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Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1)

Write on: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 by  in Kat's Reviews Be the first to comment! Read 1689

Rating: 4 stars

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Adult

“These were unsafe times.But then in safer times,I'd be a woman without a job.The safe-tech world had little use for a magic-touting mercenary like me.”

Welcome to a world where magic and technology fight to gain the upper hand.Where necromancers control vampires and every nightmarish mythical creature turns out to be real,eager to devour human flesh.

Welcome to Atlanta.

 

The story

“My name is Kate Daniels.Greg Feldman was my legal guardian and the closest thing to a family I've had for many years.I want to find the scum who killed him.”

Kate Daniels is a mercenary,hired to take care of supernatural problems.When her guardian is brutally murdered but no one seems to know by whom and why,she takes matters in her own hands and crosses paths with shapechanger lords,necromancers and vampires trying to get answers.But when she is targeted by a creature more devious and ruthless than anything she's ever encoutered,she has to make choices that will affect others and decide who is worthy of her trust and who deserves to be run through by her magic blade.

Thoughts 

Magic Bites was the introduction to an action-packed,drama-free and gruesome saga.I must admit there were many times I felt confused and my brain hurt from the effort to understand,because the world-building was slow with many questions unanswered,and that's the reason I rated it with 4 stars.That being said,I immensely enjoyed this book!Despite being difficult to get into,it kept me hooked and I was eager to learn more,to dive into magic adventures and bloody fights!I've read my fair share of urban fantasy but this series was different from my regular YA ones.More mature,darker,crueller and slightly disgusting (unless you are unfazed by mutilated corpses and a huge variety of body fluids),yet fascinating and extremely engaging.

The characters 

“What kind of a woman greets the Beast Lord with 'here, kitty, kitty'?”

That's Kate.Sarcastic,confident and smart-ass,she'll face danger without blinking and she'll slay anything that gets in her way.She's not a team player and she can't tolerate any form of authority.She doesn't have any friends,her life evolves around blood and magic.And she has a sword named Slayer.That's what we call badass.

But Kate isn't the only badass here.How about a shapechanger whose beast form is a lion,sexy as hell,arrogant and stubborn alpha-male asshole?Meet Curran,also known as sex-on-a-stick.

While romance isn't the main focus of Magic Bites,you can sense that things will get intimate between Kate and Curran because holy.hawt.chemistry.Batman!They barely tolerate each other because they're so much alike,and they constantly bicker and that's why when they finally get together I expect explosions and fireworks!

If you're in the mood for a darker urban fantasy book full of blood and gore, then don't hesitate to grab the Kate Daniels series!

Last modified on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 12:58
Katerina

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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