Kate Daniels is worried. A powerful wave of magic known as the flare is going to strike Atlanta and make possible for malevolent deities to walk among the humans, spreading chaos and death, and somehow in the center of the crisis is the street urchin Kate's looking after. And the world's gone mad.
“I needed to find Julie, find her mom, convince a sociopath to donate some blood for the good of mankind, and deal with a tentacled atrocity swaddled in cloth and his rabid mermaids. I needed coffee.”
Magic Burns was so.bloody.entertaining!! I love Kate's narration, she's oozing sarcasm and her retorts are always hilarious! It's a book that keeps you glued to the story from the start, there's no retrieve from action and suspense! The world-building was solid, most of my questions were answered and I have to say, it's freaking genious! I mean of course I'd prefer to step into a giant turtle's throat than to live in magic stricken Atlanta, but I bow to Ilona Andrews's creativity and storytelling! Blood and gore and awesome battles, a parade of cool characters (I hate to admit it but I enjoy Ghastek so much), mythical creatures (finally an author that got right Greek mythology) and a huge dose of badassery and that's it, you get obsessed! And there's also Curran.
“Not only will you sleep with me, but you will say 'please.'”
The gray-eyed homicidal SEXY maniac makes me swoon. The sexual tension between Kate and Curran is killing me, their will-or-won't-they status is a slow death. They fight and insult and infuriate and drive each other crazy but at the same time there are sparks and butterflies! And I scream at them for not seeing the obvious and I'm like
“I turned around and looked at the scenery. Having a streak of drool hang from my mouth would seriously cramp my style. Besides, if he full-out flexed, I would probably faint. Or jump of the building.”
Fine, fine I'll stop gushing about Curran. But I'm telling you guys, the second book was better than the first and I can't wait to read the third! It seems that magic burns and I'm totally fried.