Magic Shifts

Magic Shifts In the latest Kate Daniels novel from New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews magic is coming and going in waves in post Shift Atlanta and each crest leaves danger in its wake After breakin

  • Title: Magic Shifts
  • Author: Ilona Andrews
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  • Page: 327
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In the latest Kate Daniels novel from 1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews, magic is coming and going in waves in post Shift Atlanta and each crest leaves danger in its wake After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are adjusting to a very different pace While they re thrilled to escape all tIn the latest Kate Daniels novel from 1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews, magic is coming and going in waves in post Shift Atlanta and each crest leaves danger in its wake After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are adjusting to a very different pace While they re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Curran misses the constant challenges of leading the shapeshifters.So when the Pack offers him its stake in the Mercenary Guild, Curran seizes the opportunity too bad the Guild wants nothing to do with him and Kate Luckily, as a veteran merc, Kate can take over any of the Guild s unfinished jobs in order to bring in money and build their reputation But what Kate and Curran don t realize is that the odd jobs they ve been working are all connected.An ancient enemy has arisen, and Kate and Curran are the only ones who can stop it before it takes their city apart piece by piece

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    1. 4.5 starsMy love for Ilona Andrews is not something I attempt to keep hidden. I can in fact be rather obnoxious about it. #sorrynotsorryTheir books are typically so far ahead of their peers, so much better in all the major areas--character development, world-building, interesting and original plot lines--AND they're hilarious to boot. I feel like this warrants a certain level of fangirling.That being said, I was disappointed by one of their books for the first time when Kate #7 came out last yea [...]

    2. 4 I Can't Believe It's Less Than 5 StarsBut not the right kind of shock. I'm shocked I can't bring myself to give this book a 5 star rating but it just felt like a step back for me, it was on the same level as the first two books, which were good of course but they hadn't reached the series' potential yet. The last two books, relationship issues and slight incosistencies in characters aside, were pretty epic in the revelations and bad guys department. They kept my attention 100% of the way. This [...]

    3. ❣ KD is the Cure to All of Life's Problems Buddy Read (KDitCtAoLPBR™) with my dear wife Ange, and the poor souls who have fallen into our deathly KD Surprise Reread Trap (KSRT™) ❣➽ Last reread: August, 2016.✎ Previous rating: 14 stars✎ New rating: I will not be rating this series anymore. If I do, might implode. You're welcome.Forgive me, Ilona Andrews Gods, for I have only read this book three times.I know, I know, this is definitely NOT proper behaviour for the IA fangirl enthus [...]

    4. Update 28/04/2015Asdfghjkl.I loved this book to pieces.It's my precious.It has that old, Kate-merc vibe from first four books and I didn't even know how much I would enjoy Kate NOT being Beast Lady. It leaves her place to be focused on more important things.LOTS of Curran being awesome and growly; lots of Kate and Curran being awesome together. Their unwavering relationship is one of the strongest points of this book. Andrews' trademark humor - these characters are all so sassy, I giggled more t [...]

    5. The Kate Daniels series was originally plotted to end at book seven, culminating with the classic father confrontation ("I am your father"). While Magic Breaks had a satisfying ending, there was material that felt like it was catering to new readers (in response to a hardcover edition) as well as providing Easter eggs for fans, such as 'guest appearances' by former characters, making it a less than stellar read. Apprehensive of the next, I delayed ordering.Silly rabbit.Magic Shifts hits its firs [...]

    6. I'm not sure I'm even capable of giving a Kate Daniels book less than 5 stars anymore, so take my opinion of this book with a grain of salt. Some of my friends were disappointed with this one because it was maybe a transition sort of book. You know, what with Kate & Curran having left the Pack in the last book. So, yeah, this book is sorta setting up how they're going to live, what they're going to do, etc Didn't matter. I could Kate Daniels' grocery list, and probably fangirl over it.To me, [...]

    7. 4.75 Let’s play who can be a better killer StarsReading with my fellow Kate Daniels is da Bomb fan club at Ilona Andrews Addicts (IAA)If you have read my profile then you know that my 2 favorite authors are Brandon Sanderson (BS) and Ilona Andrews (IA). I fangirl over them any chance I get so I might not be impartial in my reviews of their books, and I probably add way too many status updates while reading them….I can’t help it. I didn’t fall into the camp of those who didn’t love the [...]

    8. Nothing compares to the charm, wit, action, and emotion of the Kate Daniels series. Nothing. Simply put, if you aren't reading these books, you are missing the very best that Urban Fantasy has to offer. I think I say this every time I sit down to review a new installment, but it bears repeating.The last story was epic and left us in a very different place. Kate and Curran have left the Pack. She has claimed Atlanta and her father has gone from a distant idea of Something Scary to a flesh and blo [...]

    9. Review also found at: theparanormalpaladin.wordpres Ok, unpopular opinion time. I know it's blasphemy and all, but this book was just okay to me. I found it a struggle to get through.A couple months have passed since the last book. Kate and Curran are going through the final process of full separation from the Pack. They now live in a suburban neighborhood with Julie and we see a lot of domesticity in the beginning. I don't know why, but this is a trope in urban fantasy that really annoys me. Ho [...]

    10. Roland has arrived in AtlantaSo, all the major characters are repositioning in this book. The king is here and he has just adjusted all his subjects to his liking:1. He made his daughter claim the city. Now there are invisible boarders around Atlanta and Kate feels responsible for every living soul inside these borders. Not that she did not feel responsible before…but now the pressure is really on.But pretending that the claiming hadn’t happened had done me no favors.2. He blackmailed his fu [...]

    11. The image above shows now extinct North American gray lion. According to , the guy was about 25% bigger than the modern African King of the Jungle. This was the largest species of cats ever. People familiar with the series already know how the lion above relates to it. One of the main characters - Curran - happens to be a shapeshifter whose beast form is that guy. I hope I made a convincing case explaining why another main character - Kate Daniels - called Curran a one-man army at one point. So [...]

    12. After the pivotal 7th installment, I spent about 0.236 seconds worrying about this book and wondering whether the series would successfully find a new direction. It didn’t take me long to remember who I was dealing with – Ilona and Gordon have never failed me before, and they keep proving themselves over and over again. No downturns for Kate, and certainly none for this fabulous husband-and-wife writing team.Magic Shifts opens up a new chapter for Kate and Curran. It’s a different one, but [...]

    13. Can I still call myself a hard-core Kate Daniels fan if I give this book 3.5 stars? (Please say yes.)Do you have any idea how much I love this series? Do you?! Wanna know how many times I've re-read these books over the last 7 years? A-FUCKING-LOT. (Yes, that's a real number.) I know entire sections of the first five books by heart. Much like the way my husband can say the lines of the entire Billy Madison movie along with the characters (which is irritating as hell btw, I don't recommend you ev [...]

    14. Buddy read with Kate Cult aka Eilonwy, Evgeny, Asya(re-read), Monty Cupcake and Sarah(re-read) and Jaime(re-read)Well, this book has one hell of a baddie! Very, very creative, but I expect nothing less from the Andrews. Kudos!On the whole, the book does feel part-filler but it's a very entertaining and enjoyable part-filler. As always, action-packed, witty and heartbreaking at moments(oh, this particular moment)!One of the things I enjoyed the most is Kate and Curran being together throughout al [...]

    15. She's baa-ack!! Yes! The baddest badass chick ever is back to kicking crazy magical ass and being her usual snarky self. Plus, we get the bonus of Kate and Curran no longer being in the Pack, because Pack politics were getting a little monotonous. AND, as an added bonus, Roland, Kate's psychopathic father-dearest makes a couple of epic and hilarious entrances. Why not have dinner at Applebee's with an ancient powerful god? or maybe some shwarma?So, in this book, Kate and Curran are living in the [...]

    16. SpoilersDidn't like this one much, I was bored for the most part. It's definitely my least favourite installment so far, I thought it couldn't get much worse than book 6 but at least that one kept me somewhat engaged, this one I had to force myself to read in the hope I'd eventually come across something engrossing. That said, it wasn't all bad - I really liked some of the side characters (Dali, Julie, Roland, Ghastek) and there were a couple of interesting interactions between a few of the char [...]

    17. October 2015 re-read: This holds up as well on a re-read as I expected. The mystery reminds me of earlier Kate Daniels' books. The humor is there, of course. The characters we know and love. And the steady progress on the overall storyline. I'm really interested in seeing how this all comes together.Ilona Andrews is my favorite author. Her books consistently blow me away. Every series, every story. Sitting here, having finished the latest Kate Daniels (by far, my favorite series, period), I wond [...]

    18. Reviewed by: Rabid ReadsGIC SHIFTS is a transition book, there had to be one eventually, right? But, there’s one very important difference between this installment, and the vast majority of other Urban Fantasy bridge novels, it’s NOT FILLER. The story swerves from one plot thread to the next while Kate & Curran adjust to their new lifestyle with their usual sarcastic flair, and on trend, win another battle for team Atlanta. So, more of the same yet also scads of never-before-seen just ab [...]

    19. As I'm listening to these books I keep thinking that surely these should be getting repetitive by now. I mean, book 8? C'mon!But then I tell myself to first, don't call me Shirley and second, it's the Ilona Andrews team. They must have every reference book ever written on mythologies in every creed. I sometimes picture bookshelves with a rolling ladder and Belle sliding past.Anyway, this book finds Kate and company battling an Ifrit. She is still involved in a battle of wills with her father. (E [...]

    20. This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.I loved this book! It amazes me how this series is able to continue to get better and better with each new installment. I don't pre-order a lot of books but this is a book that I ordered several months ago and have been eagerly awaiting the day it would magically appear on my kindle. I was more than a little excited to jump back into the Kate Daniels world and I am happy to report that this book lived up to my expectations. This book is a cha [...]

    21. Where to start, I have written a review on most if not all of the books in this series and I find myself running out of superlatives. The plots are multilayered, interesting and unpredictable. The characters (all of them not just the main couple) are fully developed, no cardboard cutouts and you actually grow to care about all of them. The thing though that makes this such a huge success is that Kate and Curran are deeply in love at all times, add in the best “graveyard” humor ever and you h [...]

    22. To say I was excited about this book would have been an understatement. Like many other UF fans, I'm giddy over the Kate Daniels world with its group of violent but enjoyable characters, weird magic environment, and bigger than bad monsters. I've read every book in the series, with the third (Magic Strikes) remaining my firm favorite until the release last year (Magic Breaks) blew that apart and cemented the seventh in my heart as the absolute best of Kate Daniels. So of course I went into the e [...]

    23. 4.5 blazing stars rounded up coz I'm getting biased! This is just another amazing addition to Kate Daniels's world!Kate Daniels has become one of those series of which I cannot get enough and when I visit again, it's like going into a familiar and cozy place. Meeting with the characters again is just like meeting up with old friends!There was a time where I had to set any trace of my blood on fire, but now it obeyed me. I couldn’t decide if it made me a better fighter or just a worse abominati [...]

    24. If you haven't started this series by now, there's no fixing stupid. And there's only so much praising and exalting that I can do, so I'm just going to hit the highlights here. WARNING: SPOILERS FOR PREVIOUS BOOKS!!!!!Kate and Curran are no longer Beast Lord and Consort. Jim and Dali took over that role, and Kate and Curran have a charming little house in a regular ole neighborhood. Sort of. A fave scene, when Dali comes to visit Kate and Curran:"Consort," I said. "You honor us.""Fuck you," Dali [...]

    25. RATING AOriginally posted at SmexyBooks-smexybooks/2015/08/joint-rJoint reviewed by Mandi and ToriSPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN’T READ BOOK SEVEN!!Book seven left readers shocked when Kate and Curran abdicated their thrones as pack Alphas and Kate was forced to magically claim Atlanta in order to save them all from her father. Now they are trying to get on with their lives in as normal a way as possible for these two. Even with their inability to enter the Keep for 30 days due to the pack laws of sepa [...]

    26. Joint reviewed by Mandi and ToriSPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN’T READ BOOK SEVEN!!Book seven left readers shocked when Kate and Curran abdicated their thrones as pack Alphas and Kate was forced to magically claim Atlanta in order to save them all from her father. Now they are trying to get on with their lives in as normal a way as possible for these two. Even with their inability to enter the Keep for 30 days due to the pack laws of separation, that doesn’t keep the pack from coming to them when thei [...]

    27. Sometimes, when I have a minute for myself, I’m dreaming about a perfect job.Position: Kate’s admirer.Requirements:1. Read KD novels/novelettes/short stories/everything with KD in it.(+, already in progress!)2. Sigh faraway and say: “Oh Kate”, while not reading. (+, yep, my cat thinks that Kate is his (yes, HIS) new name)3. Change your name into Kate Daniels.(-, My name is still Orient, but I’m not perfect :( and I’m working on it)4. Get a sword. (-, I can’t use my grandmother’s [...]

    28. Number 8 in the series and the authors are still keeping it fresh! Pack politics have been becoming a bit too restraining over the last couple of books so what happens but Kate and Curran drop out and go to live in a normal house with Julie. A regular suburban family. Or not! Kate is a magnet for trouble and Curran is always at her back and the result is one of the most action packed books of the whole series. It also includes one of the most serious scenes and one where I reached for the tissue [...]

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