Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2) by Ilona Andrews

Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)

Down in Atlanta, tempers – and temperatures – are about to flare…As a mercenary who cleans up after magic gone wrong, Kate Daniels has seen her share of occupational hazards. Normally, waves of paranormal energy ebb and flow across Atlanta like a tide. But once every seven years, a flare comes, a time when magic runs rampant. Now Kate’s going to have to deal with problems on a much bigger scale: a divine one.When Kate sets out to retrieve...

Details Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)

TitleMagic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)
Release DateApr 1st, 2008
PublisherBerkley Publishing Group
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Magic, Vampires, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Shapeshifters

Reviews Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)

  • Anzu The Great Destroyer
    Hmmm I wonder what this Magic Burns book will be aboutWhat?? I mean.. What?? This can’t be rightWhy isn’t she being stupid?? Wha- How???She’s going to fuck upAny second nowAaaaany second now......This book is perfect!!I mean, amIrite? AM-I-RITE???One thing I love about Ilona Andrews is the fact that she didn’t make Kate a sappy character. Not once did she have a "love" thought about any of the hot dudes in the book. Not once. Sure, she th...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    5/6/18: I hope that when the Andrews write their Julie and Derek spinoff that one of the books takes place during another flare and Red shows up. Then I want for Julie and/or Derek to break several of his bones. Big important ones. Like a femur and his pelvis. Yeah. 4.5 starsAfter the trial by fire world-building of MAGIC BITES, any leftover questions are quickly answered in KATE DANIELS #2 by virtue of the shifts from magic to tech and tech to m...
  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    ⚔ The Grand IAA™ KD Buddy Rerererereread Extravaganza (GIAAKDBRE™), aka the yellow brick road to Magic Triumphs ⚔Presenting Episode 2, or How Kate Daniels Learned Being a Toy Mouse with Raging Hormones isn't as Easy as Chopping People into Tiny Little Pieces.» And the moral of this particular rererereread is: Psych. » And the other moral of this particular rererereread is: someone call Desandra ASAP! Bran wants to show her his por...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    April 2018 update: After holding out for two years, I finally renewed my $70 nonresident library card. I was so stoked when I found that the library now has the entire Kate Daniels series! I brought The. Entire. Series. home with me, and I’m starting with this one and working my way through the series, since there are a few I’ve never read. Cheer me on!This second book in the Kate Daniels series is a clear improvement over the first one, with...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    Reread 6/2018 4.5 "I'm really starting to love this series" stars “You don't cause problems. You cause catastrophes.” While investigating a mysterious bowman who killed her mark, mercenary Kate Daniels finds herself in the custody of a pre-teen girl. Turns out the young street girl has some magical powers, the kind of powers that 1 in 10,000 people get and there are creatures coming after her. Kate must go to the last person she wants h...
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    3.5 stars ← See that .5 stars? It means that I liked Magic Burns more that Magic Bites. WOOT! RATING CLARIFICATIONS ✘ It does not mean that I wouldn't volunteer as tribute for slapping Curran in his face. I would, because alpha-males have just that little *something* that makes me want to snarl (even if, to be fair, he's not the worst but far from it). To each their owns, okay? Even Barrons never won me. That asshole (I know, I know, *GASP* ...
  • Carol.
    I've procrastinated forever in writing this review. Magic Burns is one of my frequent re-reads, and I'm not sure I can do it justice. What keeps drawing me back? An interesting heroine that is confident, skilled in her field, funny, occasionally lonely, caring despite herself and lives according to an ethical code? Action that builds from the somewhat ridiculous (a salamander pyromaniac) to the tragic (spikey dogs) to epic (a battle between shape...
  • Jilly
    Rereading this with the lovelies at the Ilona Andrews Addicts group. Here's my original review from a year ago:*********** "Rambo called, he wants his bandana back.""This Rambo, he a friend of yours?""Who's Rambo?" Julie asked.If a cultural reference flies over a man's head, does it make a sound if nobody else gets it? (This is Rambo, for all of you youngsters)I'm still loving Kate. As a matter of fact, I like her better in this book than the fi...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    Kate Daniels Buddy Read/Reread on May 11 with the gang at Ilona Andrews Addicts (IAA)4.5 Stars bumped up a half star from first readRevisited review after Re-read on Jun 30, 2014Ilona Andrews is an author I think I can re-read time and time again. I liked this book even more the second time around. The magic and mythology drew me in and the plot and story were even better the second time around.I got excited when new characters, which will be aro...
  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    Kate Daniels, could you be more awesome? Nope. This book rocked my world! I loved the first book, but I loved this one even more. Kate Daniels is such a cool heroine. She's not only kickbutt, independent, and snarky, but she's utterly likeable. She's down to earth, and one of those heroines I think a guy or a girl could get along with equally well. I like her quick thinking and her ability to get out of some pretty nasty spots. And her willingnes...
  • Julio Genao
    wheeee!no poets, these two—sometimes the prose reminded me of chunk from the goonies inquiring about the possibility of some rocky road—but fuck my life can they write a Finerr Batturr or what, amirite?ladies? can I get an amen?*icy, shunning silence*no? too busy drooling over curran?s'okay.*gaze darkens lustily* too.
  • Katerina
    “This was hell and I was its fury.” Celtic mythology,witch covens,lots of ass kicking and HOT shapeshifters?Kate Daniels is worried.A powerful wave of magic known as the flare is going to strike Atlanta and make possible for malevolent deities to walk among the humans,spreading chaos and death,and somehow in the center of the crisis is the street urchin Kate's looking after.And the world's gone mad. “I needed to find Julie,find her mom,co...
  • Helen 2.0
    Better than the first book! Curran is man-candy supreme.
  • Simona Bartolotta
    3.5"Welcome home. I'm glad you made it. There is coffee in the kitchen for you."I think that a fair number of my neurons just melted.No time for the review, must jump on book three. And at any rate, what I have to say is exactly what I said in my review of Magic Bites, less the 'introductory book' issue (though the world-building can still get better, in my opinion), plus the 'So Curran will get hotter from book to book, uh? Because my system can...
  • Melissa (Ever So Mela)
    I just realized the last 40% always saves these books for me.I had the same problem with this one as I did with the previous Kate Daniels. ▶ It's slow ◀And sadly, sometimes glacially slow, more towards the beginning with a crescendo in the middle. But thank the heavens this ending rocked millions over the last one. I do have to say that if they had explained the world in the last book like they did here, I would've rated it a lot higher. Kate...
  • Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
    Buddy-read with the amazetastic Casey to commence July 20th..... because I can't seem to read anything I am supposed to right now!Review, such as it were....A Kraft Dinner review of a Kate Daniels novel. 3.5 Stars I liked Magic Burns a little bit better than the first one in the series. Honestly, I don’t know that it will ever match the mania I felt picking up the Fever series last year but I’m totally okay with that. This series is fun. It d...
  • Sophia Triad
    Sexually frustrated Kate Daniels is being pursued by every interesting male creature in this book:a) Saiman (With a magic store body, a Polymorph i.e. he changes human forms): “Can you dance? Dance with me Kate!”, “Stay with me. It will be fun.”b) Ghastec (One of the People, a Master of the Dead i.e. he creates vampires)“A pleasure to see you, as always”, “You are in an excellent physical shape and you are well proportioned.”c) Br...
  • Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
    Fourth re-read: 27.04.17I really like the slow burn between Kate and Curran, however, damn, I just want to skip all the in between... I really do love Curran.Third re-read: 16.09.16I still like it. I don't love it, but it's damn well close. Curran still remains one of my favorite heroes, and Kate, with all her awesomeness, is still one of my favorite heroines. Second re-read: 06.08.15Awesome, even still.Re-read: 28.07.14Man, I can't get enough of...
  • Maria V. Snyder
    Yes - I'm hooked on the Kate Daniels series. For now. Don't know how many books I'll read before I lose interest if I even do. I stuck with Ilona Andrews Edge series to the end (need more!) and enjoyed the spin-off novel of Gunmetal Magic with Kate's best friend so I'm thinking I'm in for the long haul. Good thing I have six novels left to read :).
  • Navessa
    I knew by page 2 that I would love this book. Here's why: "Alright Jeremy. Give me the salamander and I won't cut your head off." When I first started this series I was definitely holding myself back a little from letting myself love it. First of all I'd been traumatized by a past relationship with a series (Anita! Why!?). Secondly this series reminded me of the one that broke my heart. But not anymore! I was so entertained while reading this bo...
  • ♔ Jaela ♊ Killer ⚔ QUEEN
    First read July 2014Second read May 2016I liked this more than the first one. We get to see the real Kate, all her aspirations and insecurities. She broke my heart so many times. Everyone around her dies. She's so alone. "You have the Pack. You're surrounded by people who would fall over themselves for the pleasure of your company. I have no one. My parents are dead, my entire family is gone. I have no friends. Except Jim, and that's more of a w...
  • Evgeny
    Buddy read with Armina, Eilonwy, and Asya.Kate Daniels' occasional partner and shape-shifter Jim asks her to help him apprehend a mad arsonist. They got him, but a mysterious sniper kills the culprit right in front of their eyes. Kate starts looking for the guy and becomes tangled with a teen girl looking for her missing mom, bad-ass monsters from Celtic mythology coming to life, and magic flares which make shape-shifters struggle to keep their b...
  •  ⚔ Sh3lly - Grumpy Name-Changing Wanderer ⚔
    This was my second time reading this and I am absolutely keeping my original rating. FIVE STARS! I would add 50 stars if I could. It was way better the second time around! (And I can't often say that with books I've read more than once.)It was kind of like reading it for the first time, I had forgotten so much. Like how much Kate and Curran's tension and chemistry SIZZLED. How did I miss this before. In this book, they are right about here:LOL Bu...
  • Cyndi
    I finished this last night just before sleeping, so of course Kate followed me into my dreams. The last battle was so visual and I kept seeing her running in with both swords flying. I mean, that was awesome! She is an excellent character! Although she's powerful and brave she is also lonely and frightened. In this book she goes from one problem to the next like a fairy tale. Almost every person she encounters wants her to complete a task befor...
  • Angela
    June 2016 Re-read.June 2015 re-read: <3 <3August 2014 re-read: I can't stop. Love this series so much. Kate is such a badass. And funny as hell.20 July 2014: $1.99 on KindleThis is my favorite series ever!!! The entire series is on sale!!!Review:My love for Kate Daniels started strong in Magic Bites; when I first read it, I didn't think it would be possible for me to love her - or her world - more. I was wrong. The Kate Daniels' series just gets ...
  • Hannah
    … And I am in love. This book was better than the first. Kate is still the best, her snarky one-liners are on point, but she also tries to just be a good person and I love that in books. She is not perfect but damn close to it and she is self-aware enough to know her limitations. I LOVE her evolving friendships with Derek and Andrea and I adore how she just takes on Julie. The world building is still impressive and I love how we are slowly told...
  • Bradley
    Surprisingly entertaining and it feels like a serious step-up from the first book.I mean, witchy adventures and seven-year solar-magical catastrophes aside, who doesn't love a battle between gods? Oh, Morrigan! I've seen you in other series, how beautiful to see and you again! I liked the mystery and the movements through the UF, and now that we're in the middle of character development, rather than just the opening sequences, I'm enjoying the pl...
  • Sarah
    1st read - June 20132nd read - May 20153rd read - May 20164th read - November 20175th read - July 2018Original ReviewI had forgotten how much I enjoyed Magic Bites until my friends encouraged me to join them on a group read of this series and I re-read it recently. Now I can't for the life of me figure out why I never carried on reading the series! Magic Burns had everything I loved about Magic Bites and then some, you have more of kick ass Kate,...
  • Choko
    *** 4.65 ***The Great Kate Daniels Buddy Read/Reread of 2017 with the gang at Ilona Andrews Addicts (IAA)!I did have to bump the rating with .65 since the first read, since this book is truly awesome!!! I know I tried to be conservative about it the first time I read it, but it is a shame not to acknowledge how much I really enjoy this book. It is the one we get to meet the urchin Julie and her pathetic crush on the other street kid, the shaman R...
  • Heather
    Before I begin, I’m going to evoke my 13 year old alter ego…Curran loves Kate, Curran loves Kate! Okay, so he didn’t say those exact three words, what he actually said was “As you wish” but he said it after reading The Princess Bride and everyone knows that is how Wesley told Buttercup he loved her. SQUEE!!!Okay, now that I have gotten out of the way, this book and this series are so awesome! God, I still sound like a fan girl, but it d...