Ilona Andrews: Magic Rises



The nding of this book in one gif but maybe my perception is colored by the COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY DEATH OF MY FAVORITE CHARACTERrude gesture 35Kate Daniels was Little Book of Impressionists exactly what I needed to get through my reading slump It helped me 1 year ago when I binged read the first 5 volumes in the series and I have the feeling it helped now as well I needed fast pacedngaging adventure to absorb me completely and compel me to open the kindle whenever I got the chance Kate is my favorite UF heroine smart witty kick ass and funny I Tickle Torture enjoyed that the setting in this volume shifts to Europexactly to Georgia a country I do not know too much I always appreciate about the Andrews team that they introduce the reader to different mythologies in ach book and I am never bored by the world building or the characters old or new Although I had so much fun reading Magic Rises I gave it only 35 stars because I spotted uite a few plot inconsistencies and the love drama between Kate and Curran did not work for me If you like urban Fantasy do yourself a favor and read this series Is it too arly to post this Probably But it was so damn good Here is the reviewIlona Andrews is the gold standard for urban fantasy This book made me laugh and it made me ache It kept me glued to the page And after six installments Kate Daniels is RSVP... Baby every bit asngaging as The Moment ever maybeven soYou get to a point in almost The Cypress Tree every series where the gang takes a road trip and this is that book All of the core characters are there Kate Curran Derek Andrea Rafael andven Saiman So I didn t feel like we were leaving much behind The basic conflict pits Kate and the gang against other shapeshifting factions and a surprise Big Bad but for me this book is of an The Kings Spy (Thomas Hill, examination of the ties Kate has to her own Pack and whether they ll stand against thexternal pressureBasically there are some European Packs who have access to a special blend of herbs that can stop a shifter from going loup But they will only give it to Curran if he can protect a pregnant wolf princess long Doctor Illuminatus enough for her to deliver her babies He knows it s some kind of trap but the reward is too great to pass up so he loads up most of his best people and sets sail for the Black SeaIn thever The Real Witches Kitchen expanding Kate verse I was worried that all of the new characters would be overwhelming or confusing They weren t I thought the plot was constructed very well and though there were twists turns and surprises I never found it cumbersome The dialogue is snappy and funny And ultimately the story advances the overall series arc uite wellI say all this but when you finish reading the book the only thing you ll be thinking about will bemotional roller coaster we go through with Kate and CurranI m always a bit wary of long running series with a single love interest I worry that they ll get boring they ll lose their spark and I ll stop caring That is most definitely not the case here We ve got Trouble with a capital T And the thing is despite The Preachers Kid everything these two have gone through to get together the conflict is very real It was hard to read at times because I have grown to love Kate and it hurts to see her hurt I m not going to tell you what happens or how it allnds up but I will say that I was riveted and by the time it was all said and done O Testamento emotionally spentPlus there was a view spoilerpretty significant death that I didn t see coming hide spoiler 35 starsFirst of all it s still amazing to me how the Andrews can reduce you to tears over peripheral characters with just a few sentencesOne minute you re fine then the next you re Well that sucks and then your face gets warm youryes get hot and before you Gangbang Slut even know what s happened you re blubberingYES BlubberingWhy are you blubberingBc a mother gets down on the floor to sing her child who will than likely have to be killed bc she s gone rabid a lullaby barely able to choke out the words Through plexiglasssobsBut than simply messing with your FEELS bc they can this situation clearly illustrates Curran and Kate s willingness to sail to Europe as neutral third parties and play bodyguardarbitrate a situation that has three separate packs ready to come to blows despite being fully aware that they are walking into a trap bc the payment for doing so is a year supply of panacea an herbal mixture that greatly decreases the chance of loupism in shiftersspecially during birth and in adolescenceIn short a worthy causeBut for the first time I had a couple of issues with a KATE DANIELS book1 One of my biggest RAGE buttons when I m reading is anything that involves cheating the appearance of cheating One Con Glory ex lovers wivestc showing up and trying to get back what they didn t appreciate when it was theirs and pretty young things trying to steal your mangrinds teethI m really angry at myself for not reviewing this properly the first time I read it bc as hesitant as I was to put myself through the reading of MAGIC RISES a second time all of my anxiety was for nothing I already knew what was going on so I wasn t able to recapture the absolute misery I went through on the first pass and am therefore unable to adeuately describe it for you But I m still determined to tryIt Was A W F U L I was in the depths of despair bc damn the Andrews they made you walk with Kate through her steadfast belief in Curran s love and loyalty through the steady decline to fear and doubt all the way to the Defying Shadows (Rising Shadows end that was heartbreak disbelief fury and a bitter numbnessIt was physically painful to read this book which brings me to my second issue2 I m not sure how I feel about Kate and Curran being so perfect forach other based on their sameness which makes them capable of understanding the horrible things they put ach other through I m not convinced that s a healthy relationship3 Lastly and I can t decide if it s this or the RAGE button that I have the biggest problem with but there were too many weird creatures I m fine with the creatures that were ultimately the Big Bad in this installment xcluding Hugh of course and I Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, even thought Doolittle s walkthrough that first insinuated the statues were an allegory was really cool The astanay was awesome Loved that guy The monsterel was fine too But weredolphinsI get that there s mythology to support their A Fairly Honourable Defeat existence but it s just so cornball It pushed me over the hey that s a really cool mythical creature line and into the realm of that s just sillyBUT my least favorite KATE DANIELS book is still way better than most of the other Urban Fantasy available This was still a good book I just hate that it was necessary for Curran to do what he did and I m not sure I ll be able to love Kate and Curran the same way as a couple after this And I don t want to taco bout itMy other reviews for this series A uestionable Client Kate Daniels 05 Magic Bites Kate Daniels 1 Magic Burns Kate Daniels 2 Magic Strikes Kate Daniels 3 Magic Mourns Kate Daniels 35 Magic Bleeds Kate Daniels 4 Magic Dreams Kate Daniels 45 Magic Slays Kate Daniels 5 Magic Tests Kate Daniels 53 Magic Gifts Kate Daniels 54 Gunmetal Magic Kate Daniels 55 Retribution Clause Kate Daniels 56 An Ill Advised Rescue Kate Daniels 58 Magic Steals Kate Daniels 65 Magic Breaks Kate Daniels 7 Magic Shifts Kate Daniels 8 Magic Stars Kate Daniels 85 Grey Wolf 1 Magic Binds Kate Daniels 9 Iron and Magic Kate Daniels 95 Magic Triumphs Kate Daniels 10 Curran POV Collection This review can now be found on Rosaline s Rolls ScrollsWhat The FuckThis was one of my favorite series How the hell did they manage to fuck it up so much I am raging This drama shit was too close to home for me and I will tell you why but first I gotta rageThere are so many things wrong with this book I have to say I still love Kate She s badass and cool But fuck Curran Loving Curran has turned Kate soft and mushy and at times I miss her occasional self serving attitudeOkay so this series was going in the right direction There was action a kickass heroine hotness lovable side characters looking at my boys Barabas and Derek and super cool mythological creatures to destroy The world building is designed in a such a way that you could pull anything out of your ass and it would work There arendless possibilities for ndless books in this world Then why oh why dear authors did you have to go and dump a heavy amount of DRAMA into my favorite seriesUsually in romantic literature lovers don t really and officially get together until the nd of the book or series But Curran and Kate did So probably in order to introduce some challenges to that front our dear authors decided to cook up some drama so that God forbid we don t get tired of happinessHere s my uestion though WHY isn t it okay for a couple to maintain a strong and comfortable relationship without third party drama Maybe they could have some differences they could overcome or Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue explore about how to improve their relationship Maybe those could be some challenges to keep things going I would happily read that What I don t stand for though is unnecessary dumb pretty women who come in between a couple and try to ruin them and for this to go on for than 60 percent of the book And for dumbness heroes whoncourage this You re supposed to be better than the average male dude That s why I m reading about youNow I know that there was some half assed The Man Without a Face explanation to this and Curran s behavior was supposed to be justified But no I ve been in a relationship where the guy was a dick and made me miserable and then came to me and apologized and begged me not to leave him Thatntire scene was a punch to my gut Kate can t leave him because he s her happiness and that is supposed to be romantic and we re supposed feel all warm and fuzzy and bask in this happy couple s love But nobody is your happiness but yourself and this type of relationship Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give...) ends shitty and you will feel like shit and it s all just a big stinky pile of shitThe ugly truth here that I can t ignore which makes me so mad because I really want to is that Curran is a little shit who doesn t trust his womannough to tell her the truth and Kate doesn t trust Curran all that much and in their own words they are too screwed up for anyone Gone (Gone, else to love and that is not a reason to be together The only reason they re going to work is because the authors say so otherwise this whole ship is doomedIn short the authors managed to fuck up thisntire relationship for me in a single book and I don t know where we re gonna go from here The only way I can move forward with this series is to pretend that this shit never happenedTo be honest a sma. Atlanta is a city plagued by magical problems Kate Daniels will fight to solve them no matter the cost Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate Curran the Beast Lord are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis Unable to control their beasts many of the Pack’s shapeshifting children fail to survive.

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SUMMARY Magic Rises

Ll part of me ships Kate with Hugh But hear me out If Hugh was not trying to kill us and was instead written as a misunderstood hotty who did not have a choice but to be this way and went out of his way to woo us than half of you would be on that ship with me Angst works And we ve all shipped worseThough the lack of angst and drama is the thing that attracts me to Hugh He s just for lack of a better word hotAnyways moving on from the drama and the doomed love affairs the rest of the book was just meh for me There could ve been so much oomph to rock our lives but noooooo the plot was all over the place and the mystery was boring I ve run out of fuel and don t feel like continuing this review So good luck with this bookview spoiler Also yes a character dies and it was unnecessary Fuck this man hide spoiler Far far away somewhere in Europe two of the biggest European Packs are in turmoil A wolf princess Desandra is pregnant with twins by both packs One baby is from Volkodavi from Ukraine and one baby from Belve Ravennati from Italy Apparently this is something that can happen in shifters A female can be pregnant by two males and get twins The result is two families arguing about their rights over her children Moreover Desandra s cruel father is waiting to see which baby will be born first and to give him as a heritage a profitable mountain pass at the Carpathian MountainsCurran and Kate are brought into this mess in order to protect Desandra and to be the incorruptible judge They will gain the greatest award if they manage to do their duty and not be murdered in the process Panacea a substance needed desperately since this mix of herbs reduces loupism at birth Curran Kate and their team will have a great adventure across the ocean and the Mediterranean Sea where they battle mythical creatures storms and boredom The action will move to EuropeUnfortunately the whole trip seems to be a well orchestrated trap Not for Curran but for Kate who meets again with old Threads Of The Shroud enemiesI neverxpected to say that but I really disliked Curran in this book A beautiful shifter daughter of the ruler from Alaska Pack is basically offered to his feet the moment he steps his foot on the land Kate is constantly verbally attacked by all the shifters who doubt her abilities and her suitability to be Curran s consort And Curran does not really do much Just accepts All Seated on the Ground everything until they finish their assignment and go homeDid he tell her Don t worry baby I know what I am doing I have a plan NO HE DIDN T Did he tell her Don t pay attention to what they say or to what I am doing we are still good NO HE DIDN TDid he tell her I love you You are the only one Please trust me NO HE DIDN TOn the contrary he starts avoiding her notxplaining anything and behaving in a way mated shifters are not supposed to behave As a result he is confusing Kate and he is a jerk for most of the bookGod I seriously wanted to slap Curranand then backslap himand then kick him where it hurts the mostAnd Kate is just not herself When she fights in perfect unison with one of her worst Untitled. enemies knowing that his back would be there to brace her there is something wrong with the whole picture Especially when her apparently smittennemy stakes his claim and starts provoking Curran No marriage no division of property and no strings attached Well played Lennart Well played In the Wiring end of the book we are saying our heartbreaking goodbyes to one of our favorite characters of the series while new important characters are introduced to the packI cannot find words to describe how much Injoyed this book It is the best book of the series so farGreat hand to hand combats sword fighting new mythical creatures and the realization that Roland is not the oldest player around The Adventures Of A Brave Little Kitty Buddy Rerererereread TAOABLKBR with the IA Addicts And the moral of this particular rererererereread is Desandra and her touching Against All Odds enthusiasm for velvety plums never gets old dat Barabas the devious paranoid and obsessive Heavenly Shower provider Christopher he sees dead doggies Astamur the um mountain chef A hobbit wannabe Atsany a grim yet hug worthyxecutioner Lord Bloody Shrimping Megobari a badass Consort who reuests to be pinched scaly bastards lectures and poisoned cookies punching happy days in the face scary as fish heartwarming bouda smiles home runs Beast Lord style A very private very personal message to Hugh I ve read Iron and Magic Jingling Daddys Bells BDSM Menage ergo you fool me no longer HaPS A hot body and flirting will only get you so far Just so you knowPPS Please do punch the pack princess Twice or thrice At least Thank thee kindly and stuff Until next time and stuffMarch 2018 The Grand IAA KD Buddy Rerererereread Extravaganza GIAAKDBRE aka the yellow brick road to Magic Triumphs Presenting Episode 6 or How Kate Daniels Learned That It s Fishing Hard To Resist The Fishing Urge To Fishing Punch The Fishing Pack Princess And the moralssssss of this particular rererereread are I never wrote a proper crappy non review for this book Yeah yeah yeah I know shame on me and all that crap Anyway what does this tell you That I am as lazily uninspired as a Tibetan crayfish monk high on butter tea you say Ha Ha Ha You re so funny sometimes you crack my little self up Let s try this again shall we So what does this tell you That this is the best bloody shrimping book in this whole bloody shrimping series that s what And the confused people who don t like this instalment because spoiler spoiler spoilerither 1read it The DOS erroneously wrong or and 2have Despicable Book Taste DBT My dear Edgar always so supportive He really is the best cuddly petver I will never of tire of listening to Desandra s lectures about um plums Epic fights are pic Yes they are I want to go live on the mountain with Astamur and Atsany Because hahaha and because Aarh and because second breakfast And also becomes sometimes someone hikes up the mountain and throws tantrums and plays with rocks and stuff Mutant kangaroo goats the best alternative to caffeine barnacles There seems to be a worldwide conspiracy to make puny humans think dolphins are cute friendly outgoing creatures This is all bullshit FishShit FS Yes it is Trust me on that one I have centuries of xperience as a Ruthless Overlord of All Things Subauatic on this Planet ROaATSotP I KNOW about these things Damn who let the kids out again Fleet Admiral DaShrimp what the fish am I paying you for Can t you see I m kinda sorta busy here Get the troops off my nefarious back this minuteThe Momentary End I shall return Yes this is a threat You are uite welcome A very private personal message to my Dearest Dearest Lorelei DDL YOU DEAD YETJuly 2016 KD is the Cure to All of Life s Problems Buddy Read KDitCtAoLPBR with my dear wife Ange and the poor IAA souls who have fallen into our deathly KD Surprise Reread Trap KSRT Previous rating 12 stars New rating no longer counting It s useless And the moral of this particular rererereread is damn I LOVE this book I actually think I LOVE it than I do Magic Strikes That s right I love this than I do the Midnight Games And flying palaces And the Scarlet Star AND HOT TUBS Oh boy And the other moral of this particular rererereread is Your Smug Fussiness you might be a complete ass but I still love you Sometimes When I don t feel like chopping you into tiny little pieces that is And the other other other moral of this particular rererereread is please someone anyone punchslapstabtorturekillwhatever the Fucking Pack Princess FPP Don t let me get to her first It wouldn t be prettyThe End Until next timePS Desandra you slightly unhinged nutcase I love your bedtime stories about plums So Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism educational and stuff Previous rerereread July 2015 Previous rating 5 stars New rating 12 Hell yeah Get on boat Say hi to the dolphins pirates Get off boat Crappy yet hopefully musical review to come July 2016 still waiting for this review Me too Can t wait for someone to write it Because I have no freaking clue what the whole musical thing was supposed to be about Alzheimer s is me Book 1 Magic Bites Book 2 Magic Burns Book 3 Magic Strikes Book 4 Magic Bleeds Book 5 Magic Slays Book 7 Magic Breaks Book 8 Magic Shifts Book 9 Magic Binds Book 10 Magic Triumphs August 2016 re read God I love this book The tension in it is deliciousven Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils excepting the thing that I hate Because there are plenty of things that I love And Kate is amazing as alwaysOctober 2015 re read I loved this book just as much as the first time I read it And though I said in my original review to read it without any spoilers I would amend that now Just this one Curran is an ass And themotional turmoil that Kate gets put through in this book is devastating She s kicked when she s down than once and at different points in the book I wanted to kill so many people for making her hurt so badly I understand Payment Due especially on a re read though I guessed the first time through why it was happening but it 25 stars SpoilersNot impressed I ve never given an Ilona Andrews book less than 3 stars before but there was just too much WTFery in Magic Rises to rate it any higher I loved all thearlier Kate Daniels books they had the right balance of plot action romance and humour Sadly Magic Rises was a complete messRandom thoughts What s what Pack kids go loup need medicine loads of melodrama KateCurran offered medicine and in Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, exchange must protect pregnant shifter Desendra Kate and gang travel to Europe for the job the gang wary of trap loads of posturing from foreign packs Curran acts like fucker mystery monsters Kate acts like doormat Thend I hated all the focus on pack and pack politics I m sick of all their rubbish the series feels about the pack than about Kate I miss Kate going on her solo adventures I m tired of her being tied to the pack and Curran I was annoyed that Kate was the one who seemed to be handling all the pack bullshit instead of Curran She was the one organising the security detail for the pregnant shifter she was the one investigating the mystery monsters and she was the one holding the group together Curran left it all to Kate whilst he spent all his time flirting and getting his Pirate of the Pacific (Doc Savage, ego stroked by a hot young wolf princess Lorelei I didn t buy his sillyxcuses for hanging out with Lorelei he did it because he wanted to not because of Kate I used to love Curran but after reading Magic Rises I no longer like him He did way too many unforgivable things the way he treated Kate was awful It made no sense whatsoever that Curran didn t tell Kate that someone wanted To adulthood While there is a medicine that can help the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs and there’s little available in Atlanta Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be ven painful The European shapeshif.

Er dead he knew before they ven got off the boat but he still kept it from her She was going to dangerous foreign territory and he didn t think Kate ought to know that someone was out to get her WTF Her life was in Turbulence even danger than she thought how would keeping her in the dark help in any way How dare Curran risk Kate s life further by not warning her of another threat Did Curran have that little trust and faith in her He didn tven have all the information on who hired the pirates to kill Kate until Saiman further uestion the pirate so why not tell her straight away His whole Tropical Bioproductivity excuse at thend didn t add up As soon as Curran saw Lorelei he was all over her and that was BEFORE he Elizabeth Ann Seton even realised her involvement in Kate s assassination attempt Curran only bribed Lorelei s uncle after he found out from Saiman that the money the pirate had was from Lorelei s country So why was he all over her from the get go unless he genuinely wanted herCurran s flirting with Lorelai was too much actually he was basically mating with her what with giving her food letting her kill the animals he hunted letting her sit next to him standing naked next to her going on romantic walks with her talking about his relationship to Kate with her and bitching about Kate Ugh I have no doubt that Currannjoyed his time with her he was probably buttering up Lorelai in case anything happened to Kate that way he d have a back up The dick Hugh was right when he said that Curran wanted to have sex with Lorelei and that Curran must have thought about it I don t know why Kate ignored Hugh s opinion he was spot on about Curran Not only did Curran cheat on Kate yea he did cheat on her in shifter terms he humiliated her in front of EVERYONE and then he lied about it repeatedly I was irritated that Kate just believed Curran s lies Why didn t she ask Curran that if he really didn t want Lorelei why the fuck was he spending so much time with her Why didn t she uestion him further The reason for Curran s behaviour towards Lorelei was BULLSHIT He thought getting touchy feely with Lorelai would stop the assassination attempt but there was no guarantee of that If the fuckers were willing to kill Kate in the first place so that Lorelai could have him then why wouldn t they decide to just finish Kate off straight away That way Curran would be vulnerable Die Postmoderne Konstellation enough for Lorelai to seduce him None of it made sense If he really wanted to keep Kate safe he should have told her and spent as much time with her as he could instead of leaving her all alone thus making itasier for her to be killed If Curran had told Kate his nonsensical plan at the beginning then not only would she have been careful she would have played along She would still have been pissed and jealous at Curran s flirting Folk Tales From the Soviet Union even though she knew it wasn t real it s not like she would been cool with seeing Curran pretending to want another women It would have still hurt her so her responses would have been genuine That s why I didn t buy Curran not telling Kate his plan him saying Kate couldn t lie and that she was worse at lying than a child was ABSOLUTE UTTER BULLSHIT Since when has Kate not being able to liespecially to strangers Curran might see through Kate but that s only because she wants him to Kate could have Ulysses and the Trojan War easily played along and fooled a bunch of strangers Also Kate is actually a great liar she spent her whole fucking life hiding who she was she regularly has to act in front of the pack so they don t see her weaknesses or tiredness she hid hermotions and feelings from Tall, Dark Rich everyone growing up So how the fuck was she a bad liar I very much doubt she would have had any trouble pretending acting and lying Did he know Kate at all Curran sxcuses were pure BULLSHIT He must have just liked lying humiliating and hurting Kate and he must have loved getting cozy and bitching about Kate with Lorelei The FUCKING dick The most unforgivable thing was not letting Kate know there was an The Collector's Encyclopedia of Antique Marbles extra threat Curran knew their weren t at home that they were outnumbered and that they had little control there He knew that Kate could haveasily been isolated and then killed but he still didn t feel the need to warn her so she could be Taught to Obey extra careful And he didn tven tell the rest of the pack that they needed to keep an Learning to Dance in the Rain extra closeye on Kate It wasn t like Curran himself was watching out for her he was too busy sucking up to Lorelai So Kate was left on her own and she was in danger than she knew that just showed how little Curran cared for Kate s safety Kate was decent Rebel (The Change, enough until she turned into a doormat and forgave all Curran s bullshit after one conversation I didn txpect her to dump him but she should have at least taken a step back Curran s non stop lies and full on flirting with another woman showed that their relationship wasn t right Their whole conversation at the Man of Her Dreams (The Enforcers, end was ridiculous Kate said they weren t okay and that she wasn t sure what to do and then her next sentence was literally thatverything was cool between them WTF Oh and then Curran told her he would act the same way if he had to do it all again Really So he basically told Kate he still didn t trust her or have faith in her and Kate was okay with that When did she turn into such an idiotI really hated how Kate tried to justify Curran s reasoning by saying she would have done the same thing There s NO WAY she would have lied flirted with another man and humiliated Curran like that I hate when the hero and heroine have huge problems in their relationship and the heroine glosses them over by saying she would have done the same thing when it s so obvious she wouldn t have By the The Plant Paradox end of Kate and Curran s conversation they didn t sort anything out Curran made dumbxcuses and then Kate made Little Sister (Sweet Dreams, even dumbxcuses for him Their relationship was a mess The thing that really pissed me off was that if the situation was reversed Curran would not have forgiven Kate straight away he would have acted like a dick towards her and held a grudge for ages And Kate would have had to apologise over and over again and then she would have had to make it up to him and prove herself Then she d have to make several grand declarations then maybe just maybe he would have deigned to take her back But it wouldn t Namen-Und Sach-Register Zum Jahresbericht �ber Die Fortschritte in Der Lehre Von Den Pathogenen Mikroorganismen Umfassend Bacterien, Pilze Und Protozo�n end there because he still wouldn t trust her completely and she d forever have to work for his trust or some bullshit Ugh Kate s attitude towards Desendra pissed me off She was really judgmental and unsympathetic towards herspecially at the beginning Did Kate not realise that Desendra was pregnant with twins Had a dad who wanted her dead Had two N.76 le Mystere de Job et les preuves Initiatiques ex s that had their own agendas And had no one that genuinely loved and cared for her With Desendra s history it was no surprise she behaved the way she did Kate was a total cow with her judgy attitude I did like that Kateventually managed to get some perspective and stopped looking down at Desendra so much I loved all the scenes with Hugh D Ambry He was the best thing about the book he definitely had some chemistry with Kate I was actually wishing Kate would dump Curran and instead have a fling with Hugh The secondary characters were all good I loved Aunt B Doolittle Derek George Barbaras I still hated Mahon his whole acceptance of Kate was a case of too little too late Aunt B s death was sad I would have preferred if Mahon had died I was disappointed that there was no Dali at all I was looking forward to a little interaction between her and JimDesendra s character was great I felt sorry for her not only having a bastard dad but also two uncaring cowardly greedy husbands I was so glad she killed her dad but I was left confused as to who inherited his territoryThe Christopher thing at the Red Skies at Night (Anchors Away end was cheesy Hugh must have known that Christopher knew how to make panacea there s no way Hugh would have let Christopher go he would have at least tried to kill him There were too many info dumps about the mystery flying monsters It was really boring reading Kate s speculation about what they were and their origins and whatnot I was annoyed at Kate s constant crying Okay she cried twice but it was still annoying All the sudden marriage talk irritated me Kate and Curran were fine before and the whole let s get married felt less a natural step in the next stage of their relationship and a thing they forced because other people kept bringing it upAll in all I was disappointed The story wasn t my cup of tea because there was too much pack nonsense Kate was a pushover and Curran was a dick I don t think he s as bad as Reyes from the Charley Davidson series or Owen from the Elemental Assassin series but he s definitely well and truly ruined for me 25 starsOkay beforeveryone freaks out let me The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 explain something here My modus operandi for reading books I m really looking forward to is to go into them blind I don t read reviews I ignore status updates from friends and sometimes I don tven read the book blurb So that s what I did going into this I ignored Fresh faith everyone andverything Don t do that You need to prepare yourself There s a lot of fucking drama in this book For me too much drama I spent over two hundred pages feeling like thisI already have rage issues as some of you know so you can understand how it could beupsetting to be that mad for nearly two thirds of a book One of the reasons I love this series so much is because it s stayed away from the kind of relationship based angst that leads to my Operation (Operation: Midnight, epic bitch fits I can get that crap anywhere and pretty muchverywhere The New Left the Origins of the Cold War else and so these books had become a sort of safe harbor for me Not so much with this oneAside from the drama llamas I had other issues but I won t go into them until the book has been out for a few weeks as I don t want to spoil anything I will say this there were plot inconsistencies there were actions and behaviors that were so out of character that they were hard for me to swallow and in thend The Right Hook of Devin Velma everything was too uickly and neatly tied up with a bow Deusx machina people I m not sure if it was all the rage I d La Fleur du Mal endured or my annoyance at the way things seemed to resolve themselves but by the admittedlypic climax I wasn t as motionally invested as I should have been There s a scene I m pretty sure I should have cried at but I didn t because by that point I was almostindifferentI still love Ilona Andrews This is still one of my favorite series of all time I have infinite faith in them to continue to deliver but for the reasons I listed above this book is just not one of my favorites Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinteres. Ters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute and they’ll pay him in medicine With the young people’s survival and the Pack’s future at stake Kate and Curran know they must accept the offer but they have little doubt that they’re heading straight into a tr.

Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband and wife writing team Ilona is a native born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the US Army Contrary to popular belief Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him They met in college in English Composition 101 where Ilona got a better grade