A review by naturally
Magic Bites, by Ilona Andrews
- Plot- or character-driven? A mix
- Strong character development? Yes
- Loveable characters? Yes
- Diverse cast of characters? No
- Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes
to say it plainly: kate daniels in a bad b*tch! i love her narration, her perspective and especially her one-liners. she's intelligent but still has her blind spots, and her mouth gets her into a lot of trouble. the side characters are just as vivid as our bada$$ heroine. curran is an a$$hole, yet i can't wait to see how he becomes a worthy partner for kate. i love slow burns; i'm already invested in this one. my only other point of criticism is that like many other female-led fantasy novels, kate appears to be lacking in female friendships other than her few correspondences with anna.
the world of kate daniels series in over 10 books long, so i don't doubt there will be ample opportunity for said relationships to develop. this is me, preparing for the long and entertaining ride ahead!
Graphic: Cannibalism, Body horror, Injury/injury detail, Blood, Death, and Gore
Moderate: Child death, Alcohol, Animal death, Infertility, Medical content, Murder, Death of parent, and Fire/Fire injury
Minor: Rape, War, Self harm, Sexual assault, Stalking, Suicide, and Incest