ARC Review + Giveaway: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

Posted July 22, 2014 by Suzanne in Reviews / 96 Comments

ARC Review + Giveaway: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review + Giveaway: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews
Magic Breaks
by Ilona Andrews

5 Stars

Released: July 29th 2015
Series: Kate Daniels #7
Published by Ace
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 302
Format: eARC

If this review could move it would basically be a happy dance punctuated with some happy little squeaks and lots of jazz hands for good measure. ~ Under the Covers

Former mercenary Kate Daniels has a lot more responsibilities now that she not only owns her own investigations business, but is also the Consort of the Beast Lord, Curran. Not to mention the ever looming threat of an attack from Roland, her father. However, the threat stops being looming and becomes pretty damn imminent where Kate comes face to face with Hugh, Roland’s warlord in Atlanta. Especially when he lays the body of a Master of the Dead at her feet, supposedly murdered by a shifter and gives her twenty four hours to bring him the culprit, otherwise war will be declared and every one she loves will be in mortal danger.

WARNING! Prepare for an review that contains more gushing than an erotica heroine’s knickers! Sorry guys at this point in the Kate Daniels series Ilona Andrews has caught me hook, line and sinker. I can’t guarantee that this review will contain anything more than drooling in written form; if this review could move it would basically be a happy dance punctuated with some happy little squeaks and lots of jazz hands for good measure.

However, there is a very good reason I am so in love with this series, it gives you an Urban Fantasy with plenty of action and excitement coupled with an interesting plot, great characters and a unique world that you can immerse yourself in. Magic Breaks continues on in this vein, with a lot of the story lines that Andrews has been building coming into fruition, including finally getting to meet Roland. The big bad. I had no idea what to expect with Roland, throughout this whole series he is the bogey man, the puppet master and meeting him would result in everyone’s, especially Kate’s imminent demise.Suffice to say that it quite what happened, which made this book and the future books far more interesting.

Now I can’t review a Kate Daniels book with out mentioning my true love, the Beast Lord, Curran. Although these books aren’t heavy on the romance and aren’t particularly steamy, the love between Kate and Curran still plays a key role in the story. And I love it. Their relationship continues to grow in strength as they survive and sometimes thrive on every situation thrown their way. As for the other characters in the book, I really hope the Andrews give them there time to shine (their own books please!) I have especially fallen for our favourite not-so-teen-wolf-anymore Derek and the ever-wicked teenage hyena Ascanio, they have been such great characters throughout the series so far, that I just want to see more of them.

I loved this book, it was packed full of action and revelation and a few shocks that have me impatiently waiting the next book, this series continues on strong  and I will be waiting with baited breath for the next book.

*ARC provided by publisher



About Ilona Andrews

Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. author2sm“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.


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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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96 responses to “ARC Review + Giveaway: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

  1. Stephanie F.

    I am so forsaking jealous that you got an ARC. This had been my most anticipated book this year and I’m so excited to hear that it doesn’t disappoint. This series is by far my favorite. Kate and Curran are my dream couple and I love reading about them and all of the other amazing secondary characters. Really great review, has me even more eager to read.

  2. Amy R

    Thanks for the review. I’ve heard good things about this series and I’m super bummed I missed the kindle daily deal on these books over the weekend.

  3. Karen Sullivan

    Love love love this series! Keep up the good work. Also loved the review, made me want to read it even more!

  4. Aimee

    I can’t wait to read this book. I love the genius couple of Ilona Andrews. I am dying to find out what happens with Roland.

  5. Carrie

    I think all of us are on “The Edge” waiting to see what happens with Roland and the most dys-FUN-ctional couple in UF today! Can’t wait for my copy!!!!

  6. Kelsey

    I want this book so badly. My only dilemma is that it’s not going to match my other books now that the books are being published in hardcover.

  7. Nancy

    Ah! I can’t wait for Magic Breaks! You’re review has definitely added to my anticipation! Been begging my local library to buy copies! Crossing my fingers for the giveaway! 🙂

  8. Joylyn

    Love the review! Makes me even more excited to read the book!
    I agree with wanting the secondary characters to have their own books so that we can get to know them better. I loved Gunmetal Magic and the novellas with Jim and Dali.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. Michelle L.

    And now I’m even more eager & excited to read this, if that’s possible. Thanks for the review! 🙂

  10. I can’t wait for the next Kate Daniels installment. I started re-reading the series in anticipation of Magic Breaks’ release and just finished Magic Bleeds last night. July 29th can’t come soon enough.

  11. Shal

    I’m excited for the next book too. The review was definitely more gushing than info about the book, but at this point in the series we all have to gush!

  12. Alexis

    Gahhh. Every review and mention of the book makes me want to scream and reread my favorite parts (yet again xp). I can’t wait until I can get my hands on magic breaks.

  13. Laura R.

    Argh! This book can’t get here soon enough. Reading these raving reviews is pure torture for me (and others I’m sure) since the reviewers have read the book and I haven’t yet got my hands on a copy. Isn’t it release day yet?!

  14. Turquoise

    Great review! It makes me even more excited to read the book! Looking forward to reading future books in the series.

  15. Anita LaRrett

    I Love this series and can not wait for this book. Reading this review just makes me want it now!!

  16. Shreya

    3 days more here in India!!!
    Soooo can’t wait. The review’s just made it harder.
    Thanks for the giveaway 😀 😀

  17. Just when I thought I couldn’t be more excited about this book I read your review and I’m even more excited! I’m doing the happy dance you mention at the beginning. I’m a bit wary of not having everyone’s favorite Beast Lord in more of the action but I’ll take your word for it that it’s not that bad…sigh, SO EXCITED!!!!

  18. Can’t wait to read this installment! I adore Kate and the whole cast of characters in this series. (Especially Curran!) The review has just made me more excited to get my hands on the this book.

  19. Nancy L.R.

    I’m so glad you loved it! This series has me hooked and I’ve loved every book on the series. I just cannot wait to read this!
    I just love everything about it.
    I’ts almost here, eeep!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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