Quickie Review: Magic Gifts

Posted January 27, 2012 by Una in 4.5 stars, Rating A, Urban Fantasy Tags: , , , , ,

Magic Gifts
Author: Ilona Andrews 
Release Date: Dec. 25, 2011
Publisher: n/a
Kate Daniels #5.5
Genre: Urban Fantasy, novella
Format(s): e-book
Book Source: Author (A free ebook as a gift to her fans – only available for 2 weeks on her website)
NOTE: this story will be included as an extra in the upcoming Gunmetal Magic.

About the book:

     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 extreme prejudice, and drunk vikings are calling people out.
     Read at your own risk.

What Una is talking about:

     Magic Gifts is a wonderful present for Ilona Andrews’ fans.  It is a delightful tale that takes place during the next, highly anticipated novel, Gunmetal Magic: Andrea’s story.  If you haven’t read the series, the story will be neither as magical, nor witty and wonderful as if you have.  I seriously suggest you take up this series.  Ilona Andrews is a must-read author for me.  The Kate Daniels series is phenomenal and, as soon as I am able, I’m tying Gikany down so she has to read it.
     In Magic Gifts, we get to glimpse behind the scenes as our beloved couple Kate and Curran try to have a date night that goes horribly, horribly wrong.  Their give-and-take, witty banter, and the intricate adventure they go on are fundamentally Kate and Curran. Long-time fans also get a glimpse into what is happening with Andrea, which is set-up for the next book.
     The series is a must read.  This story is a must read for Kate and Curran fans – but be warned, as poor Ms. Andrews has talked about on her blog, it is a self-published story and therefore should be treated as an advanced reader copy.  There are a few grammatical blips, but you should have NO trouble following along since you just KNOW what she is talking about!   Yes folks, she (well, they, it’s a husband and wife writing team) is just awesome!

Unas Rating:

Loved it – enthusiastically recommend (A)

6 responses to “Quickie Review: Magic Gifts

  1. B.

    I have always wanted to read this series, and it’s in my TBR list. Since you like them so much, though, I might have to move it up to the top! You’ve gotten me even more curious now! Thanks for the great review!