Review: Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Posted July 24th, 2017 in book review / 11 comments

Review: Magic Binds by Ilona AndrewsMagic Binds by Ilona Andrews
Series: Kate Daniels #9
Publisher: Ace on September 20, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Adult
Pages: 328
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: five-stars

The new, “heart-stopping”* novel in the New York Times bestselling series that “defines urban fantasy.”*

Mercenary Kate Daniels knows all too well that magic in post-Shift Atlanta is a dangerous business. But nothing she’s faced could have prepared her for this…

Kate and the former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are finally making their relationship official. But there are some steep obstacles standing in the way of their walk to the altar…

Kate’s father, Roland, has kidnapped the demigod Saiman and is slowly bleeding him dry in his never-ending bid for power. A Witch Oracle has predicted that if Kate marries the man she loves, Atlanta will burn and she will lose him forever. And the only person Kate can ask for help is long dead.

The odds are impossible. The future is grim. But Kate Daniels has never been one to play by the rules…

At A Glance

Epic deliciousness!

The Good

How can so much be packed in one book? I am still feeling the effects of this book a week later.

Where to begin? Well let’s break it down:

Kate –> Welcome to the dark side! The struggle is real, people. Kate is starting to feel the effect of her magic as it slowly tries to consume and warp her. She fights the good fight but evil-Kate peeks through a few times. Then we get more reveals when it comes to her ancestral history. Her fam is cray-cray all the way-way.

Curran –> Marry me instead. Pretty please with a cherry on top!

Kate and Curran/Wedding –> Wow, wasn’t sure if they would make it to the alter. They hit some uh-ohs in Magic Binds. There are certain lines neither of them are suppose to cross but toes are inching over some lines.

Roland –> Asshole extraordinaire! Dude, stop kidnapping people. It’s not kosher. And stop being a psychopath while your at it. It’s creepy as frick. Bad, Roland, bad.

Christopher –> Get on with your bad-self. I love this true version Christopher. So much was answered when it came to him.

Tub scene –> *Makes a Homer drooling sound*

Andrea and Raphael –> That shit got real…real fast! So she’s pregnant, right? Well…..

Prophecies –> So sucky.

Jim –> Who are you and what have you done with Jim? I know he’s the new Beast Lord but he ain’t right. After everything Curran and Kate have done for The Pack, I cannot condone his attitude and actions.

So many reveals. So much action and intense fight scenes. Roland and Kate’s battle comes to a head. The war is still pending though. Magic Binds is very dark. The future is not yet bright but there is light in the distance.

The Bad


The Snuggly

OMG, that tub scene was sooooo good. So good. So damn good.

Final Thoughts

Ilona Andrews is the shit. Resistance is futile. Read all their books now.


“You’re like a crazy cat lady, but you collect killers instead of fluffy cats.”
“I don’t collect killers.”
“Yes, you do, and those who aren’t killers turn into killers by the time you’re done. You made Julie into a maniac. That child has more knives on her than a squad of the PAD.”  

“Only two kinds of people drink their coffee black: cops and serial killers.”  

“So far I had the god of evil and the god of terror on my side. My good-guy image was taking a serious beating. Maybe I should recruit some unicorns or kittens with rainbow powers to even us out.”


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11 Responses to “Review: Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews”

  1. JenM

    Just got through reading Wildfire, which I was lucky enough to get my hands on early. So Darn Good! I swear, I would read the phone book if Ilona and Gordon wrote it. Now that they are almost finished with Kate (sob!) I’m hoping they will continue with the Hidden Legacies world.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Kate can never end. I refuse!!!!! I would read their phone book!!!

  2. Lover Of Romance

    Great review. This book had so many reveals here. I agree about Jim, I SO didn’t like him in this book, like seriously, isn’t he suppose to be their friend though. And Roland, I just wanted to smack him with all his bad behavior.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Jim really pissed me off, which in a way I liked because I never expected it and it was a risk to write him that way.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      You need to read all their series because every one is awesome.

  3. Melissa (My words and pages)

    Ugh! I so need to get back to this series!

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