TBR Review: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

magicbreaksMagic Breaks
by Ilona Andrews
Series: Kate Daniels #7
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published by Ace, 2014
E-book, purchased
348 pages
Grade: A-
Synopsis: 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…

Sometimes the Universe smiled. Mostly she kicked me in the face, stomped on my ribs once I fell down, and laughed at my pain, but once in a while she smiled.


On Harpy’s Drive we passed a row of trees, each one with its trunk unnaturally bloated and covered with black fuzz. I had no idea what the fuzz did, but we steered clear of it. The law of navigating post-Shift Atlanta was simple: if you don’t know what it is, don’t touch it.


  • Reading this book is like seeing long-time friends whom you haven’t seen for awhile. But it’s like you just saw them yesterday.
  • This book is so much fun. Lots of action and excitement.
  • I love Kate and Curran! I love their honesty and respect for each other. They don’t try to change or stop the other from doing what they have to do.
  • Kate knows Curran will never give up on her. And she’ll never give up on him.
  • At one point in the book Kate says, “Giving up is dying quietly with your hands bound in a hut where the man who tied you up threw you. Hope is kicking your way out and running ten miles across snow and forest against all odds.” She shows both these qualities in this book.
  • The magic system is so interesting in these books. We learn more about how magic has changed the world and why magic and tech are warring with each other.


  • I’m not quite sure what to think about her father!

About the author

  • Ilona Andrews is the husband-and-wife writing team of Gordon and Ilona. Their website has lots of great content including short stories plus a free serial. They also have a fun blog.

And a few thoughts . . .

  • I’m so happy with this book! I bought it when it first came out last July, but then wanted to wait to read it since I’d have to wait a year for the next one…lol. I’m so glad I finally read it. Can’t wait for the next book.

Have you read this book? How did you like it?

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