Urban Fantasy Review: Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3)

Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews
Kate Daniels
ISBN: 0441017029
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: March 31st 2009
Number of pages: 310
Source: Bought

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When magic strikes and Atlanta goes to pieces, it’s a job for Kate Daniels…

Drafted into working for the Order of Merciful Aid, mercenary Kate Daniels has more paranormal problems than she knows what to do with these days. And in Atlanta, where magic comes and goes like the tide, that’s saying a lot.

But when Kate’s werewolf friend Derek is discovered nearly dead, she must confront her greatest challenge yet. As her investigation leads her to the Midnight Games—an invitation only, no holds barred, ultimate preternatural fighting tournament—she and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, uncover a dark plot that may forever alter the face of Atlanta’s shapeshifting community…



The first thing that crossed my mind after reading this summary was not Derek. He’s the boy wonder and Kate got really attached to him during the first two books, but the worst part wasn’t this. After starting this book I realized that Jim was not that smart and during all this he was lying to Curran.

So Kate had to save the day and the boy wonder, but the Curran barely appeared during the first half in this book and I was really hoping for the development in their relationship. So after all the danger and the running Curran finally appeared and things really heated on the hot tube.

I liked the investigation in this book because it was a different kind of mythology and Kate managed to impress everyone with her powers. He secret is pretty much out and now she’s afraid of dear father.

I liked this book, but didn’t like some of His Furriness attitude, it was a nice story and I got some confused during the explanation, but Kate saved the night and Curran saved Kate later, so win-win.


Series in Order

#0.5 – Magic Graves
#1 – Magic Bites
#2 – Magic Burns
#3 – Magic Strikes
#3.5 – Magic Mourns
#4 – Magic Bleeds
#4.5 – Magic Dreams
#5 – Magic Slays
#5.3 – An Apple for the Creature
#5.4 – Magic Gifts
#5.5 – Gunmetal Magic
#5.6 – Retribution Clause
#6 – Magic Rises
#7 – Magic Breaks (Expected publication: 2014)

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