ARC Review: Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Posted September 20, 2016 by Suzanne in Reviews / 7 Comments

ARC Review: Magic Binds 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: Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews
Magic Binds
by Ilona Andrews

5 Stars

Released: September 20th 2016
Series: Kate Daniels #9
Published by Ace
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 384
Format: eARC

Recommended Read!

“So, if you haven’t picked this up yet, why not? You won’t regret it.”
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Do you even need me to review this book at this point? You must all know by now how much I adore this series, so my 5 star rating should come as no surprise. The Kate Daniels has reeled me in and 9 books and many novellas later I am still flapping about on the deck desperately gasping for more.

In this instalment of the series Kate has to really face ownership of the city means both for her personally and for Atlanta. Is she just starting to tread the same path as her father and is destined to become just like him? Kate is left with some hard choices, ones that have the power to destroy everything and everyone she loves.

Kate Daniels is one of my favourite heroine’s, although she personifies the kind of tough, leather wearing, sword wielding stereotype that UF is cursed with. She just does it so much better than everyone else. Because she is all those things, but she is also intelligent, perceptive and although she hates it a little completely vulnerable when it comes to people she loves. Not that she would have it any other way…most the time. In this book we watch Kate struggle with the burden that claiming Atlanta has put her under. And I loved seeing it; her struggling with the moral complexities and mire of power she could easily be bogged down with. It makes it an interesting read, because in this book, the struggle isn’t just with who has the fastest shiniest sword (Kate obviously though!) it’s the internal struggle as well.

Or maybe I am reading too much into it? Either way, I enjoyed this aspect of Magic Binds. Curran is also a central character in this series and the relationship between him and Kate continues to grow as they face these new challenges together. Including the planning of a wedding. We also have the appearance of all the other players in Kate’s life, all combining to making not only this book, but this series a complex, interesting and funny adventure.

So, if you haven’t picked this up yet, why not? You won’t regret it.



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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.

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7 responses to “ARC Review: Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

  1. Amy R

    I can’t wait to read but it’s not on audible yet, I see the MP3 CD for sale. Why oh why are they making me wait, the horror.

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