Magic Bites

Magic Bites

Book - 2013
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Penguin Putnam
#1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews invites you to experience the first novel in the “intriguing world” (Locus) of Kate Daniels with this special edition of Magic Bites...

Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up magical problems. But when Kate’s guardian is murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between two strong factions within Atlanta’s magic circles. Pressured by both sides to find the killer, Kate realizes she’s way out of her league—but she wouldn’t want it any other way... 

This special edition includes in-depth information about the world of Kate Daniels, with descriptions of its characters and factions. Explore Kate’s Atlanta like never before with answers to FAQ and a quiz to find your place there. And don’t miss the prequel story “A Questionable Client,” as well as scenes of events in Magic Bites from Curran’s point of view.

Random House, Inc.
New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews invites you to experience the first novel in the “intriguing world” (Locus) of Kate Daniels with this special edition of Magic Bites...

Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up magical problems. But when Kate’s guardian is murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between two strong factions within Atlanta’s magic circles. Pressured by both sides to find the killer, Kate realizes she’s way out of her league—but she wouldn’t want it any other way…

This special edition includes in-depth information about the world of Kate Daniels, with descriptions of its characters and factions. Explore Kate’s Atlanta like never before with answers to FAQ and a quiz to find your place there. And don’t miss the prequel story “A Questionable Client,” as well as scenes of events in Magic Bites from Curran’s point of view.

Baker & Taylor
Earning a living cleaning up magical messes, mercenary Kate Daniels is drawn into a power struggle between two factions--necromancers and shapeshifters--within Atlanta's magic circles when her guardian is murdered.

Publisher: New York :, Ace Books,, 2013
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780425264201
Branch Call Number: FANTASY AND
Characteristics: xii, 365 pages ;,21 cm.

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SusanJ_124
Mar 17, 2019

I enjoyed this book more as it went along and the plot and as Kate's character were developed.
I will read the next book of the series to see where it goes.

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SherryMarieJ
Mar 04, 2019

recommended by Phil

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AlwaysAwry
Jan 31, 2019

I love this book. It is a great start to a new series. The shapeshifters are amazing and I LOVE the amount of different type of shifters they have written. The vamps, oh boy, the vamps. ARE. NOT. THE. LVE INTEREST. TYPE. AND. I. COULDN’T. BE. HAPPIER. Go read this if you haven’t.

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Mahala
Dec 10, 2018

took me a long time to get into this series. I had checked it our and returned it many times unable to get past the first chapter. After reading the authors are series "Hidden Legacy" which I loved I decided to give this a try again. Boy am I glad I did. I loved this book and am now devouring the rest of the series.

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BookEMonster
Dec 03, 2018

I'd read an earlier edition of this and had to check this copy out for the bonus material, including a prequel story involving Saiman. Also really enjoyed Curran's POV and the other extras! Love this series and love Kate Daniels!

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MicheleBeechGrove
Oct 23, 2018

I don't read much fantasy but I love this series. A strong female character who does not need the man to save her.

I just read Curran POV, and made me want to read this series over again. Enjoying it just as much. Usually with a strong female lead the males tend to be bumbling messes, not the case here. They complement each other to get the job done. These books aren't oversexed like some series I can name.

Enjoyable, quick read, nice universe to take a break from the real world. Looking forward to seeing the relationships/people grow. I love that the main characters aren't all knowing, all powerful, they get bruised and battered in each fight thats it more realistic, more plausible. There aren't any "oh, come on are you serious moments" Great read!!

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jac523
Sep 12, 2018

Just finished re-reading this one (and the rest of the series) in preparation for the final book. Still as great as I remember!

infinite_tbr Aug 31, 2018

I struggled to get into this book, but it really picked up in the second half! I loved the contradictions between magic and tech and how that influenced what the characters were able to do. It was a great ending and now I want to read the next book.

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AlitaConejita
Jun 21, 2018

I wasn't happy with the character of Kate. She seems to be based on the popular tough, butt-kicking, no bs, not pc, but still justice seeking, emotionally vulnerable and caring/protective action heroine prototype. I enjoy that prototype and therefore have other fictional characters to compare her too. In comparison, I found Kate lacking. At the beginning of the book she has the thought of Texas existing because of cowboys and Mexican sluts. That rather broad brush stroke painting a whole group of people in such a disparaging light was a slap in the face when I was just starting to get to know the character. I think that thought was meant to highlight the not pc, tough outer-shell part of the character. I wasn't happy with it because it takes away from the caring/protective and justice parts of the character. There is a difference between being rude/"telling it like it is" and broadly labeling/stereotyping a slew of people. Beyond that, Kate wasn't as awesomely kick-butt as I originally expected. She made a bunch of blunders that made things harder for herself. That I guess makes her more 'human' and relate-able. Definitely more plausible than other infallible action heroes though it aggravated me a bit.

Anyway - The world building was good. The world itself, interesting. Would it be considered post-apocalyptic? It's on the gray line for me on that point. The other characters were compelling, and since multiple GoodRead people whose reading taste/opinions I respect and/or agree with like the Kate Daniels series I read the next two books in the series back-to-back. The books [and Kate's character] improve as the series progresses :)

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Oct 01, 2012

“Why a raven?"
"To honor my father."
"The writing under it, is that Cyrillic?"
"Yes."
"What does it say?"
"Dar Vorona. Gift of the Raven. I am my father's gift."
"The raven is holding a bloody sword."
"I never said it was a nice gift.”

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Kelticat
Mar 27, 2012

Diplomacy was never my strong suit and my patience had run dry. I crouched and called out, "Here, kitty, kitty, kitty." Two golden eyes ignited at the opposite wall. A shape stirred within the darkness and rose, carrying the eyes up until they towered over me. This thing had to be at least five feet tall at the shoulder. The colossal cat circled me, half in light, half in shadow, the dark mane trembling as he moved. The lion vanished into a dark corner. A whisper of power pulsed through the room, tugging at my senses. "Kitty, kitty?" asked a level male voice. "What kind of woman greets the Beast Lord with 'here, kitty, kitty'?"

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