Thursday, November 21, 2019

2 Bloggers 1 Series - Magic Binds

Man, I can't believe Stormi and I are almost finished with our year-long read of the Kate Daniels series.  We've both enjoyed it so much.  But don't fret, we already have next year's planned 😊
So read on to see how I felt about Magic Binds and then go visit Stormi   Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!

TITLE: Magic Binds (Kate Daniels #9)
AUTHOR: Ilona Andrews
PUBLISHING DATE: September 20, 2016

FROM GOODREADS: Mercenary Kate Daniels knows all too well that magic in post-Shift Atlanta is a dangerous business. But nothing she’s faced could have prepared her for this… 

Kate and the former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are finally making their relationship official. But there are some steep obstacles standing in the way of their walk to the altar… 

Kate’s father, Roland, has kidnapped the demigod Saiman and is slowly bleeding him dry in his never-ending bid for power. A Witch Oracle has predicted that if Kate marries the man she loves, Atlanta will burn and she will lose him forever. And the only person Kate can ask for help is long dead. 

The odds are impossible. The future is grim. But Kate Daniels has never been one to play by the rules… 

MY THOUGHTS: I really don't want to spoil anything but these reviews are getting harder and harder to write.  I'm assuming if you are reading this you've read the series, or else hope I won't spoil it too much.  So basically Kate is once again battling her father, Roland (you can get that in the synopsis).  Roland is one of the most despicable characters I've read about in a LONG time and as Stormi and I messaged back and forth on this one, I know the words "die" and "kill" came up often.  And all of our regular characters are back and in full swing.  I grow more attached to Julie, Kate's adopted daughter, everyday.  And even if Grendel wasn't present, he was at least mentioned so I consider that a win.

There is plenty of action in this one - maybe not more than the others but at least as much.  And I'm amazed that I'm still excited to pick up book after book and that I fly through them after reading the first 8.  But guys, the series really is THAT good.  And while it's a completely shallow comment, I also think this is my favorite cover yet.  It has to be the coloring and I believe that Kate looks somewhat Native American here which is not what they were going for I'm sure.  But I like it.

So pretty much I can't say much more. The ending packs a punch and I'm thrilled to find out how the series ends.  However, I'm also trying to brace myself for some deaths because I'm sure they will be a death toll.


PS - Grendel better make it out alive!


  1. I love that you and Stormi stuck it out the whole year, and looks like you'll finish next month! I'm curious to hear what next year's series will be😁

  2. this one is available as an ebook at my library, but i didn't find the others. guess i'll have to make a trip and pick up the physical books to read it in order.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  3. I was just saying to myself that I need to finish this series! This is a sign :)

  4. I love this, my favorite series. Ha! Wait until you read Iron & Magic and Magic Triumphs if you think Roland is despicable. He makes Hugh look like a choir boy. But you have more fun ahead. Also, I LOVE Christopher.

    Yes reviews later in the series are hard to write.

    So what have you picked for next year? Can you guys Read-along Mercy Thompson with me?

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  5. I am so happy that you and Stormi decided to read this series together. I think that it just gets better and better. Enjoy the next book!

  6. Ha, we both 5 stared it! :) It was a good one and I think probably one of my favorites. I also really love this cover too and it's probably my favorite cover as well!

  7. Wow - No.9 - you two are smashing this series and having a great time too. It's so cool.
    Lynn :D