Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)

Write on: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 by  in Kat's Reviews Be the first to comment! Read 2719

Rating: 5 stars

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Adult

“This was hell and I was its fury.”

Celtic mythology, witch covens, lots of ass kicking and HOT shapeshifters?


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.

Last modified on Sunday, 18 September 2016 08:06

There are two things Katerina can't live without; books and chocolate. And since she needs money to acquire them, she decided to become a lawyer (and she still wonders whether this was a good idea). When she's not reading, she keeps wishing she was reading, about wars, wizards, dark princes and great romances. Her favorite genres are Fantasy (both YA and Adult) and Contemporary Romance.

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