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Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7)

4.54 of 5 stars 4.54  ·  rating details  ·  16,556 ratings  ·  1,763 reviews
No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: if there’s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it…

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
Hardcover, 348 pages
Published July 29th 2014 by Ace Hardcover
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Margaret Kate has the same type of magic as her father Roland. He has the ability to keep his people young with his magic so Kate could probably keep her…moreKate has the same type of magic as her father Roland. He has the ability to keep his people young with his magic so Kate could probably keep her people (Curan, Julie, Derek) young also by extending her magic to them. Knowing Curran he's probably happy she will live a long life with or without him.(less)
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Margaret The author has described the weird green and purple sun block the people use on their vampires on a number of occasions in various sequels maybe she…moreThe author has described the weird green and purple sun block the people use on their vampires on a number of occasions in various sequels maybe she just figured we all knew by now how her world works...(less)

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I'm not going to post a full review until closer to the release date per the publisher's request. So for now, I'll say that I had high hopes for this, and I'm pretty bummed that they weren't met. I didn't enjoy the previous book thanks to the contrived relationship angst (among other things), but I still had full faith in this series. I'm sad to say that it's beginning to slip. My main gripes:

- Plot filler abounds
- WTFery
- Deus ex machina
- Plot holes
- No chemistry
- Anti-Kate behavior
- Anti
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Ilona Andrews rocks my world. For real. This book is absolutely a must-read for any Kate Daniels fan. It features everything I love about the series. It's funny, in that wonderful, dry, sarcastic way that the Andrews team does so well. It's action-packed. It's got heart --and history. The world-building is fantastic and consistent. The characters are rich and well developed. It's got a romance I believe it. Satisfying sex. And. It. Is. Epic. The story is so big, the Andrews had to write a discla ...more
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Maya  ~the Pessimistic Happy Cat~
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So... I just finished Magic Breaks, a book I have been waiting for !!364!! Days and I can't help but feel disappointed.
It was still good but not as good as Magic Rises [btw still fangirling about that one]. Maybe my expectations were too high or this book is just introducing us into the new developments that take place in this series but still I feel a little bit let down. :(

I will keep my review short; just 3 good and 3 bad things about the book ;)

What I liked:

My favorite urban fantasy series totally delivers on this SEVENTH installment of Kate Daniels?! Damn, that's a lot of books! VERY satisfying ending to a lot of overarching storylines set up back in book one. Not as much romance, but the action and interaction between the characters made up for it. The fight scenes, as usual, were HELLA awesome. I just can't recommend this series enough if you want a fun adventure with a kick-ass lady lead and a bit of supernatural romance throw in to boot (but n ...more
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
For Ilona and Andrew Gordon, the husband-and-wife writing team behind the pen name Ilona Andrews, Magic Breaks is the ultimate show of strength. These two have nothing left to prove, their writing is reliably excellent and funny as all get-out. It’s been a long, long time since I’ve felt any trepidation when buying one of their new releases. Magic Breaks is the book in which all their skill and their significant experience come to light.

This is a pivotal point in the Kate Daniels series – a seve
Robin (Bridge Four)
Reread of the Kate Daniels series with my friends at Ilona Andrews Addicts (IAA) only a few weeks to go before Magic Shifts

What is it with this series. Everytime I reread a book in it I love everything even more. The wait is almost over for Magic Shifts

Original Review July 2014:

3.5 Roland You Are a Bad-Ass Stars rounded to 4 stars because of my love affair with all things Ilona Andrews.

“How did I turn out? Are you proud of the monster you made?”

I really don’t want to spoil anything for anyo
3.5 stars - Spoilers

I'm not quite sure how I feel about Magic Breaks, in some ways I hated it with a burning passion and in others I absolutely bloody loved it. What I do know is that it was a definite improvement from the last book, which read like a silly teeny-bopper book with lots of misunderstandings, insecurity, douchery, and female doormatery. Thankfully, there wasn't any of it that rubbish in this one.

-The first half of the book really dragged for me, there were moments that were wonderf
With all the mother-effing ARCs floating around a few months ago and all the KD craze I’ve been seeing lately, it is a goddamn miracle that I somehow managed to go into this book blind and unaffected by anyone else’s opinion. And I’ll be damned if I do it to you so if you haven’t read this book yet -- JUST STOP! Stop reading reviews and just read the fricken book! (this is a big reason why I binge-read these books on release day -- because I REFUSE to be spoiled even a teeny tiny bit by other pe ...more
✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)

Previous rating: 5
New rating: 15
. Obviously.

I hereby declare all reviews for this series to be utterly superfluous and completely unnecessary.

Two possibilities here:
1/ You have read this series and therefore LOVE it and therefore know why all reviews are utterly superfluous and completely unnecessary.
2/ You haven't read this series and therefore lead an empty, sad, meaningless life and therefore shouldn’t even be allowed to keep breathing on Goodreads.

Kate Daniels, the best that ever was,
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
4.75 Stars

I'm wondering if I can write a review which consists of more than...

There will be many and major SPOILERS in the review. If you haven't read the book then I wouldn't advise continuing.

Let's start from the beginning...

First 2/3 of the book and Curran is nowhere to be found. He's gone off to make a deal with another pack and Kate has to deal with anything pack realted until he returns. Of course this is exactly the time when the shit hit the fan.

Hugh shows up at the Conclave (a meeting
Erica Ravenclaw

No spoilers and colorful language abound! I promise, no spoilers at all, I barely even talk about the plot because spoilers suck.

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I have been waiting for this, and it is everything I didn't know I wanted.

It's moments like this that I question why the hell I even try to review books. I clearly have nothing intelligent to add to the conversation, I'm all over here like HEY GUYS HEY YEAH THIS IS AWESOME, GUYS! GUYS? NO REALLY, IT IS. I LOVE IT.

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Then I have to check myself because I'm an adul
Aug 17, 2015 Carol. rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: series fans. but start with book one.

I re-read this yesterday as a way of keeping awake post night shift (switching one's body clock around can be a pain in the neck. Sometimes literally). It's a challenging reading mood--I need something to engage me without too much brain-work, but not stupid enough that I lose my very limited patience. And what do you know? Magic Breaks worked.

At first, there were doubts, largely arising out of the structure and pacing of the initial pages. Magic Breaks opens with a 'Thank you to the readers,' w
Buddy read with Armina, Eilonwy, Asya, and Monty Cupcake.

Curran had to go away because somebody set an extremely poor disguised trap for him (did anybody had any doubts it was a trap made to draw him away from the very beginning?). Now it is up to Kate to attend a meeting between the two most powerful groups in Atlanta: the People (the vampire masters) and the Pack (the Shapeshifters); Kate represents the latter. Once again, even a blind person with extreme mental deficiency would not smell anot
Jessica ❁ Elsecaller ❁ at Rabid Reads
Still refraining from writing my review--still working through my thoughts. BUT . . . for now, I leave you with this:







PS: This book makes me wish I had TWO that-bastard shelves. Maybe three . . .

My other reviews for this series:

Magic Bites, Kate Daniels #1
Magic Burns, Kate Daniels #2
Magic Strikes, Kate Daniels #3
Magic Bleeds, Kate Daniels #4
Magic Slays, Kate Daniels #5
Magic Rises, Kate Daniels #6
Magic Shifts, Kate Daniels #8
Curran POV Collection
Series review also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?

It's been ages since I read urban fantasy or binge-read long series, and I've had my eye on Kate Daniels ever since Tanja (and several of our friends) raved about how amazing it is. So, I finally picked it up. Did I like it? YES!

Five kick-ass, awesome things about Kate Daniels series

- Main female character. What I like the most in books I read is strong women and there are a lot of those here. Kate has come close to dethroning my ultimate girl crush
Sh3lly (Not all those who wander are lost)
First Read October 2014: 3 Stars
Second Read July 2015: 4 Stars

I enjoyed this more the second time through, so I am bumping the rating up a star. Although I still think there was way too much filler in the beginning. This is kind of an offbeat edition to the Kate Daniels world ... parts of it were amazing and other parts annoyed me. It has several stories happening within the book and it just flows kind of weird overall. However, when it was good, it really REALLY good.

The best parts for me wer
4.5 stars = I really really liked it:)
Back in Atlanta, after having survived an encounter with her father’s second in command, Kate knows that now she’s on Roland’s radar and is just waiting for the other shoe to drop when one of the leaders of the People is murdered and evidence points to a shape shifter as the killer.

A few months back I listened to a book chat with Gordon and Ilona in which they said that everything cool was happening in this book. It's true, lots of cool things happen – and
Veronica Belmont
I hate having to wait for the next one! I love this series. Kate is such an awesome character, and I always have fun when I read these books.

EDIT: I don't have to wait to read the next one it's already out life is amazing!!!
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I’m going to try my best to write a serious review with a minimum amount of gushing, but it will be hard, because I absolutely loved this book.

It was just every single thing I love about urban fantasy. Action packed with magic and magical creatures. It was funny and sad and filled with romance. A roller coaster of emotions that took me on a wild ride, so, yes I am going to attempt not to gush, but guys it’s going to be hard.

Kate Daniel
Aly is so frigging bored
Buddy read with Jo

What a ride! I can't imagine what the Andrews will throw at Curran and Kate next.

“I love you,” I told him. There. Nice and simple. “I knew you would find me.”
He smiled at me. “I would never stop looking.”

When the cat and the bunny make love =>

The Bunnycat:
[5 Stars] This book really killed my emotions, but I kinda loved it for that. I don't really have much to say about this one. It was amazing. Roland is so intriguing. I can't wait to see what happens next. There is a muslim shapeshifter in this book!? Yeah. Awesome sauce.
Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels, #7) by Ilona Andrews

I know I’m late to the party on this one. I surprise even myself, especially since I read Burn for Me first! *slaps self* Bad bad! But I finally got around to it. Ilona Andrews is like old faithful. You know you’re getting a good read no matter what. While I thought this was a good book, it wasn’t my favorite. There’s a ton of action and it definitely meets the level we’ve come to expect from them. This one wasn’t a quotable for me as past books
4.5 stars

Buddy Read with my (real life) BFF Jilly Bean.
This spoiler doesn't have anything to do with the book, and is just unrelated nonsense to annoy my friend.
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I've said it before but I'll say it again - I'm an Ilona & Gordon Andrews fan girl, in fact, I'm a total addict of this series and Kate & Curran are one of my favourite fictional couples ever. So it would be fair to say that I was excited to get my hands on an advanced copy of Magic Breaks. In fact I was so excited about it that I actually read it twice before the release date - that's how fantastic this book is. So, you're probably wondering why it has taken me so long to write this rev ...more
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The wait is over and it's is well worth it. Kate returns in Magic Breaks. This a must buy and immediately read book. In Magic Breaks, all hell breaks loose when Hugh d’Ambray returns to start a war between the People and the Pack. With the Pack's attention split in three different directions, it seems Hugh is succeeding with his divide and conquer strategy.

This is definitely not a standalone book. To fully appreciate this book, all the previous books must be read. This is the beginning of the en
23 January 2015: $3.64 on Kindle

I really should write my review at some point. Time for a re-read. ^_^

Pre-read thoughts:
Q&A from Ilona Andrews blog (read only if you've finished Magic Rises)

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Buddy read with Eilonwy , Evgeny , Asya , Monty Cupcake , Gavin , Desinka

Ah .... tough to rate! I'm settling on 4 stars for now. Review to come after Friday.
Second read August 2015.

This gets ALLLLLL the stars again!!! I loved it!!! I'm so into this series, it's disgusting!!!!!

Review for first read October 2014:

Buddy read with Cathryn.

Initial thoughts (see below for review):

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Did that really just happen?!?!?! Whaaaaat!!! I'm in total shock right now.... Review to come, eventually.


Actual rating: Do you even need to ask at this point?! My love affair with this series is out of control!! So, it's five stars, duh!!

You know, I suck at reviews for bo
I really enjoyed this installment of the Kate Daniels series. So much so that it is probably my favorite of the whole series.

This book picked up where the last one left off. Kate and Co are back safely in Atlanta, but know that it is only a matter of time before Hugh and Roland show up. And true to form it does not take the villainous Hugh long to arrive and start causing problems for Kate and the Pack.

I enjoyed the plot. The early parts of the book was filled with Kate dealing with normal Pac
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Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. author2sm“Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a be ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Kate Daniels (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1)
  • Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)
  • Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3)
  • Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4)
  • Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5)
  • Magic Tests (Kate Daniels, #5.3)
  • Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6)
  • Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8)
  • Untitled (Kate Daniels, #9)
  • A Kate Daniels Magic Series Collection (Kate Daniels, #1-5)
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3) Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4) Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2) Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5)

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“Desandra shrugged her shoulders. "Hey, Kate? Have you thought of walking up to Hugh and telling him that he's got the biggest dick ever?" She spread her arms to the size of a baseball bat.
"No, you think it would work?" I asked.
"It's worth a try. May be he'll be so happy you noticed his pork sword, he'll forget all about trying to kill us."
Pork sword. Kill me now. "I'll think about it."
Ascanio began patting his clothes.
"What?" Derek growled.
"Looking for something to take notes with.”
“Quick, Derek, it's your chance to shine," Ascanio said.
Derek gave him a withering look.
"Desandra is a mother, Robert is married, Kate's affianced, and I'm an old soul. You're the closest thing to a virgin we've got. Get on with growing some flowing locks.”
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