Review: Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

Title:  Magic Strikes

Author: Ilona Andrews

Series: Kate Daniels #3

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Format: eBook

Pages: 322

Date Read: 2013, 2015, November 4, 2020

4 stars
4 stars – It was really good

When Derek is discovered nearly dead, Kate is determined to bring down the assailants. Her investigations lead her to the Midnight Games, a deadly fighting tournament, where she has to work with the Pack, and Curran, to stop a dark plot. 

“I gave him a smile. I was aiming for sweet, but he turned a shade paler and scooted a bit farther from me. Note to self: work more on sweet and less on psycho-killer.”

Since it’s been years since I have read this series, it’s like I am reading this for the first time. I didn’t remember anything about this book except the deal Kate made with Curran for a date. Kate is just as badass as I remember her being. I can’t get enough of the tension between her and Curran. 

“Despite all his growling and threats, his arrogance, I liked being next to him. He made me feel safe. It was a bizarre emotion. I was never safe.”

Curran finally starts getting more aggressive in his pursuit of Kate in this book. The tension between these two, especially after Kate lost the bet and has to cook him dinner now! I can’t wait to read that scene in the next book because I know it is going to be steamy! 

This book was nonstop action from the beginning. So much is going on but it is all so fascinating I didn’t want to put the book down. I love that we are seeing more of Andrea, Derek, and Jim because they are my favorite side characters from the first two books. I really enjoyed seeing them work together to bring down their enemies. It was intense, bloody, and badass!

As I said, I am loving this world and can’t put the books down. I am immediately jumping into the next book because I can’t wait to find out what craziness is going to happen next.


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Previous books in the series:

#1 Magic Bites
#2 Magic Burns


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