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Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels #4)

4.46  ·  Rating Details ·  52,895 Ratings  ·  2,413 Reviews
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
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Nov 18, 2015 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.

✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
KD is the Cure to All of Life's Problems Buddy Read (KDitCtAoLPBR™) with my dear wife Ange, and the poor IAA souls who have fallen into our deathly KD Surprise Reread Trap (KSRT™).

Last reread: June 2016.

Original rating: 5 stars
Rating after xxxxxx rereads: 100,000³ stars. More or less. Kate Daniels is IT. Kate Daniels cannot be rated.

» And the moral of this particular rererereread is: I want Ilona Andrews and Glen Cook to team up and write a series/book/cereal box blurb/whatever/anything
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
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 ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ 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 t
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
Sep 16, 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
Sophia Triad
Allow me to tell you about Kate’s family:

1. Her biological father, Roland. We finally learn the true story of Roland, the story of his first children and the first vampire he had created. Kate tells the story to a golem to emphasize the power of the blood that runs in her veins.
2. Her mother. We learn how she feels about her mother and her importance. Kate shows an old picture of her to Andrea. Unfortunately Kate has no memories and no recollection of her mother and her
Kat Kennedy
Jun 24, 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
Currently rereading this with the fun chicks over at the Ilona Andrews Addicts group.

Rereading such epicness was a blast. I think this was the book that finally got me to fall for Curran. He was too much of an alpha-asshole for me until now. But, the way he turns it around and finally shows some respect for Kate made me love him at last. Good kitty.

Original review from Feb, 2015:

Crazy Aunts - we've all got one. My crazy aunt took me to a gay bar when I was 16 years old (I didn't realize that som
Katie Michaels
Mar 11, 2011 Katie Michaels 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
♔ Jaela ♊ 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 11, 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
Dec 09, 2016 Adina rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy-pr
One of my favorite in the series!

If you got to the 4th book then there is no need for me to tell you to read this. If you haven't read any of Kate Daniels' books and you like Urban Fantasy than what are you waiting for?

What I liked about this particular novel was that we finally meet a member of the Kate's family. I kind of liked her aunt even if she was supposed to be the villain. There were some power games between Curran and Kate, some entertaining, some annoying.

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
Mrs. Badass
Sep 29, 2009 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
Maria V. Snyder
Dec 14, 2015 Maria V. 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).
Aug 20, 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
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
Layla ✷ Praise the sun ✷
Mar 15, 2016 Layla ✷ Praise the sun ✷ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Buddy re read at Ilona Andrews Addicts

Kate Daniels is my favorite series ever.

I just love the world, the amazingly well-written characters, the fast paced action, all the mythological elements, the absolutely hilarious and sometimes positively silly dialogues, and of course Kate's snarkiness.
I love how information about Kate's real family and powers is only revealed in tids and bits throughout the whole series, and how IA's writing in general allows their readers to use their own brains.

In Mag
June 2016 Re-read.

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 deva
Aure   `Reading With The Dark`
When 5 Stars are not enough one must give ALL THE STARS!!!

Well well well.. our badass Kate

“Kate Daniels, deadly swordmaster. Fear my twitching pinkie.”

Yes you Kate! I knew you'll choose right!
LOL who am I kidding, I knew what would happen as it's not my first time reading this series. But dang this book still gave me the feels!

I immensely enjoyed their bickering and constant tension. Always ready to fight those two!

And finally finnaly it lead to something! :D

“I gave him my hard stare. “
Mar 30, 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
Jun 30, 2016 Brad rated it really liked it
This one is pretty much fantasy, even if it is still nominally UF, but I especially love all the extras when it comes to the ancient past and the reveals in store for us.

I mean, come on, when we have ancient Babylonia entering the picture, with Negral on the scene, as a woman, even, and not even married to Ereshkigal? Well, the plague-lord, the under-image of Utu the sun god, and the son/daughter of Enlil and Ninlil, is actually a big spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler?

Hmmm. There's a righteous amo
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.
Aug 05, 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
Jan 06, 2010 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
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
Fourth re-read: 27.04.17
This will be my last re-read for now. I won't go on with the series; I just wanted a bit of Curran. Sometimes I get that need. Luckily, it got fill after re-reading #1-4 :)
Third re-read: 18.09.16
One of the downsides with this book is how little Curran is in it. Other than that, it's pretty good, as always. There is no doubt that I'll be re-reading it yet again.
Second re-read: 07.08.15
Still awesome. And still wish for more Curran.
Re-read: 29.07.14
I love this series. So muc
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Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. 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 better grade ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Kate Daniels (1 - 10 of 11 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)
  • Iron and Magic (Kate Daniels, #9.5)
  • Magic Triumphs (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.” 526 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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