Hey guys, I’m back and seriously feeling the Halloween spirit! (As you could probably tell by the recent decor)
So what better way to celebrate this lovely season (and it is a season, ok, don’t argue with me) than to bring back the Halloween Mini Reviews?
Here goes the first one of the year!
Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up magical problems. But when Kate’s guardian is murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between two strong factions within Atlanta’s magic circles.
Kate Daniels, our heroine, is a badass mercenary who mingles with vampires and other ungodly creatures, takes the **** out of alpha males, has an epic flesh-eating sword, knows magic, martial arts, AND how to cook the weirdest meals. I mean, what more do you need to know?
The writing is perfection and achieved something I have struggled with since forever: it made me actually enjoy action scenes. They make sense, I can picture them in my head, and they are engaging. Yes, yes I know.
The world building is AWESOME. It gets a bit confusing at first because we have absolutely no idea of what’s going on and what all those terms mean but one soon gets the gist of it and is spouting the lingo in no time.
All the characters are so cool. You want to be their friend one minute and throw a frying pan at their head the next. But all in jest because they are little cinnamon rolls that need to be protected at all costs ❤
There’s no actual romance in this, only hilariously failed attempts at it.
The sass, the flirting and the clever humour made me throw my head back and bark joyful laughter into the atmosphere. This book knew when it was being ridiculous and it basked in it.
This thing was gory. Like, there’s a lot of cutting, maiming and disemboweling involved and it gets graphic. There’s also mentions of rape, incest, cannibalism, etc. THIS IS ADULT FICTION. I REPEAT: THIS IS ADULT FICTION.
Also, the funnest, most action-packed, not a dull moment kind of book I’ve read in a very long time.
And now I present you – the Hallowmeter! (Could I have come up with a better name for it? Definitely. But I didn’t.)
In case you didn’t quite get it, I loved Magic Bites. This is one of those cases where, if I had gone for the cover alone, I would have stayed far far away from this book. And then I would’ve been MISSING OUT. Simply because I was a vain little twerp.
I’ve actually finished the second one in the series recently and I can’t wait to continue!
What are some of your favourite Halloween reads?
Are you reading anything spooky this month?
Also, let me know what you think of this format 😊
Thank you so much for reading!