Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Audiobook Review: Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews


Series: Kate Daniels #4
Narrator: Renée Raudman
Unabridged
13 hrs. 7 min.
Publisher: Tantor Media
Published: 5/25/10
Source: Library/Hoopla
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 guild. Unofficially, she cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to handle---especially if they involve Atlanta's shapeshifting community. 
When she's called in to investigate a fight at the Steel Horse, a bar on the border between the territories of the shapeshifters and the necromancers, Kate quickly discovers that there's a new player in town. One who's been around for thousands of years---and who rode to war at the side of Kate's father. 
This foe may be too much even for Kate and Curran, the Beast Lord, to handle. Because this time Kate will be taking on family.
My thoughts:
You know if you step back and look at what went on in this book you would say that it is all about relationships. Romantic relationships with misunderstandings, coming together and facing a problem together. Family relationships, some that include friends you consider family and those crazy relatives you don't want anyone to know that you are related to each other.  Okay, this makes it sound like chick lit.... as long as you ignore all the bloody fights. But then again... some family dynamics seem tame compared to the shenanigans that exploded here. (fyi note: I do not watch reality tv but I've seen the commercials! LOL)

I have to say I loved this book in the series. The series just seems to be getting better and better. In fact I was sad to have had it ended. I just didn't want to put it down. Reneé Raudman also does an excellent job with the narration and I do plan on doing the rest of the series in audio. I highly recommend this series on audio (if you haven't guessed already!). I also give this relationship book 5 stars. This series really captures a dysfunctional family in a fun way. :D I recommend the series for those that enjoy UF.

25 comments:

  1. It's fantastic that this series is only over improving! I don't read much UF but I've seen this series around a few times now so I'll definitely consider it xD

    Lovely review, Melissa <33

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  2. Family dynamics always interest me so I shall definitely be making a note of this one. As for the romantic relationships? I can take them or leave them depending on my mood but it doesn't sound as if they get in the way here which is always a plus in my mind.

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    1. Not in the way, but it does become important. :)

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  3. !!!! Glad you're still liking it. It keeps getting better. (IMO)

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  4. DUDE are you going to constantly stay one book ahead of me. I am finishing up book 3 now grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :)

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    1. Probably not after this one. I've slowed down audio wise (knew it would happen) and I'm on a different series right now because it is for review. :)

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  5. I swear I am starting this on audio soon, book one is loaded up on my phone.

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    1. YESSSS! You need to start this series. You must come to the Curran side... No cookies, but I'm sure they could rustle you up a steak. LOL

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  6. I'm so glad you're still enjoying these! I have to get these on audio, they sound great!

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  7. Yup, this is my favorite of the series. The next book is wonderful too, though I wasn't a fan of Book 6, sadly. Still, I'm curious to see what you'll think of the rest of this series and am so glad you're loving it, Melissa!

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  8. Yes, I'm definitely glad that I don't have a crazy family like Kate. This one of the rare series where I love the secondary characters just as much as the main ones. So glad you are enjoying it!

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  9. Totally agree..I am so happy you are loving these as much as I did. Did you know that 5.5 is a full length audio..12 hrs? I just snagged it yesterday to hold me over while I wait for 8.

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  10. YEAH MELISSA!!!! You're making me want to start this series all over again, I miss the journey of Kate, Curran and company. Plus, I need to get caught up because this is the last book I've read and I'm behind. HERE I COME CURRAN!

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  11. I still haven't read this series or anything by this author but I keep seeing her name and books pooping up everywhere and I have to try her. Maybe i'll just pick up the audiobook!

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  12. OMG... RIGHT?! When Curran chased Kate down... *sigh* This is probably my second favorite book in the series. It was a true turning point both in their relationship and in the quality of the content. It just keeps getting better!

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  13. Yay book love :D My re-read is starting soon. :D

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  14. LOVE THIS SERIES! Just did a reread of the whole thing a couple of months back. Many, many shenanigans going on in this particular story.

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  15. Oh it's great that you loved it that much! It was a great one and I hope it will be the same with the others too!

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  16. This was definitely my favorite so far. I'm starting to wonder if I'll keep saying that with each new installment. And yes, all the different relationships ... lol.

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  17. I love doing UF series on audio, and I'm so happy to hear you like Renee's narration. I have to catch up on this series, and now I'm definitely going to do audio. Lovely review!

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