Review: Magic Bites (Kate Daniels #1) by Ilona Andrews

Magic Bites

Magic BitesKate Daniels #1

Genre: Urban Fantasy – Parnormal Romance

Published: April 1st 2007

by Ilona Andrews

Source: Bought

* Note this is the new cover

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Blurb:

Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up paranormal problems. Atlanta has two factions struggling for power. Masters of the Dead are necromancers who control vampires. The Pack are a paramilitary clan of shapechangers. When Kate’s guardian is killed, she is caught between.

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~ 4 Magic Bites Stars ~

(No Spoilers)

This is my Favorite series!

This is a fabulous debut into the Kate Daniels series. Magic Bites takes us into a world ticking back-and-forth between magic and technology. 

We get a mystery, action-packed adventure, great world and character building, and a story that sucks you in and does not let go. I had forgotten how great it is to pick up a book, get sucked into the world, and by the end want more. 

We are introduced to Kate, a mercenary who will soon be entangled in the happenings of Atlanta. She is a fierce kick-ass heroine, with the knowledge, and abilities to grow and develop. I LOVE Kate as a heroine. We are also introduced to the different creatures and factions in Atlanta. It’s a very intricate world with everyone having their own codes, rules, etc. The shapeshifters and vampires in this world are very different from what we are used to reading about. I really enjoy the change in the status que. I would have given this 5 stars, but I remember the first time I read this I had trouble with the world and plot a little. Their is a lot going on. The author has to develop/explain the world, characters, and the plot. The Andrews team does a fantastic job with this as well as developing the characters that will be featured in the series. 

My favorite scene is when Kate meets the Best Lord (Curran)… “Here, Kitty Kitty” ^_^

A fantastic read! If you enjoy Urban Fantasy, then this is a must read. The Andrews team have created a fabulous world that is new and unique.

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I’m a 35 outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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2 comments on “Review: Magic Bites (Kate Daniels #1) by Ilona Andrews

  1. I had trouble when I read this one too. I enjoyed it but def wasn’t my favorite of the series at the time. I do wonder now going in if I’d love it. I’m guessing so since I’m totally smitten with all of them 😀 Glad you enjoyed it the 2nd go round 🙂
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    • Ya, it’s my least favorite in the series. I think it has to do with the plot and that Kate is such a loner at this point in her life. I did have a great time re-reading this novel and it was better the 2nd time around, but still not my fav. Thank’s for stoping in. It’s always a pleasure to hear from you!