Thursday, June 6

Book Review: Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews

Author: Ilona Andrews
Title: Magic Shifts
Series: Kate Daniels #8
Genre: UF, Paranormal Romance
Format: ebook
Pages: 386
Published: August 4, 2015
Where I Got It: Library

After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a very different pace. While they’re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Curran misses the constant challenges of leading the shapeshifters.

So when the Pack offers him its stake in the Mercenary Guild, Curran seizes the opportunity—too bad the Guild wants nothing to do with him and Kate. Luckily, as a veteran merc, Kate can take over any of the Guild’s unfinished jobs in order to bring in money and build their reputation. But what Kate and Curran don’t realize is that the odd jobs they’ve been working are all connected.

An ancient enemy has arisen, and Kate and Curran are the only ones who can stop it—before it takes their city apart piece by piece…

After the last book I had to take a mini break from the series. Lots of things happened and it made me sad. BUT I'm back again chipping away. 

Here we have Kate Curran who have stepped away from the Pack to find some peace and quiet from the infighting and drama. However, this pace is too slow and Curran misses the constant challenges so when the Pack offers him its stake in the Mercenary Guild, he takes the offer gladly. The Guild isn't happy, but Kate is a veteran merc so she helps them by taking unfinished jobs in order to bring in some money and rebuild their reputation. The odd jobs are oddly connected and now an ancient enemy has arisen. 

Ooooh Kate....oooo Curran. I get they like the drama and the fighting and etc...but please take a break. They got a mini one but now they are back at it and of course those "odd" unfinished jobs are all connected. Trouble seems to follow them no matter what they do. 

I ended up doing the ebook version for this one since the audio was not available at my library which I was nervous about because I have fallen in love with the narrator doing the story. Which I could def hear her voice in my head in some areas. Audio is superior, but the ebook was good still. 

The parts with Roland are weird to me. I get that she has to play nice-ish with him since there is no way she can win....but it's weird. For a dude that wanted her dead all her life he is all of a sudden into her life and etc. A part near the end makes sense, but IDK. Seems weird. 

It was nice seeing Kate and Curran side-by-side fighting. There are so many past ones where he isn't there much. So maybe them being out of the Pack won't suck (yes I was worried it would take an element away). 

But yes. This was fun. A good baddie that made me slightly nervous and fighting and fun side characters. 

All-in-all, I enjoyed this one even as an ebook instead of the audio. Nice baddie. Lots of drama and fighting. Roland is an evil SOB but it worries me how nice he's being to them. We'll see what happens in book 9. I'll give this 4 stars. 


-  Library Love #12


Northwoman said...

I love this series with all my heart.

Anne - Books of My Heart

Blodeuedd said...

Awwww the good old times

Carole Rae said...

Anne, I adore it!

B, :D