A review by yuna
Magic Bites, by Ilona Andrews

dark medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.5

It was ok. Took too long for me to start getting into it, & at the end I'm not sure I like the worldbuilding or the characters enough to continue. For me, Kate's (though really this kind of applies to everyone) sarcasm/sass didn't feel earned/backed up? Considering this was told in 1st POV, I didn't feel like I got more than surface level emotion from her, so it made it hard to feel engaged/understand some of her actions, especially later on when things were pretty serious plot-wise but lacked connection. She was also too situation-selectively badass for me, & not when I'd have liked to see it more.

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