Early Review: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

, by Kt Clapsadl

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews
Kate Daniels #7

No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: if there’s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it…

As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since Kate’s connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is safe—especially those closest to Kate.

As Roland’s long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend the Conclave, a gathering of the leaders from the various supernatural factions in Atlanta. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered there, apparently at the hands of a shapeshifter, Kate is given only twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she’ll find herself embroiled in a war which could destroy everything she holds dear…

Wow, just wow. This book blew me away. I'll admit that I was a bit skeptical at the switch from Mass Market format to the much pricier Hardcover for this series, but MAGIC BREAKS proved that this series is more than worthy. There are very few adult series that I follow in hardcover for my shelves as frequently I make the long wait until the secondary mass market is released. But after reading this one, I can assure you that this series has earned a place on my very very limited top book budget area. It simply was that good.

Boy was this a game changing book. So much happens that my head was left spinning by the end. It was one heck of a ride to say the least. But what made this book really shine was that despite there being so much going on with the fast paced plot and the massive threat of Roland over their heads, there was more than a little humor throughout the book. There was one scene with a giant donkey... Well suffice it to say that it was so hilarious that I woke my husband out of his sleep from my outburst of laughter in bed. So while the hubby wasn't amused, I sure was, and I loved those moments of levity as everything around them was falling apart.

MAGIC BREAKS is one of those books that when you finish, you want to start right over from the beginning again just so it won't be over. I laughed and I cried while reading this book and I simply just could not get enough. I realize that this review may have been just a bit on the gushing side, but trust me, it more than earned it. An absolute must read for those new to the series and long time fans alike, MAGIC BREAKS is not to be missed. Bravo!

(Received a copy from the publisher)

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Previous Books:
     1. Magic Bites
     2. Magic Burns
     3. Magic Strikes
     4. Magic Bleeds
     5. Magic Slays
     5.5. Gunmetal Magic
     6. Magic Rises

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