I finished Magic Burns
this morning. Yes, I did like the book; I gave it 4 stars. But up until last night, I didn't understand why everyone was raving about this book. Then I got to the good parts.
Magic Burns started off slowly for me. It's been about 2 months since I read Magic Bites, so it took me a while to settle into the book. At times, I felt lost and I needed to reread sections. But as I got used to Ilona Andrew's dark version of Atlanta, a city destroyed by waves of magic, I began to see the appeal.
Suddenly, the book clicked for me and I was drawn into the action. And the action does not stop. Kate is constantly fighting scary creatures like the reeves. And when she is not fighting scary creatures, she is verbally sparring with Curran, the Beast Lord. There is some very clever dialogue between Kate and Curran. Excellent possibilities here, I would hope.
In this installment, Kate has changed. Yes, she is still snarky. She still speaks before she thinks. Kate has matured. She took on the responsibility for the care of Julie, a young girl abandonned by her mother. "Mama Bear" Kate is a force to be reckoned with. This is a very different side of Kate, one which made her more human and likeable.
I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.