Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels #4) by Ilona Andrews

Released: May 25, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 367
Publisher: Ace
ISBN-13: 978-0-441-01852-9

There are no words for how much I love Ilona Andrews’ work. (Though I’ve tried to describe some of it here, here and here, I don’t think I can adequately describe how much I enjoy her stories).

In Kate Daniels’ fourth outing, the stakes have been raised even higher. Kate’s forced to deal with some of the consequences from her actions in the previous story, and she’s confronted with a new, ancient enemy, who specializes in spreading disease and who has a long history with Kate’s father, Roland. Plus she has to deal with her developing relationship with Curran, which is as far from smooth as you can get. The relationship stakes are actually the highest they’ve ever been, since Kate and Curran hit the point where they’re either going to be something or not.

Magic Bleeds is a game changer. By the end of the novel, some of the plot threads from previous installments are resolved, but there’s still a big build for the next book. It’s a fantastic story and a very satisfying read. Some of my favourite characters are instrumental in Magic Bleeds and it’s great to see them in fine form. (I won’t mention who because the book is still relatively new.) In fact, as always, all of Ilona Andrews‘ characters are well developed and interesting, especially the Big Bad. There are some neat twists with Kate’s foe and the dynamic between the two of them is great once they meet face to face.

I wish we didn’t have to wait a year to find out what comes next, but it’s always worth it.

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