The Kate Daniel series had been on my radar since I started reading Urban Fantasy. Magic Bites was my reading companion when I went to Vigan last January and it was a nice way to pass the six hours travel time.
Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
Kate Daniels, # 1
Mass Market Paperback, Ace, 260 pages
Read in January, 2013
One thing I liked in UF is that the world building isn’t that difficult to imagine. However, I had a hard time wrapping my head with Kate’s magical world in almost half of the novel. The magic and tech waves confused me. But even though I had problems with the world building, Magic Bites is a fun book to read because Kate Daniels makes it interesting.
Kate knows how to kick some serious ass. She can be sarcastic but she can also be hilarious. She isn’t perfect. She makes mistakes and owns it. She has this mysterious background that would make you wonder at first but you’ll probably have your guess at the end or by the second book. If you like strong characters, Kate Daniels is someone you’d easily love.
I also appreciate that the romance didn’t over power the theme and plot. The sexual tension between the Beast Lord and Kate will make you anticipate what will happen in their relationship in the next books. We have something to look forward to and it wouldn’t be easy to guess if they would end up together or not. Their push and pull chemistry will drive you crazy.
I gave Magic Bites 3 Kiss Marks because it was not easy for me to understand Kate’s Atlanta but aside from that I find it okay. The action scenes are awesome. The mystery won’t be answered in the first book though you would have a hunch anyway. I want to have a reading plan this year but, heck, Ilona Andrews makes it difficult. After reading Magic Bites, I want to finish all of them pronto!
P.S. I want to add photos from my trip and the book but my phone gave up on me last week. I don’t have access to my photo archives. 😦
Book # something of 2013
Blurb and Book Cover: Goodreads & Ilona Andrews Official Website
Book Copy: Owned