Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Review: Magic Stars Ilona Andrews

From award-winning author, Ilona Andrews, an original novella, set in the New York Times #1 bestselling Kate Daniels World and featuring fan-favorites, Derek, and Curran and Kate’s very independent ward, Julie. 
Scarred, solitary Derek Gaunt has separated from his Pack, and is truly a lone wolf. With no family he answers to no one; but is fiercely loyal to a chosen few. So, when several of those close to him are murdered, he’ll stop at nothing to hunt their killer through the magic-drenched streets of Atlanta. 
Never one to be left on the sidelines, equally determined—some might say stubborn—Julie Lennart-Olsen soon joins in his pursuit; and what began as revenge turns into a race to save the city. Their search pits them against powers they never imagined and magic so old, it predates history. It may cost Derek his life, but there are things for which even he would risk everything.

I love this story because it included Julie and Derek both. I've wanted to learn more about Derek ever since I started reading the Kate Daniels series and this story delivers this. And oh man Julie is going to be some amazing heroine when she is completely grown. She's wonderful now. Smart, spunky and resourceful just like Kate but there are some differences.  This story was a short day in the life kind of story for the both of them. It was short but satisfying. If you are reading the Kate Daniels series you definitely don't want to miss this. Not only does it have a couple of my favorite characters in the Magic world it wasn't just a fill in to the next Kate story it was a fantastic story in its own right. I bought this one with my own money and I give it 5 stars.

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