Urban fantasy fans, rejoice! Ilona Andrews latest Kate Daniels story is kick a$$ from start to finish. This series has a bit of romance (so far without consummation, but still hot), a heaping helping of humor, more paranormal critters than you can shake a stick at, a heroine who’s a trained killer with a conscience, and enough high drama and action for anybody. In other words, if you like fantasy, urban fantasy, etc…go get this series.
Kate’s had a rough week. Waves of magic are wreaking havoc in Atlanta and she hasn’t been able to go even half a day without some strange smelling blood fouling her clothes and shoes. The last thing she wants is a call from Saiman–a morphing creature who’s developed the hots for her. But Saiman has caught her friend Derek breaking Pack law and Kate can’t bear the thought of what Curran the Beast Lord would have to do to punish him. Not to mention Curran seems to be treating Kate like a potential Alpha mate…and she’s not a were! The chain of events continues downhill and now Derek’s barely alive, Kate’s hiding from Curran, and it looks like the only way to save her friends will be for Kate to reveal herself to her nemesis.
I love this series. The stories aren’t overly long or elaborate; yet they’re as intricate and tightly woven as any reader could wish for. Each book reveals a few more tidbits about Kate’s life, her past, and her possible futures. The action is non-stop yet it’s not til the end of the book that you grasp the detailed sequence of events and decisions that have dovetailed into an exquisite finale. Yes, this story is finished, but there’s no doubt that we still have further adventures with Kate to enjoy. For me, there’s not enough stars for this series.