Monday, May 26, 2014

Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews


The New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels novels have been hailed as “top-notch urban fantasy” (Monsters and Critics). Now, Ilona Andrews delves deeper into Kate’s world, and reveals its untold stories…
After being kicked out of the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea’s whole existence is in shambles. She tries to put herself back together by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend. When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano—the male alpha of the Clan Bouda, and Andrea’s former lover—die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate. Now she must work with Raphael as her search for the killer leads into the secret underbelly of supernatural Atlanta. And dealing with her feelings for him might have to take a back seat to saving the world…


Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews
5 out of 5

So, at first, I was a bit disappointed with Andrea... She is a bit of a whiner.  But, FINALLY, she got her act together and became a character I liked.

Raphael is really one of my favorite guys... Coming in as a 2nd to Gurran.  He was creative to show Andrea that he likes her, and he cherishes her as much as he can (once he gets his head out of his ass).  

We only get a bit of Kate & Curran (which makes me sad! I know this is Andrea's book, but I really am a bigger fan of Kate & Curran), but we do get it re-itterated that they are just awesome!

Anapa is one big ASS.  I couldn't stand him and was glad that he got what he deserved (and by the jackels too!  How appropriate).

We really get an idea and a better explanation of what happened to Andrea as a child.  We had a glimpse of it from the other books, but the details in this book explains why she has become what she is. 

I think Julie & Ascanio should get together.  I think they would be uber cute together.  

I loved getting to know Ascanio better.  Plus we finally get to meet his mom and learn more about her.  Definitely made him more understandable.  

I was so proud that Andre a made her decision and became Beta.  She is someone who needs to belong, and I think Aunt B's pack is the best thing for her.

Overall, this is a good book... But not necessarily my favorite out of the series, but still a good one!

Happy Reading!


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