I LOVE this series. Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews is book 7 of the Kate Daniels series and it’s the best book yet!
As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since Kate’s connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is safe—especially those closest to Kate.
As Roland’s long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend the Conclave, a gathering of the leaders from the various supernatural factions in Atlanta. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered there, apparently at the hands of a shapeshifter, Kate is given only twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she’ll find herself embroiled in a war which could destroy everything she holds dear…
I forget how much I love Urban Fantasy as a genre until I pick up a series I’ve been reading for awhile. Ilona Andrews, the husband and wife writing team, are amazing. Magic Breaks has to be the best book yet and that’s saying a lot because sometimes series that last for awhile simply deteriorate as they go on. Not so with Kate Daniels!
The action was spot on with this installment. Kate and Curran just want to enjoy each other but the obstacles of Atlanta won’t let them rest. This novel in particular had a life or death feel. So much so that the author note at the beginning of the novel letting readers know this is NOT the end of Kate’s story had me worried from page one. It really hits the fan for Kate and Curran when the long anticipated reunion between Kate and her father, Roland, FINALLY happens. (Side note: Kate is a complete badass!) Before that happens, there is a nasty collision with Hugh and the consequences are deadly. My heart was breaking during a lot of the scenes with Hugh and I wanted revenge so bad!
The internal turmoil of Kate as she’s separated from Curran during most of the action is what really brought this book to another level. She had to fight through the pain of potential loss and live through the agony of uncertainty. Kate is such a strong heroine but with a real and vulnerable heart. I really enjoyed the unwavering love between Curran and Kate that was missing in the last book. We all know they belong together so trying to pretend that they wouldn’t be in the last book was silly.
There is a lot of betrayal in this book, but also loyalty. The interplay between the various alphas and Kate’s friends/enemies was awesome to watch unfold. The plot in this book was simply perfection. I was on the edge of my seat, fighting for Kate just as she fought for the people she loved.
If you’ve never read Ilona Andrews, I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys Urban Fantasy. The Kate Daniels series is truly one of the best out there.
STARS: 5 out of 5