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Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels #4)

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Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren't for the magic. When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it arose.

Kate Daniels works for the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid, officially as a liaison with the mercenary
Mass Market Paperback, 349 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by Ace (first published May 2010)
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Feb 16, 2016 Katerina rated it it was amazing
The following review contains numerous crazy gifs and incoherent fangirling.Proceed with caution.
“We had a fight,screamed at each other for a while,I kicked him in the head,and then he stayed the night.”

I honestly tried to be calm.You know,cool,not overly excited.After all,they're just fictional characters.My ship has sailed,what's the big deal,right?I'm cool.
So cool.

Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ (of badger and SNAKE)

TRIGGER WARNING : This review may make your eyes bleed

remember me why is he a overprotective ass
because it's who he is
i mean DUH
oh okay i mean okay i suppose why not

why drama tell me why drama
hey i kinda liked the catnip
OMFG ME TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
i mean talking is great too
but i guess catnip is okay

oh you fight
oh you have sex now
i mean that's not how I roll but okay
i guess
oh you "empty yourself"


so there's this bitch who wants to kill y'all
yeah i wrote y'all
yeah i'm fre
Rachel Reads Ravenously (AKA The Wildcard Reader)
4.5 stars!

“I can't give you the white picket fence, and if I did, you'd set it on fire.”

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I'm a giant fan of urban fantasy. I read all kinds of genres of books, but when I read urban fantasy I get a feeling of being at home. The Ilona Andrews writing team created a universe where when I'm having a bad day or want to have a good time, I can open a paperback, and escape there effortlessly and happily. And that's exactly what I did with this book. I recently had some crap come up in my persona
Jessica ❁ Far Dareis Mai ❁ Rabid Reads
Geez, friggin', Louise . . .

Just in case you've somehow missed my enthusiasm for Kate #3, Magic Strikes, I'll say (at least) one more time that it is my favorite installment in a UF series ever.

And it is.

But Magic Bleeds gets 5 stars too.

It's maybe my second favorite installment in a UF series ever. It's been too long since I've read Bitten by Kelley Armstrong (best first installment in an UF series ever), to say for sure . . . but it's a close thing, either way.

And I love Magic Strikes and
✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
First reread January 2015

Original rating: 5
New rating: 8

Post-Shift Productions proudly present
Yet Another Exciting Day in the Life of Kate Daniels

8.00 a.m.: investigate the death of a human barnacle. Realize it's a case of magically delicious syphilis. It's going to be a long day. Again.
8.30 a.m.: think about His Furiness. Feel like punching His Furiness in the face. Where did that thought come from?
9.00 a.m.: fight a demonic, spawn-of-hellish beast. Good doggy.
9.30 a.m.: listen to your voi
The Holy Terror
I ran the gamut of emotions while reading this book; first I was annoyed, then bored, sad, excited, and finally happy. What's interesting, now that I think about it, is that my emotions ran parallel to what Kate was feeling at the time, which I have to say is a pretty outstanding feat for an author.

I spent the better part of the novel pissed off alongside Kate. The opening scene shows Kate waiting in her kitchen with the dinner she made cooling and her temper heating up. She thinks Curran stood
✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
Buddy rereread with the eye candy IA Addicts starting June 8, 2015.

First rating: 5
Second rating: 8
Third rating: 10

Okay. I have absolutely NO TIME to review this book AGAIN. Real life sucks, so busy I barely have enough time to sleep and all that nonsense. So I'll just pull the Ilona Andrews Litany (IAL) / Copy + Paste Review (CPR) combo on you. Ha.

The IAL:
Awesome. Blah blah blah blah. Loved it. Blah blah blah blah. So cool. Blah blah blah blah. Fantastic. Blah blah blah blah. Bloody amazing
Kat Kennedy
Aug 11, 2010 Kat Kennedy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Only my bestest, best friends!
Recommended to Kat Kennedy by: Bry
"You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend."
— Paul Sweeney

Now I have no idea who Paul Sweeney is. I could hazard a guess that his occupation is a barber and he swings toward the demonic side of life, but I have a feeling that this would be inaccurate. Please forgive me. I'm an illiterate, poorly educated plebeian - I admit it.

I also ask the many Kate Daniels fans on my friends list to forgive me. I made you think, in my first revi
Robin (Bridge Four)
Yes I'm reading the Kate Daniels Series AGAIN and guess what I love it a little more every time. 3rd read and this series is still so much fun and at the top of my short list for UF/PRN. Kate/Curran and Saiman have all the best parts in this.

Buddy Read/Reread June 8 with the gang at Ilona Andrews Addicts (IAA)

Re-read...YAY I'm finally to my favorite book in the series for my re-read before Magic Breaks

Review after Re-read 7/15/14

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This was my favorite in the series the first time through and I be
♔ Jᗩela ☘ Killer ⚔ QUEEN ♛
First read July 2014
Second read May 2016

Rating: Same. (I'll explain)

This book is called Magic Bleeds. Just like my heart bled for Kate in the first chapters.

For years, first my father and then my guardian, Greg, had warned me to stay away from human relationships. Friends and lovers only brought you trouble.


One day I’d find someone to lean on as well. It just wouldn’t be Curran. And I really had to stop thinking about him, becau
Simona Bartolotta
Feb 13, 2016 Simona Bartolotta rated it really liked it
"Just wait until he figures out I shut him out of his slut hut."

You know in my review of Magic Strikes when I said that Kate and Curran are frustratingly cute? Well, that's strange. It's strange because before reading Magic Bleeds I didn't and couldn't have the slightest idea of what this expression actually means.

•If Kate and Curran were frustratingly cute before, now they are excruciatingly adorable. Their on-off relationship will drive you out of your mind, the tension between them is -posit
Jen (Red Hot Books)
May 20, 2011 Jen (Red Hot Books) rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any fan of Urban Fantasy
Let's take a moment to review the things I love in this life.

*My husband and kids

*Diet Coke

*French Fries

*And an awesome little book, called Magic Bleeds.

I really didn't think the Kate Daniels series could actually get any better after Magic Strikes. But as good as that one was, this one was better.

As the book begins, Kate is preparing for that naked dinner she promised Curran. But he doesn't show. She calls The Keep and gets the brush off. And hours later, she decides she's been played fo
Mrs. Badass
May 11, 2010 Mrs. Badass rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: UF lovers, Kate Daniels Fans, fans of a strong Female Lead
Shelves: arc-s
For over a month I have been writing and re-writing my review of Magic bleeds in my head. Last night as I was trying to sleep, I had the perfect review written, it was unfolding beautifully, words dancing around in my head with little effort. I should have gotten up to write it then, instead of waiting until it disappeared... Pregnancy insomnia at its finest, leaving you unable to sleep, but also, reluctant to physically get out of bed.

Magic Bleeds is essentially the turning point, the pivotal
Sep 05, 2011 Lora rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of the previous books
While the covers never cease being hideous, each installment in the Kate Daniels series hasn't ceased to entertain me thus far. The fourth installment, Magic Bleeds, features a crocodile shapeshifter, a splendid impersonation of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and a battle to end all battles. It is one hell of a ride.

I think one of the best things about this series is that it is appealing to both genders. It has lots of action, which of course men like, but I think I speak for all women when I say that we l
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
Yeap...Another one done just like that! Once again the book was in the "best" category full of action, mystery and romance. This series is one of a kind, every book leaves you panting for more.

Unknown disease spreading baddies have been starting brawls at bars in several cities and now they have reached their target. Atlanta and the Pack are about to meet 7 undead magic users controlled by Erra, an ancient Babylonian goddess of chaos and terror and biological aunt of our one and only Kate Daniel
Maria Snyder
Dec 14, 2015 Maria Snyder rated it it was amazing
Book 4 and I'm still loving this series. I'm trying to pace myself because I know there are only 8 in this series (for now) and I enjoy the complex world and the characters that Andrews has created. Humor and magic and action and romance are all blended together seamlessly. The best part: (view spoiler).
Sep 25, 2014 Evgeny rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Buddy read with Armina, Eilonwy, Asya, and Monty Cupcake.

Kate Daniels, an expert swordswoman works for the Order of Knights - an organization which solves magic problems. Kate does her solving part by chopping the given problem into small pieces with her sword appropriately called Slayer. When she is called to investigate a fight in a bar right on the border between two of the most powerful groups in Atlanta it seems like a regular assignment, only it turns out to be anything but. Kate also has
Melissa (Ever So Mela)
Apparently I never reviewed this...

...Obviously that ship has sailed.

I remember snippets of events that happened but reading these books one after the other has kinda made a cluster frickity frack of a mess in my head. I can't seem to pinpoint in which particular book certain things happened.

...Oh well, at least we know I didn't hate it...right?

Review to come ^_^
..but as you know, this means a short rambling. For some odd reason Urban Fantasy doesn't inspire me review-wise.
Mar 10, 2011 Bry rated it it was amazing
Read May 24, 2010:

My favorite book of the year. Bar none. Yes, I loved it even more than Patricia Briggs Silver Borne (Mercedes Thompson, #5) which I almost feel bad saying. And while I knew this book would be awesome I had no idea the Andrews team would so completely knock it out of the park as they did. This book was incredible. I mean it. I am sitting here laughing like a giddy schoolchild and desperately want to turn back to the beginning to read it again. (Not that I didn't already reread w
Aug 13, 2014 julio rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
in the eye of the tiger curran.

more of the same, but much better, structurally, than any of the previous three books.

i have issues with some of the language, as usual; these authors are occasionally clumsy, and unpolished, but not always—which is why their mistakes stand-out so vividly when i see them. most of the time it's great, with terrific flow and an appealing voice to the first-person POV.

okay, so, that's me being bored and trying to write about anything but what i really want to write ab
Rating: 4,5 stars

"Fear drained resources. One could be afraid only so much before the body shut it off in self-defense."

After being blown away by the previous book, I wasted no time in picking up Magic Bleeds, and I'm very happy to report that I loved it as well. It didn't blow my mind quite as much as Magic Strikes, but I was far from disappointed--it's still very much an awesome read. These books are becoming so hard to put down!

I loved the action in this one; there were few calm moments, bu
Sh3lly ✨ Bring on the Weird ✨
Re-read with the Ilona Andrews Addicts (IAA) group.

FIRST READ: OCTOBER 2014 (4 stars)
SECOND READ: JUNE 2015 (4 stars)

New thoughts: This one was a bit tougher to get through on the second read, but I'll keep my original rating (although the first half of the book was more of a 3 star rating for me). There was a lot of really great world-building and character development. I did enjoy reading the Kate and Curran sections more. Kate's aunt is a real bitch, but I loved all her scenes. What a great v
Anzu The Great Destroyer
Song of choice: Nine Inch Nails - We're in this Together

:looks at the cover:

:scratches chin:

:imagines Kate saying "My sword is bigger than yours":

Seems legit.

Magic Bleeds was such a damn fun ride! Kate is as awesome as ever, the gang’s all there plotting and.. existing? Grendel stole my heart!!! And Curran is the biggest asshole you can ever see on the face of the planet.

An asshole in the best of ways, yes.

Why am I calling the poor sweetheart dude an asshole? First of all because he’s been one s
Liz* Fashionably Late
4.5 Stars

Half star for the last 50 pages! *__*

Everyone out there who's read A Game of Thrones will probably remember this scene. If you've not, then don't read this. (view spoiler)
09/2015 Re-read: How is it possible that I just continue to love this series more and more and more with every reading?

This series has some of the shortest blurbs I've ever read. After the end of Magic Strikes, I was so eager to start this book. It seemed like finally everything we'd been waiting for between Curran and Kate was going to happen.

And then I sat, alongside Kate, as it all came shattering down. Curran didn't show. Curran didn't take her call. Kate was hurt, and devastated, and then s
Reread July, 2015.

I loved it even more the second time!!! My first review still stands.

First read August, 2014:

Initial thoughts:
Holy crapoly!!!! Perfection, for the second (and I'm sure not the last) time in this series!!! I'm hooked. A full-on fangirling review to come...


Actual rating: There are truly not enough stars in this galaxy to adequately rate this book, and this series!!! No spoilers.

This series...

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I just...

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Aaaghhhh!!! I am one serious fangirl over this series!!! The last bo
Sep 01, 2010 AH rated it it was amazing

Wow! I had so much fun reading this book. I wanted to share every funny line with all of my Goodreads friends. I couldn’t stop updating my status with all the good lines (and there were many). So much happens in this book. I just didn’t want it to end.

The book begins with Kate, fulfilling her side of a bargain, cooking her naked dinner for Curran. When Curran doesn’t show for dinner, Kate is devastated. You expect Kate to fly off the handle, go crazy, run to the Keep and confront Curran, but thi
May 20, 2010 Angie rated it it was amazing
You May authors, you. What are you trying to do to me? I toss and turn in reading slump hell for what seems like weeks on end and then you present me with a string of top-notch books and it's like emerging from a drought into hip-deep water. With mermaids. And flying fish. And seals. What? I like seals. I have to thank the tremendously benevolent KMont of Lurv a la Mode for seeing that an actual living, breathing (oh, you know what I mean) copy of MAGIC BLEEDS made it into my hot little hands be ...more
Aug 14, 2014 Anne rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

This book probably saved my sanity. Really.
We went camping a few days ago. And I hate camping even when everything goes perfectly. This time, the boys and I got a stomach bug.
It wasn't one of those debilitating bugs, unfortunately, because then we could have left.
It was just one of those bugs that made you 'uncomfortable'.
1:00 am
I sharted!

Do you have any idea what it's like to have to walk a kid (who has shit in their pants) down to a woodsy 'bathhouse' at 1:00 i
I have zero clue what's been going on in the world the past 3 days. However, I now know the real reason Snoop changed his name from Dogg to Lion. Curran.

How is this series just getting better and better with every book? As if I didn't love Katelanta (Curran County? I need to talk to Jermaine Dupri about this) enough already, Ilona Andrews throws in a POODLE and more Princess Bride. That's in addition to the standard A+ banter and toe curling chemistry.

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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 (10 books)
  • Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1)
  • Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)
  • Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3)
  • Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5)
  • Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6)
  • Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels, #7)
  • Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8)
  • Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, #9)
  • Untitled (Kate Daniels, #10)

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“I can't give you the white picket fence, and if I did, you'd set it on fire.” 503 likes
“He leaned his head to me, his neck so close to my lips, I felt the heat coming off his skin. His breath was warm against my ear. His voice was a ragged snarl. "I miss you."
This wasn't happening.
"I worry about you." He dipped his head and looked into my eyes. "I worry something stupid will happen and I won't be there and you'll be gone. I worry we won't ever get a chance and it's driving me out of my skull."
No, no, no, no.........
We stared at each other. The tiny space between us felt too hot. Muscles bulged on his naked frame. He looked feral.
Mad gold eyes stared into mine. "Do you miss me, Kate?"
I closed my eyes trying to shut him out. I could lie then we would be back to square one. Nothing would be resolved. I'd still be alone, hating him and wanting him.
He grabbed my shoulders and shook me once. "Do you miss me?"
I took the plunge. "Yes.”
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