Summary of Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews:
When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it arose, leaving all kinds of paranormal problems in its wake.
Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up these magical problems. But when Kate’s guardian is murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between two strong factions within Atlanta’s magic circles.
The Masters of the Dead, necromancers who can control vampires, and the Pack, a paramilitary clan of shapechangers, blame each other for a series of bizarre killings—and the death of Kate’s guardian may be part of the same mystery. Pressured by both sides to find the killer, Kate realizes she’s way out of her league—but she wouldn’t have it any other way…(Source:Goodreads)
My Review of Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews:
This is one addicting series. Once I picked Magic Bites up, I ended up reading all 4 released books in the series in one weekend! I liked the later books in the series better than this one, but that is probably mainly due to character development.
Kate Daniels is a flippin’ awesome heroine. When we first meet her, she is chilling in her kitchen slurping down some Boone’s Farm. That is my kinda gal. There is a lot of mystery surrounding her in this book – as immersed in the supernatural world as she is, we don’t yet have a grasp on exactly what type of supe she is. We get hints here and there that it is something big and bad, but you have to read further on in the series before she spills the beans and spells it out.
She is on a mission in this book – she has a mystery to solve. It’s personal and she isn’t letting anything stand in her way. Especially the not fact that she might or might not be a-tad-bit-but-maybe-not-so-much intimidated by the shapeshifter king Curran. It doesn’t take them long to butt heads, and it doesn’t take long for the reader to see that they’re throwing around some major chemistry mojo. (I love Curran by the way, he is a great character!)
So, if you’re a fan of urban fantasy series than you’ll definitely need to head to the bookstore and pick Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews up. This is a great start of a fantastic series, and it only gets better from here! I’ll definitely be following Kate Daniels’ story, however long it lasts!