Saturday, August 08, 2015


In the latest Kate Daniels novel from #1 New York Timesbestselling author Ilona Andrews, magic is coming and going in waves in post-Shift Atlanta—and each crest leaves danger in its wake…

After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a very different pace. While they’re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Curran misses the constant challenges of leading the shapeshifters.

So when the Pack offers him its stake in the Mercenary Guild, Curran seizes the opportunity—too bad the Guild wants nothing to do with him and Kate. Luckily, as a veteran merc, Kate can take over any of the Guild’s unfinished jobs in order to bring in money and build their reputation. But what Kate and Curran don’t realize is that the odd jobs they’ve been working are all connected.

An ancient enemy has arisen, and Kate and Curran are the only ones who can stop it—before it takes their city apart piece by piece…

Release Date: August 4, 2015
Kate Daniels Book #8
Ace Penguin Publishing Group
Review copy provided by publisher

I am so glad I finally listened to my friend Jen last year and started reading/listening to the Kate Daniels series. It is one of my favorite Urban Fantasy series out and I devour the books as soon as I get them in my hands. Magic Shifts was no different.

I absolutely loved where Ilona Andrews took the series in Magic Shifts. I knew things would change with Curran, Kate and Julie leaving the Keep, and loved they now have their very own home. While they have to stay away from the Keep for 30 days to let the transistion for the new Beast Lord happen with the pack, I loved we still got to spend time with so many favorite characters. 

Since Kate has claimed Atlanta, she and Curran are spending lots of time protecting the city. Luckily they have several members and friends from the pack that have decided to leave with them and are always there to help. I loved getting to see how Kate and Curran worked in their new roles and also loved they really are still the exact same people they have always been.

The interactions with Kate's dad Roland were so much fun. Honestly I didn't know what to expect and yet found myself really loving the family time between Kate and Roland. Kate actually was able to find out more about her mother thanks to family time. While I still don't really trust Roland, I know that Kate and Curran can battle anything that comes their way.

Magic Shifts was a wonderful addition to the series and I love that the series continues to stay fresh and completely original 8 books into the series. Each and every book is filled with emotion, action and adventure. I can't wait for my next fix in the Kate Daniels series.

1 comment:

Melanie Simmons (mlsimmons) said...

I finished this on audio yesterday. This is still one of my all-time favorite series. Great review.