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I grew up reading books like The Babysitter Club and The Boxcar Kids. Now I read Romance, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian and any mixture of these all depending on what my mood is. I love Stephen King, Michael Connolly, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Jane Austen, JK Rowling, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs and many others.

Magic Slays

Magic Slays -  Ilona Andrews Ilona Andrews has come out with another great book! It was phenomenal. I love getting wrapped up in Kate's life as she tries to save Atlanta. Again. There is so much packed into this story; action, adventure, vengeance, love, sorrow, magic, and a looming apocalypse. But not the zombie kind.

I can't express just how much I love Kate. She's great. In the world that Andrews sets up, I love when tech hits, or magic hits, and it brings on a whole new meaning of shenanigans. It seems to get Kate in trouble quite a bit. What I love most though, is it lets the event go awry without leaving the reader feeling like the author is reaching too far out there. And the best part? It never gets old. Poor Kate. And through it all, we get her snarky comments. Which are hilarious. But also a bit of a tension breaker without being too much to where it disrupts the story.

Kate has a great supporting cast. In the beginning, we read about another (exasperating) phone call about Julie running away. I love this kid. I like to imagine her as a mini Kate. And by the end of the book, I was feeling this was a highly appropriate way of seeing her.

What I love about Ilona Andrews is the way she can take her readers from one emotion to the next. She gets the blood pumping and pulls the floor out from underneath you at the same time. The way she builds up for the next book is always entertaining. With this book, it was no exception. It was bloody brilliant and it leaves plenty of room for us readers to speculate about what the next might hold for Kate.

The book was amazing. Pure and simple. I'm not sure how Ilona does it, but each book continues to build and build, the pressure keeping the reader glued to the pages. And I'm sure Curran doesn't help the matters either. Fantastic book. Fantastic series. This is one of the best series I have read and will continue to be a favorite with promises of more great stories.