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Sara's Review: Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels #8) by Ilona Andrews

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Publisher: Ace

Released: August 4th 2015

Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Length: 352 pages

Format: eBook, Hardcover, Audio

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In the latest Kate Daniels novel from #1 New York Times bestselling 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…

Five Boundless Stars

There are times when I am reading a book and I just have to wonder "How do they do it?" How can an author, in the case of Magic shifts two authors in the form of and husband and wife team, come up with a world so complex? So utterly original that I'm in awe of the work.

That is where I have been with this entire series. When most authors were making heroes of vampires, Ilona Andrews turned them into ugly rotting, brainless monsters that are basically the puppet to their avatar.

They took our heroin and gave her serious baggage and made her a killer, a mercenary who can very much live up to that name. From where book one Magic Bites starts to where we are now it has been such an epic ride. I have loved every minute of it!

Needless to say you can not start this story on this book. Go back and Start at book 1 Magic Bites you will not regret it.

In Magic Shifts Kate and Curran are trying life on without the pack. It is interesting for Curran to adjust to say the least. He has been the Beast Lord for so long, for him to give up so much power for Kate leaves her unsure if this is where he really wants to be.

In true Curran fashion he just pushes on and doesn't bend to life, life bends to him!

I loved seeing more of Kate's and Curran's relationship. I honestly think it is one of the best parts of the entire story. Experiencing their love and friendship their playful banter. Kate is so sarcastic with such a sharp wit and curran is her perfect counterpart.

"Besides, if I'd decided to pull Carver's spine out of his body, I would've done it already." "Can you actually do that?" Curran frowned. "I don't know. I mean theoretically if you broke the spine above the pelvis, you could, but then there are ribs... I'll have to try it sometime."

Okay, then. That was not disturbing. Not at all. "What do you suppose normal people talk about on their car rides?"

That passage made me laugh. It was so Curran and Kate!

True to form, life is never simple or relaxing for this couple. Instead of living a quiet life in the suburbs old evils pop up to cause havoc. New alliances are drawn and old friends turn their back at Kate and Curran's time of need. They are pushed to the brink and it was such a wild emotional ride to go on. I absolutely can not wait for the next book!

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