Sunday, August 21, 2016

Review: Magic Steals

Author Ilona Andrews
Format e-book
Print Length 83 pages
Publisher InterMix
Published August 16, 2016

Shapeshifting tigress Dali Harimau may be a powerful healer and magic user, but she’s far from what might be called “normal”. She dislikes the violence and bloodshed that are a way of life for most of her kind, even going so far as to become a vegetarian. The last thing she wants is trouble...

Jim Shrapshire is an original, hardcore badass. A jaguar shifter, he’s been tasked with keeping Atlanta’s Cat Clan in line, which he does with swift and lethal force when necessary. His only soft spot is for the petite Dali, whose kindness he calls upon when he is injured.

When Dali is approached by a desperate woman whose grandmother has vanished, Jim is concerned enough to help investigate. But what they find may just be the end of them—an enemy whose skill in the dark arts is matched only by their willingness to kill anyone in their way...

My Opinion

Dali has always been one of my favorite characters in this series. I love seeing her get to be center stage. She is awkward, different and yet powerful in her own way. Her family sees this, her mother especially. She grew up respecting the Indonesian culture, and her Indonesian magic is unparalleled. No one can match it, her other magic though is often hit or miss. More miss than hit. She is secretly seeing Jim, Curran’s head of security.

Jim is well Jim. He is an alpha male with a capital A. Yet, he lets little Dali boss him around. That is until his patience gets too thin. He believes in her enough to want help her on this case. Yet trust her enough to know that there really isn’t anything he can do to help. Since he wants to spend time with her, he is along for the ride.

The best thing about Dali and Jim is their communication. He notices she gets to be closed off and just asks her about it. She tells him the answer. Rarely have we seen that as a reader. It is refreshing. I like how she is worried about the relationship and he is confident about it. Sounds about right in real life too.

If you want to visit the Kate Daniels’ world, this is the perfect novella to do that with. Any written about Dali and Jim are one clicks for me. Action-packed fast reads that are sprinkled throughout with sweetness just how I love my books to be.

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote He was a badass who wrote a book for badasses on how to be a badder badass.

Other People

Mother- Dali’s momma

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