Magic Bites (Kate Daniels #1)
One moment magic dominates, and cars stall and guns fail. The next, technology takes over and the defensive spells no longer protect your house from monsters. Here skyscrapers topple under onslaught of magic; werebears and werehyenas prowl through the ruined streets; and the Masters of the Dead, necromancers d ...more
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She seemed to go along with it on on the basis that she didn't know Crest well enough to rule him (which was true- they pointed out to her that she couldn't rule him out) out but seemed a bit shocked by the idea he might be a cannibalistic serial killer (as you would be) and had a little freak out moment when she thought she might be dating the upir, she never said she thought he was but you'd still freak out at the possibility.
While a normal person might want to jump to the conclusion they definitely weren't dating a monster in Kate's dangerous world that would be a odd assumption, she's hiding her heritage so she know that others would be hiding theirs too. She didn't rule him out but she didn't agree either. I thought the way that Curran treated her there was really unfair.(less) (hide spoiler)]
10 Reasons to Love Kate Daniels:
1. She doesn't take any crap from anyone.
2. She's sarcastic and occasionally rude and always hilarious. Who else would greet a snarly Beast Lord with "Here, kitty, kitty...?"
3. She knows all the rules of diplomacy when dealing with shapeshifters, vampires, and other supernaturals.
4. She knows how to break all those rules and commands respect in spite of it.
5. She admits when she makes mistakes.
6. She's comfortable with herself and who she is. But she's lo ...more
This is my F-A-V-O-R-I-T-E series.
And that's kind of a big deal. For example, if you asked me what my second favorite series was, I'd have to give you a top 5 list. BUT. KATE DANIELS is unquestionably my #1 favorite.
I'm rereading the series, b/c the new book is out next Tuesday, and I think this is my fifth (or sixth?) time. I typically can't reread a se ...more
“These were unsafe times. But then in safer times, I'd be a woman without a job. The safe-tech world had little use for a magic-touting mercenary like me.”
Welcome to a world where magic and technology fight to gain the upper hand. Where necromancers control vampires and every nightmarish mythical creature turns out to be real, eager to devour human flesh.
Welcome to Atlanta.
“My name is Kate Daniels. Greg Feldman was my legal guardian and the closest thing to a family I've had for...more
Recently, she finally picked up a book called Magic Bite ...more
Because he simply stole my heart from the very beginning. And I’m usually not even into shapeshifters!
Must be due to his sense of humour, handsomeness and, of course, alpha personality and status.
His Majesty Curran,
The chosen Lord of Free Beasts,
Requests your presence at the meeting of his Pack
At 22:00 of this night.
Damn you, lucky Kate. I wish I could pay him a visit myself.
“Oh, it's you," Curran's voice said quietly. "I thought it was an elephan...more
So, I originally read this (at the prompting of my BFF) back in 2010, and was so underwhelmed it took me 4 years to pick up the second book. And, no I didn't bother doing a re-read of book 1 beforehand. I was simply so sick and tired of all my friends telling me what a great series I was missing out on, that I just snatched up 2 and dove in.
I fully expected to hate it.
However, Magic Burns was fantastic, and set me on the path of becoming a rabid fan of no ...more
➽ Last reread: April 27, 2016.
✎ Original rating: 5 stars
✎ Rating after xxxxxx rereads: 10 stars. Up up up the rating goes.
» And the moral of this particular rererereread is : one tiny little KD fix and all is right in the world again. Bye now.
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Honestly? I don't know why I kept reading past chapter 2, but I did. It could have been the astounding number of high reviews from my friends, but nah, it usually doesn't influence me. Or, perhaps it could have been a 'yay! Vacations!' effect, or maybe I'm not a quitter -
*bursts of laughing*
Nah, it must be the book. When I consider all the reasons that should have convinced me to stop reading, I'm almost awed, actually. Well, kind of. But books that manage to reverse my opinion in a good way ...more
Possible Spoilers coming up
“He finished the bandage and was examining it critically.
"You know those things are unreliable." His voice held just a touch of reproach.
“Eleven out of twelve work fine. I’d say that’s better chances than getting an orgasm with a blind date and women still try.”
Kate is brilliant! A little cocky at the beginning of the book but she gets over it aft ...more
There is an inherent issue with having an Urban Fantasy novel that is only 260 pages long, in my opinion. And that issue is that there is far too much world information that has be introduced to the reader to avoid falling into the dreaded Info Dump territory; Magic Bites stumbles into that territory a little too much for my liking. I don’t know that I have ever said I wished that an UF novel was longer, but in this case I do because with the added length it may have bee ...more
acute symptoms of firstbookinaseriesitis.
but lemme just fanboi about the writing for a minute, ok?
propulsive plotting: one thing leads naturally to another. the solution to one problem creates another. the solution to that creates yet another.
the false-denoument was a nice touch, but a little too early—a quick glance at my reading progress made it easy to dismiss the neatly 'solved' mystery immediately.
you s ...more
Problem 1: Worldbuilding
There were info-dumps galore. Pages and pages of them. But, we are never actually given a reason why the world changed from what we know now to a magic-infested one. There was no cataclysmic event, war, or ...more
Well . . . damn. This didn't turn out as I'd planned. While reading this I kept thinking to myself, Just go with three stars, almost everyone else you know has. The series will get better as it goes, just as everyone says, then you can rave and give them four. Although there were plenty things that bothered me about this, there were still more things that I liked. In fact, I would say that this surpassed my expectations.
But let us get the bad stuff out of the way first: I ...more
It was just another day in the GoodReads community. I had just found out that you can add people as friends (yep, took me a few years...Buddy reading literally blew my mind!) and I was minding my own business, reading fantasy books as usual.
When suddenly, a new message started popping out:
And that's how I found out about a series called Kate Daniels. Apparently, I was one of the very few who had no idea what the whole hype was all about. Before long, my updates page was buzzing with me ...more
Magic could not be measured and explained in scientific terms, for magic grew through destroying the very natural principles that made science as people knew it possible.
Originally, I wasn't going to write a review for this. I'm not the biggest fan of writing long reviews or just necessary reviews with explained detail no matter how long or short it is when it comes to a long series. I always tend to lack writing the review and explaining a lot because I'm putting so much information of the ...more
Let the fun and games begin, Yes it is still only a 3.5 star read but I really enjoyed it all over again. There is a little plotting issue that is fuzzy but overall great start to one of my favorite UF series. Only beaten just slightly by books 1-5 of Karen Marie Moning's Fever Series.
3.5 Stars Re-read 25Jun2014 before the release of Magic Breaks
I forgot the entire plot to this book and it was like reading ...more
“What kind of woman greets the Beast Lord with 'here, kitty, kitty'?”
The best kind of woman! To say I enjoyed this book was a serious understatement. But I get ahead of myself.
Kate Daniels is a mercenary who cleans up paranormal messes. When she gets news that her mentor, and last connection to any family she has, is murdered, Kate takes on the case. She is thrown into the world of Shapeshifters, Vampires and the People, and must make ruthless decisions in order to find the killer ...more
By the time this book was published, Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series was already well-known with quite a lot of writers trying to copy it with the various degree of success. I am willing to bet any money Kate Daniels was inspired by Dresden Files, directly or indirectly. For this reason I will compare these two.
Here we have a female protagonist Kate Daniels who happened to be a mercenary who makes her living cleaning up magical problems. You see, she ...more
"The day I needed an escort was the day I'd turn my saber over to someone who knew what to do with it."
I promise I'll be short and straight to the point, but, first, an applause to me, because I have finally joined the hype. Yay!
And now, let's see what we have.
•Magic Bites is, glaringly, a book with an introductory function. I would be perfectly fine with this if the purpose of being introductory was fulfilled, which, with my greatest disappointment ...more
1. Getting dinner has never been this easy. I always have a hard time finding a good place to order my food from. Order, yes, since I’m too lazy to go out sometimes. Having a Beast Lord with me could save the day. Think of eating some yum roast whenever you want. You just say “Hey Curran, don’t you feel like eating some rabbit?” and he just goes and gets it for you. Freshest rabbit out there and it’s all yours.
Nah, I kid the rabbit catching thin ...more
It started out with such a bang, too: a strong female protagonists who totally handles her shit against an ugly vampire (a small, misshapen creature that had me celebrating a grittier take on supernatural beings). It ...more
I just needed Curran, so I decided to re-read this one again. Since I remember everything in this book, I read it pretty fast, but slowed down when Curran appeared. I think I'll re-read book #2 and #3 as well... xp
Third re-read: 15.09.16.
Still oh so awesome! I love Curran and Kate is terrific and together they are amazing!
Second re-read: 06.08.15.
Still love this series! Curran is just......so damn hot and Kate is one of my favorite heroines ;D
Re-read: 27.07.14 and still ...more
So What's really good about the series? The character development. So far it's a pretty solid introduction and the meet-cute is pretty funny. Our MC is kind of a mess with her magic and her sword, but that's okay when the big bad kitty decides he likes her and wants to "help" her.
The vamps do have an ...more
I needed a break from all romance an new adult novels I've been reading lately, and Kate Daniels series was a perfect choice.
What's the biggest reason why I liked it so much?
1. Strong and opinionated main female character who doesn't need alpha male to save her ass.
2. There is no instant love story. Actually, there is no love story at all.
3. Magic Bites can be described as paranormal mystery. Imagine Hercule Poirot with vagina and bad ass sword.
4. Male versus ...more
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