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Magic Breaks

(Kate Daniels #7)

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  43,527 ratings  ·  2,984 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, 381 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 peopl…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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Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shifters, badass-mc

I liked this SO MUCH BETTER the second time around. Might have something to do with the fact that I skipped book six and am pretending it never happened...
Jen Davis
May 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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 in. Satisfying sex. And. It. Is. Epic. The story is so big, the Andrews had to write a discla ...more
✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
🐈 The Adventures Of A Brave Little Kitty Buddy Rerererereread (TAOABLKBR™) with the IA Addicts 🐈

And the moral of this particular rererererereread is: if Z’emir-amit. Z’emir-amit. Z’emir-amit = WHEEEEEEEE, Jester Park = AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH and HESAAD.” MINE. = bloody shrimping hell of the stinking fish, then Magic Breaks =

And that is a scientifically proven fact, my Little Barnacles.

P.S. I want an unnatural cannibal rodent for Christmas. Thank thee kindly.

👋 Until next time and stuff.

Nov 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
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 Binds comes out.

What is it with this series. Everytime I reread a book in it I love everything even more.

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 anyone so I will have a lengthy
4.35/5 ⭐

I can't even fathom to tell you the level of inner anxiety those chapters towards the end gave me. And also, on top of that, I got a pretty amazing...cliffhanger ending.
What the hell, really? This series gets me going out of my mind.
So, besides the fact that it's frustrating
it's also pretty damn good.

Sophia Triad
"Death is forever. Death is nothing. But to save a life, that's everything."

But unfortunately deep down everything is politics and diplomacy…

• Kate has to behave appropriately in front of the Pack.
• Kate has to behave and talk correctly in front of the Pack council.
• The Pack needs to be reserved with Curran (although not really too reserved with his consort).
• The Pack members have to respect hierarchy and follow Alpha’s decisions even if they are stupid.
• The Pack council needs to have a c
Adina (taking a break from literary fiction)

I don't like Julie and I do not see the point of her existence in the series but this story which is told from her point of view was decent. It was included in Magic Breaks, otherwise I wouldn't have read it.

Merged review:


I can always trust Kate Daniels to get me out of a reading slump.

This series is generally full of action but this volume felt like it was on adrenaline shots the whole time. I sometimes felt the need for it to slow down a bit. However, I enjoyed it better than the la
Feb 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
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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
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
Aug 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, pnr
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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 ;)

Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
4.25 stars. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature:

In Magic Breaks, the seventh book in Ilona Andrews’ KATE DANIELS urban fantasy series, the overarching plot lines of the series takes a lion-sized step forward, with a few major surprises along the way. *some spoilers for earlier books in the series*

Kate Daniels, her mate Curran, the Beast Lord of Atlanta’s shapeshifter Pack, and their group have returned from their perilous trip to Europe, described in Magic Rises, where they ran into confl
Jul 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First read August 2014, rating 4 stars
Second read May 2016, rating 5 stars

I really loved the book this time. This changes everything. So many important things happened. So many changes and new developments.

* Spoilers *

Firstly, I liked that Curran was missing for a good part of the book. I liked seeing Kate working and fighting alone. Her interactions with Hugh are so epic. I know they'll never be together, but I can't ignore their chemistry.

“Don’t bring my people into it,” I said. “I’ll make
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
Dec 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
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
Em Lost In Books
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, 4-star, 2010-19

My favorite books in the series, and it has all the things that I wanted from this series. Action, murder, intense pack rivalry, magic, and all this without the Kate-Curran relationship drama. it was good to see Kate have faith in him, and he In turn proved that why he deserves her and what length he would go to be with her.

Hugh was a big disappoint here. He came, created some ruckus, literally stole Kate, and put her in a magical prison. But then our hero came against all odds, fought t
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 meeti
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
4.25 stars. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature:

In Magic Breaks, the seventh book in Ilona Andrews’ KATE DANIELS urban fantasy series, the overarching plot lines of the series takes a lion-sized step forward, with a few major surprises along the way. *some spoilers for earlier books in the series*

Kate Daniels, her mate Curran, the Beast Lord of Atlanta’s shapeshifter Pack, and their group have returned from their perilous trip to Europe, described in Magic Rises, where they ran into confl
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
1st read - April 2014
2nd read - July 2014
3rd read - July 2015
4th read - August 2016
5th read - April 2018
6th Read - July 2018
7th Read - September 2019
8th read - October 2020
9th read - January 2021

Full Review

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
Sep 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's not a secret that I love this series. And Magic Breaks has so many amazing scenes it's hard to fathom that the series is getting better with each book.

I love the wit, sarcasm, and the clever banter that are the authors signature. Even after reading the books multiple times, they still make me chuckle and laugh out loud. I must admit there is nothing, no other book that can compare with the sassy and smart dialogues that can be found in every Kate Daniels novel.

Even though Magic Breaks is th
Erica Ravenclaw
2018: bumped up a star, I keep saying how much I love these books, but that doesn’t really capture my adoration.

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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
May 2018 re-read. Amazing, riveting story for me as always. Kate Daniels is my favorite character, and I love reading her journey.

August 2016 re-read: I've loved this book every time I read it, but I appreciate it even more on this read. I don't know what to say - beyond what I've said - because there are so many things happening that to say anything is to spoil. But there are nuances that I can see now that I just missed before.

I'm loving this re-read. I both love and hate when each new book c
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Want epicbadassery? Well, don't let the opening of the book fool you, this one ends with a real bang.

And you know what? There's a MINIMUM of relationship miscommunications! WOOOO WOOOO... of course, that's only because Curran's out of town for a big portion of the book, but isn't that how it always is? The only way to prevent relationship troubles is to make sure there's lots of out of town business meetings. Yeah. Right? No.

Of course Kate gets thrown into the blowback from the previous novel. O
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: uf, reread
4th read, audiobook this time.
Edited, spoiler-free, review below

Magic Breaks stands clearly as a turning point in the series. Or rather, as a point of no return. In the previous installments, revelations about Kate's origins and long term plans unraveled gradually but despite them threatening the life she built for herself and the people she loved, there was always a getaway, the freedom to choose whatever path she wanted to follow in order to save her life and the lives
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow, that was worth the wait! Didn't see this ending that way... But I love how it's almost a reboot. Can't wait to see where book eight will take us!

Did need more Derek, Andrea, Julie, and Ascanio. And really wanted some Saiman and Dali.

Oh, ps, fuck you, Hilba. :P
What a way to commemorate my 100th book for this year

This book is something else. I thought this couldn't get better than its prequel but was I wrong?!!
Roland, one can guess where Kate gets her bad ass-ery from :D
And Hugh (shakes head in exasperation), that Pschyo! I'v already dedicated this song to him.
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Started off slow but I couldn't put it down in the end. Ilona Andrews never lets me down. ...more
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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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“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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