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Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews eARC {5 Stars}

Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews is the ninth book in the Kate Daniels series and let me tell you, this series just keeps getting better and better! There will be spoilers below for the previous books since it’s hard to discuss this one without that, but if you haven’t picked up this series, do it!

Note: I received an advanced copy of Magic Binds from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version.

Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews eARC {5 Stars}

Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #9)
Published by Ace on Sept. 20th, 2016
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Page Length: 384 pages
How I got my copy: NetGalley
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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…

5 Stars

Strengths:
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Updates from the Lair 8/14/16

Updates from the Lair

Updates from the Lair is my weekly wrap-up post that includes what happened in my real life, what I’ve been reading, my posts from the week, and what I’m thinking about reading next week (and would love your advice on!). 

Wow, what a week! I had 12 hour days of straight seminars and networking for this week’s conference and I’m seriously worn out. It was really really productive in terms of research and grad school and future job opportunities, but I want to take a week off to recuperate. I got a tiny bit of reading done before crashing into sleep each night, ha.

My Week

Magic BindsI’ve actually made great progress on Magic Binds and am really really enjoying it! It speaks to how much I was enjoying it since I gave up precious hours of sleep this week to read just a bit more ;-). I suspect I’ll finish shortly.

The Dragon LordsI am listening to The Dragon Lords on audio and loving it. It is so funny and just the perfect blend of satire and fun fantasy story. The narration really adds to it too since silly drunken speeches sound way more entertaining with a good narrator!

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Updates from the Lair 8/07/16

Updates from the Lair

Updates from the Lair is my weekly wrap-up post that includes what happened in my real life, what I’ve been reading, my posts from the week, and what I’m thinking about reading next week (and would love your advice on!). 

Hello loves, I’m still alive! Sorry about missing so much last week, I got hit with a nasty cold/flu coming back from my conference and focused on sleeping instead of post writing ;-). I’m feeling much better now though and got some awesome reading done during recovery!

My Week

Heartless by Marissa MeyerI finished Heartless in one massive binge read last Friday and it was wonderful! I really didn’t expect to finish it so quickly given how thick it is, but I couldn’t stop reading :D.

Magic StudyI also started the audiobook of Magic Study finally! I hadn’t had a chance to add anything to my audiobook app, so downloaded this one from Audible since I’ve been meaning to continue this series for ages. I’m enjoying it for the most part, though I don’t think the narration is as good as the previous book. I’m also amazed how white-washed this cover is since Yelena is clearly described as having black hair and dark skin….

Magic BindsFinally, I decided to go with my strategy of reading the eARCs that appeal to me most to get me through this reading slump of the summer, so I’ve started Magic Binds! I’m not super far in since I haven’t had a lot of time to read on my Kindle, but I know if anyone can get me through a reading slump, it’s Kate ;-).

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