Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Review: Magic Gifts (Kate Daniels #5.4) by Ilona Andrews

Magic Gifts (Kate Daniels, #5.4)


Available as FREE download from Ilona Andrews Website for 2 weeks from Christmas Day, this novella takes place at the same time as Andrea’s book, right after MAGIC SLAYS, and the two stories intersect.

A dinner date after a hard day at work sounds heavenly. Of course, when that date is between the Beast Lord and Kate Daniels, things don’t go as planned. Before you know it, undead are running amok, heads are being chopped off, lawyers are deployed and used with extereme prejudice, and drunk vikings are calling people out.

Read at your own risk.

MAGIC GIFTS will appear as a bonus in the back of GUNMETAL MAGIC, Andrea’s book. (Goodreads)

Book Details

Title: Magic Gifts
Author: Ilona Andrews
Release Date: December 24, 2011
Source: Author’s blog post


First, before I even start go ahead and scroll back up…awesome Urban Fantasy cover right?!?!

I don’t know about anyone else but I get in these moods sometime were I just want to read characters that I know and love. It’s like going to my mom's house and eating her cooking…it just makes me happy! I guess that’s a big reason I reread books I love, to revisit the characters I have grown to care so much about. So when I saw on the  Ilona Andrews blog there was a new Kate Daniels novella with a shiny red bow on it just waiting to be unwrapped, it made my Christmas a lot brighter:)

If you have not read this series don’t start here! The Kate Daniels series is awesome and well worth the first five reads.

Kate and Curran find themselves trying to save a child from a deadly necklace when all they wanted was a nice evening out. Magic Gifts is such a fun installment to the Kate Daniels world. I loved all the Norse Mythology that was woven through, and all the crazy drunk Vikings. Who accepted anyone as long as they liked acting like a Viking too…or what they considered a Viking. If you have read Magic Gifts, did you think to yourself, "Oh I know people that would go live with the Vikings?”

My absolute favorite part of Magic Gifts was all the banter between Kate and Curran. I don’t know if it was just me, but I was laughing out loud, they where hilarious. I ate up their back and forth antics (like all the Christmas candy I’ve been eating) like there is no tomorrow.

I am even more excited for Gunmetal Magic which is Andreas book, and is set to release August 2012.

Happy Reading,

Loved it! I want to know about everything this author writes.

Recommended For
Older Teen and up: For language, and violence.

Other Books in this Series
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1)Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3)Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4)Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) 
Click cover image to go to Goodreads page.


  1. This looks SO AWESOME! I'm already beyond excited for Andrea's book. I have a feeling this is going to make me even more impatient!

  2. Awesome, I juste love the series too! I've read half the story, I love it for now too! I'm glad you liked this one


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