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This book. I don't even know if I can even come close to putting my love for this book into words. This book was easily my most anticipated release of 2016. I actually was trying to save a vacation day just so that I could stay home and read this book just as soon as it became available. To say that I went into this book with high hopes would be an understatement. This book was better than I could have even hoped it could be. Once I started this book, I didn't come up for air until the final page.
This book has so many things going on. Roland is up to his old tricks. Kate and Curran are getting married. Things look impossible and the impossible happens. There is never a dull moment. There are plenty of scenes that kick ass and many that make you grin. There are even more than a few moments that will touch your heart. I honestly don't know how this story fits together so perfectly...it just does.
As much as I loved this story, I really loved seeing all of these characters again. It has been so much fun watching all of the characters in this series grow over the years. Kate feel a bit darker in this book. Her problems with Roland have become dangerous and she has to take a stand. Kate is willing to bend a few rules if that is what it takes to keep everyone safe. Curran is awesome as always. I just love him. Roman made me laugh. Christopher surprised me. Julie makes me worry. I think I went through my whole range of emotions while reading this book because these characters feel so real to me.
This book is brilliantly told. I would say the pacing was perfect with the action scenes being perfectly placed. There wasn't a single moment in the book where the story didn't feel completely genuine. The excitement of reading a Kate Daniels book just never seems to stop. This book did leave me really wanting to start the next book in the series right away since they leave you just enough information to know that things are going to get even more interesting very soon.
I would highly recommend this book to others. This is the ninth book in the series and they really should be read in order. Each book in the series build upon the earlier stories so readers will lose something by skipping around. Trust me, you don't want to miss any part of this wonderful series so just pick up the first book, Magic Bites, and start there. This is a series that I never grow tired of and plan to read many times in the future. The writing pair of Ilona Andrews has easily become one of my very favorite authors and they have outdone themselves with this book. Bravo! I received an advance reader edition of this book from Berkley Publishing Group - Ace via NetGalley for the purpose of providing an honest review.Initial Thoughts
Even better than I could have hoped for!
My request on NetGalley was approved! I can't even tell you how excited I am!