Book Review-Magic Rises

Book Review-Magic RisesMagic Rises by Ilona Andrews
Also in this series: Night Shift, Magic Breaks, Magic Shifts, Magic Binds, Magic Triumphs
Series: Kate Daniels #6
Published by Ace Berkley Penguin on July 30th 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy Romance, Fantasy, Shape Shifting
Pages: 327
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 1937007588
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Mercenary Kate Daniels narrates a surprising trip with her bite-me humor. The pack of her mate Curran, werelion Beast Lord, need rare medicine from Europe to save children who die from stuck shapeshifting. Europe offers them barrels of the drug if they guard a spoiled princess. Knowing the invite is a trap, of course they sail right in.

My Review

This is the best book in the series I have read so far….I mean wow this couple team of writers know how to pack a punch and get my emotions all involved into the mix. This is where Kate and Curran and the bonds that hold them together, is tested in the worst of ways. With the mix of deceit, danger, and trials, Curran and Kate have to make tough decisions. As we see it from Kate’s POV, we see that their latest excursion to Europe to acquire some important medicine that can save the packs children, could cost them their own lives. They are to protect a pregnant shifter, but everyone is looking to destroy them in the process because of political power. They bring their team with them….Dr. Doolittle, Aunt B, Derek, Andrea, Raphael, and a few others and of course the ever deceiving Saiman. We see torment and grief….passion and betrayal and my heart broke with each chapter. We see danger and intensity of action and suspense that draws you completely into the story. We also see heartbreak. Curran and Kate are tested, in ways that broke my heart and I ached for them most especially once you get to the end and you realize how much they each individually are willing to fight for each other and in the end sacrifice for one another. The love they have built for each other is powerful and we the true testament to that in this story. I seriously had to force myself not to break down in tears, because their story melted my heart. And the end there (don’t worry won’t spoil it) but really….I teared up in a good way. Seeing the sacrifices, the battles and have a beautiful conclusion like that….was one of the best endings Illona Andrews could have written!!! I can barely wait to grab up the next book. What we have here is a heart wrenching story that is essential to Curran and Kate….vibrant, thrilling and highly engaging and a story you don’t want to miss out. UTTERLY MIND BLOWING!!

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About Ilona Andrews

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 U.S. 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. (Gordon is still sore about that.)

Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Oregon with their two children, three dogs and a cat. They have co-authored two series, the bestselling urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge.