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Magic Slays -  Ilona Andrews *Contains spoilers*

Plagued by a war between magic and technology, Atlanta has never been so deadly. Good thing Kate Daniels is on the job. Kate Daniels may have quit the Order of Merciful Aid, but she’s still knee-deep in paranormal problems. Or she would be if she could get someone to hire her. Starting her own business has been more challenging than she thought it would be—now that the Order is disparaging her good name, and many potential clients are afraid of getting on the bad side of the Beast Lord, who just happens to be Kate’s mate. So when Atlanta’s premier Master of the Dead calls to ask for help with a vampire on the loose, Kate leaps at the chance of some paying work. Turns out this is not an isolated incident, and Kate needs to get to the bottom of it—fast, or the city and everyone dear to her might pay the ultimate price.

At the end of Magic Bleeds, everything has changed and new beginnings have started. Kate no longer works for Merciful Aid, she’s mated to Curran, who nearly died and Andrea has disappeared. Now with help from the Pack Kate runs her own business, Cutting Edge Investigations with her ‘new’ partner in crime. But she’s also dealing with being the new alpha of the Pack and stealing dealing with problems from the female alpha wolf. If only Kate could get a case to help keep her busy and out of Pack business for a while. Luckily she gets a case but it’s a bit of a tricky one and ends up finding out more about her family, this time from her mother’s side, and she’s got a runaway kid to deal with too!
What I really enjoyed about Magic Slays is that Kate stays true to how she is even though all she’s getting is trouble from the Pack while trying to make her relationship with Curran work. I have to admit because I haven’t yet but by Magic Strikes and Magic Bleeds I had a small crush on Curran, he had grown on me and if he hadn’t grown on me in the previous two books then he would have done it in Magic Slays, Kate meets a family member from her mother’s side who puts doubts about her relationship with Curran in her mind and although they are fair points Curran more than proves himself to Kate that he truly does love her and wants to be with her no matter what and that totally won him over for me. He may be great on his own but with Kate he’s extra awesome! Magic Slays is another action packed story with some really interesting twists and turns that really keep you intrigued and stuck to the storyline.

Favourite Quotes:
“If it was the price of being with Curran, then I would pay it. He was worth it.”

“Yes I can,” he snarled. “Listen: this is me telling you what you will not do.” I raised the cookbook and tapped him on the nose. Bad cat.”

“If I fought for them and was crippled, they would all say nice things, and then they would replace me and forget I was ever there. You would stay with me. You would take care of me, because you love me. I love you too, Kate. If you ever became hurt, I would not leave you. I’ll be there. Wherever you want ‘there’ to be.”

“I could’ve fallen for someone steady. Dependable. Well-grounded. But nooo, I had to lose my head over this idiot.”

Overall, Magic Slays was another awesome addition to the Kate Daniels series and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series next year!