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Magic Burns

by: Ilona Andrews

Pages: 260

Published: April 1st, 2008 by Ace

ISBN: 0441015832

From Goodreads: As a mercenary who cleans up after magic gone wrong, Kate Daniels knows how waves of paranormal energy ebb and flow across Atlanta like a tide. But once every seven years, a flare comes, a time when magic runs rampant. When Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack, Atlanta’s paramilitary clan of shape shifters, she quickly realizes much more is at stake. The stolen maps are only the opening gambit in an epic tug of war between two gods hoping for rebirth, and if Kate can’t stop the cataclysmic showdown, the city may not survive.

I really enjoyed this novel! I read the first one and liked it, but I think that this one is even better than the first. I absolutely love Kate Daniels as a heroine. She’s sarcastic and tough and overall a really fun and likable character. Her inner dialogue is great and she’s great company as she travels through the story. There is definitely a lot of action in this story and some of it can be a bit gory at times but the pacing is great and everything moves very quickly. I did find the plot occasionally confusing and hard to keep up with but that didn’t keep me from enjoying this book. I also LOVED the back and forth between Kate and Curran and I would analyze every scene together to try and determine how their relationship was going to proceed. A lot of times it’s hard for me to get caught up in the chemistry between two characters but I had no trouble at all with that in this book. But yes, overall, I would definitely recommend this book to any urban fantasy lover, even if they read the first book and didn’t think too highly of it, I would say give this one a chance and I promise you won’t be disappointed. 🙂

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Midnight Magic

Midnight Magic

by Sandra Bonaldi

Pages: 274

Published: 2010 by Wings ePress

ISBN: 159705612X

From Goodreads: Nick Roland never had a problem playing the white knight. The problem was that Victorias form of protection was not of the ordinary variety. Is there a chance for happiness after domestic violence? Nick and Victoria are uncertain but when faced with some old-fashioned Midnight Magic they might rethink their positions

This book really kept me entertained. It was very easy to read and I never found myself getting confused in the plot. I found the heroine to be complex and interesting. She is the type of heroine that I feel like a lot of women could relate to when it comes to abuse. Her reactions to events in her life were completely realistic and I found myself feeling very sympathetic toward her and wishing her only the best. She is also a very strong woman, someone women can look up to. With all of the tragic events that she goes through she manages to keep her head up. The way the ex is portrayed in this novel is truly scary, as well as a little bit sad. We see him in dangerous light but we can also see where he could be any normal guy who is doing these things without realizing the harm he is causing. The intense moments of danger throughout this book made me feel paranoid myself. It’s shocking to think that events like this really do happen and that there are people out there dealing with these sorts of things everyday. It gave me a new insight into the problems of abuse and how it can affect someone’s everyday life. This book is a very sweet romance that is engaging and entertaining as well as shocking and disturbing. It gives hope that there can be a relationship that will help fix everything the previous one broke. This novel is perfect for someone who is looking for a romance that does not have sex scenes and where the relationship is based on something more substantial. This is a romance that makes you feel good. It’s a victory for anyone who has been abused or even suffered through a bad breakup. I would definitely recommend this novel for anyone looking for a good romance to read.

(ebook format submitted to me by the author)

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