Friday, July 5, 2013

Giveaway/Blog Tour: Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews

Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews
Publication Date: July 30th
Publisher: Ace
Rating: I really liked it!
Source: Publisher – thank you!
Atlanta is a city plagued by magical problems. Kate Daniels will fight to solve them—no matter the cost. Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shapeshifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there’s little available in Atlanta. Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shapeshifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute—and they’ll pay him in medicine. With the young people’s survival and the Pack’s future at stake, Kate and Curran know they must accept the offer—but they have little doubt that they’re heading straight into a trap…
The Skinny: Another great Kate Daniels book

I discovered the Kate Daniels series when I logged onto Goodreads to discover books similar to the Chicagoland Vampire series by Chloe Neill. I read the previous 5 books in a flash and fell for Kate’s quirky humor and Curran’s witty remarks. Ilona Andrews has created a series that readers will enjoy for its fast pacing, interesting characters, and fun adventures. I really liked MAGIC RISES, and I am certain that fans of the series will enjoy the developments that take place in the newest addition.

In MAGIC RISES, we leave Atlanta and join Curran and Kate on a little trip to procure panacea, the cure for loup. One of the reasons why I enjoy reading the Kate Daniels books is that the action starts before the first chapter concludes. MAGIC RISES quickly sets the stage for the reader and we are soon packing our bags alongside Curran and Kate. For fans who enjoy the chemistry between Kate and Curran, I assure you that their relationship is fully examined in this book.

While I was reading MAGIC RISES, I grinned and glared in equal measure. Kate and Curran have finally settled into a place that is comfortable, but their happy relationship evolves as soon as they leave Atlanta. I appreciate Ilona’s willingness to show a rougher side to their relationship. Our duo fights and loves, and their evolution feels authentic. This particular storyline is nicely paced and will certainly inspire strong feelings in readers.

Like all of the Kate Daniels books, MAGIC RISES is action-packed and well-written. The writing is smart and clever, and I look forward to every new quip and quote. In contrast to the previous books, MAGIC RISES is the most developing in terms of the story. What happens in this book will change the pack’s position in future books and will change the Kate’s and Curran’s relationship. I am looking forward to reading how the story develops in subsequent books.

In future books, I hope to see more of Derek. He has endured quite a bit of abuse, and we are given snippets about his state of mind, but I want something more. Overall, I am pleased with MAGIC RISES, and I encourage fans of UF to either continue the series or start the series.

Ilona and Gordon are going on tour for the release of MAGIC RISES!

Tour Schedule
July 30             MAGIC RISES release date!
July 31             Murder by the Book – Houston, TX @ 6:30pm
August 1           Book People – Austin, TX @ 7pm
August 3           Mysterious Galaxy – San Diego, CA @ 2pm


The lovely people at Ace are kindly offering copes of MAGIC BITES, the first book in the series, and MAGIC RISES to a US reader! To enter to win, please fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck! I really hope you win! 

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