Title: Magic Burns
Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: Kate Daniels #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Date Read: 2013, 2015, November 2, 2020
As a mercenary, Kate Daniels has seen her fair share of occupational hazards. Once every seven years there is a magic flare, a time when magic runs rampant, and it is happening now. While trying to retrieve some stolen maps for the Pack, Kate runs across a larger problem involving a God and a battle for power. Now it’s a race to stop a cataclysmic event that could end with the destruction of Atlanta.
This book was nonstop action! There were witches, gods, shifters, vampires, and a giant tortoise. I really enjoyed the mix of mystery, action, and danger with this series. Each book is a race to find out what is going to happen next. It makes it hard for me to put the books down.
As with the first book, there are a lot of amazing side characters in this one, including a few new people. Curran, the Beast King, is starting to appear more in the series and has made his first move to notify Kate that he is interested in a relationship with her. Their constant back and forth has started to turn into foreplay instead of just annoyance. I can’t wait for them to really start dating.
“You don’t cause problems. An unpiloted vampire causes problems. You cause catastrophes.”
As always, Kate is a snarky and deadly woman. I love that we get to see more of her sword skill in this book. She really decimated the enemies and showed her crazier/ bloodier side. I loved how Kate adopted Julie in a way and became her crazy aunt during all of this. Kate definitely is starting to let her barriers down and expand her circle of friends.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story. I love this world that has waves of tech and magic. It’s just a very unique world, with unique characters and paranormal elements. I highly recommend this series if you are a UF fan, a paranormal fan, or are into kickass heroines.
Previous books in the series:
#1 Magic Bites