Friday, March 20, 2015

Audiobook Review: Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews

Series: Kate Daniels #5.5
Narrator: Renée Raudman
Length: 13 hrs.
Published: 7/31/12
Publisher: Tantor Media
Source: Hoopla/Library
When several shapeshifters die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea and her former lover, Raphael Medrano, must work together to investigate the crime. 
After being kicked out of the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea's whole existence is in shambles. She tries to put herself back together by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend. When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano—the male alpha of the Clan Bouda, and Andrea's former lover—die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate. Now she must work with Raphael as her search for the killer leads into the secret underbelly of supernatural Atlanta. And dealing with her feelings for him might have to take a back seat to saving the world . . .
My thoughts:
First, let me say that even though it is listed most places as a novella, this is actually a full novel and is also listed as a novel at the author's website under "Kate Daniels World". Hopefully this means we will get more secondary character books in their POV! :) Wouldn't that be great?!

Like with all the books in this series it had me from the beginning to end. It was a thrill ride with Andrea taking the lead. I'm so glad that this book was made because I wanted to know more about her and I also wanted to see if Raphael could redeem himself. Yes, I loved the romance in this one even when I wanted to kick Raphael in his furry hiney. :) I also loved Andrea in this one. We get to know more about her past and we get to see how she grows in this one. How she starts to accept all the parts of herself. It was a long time coming. 

Only thing that totally bummed me out about this book is that it is the last one they have in this series on audio. I have requested they get the rest but since I think the others are published with a different publisher I'm not sure my library will get them. :'( Still, I can't say that I didn't try! 

I give this book 4 1/2 stars. It is another great addition to the series and this is a full book and not a novella. I highly recommend it to those that enjoy the Kate Daniels series. It is a must. :)


  1. Why can't the audio covers be as cool as the print..oh well

  2. I totally need to make time for these

  3. I loved this one too. Andrea is right up there with Kate for me, so no way would I miss any of her books. I hope we get more.

  4. Aw sad the rest aren't on audio for you! I still have this one to read. It's sitting somewhere on one of the shelves around here. lol

  5. The cover is great. I don't think that I ever read anything by this author.

  6. Wasn't this great! I am almost missed it because I usually skip novellas..and didn't realize it was full-length...but yea Andrea is cool and the romance and pranks had me laughing so hard.

  7. So glad you are still loving this series. I felt Andrea's book was so amazing and highly emotionally satisfying. I don't like that it's "Kate Daniels World" because it is a must read for the series structure.

  8. I really wish they'd do a couple more spin-offs, too. I highly enjoyed this one, especially the whole Clan Bouda romantic shenanigans.

  9. O yes, I so loved this one as well.

  10. Oh no! They are going to have to get on those audio books for you. I'm behind as I have 1 more book to read in the series, not including the anthologies that have stories in them. So we are about the same place now. ;)


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