and werehyenas prowl through the ruined streets; and the Masters of the Dead necromancers driven by their thirst of knowledge and wealth pilot blood crazed vampires with their m “These were unsafe times But then in safer times I'd be a woman without a job The safe tech world had little use for a magic touting mercenary like me” Welcome to a world where magic and technology fight to gain the upper hand Where necromancers control vampires and every nightmarish mythical creature turns out to be real eager to devour human fleshWelcome to Atlanta The story “My name is Kate Daniels Greg Feldman was my legal guardian and the closest thing to a family I've had for many years I want to find the scum who killed him” Kate Daniels is a mercenary hired to take care of supernatural problems When her guardian is brutally murdered but no one seems to know by whom and why she takes matters in her own hands and crosses paths with shapechanger lords necromancers and vampires trying to get answers But when she is targeted by a creature devious and ruthless than anything she's ever encoutered she has to make choices that will affect others and decide who is worthy of her trust and who deserves to be run through by her magic blade Thoughts Magic Bites was the introduction to an action packed drama free and gruesome saga I must admit there were many times I felt confused and my brain hurt from the effort to understand because the world building was slow with many uestions unanswered and that's the reason I rated it with 4 stars That being said I immensely enjoyed this book Despite being difficult to get into it kept me hooked and I was eager to learn to dive into magic adventures and bloody fights I've read my fair share of urban fantasy but this series was different from my regular YA ones More mature darker crueller and slightly disgusting unless you are unfazed by mutilated corpses and a huge variety of body fluids yet fascinating and extremely engaging The characters “What kind of a woman greets the Beast Lord with 'here kitty kitty'?” That's Kate Sarcastic confident and smart ass she'll face danger without blinking and she'll slay anything that gets in her way She's not a team player and she can't tolerate any form of authority She doesn't have any friends her life evolves around blood and magic And she has a sword named Slayer That's what we call badassBut Kate isn't the only badass here How about a shapechanger whose beast form is a lion sexy as hell arrogant and stubborn alpha male asshole? Meet Curran also known as sex on a stickWhile romance isn't the main focus of Magic Bites you can sense that things will get intimate between Kate and Curran because holyhawtchemistryBatman They barely tolerate each other because they're so much alike and they constantly bicker and that's why when they finally get together I expect explosions and fireworksIf you're in the mood for a darker urban fantasy book full of blood and gore then don't hesitate to grab the Kate Daniels seriesInstagram | Twitter | Facebook | BookNest

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Download Magic Bites Reader Ü 261 pages È Insolpro ✓ ❮Reading❯ ➳ Magic Bites ➬ Author Ilona Andrews – Insolpro.co.uk The world has suffered a magic apocalypse We pushed the technological progress too far and now magic returned with a vengeance It comes in waves without warning and vaThe world has suffered a magic apocalypse We pushed the technological progress too far and now magic returned with a vengeance It comes in waves without warning and vanishes as suddenly as it appears When magic is up planes drop out of the sky cars stall electricity dies When magic is down guns work and spells failAtlanta would be a nice place to live if it weren’t for magic One mo 5518 Still love it if that wasn’t evident by virtue of having read it SIX times If you haven’t read this you should Immediately 📚🖤This is my F A V O R I T E series And that's kind of a big deal For example if you asked me what my second favorite series was I'd have to give you a top 5 list BUT KATE DANIELS is unuestionably my #1 favorite I'm rereading the series bc the new book is out next Tuesday and I think this is my fifth or sixth? time I typically can't reread a series every year bc I get bored and I thought that might be a problem this time but NOPE it's notThis is also the series I immediately suggest when asked for a reading recommendation and it's hooked every person that's taken that advice When I'm harassing people for feedback they've all liked MAGIC BITES enough to read the next book which is good bc unlike most series this one just keeps getting better There have however been a few complaints that this first book is a little confusing on the world building front I can't be completely objective bc looking back after reading the series five times hindsight is after all 2020The basic premise is brand new the world began with magic and technology existing in a harmonious balance The analogy made is of a pendulum swinging only slightly back magic and forth technology But over time man developed magic causing the pendulum to swing increasingly wildly until the pendulum crashed to the other side leaving only a minimal amount of magic behind and flooding the world with the ability to use technology in magic's stead I pictured it like that boat ride at theme parks at Carowinds it's called the Frenzoid that starts out swinging slowing back and forth gaining momentum until finally after a nerve wracking several seconds held completely upside down it crashes to the other side This happens approximately every 4000ish years most recently about 40 years prior to the present time in the book The changeover from magic to tech or in the book's case tech to magic is not immediately complete Like the Frenzoid after the initial shift from back and forth to completing a full circle the momentum keeps the boat or magictech swinging wildly back and forth until it settles down in the middle or magic in MAGIC BITES As man develops magic to replace the lost technology the process begins again and in another 4000ish years the reverse shift will occurI honestly can't remember how well this is explained in book 1 but I do know that if it wasn't fully explained I did not care It was secondary to the plot and the characters I knew that sometimes magic worked and sometimes it didn't Same for technology I knew that when magic worked guns wouldn't fire and that spells didn't work when tech was up I also knew this was why Kate carried a sword bc a sword always works Kate is KICK ASSAnd that was enough information for me bc who cares about world building when you have a main character like Kate Daniels? Not me Kate is the perfect heroine On the surface she's the standard Urban Fantasy MC she's super special magically and snarktastic Oftentimes this can get old but not Kate Daniels who after numerous rereads only gets fantastic Unlike other UF heroines Kate's brand of special kept her truly isolated She didn't feel alone she was alone Anything else meant death And yeah her mouth is always getting her into trouble but Kate often reveals her vulnerability right before she attacks Curran turned to me Take one of mine again and I'll kill you He said it in a conversational manner matter of fact and flat but in his eyes I could see a simple certainty If he had to he would kill me He would not lose any sleep over it He would not give it a second thought He would do it and move on untroubled by ending my existenceIt scared the shit out of me so I laughed in his face She was scared So she laughed In his FACE And that ladies and gentlemen is why I love Kate She doesn't bitch and moan about how life isn't fair why her? She does what needs doing and she often does it hilariously She's my favoriteTeenage girls everywhere wish that they were Katniss Everdeen I wish I was Kate DanielsMy other reviews for this series A uestionable Client Kate Daniels #05 Magic Burns Kate Daniels #2 Magic Strikes Kate Daniels #3 Magic Mourns Kate Daniels #35 Magic Bleeds Kate Daniels #4 Magic Dreams Kate Daniels #45 Magic Slays Kate Daniels #5 Magic Tests Kate Daniels #53 Magic Gifts Kate Daniels #54 Gunmetal Magic Kate Daniels #55 Retribution Clause Kate Daniels #56 An Ill Advised Rescue Kate Daniels #58 Magic Rises Kate Daniels #6 Magic Steals Kate Daniels #65 Magic Breaks Kate Daniels #7 Magic Shifts Kate Daniels #8 Magic Stars Kate Daniels #85 Grey Wolf #1 Magic Binds Kate Daniels #9 Iron and Magic Kate Daniels #95 Magic Triumphs Kate Daniels #10 Curran POV Collection