#EarlyBookReview : Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, #9)

Source: Net Galley
Format: ePub
Series: Kate Daniels #9
Author: Ilona Andrews
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Heat: Lower on the heat scale
Available: Amazon | +Goodreads

My Review

Let me just start by saying that the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews is one of my favorite if not most favorite Urban Fantasy series. I don't think the husband and wife writing duo has ever written anything that I haven't enjoyed. When you pick up one of their novels you know you are going to get a quality, smart, engaging novel. So to say that readers of Ilona Andrews have high expectations anytime they put something out is an understatement. Magic Binds continues to deliver in true Ilona Andrews fashion.

So in this novel Kate has claimed the city and is still working out all that means. In this book she learns a lot about this particular subject. She finds a teacher/ally in the most likely of places. It is very important that Kate learns as much as she can in a short of a period as she can as she has two very unacceptable scenarios/visions looming over her head. Her future looks bleak and needs to do something drastic to change her future.

I’d say in the past books most of the battles have been physical. Kate whacking away with her sword or blowing things up. Curran right beside her ripping enemies limb for limb. In this book it's more of an internal struggle. Kate is changing and not for the better. Her power is growing exponentially after the claiming and that power is greedy. She struggles to maintain who she is all while trying to figure out a way to avoid her near future, all while planning a wedding.. Or not planning as it were. (I have to say I quite enjoy their choice of officator for their nuptials.. He made the planning quite entertaining). Kate also has to learn how to let go of some of the reins when it comes to Julie. It’s a lot of emotion with some action thrown in. We do get an epic battle at the end so worry not my friends even tho it’s not as action packed as some of the previous books there is still action to be had. :)

*ARC copy was provided through NetGalley for an honest review. No other compensation was provided.


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  1. I cannot wait to read this book!!!

  2. I really need to start this series ;)

  3. There's a wedding?! That's awesome!

    I'm only on book 2 so I have a LOT of catching up to do.

  4. One of my favorite series. I loved this latest book with all the family troubles for Kate. :)

    Nice review, Mandy!