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Steel's Edge by Ilona Andrews
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Similar reaction as to the previous book. Maybe I've just glutted myself on Andrews and should've spaced them out more, but maybe most of it is just that none of these other books can measure up to Kate Daniels. It's a high bar.

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Fate's Edge by Ilona Andrews
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The Edge books have gotten repetitive, but this one did differ in that there wasn't so much a central mystery as there was a task that needed to be achieved, which was identified pretty early on. Kaldar is also a sort of different male protagonist, a ...more
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Circe by Madeline Miller
Circe
by Madeline Miller (Goodreads Author)
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I debated on what rating to give this book and thought writing the review first would help. It is a thorough, thoughtful book with a complex, flawed heroine at its center. Circe is let down by almost everyone she knows, remains more naive than cynica ...more
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The Descent of Monsters by J.Y.  Yang
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I like that Yang keeps switching up their style. This book is entirely in the form of materials written by the characters -- letters, diary entries, official reports, etc. -- and it effectively builds a mystery and surrounding intrigue. I give it 3 s ...more
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Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews
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3.5 stars. I had this book rated around 4 stars most of the way through -- as evidenced by my finishing the vast majority of it in one sitting -- but the end kind of petered out, which knocked it down for me. The first 400 pages were well paced with ...more
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On the Edge by Ilona Andrews
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My least favorite IA book yet, unfortunately. The world of the novel is unique, interesting, and well developed, despite a huge dump of exposition. Some was definitely necessary, but even character backstories were just spit out in the beginning, no ...more
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Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews
Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3)
by Ilona Andrews (Goodreads Author)
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The best Kate Daniels yet. Strong plot, really gets into the supporting characters without overwhelming the story, and wow, that Kate / Curran interaction... just keeps getting better! Also, (minor spoiler) the Big Reveal that has lain there for 2.5 ...more
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Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews
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I never thought I'd want to read a book about Hugh D'ambray. He was an effective villain in KD, someone you wouldn't necessarily want to get to know better (Kate wisely steers clear), but this book added more shades of grey to the character and kept ...more
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One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews
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The best in the series, with good pacing, a balanced cast of characters (in many meanings of the word), strong plot and story, and genuine emotional stakes. While I repeat my weak protestation that people fall in love too quickly, there is at least s ...more
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Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews
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There's a lot more action in this entry than the previous one, but I didn't find it as magnetic as other Andrews series. I appreciated the complete, complex universe, the political intrigue, the depth of all the supporting characters -- all driven by ...more
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