Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday:

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't wait to read" selection is:

Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4)
by Ilona Andrews
Publication Date: May 25, 2010

From Goodreads:
Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren’t for the magic. When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it rose.

Kate Daniels works for the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, officially as a liaison with the mercenary guild. Unofficially, she cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to handle—especially if they involve Atlanta’s shapeshifting community.

When she’s called in to investigate a fight at the Steel Horse, a bar midway between the territories of the shapeshifters and the necromancers, Kate quickly discovers there’s a new player in town. One who’s been around for thousands of years—and rode to war at the side of Kate’s father.

This foe may be too much even for Kate and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, to handle. Because this time, Kate will be taking on family…

From me:
This series is full of action and interesting supernatural-types. There's a bit more gore than I prefer, and the f-bomb is dropped semi-regularly, but the story is exciting and the characters are intriguing. Andrew's also has an interesting take on the supernatural beings that inhabit her world - the shapeshifters shift shiftily, the vampires are icky and mindless (no sparkles here), and the multitude of other 'others' fit definitions I've never heard before. I can't wait to see what happens next!

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