Review: Magic Extras [Kate Daniels Extras]
All , Fantasy / February 14, 2019

Title: Magic Mourns (3.5), Magic Dreams (4.5), Magic Tests (5.3), Magic Gifts (5.4), Gunmental Magic (5.4), Magic Steals (7.5), Magic Stars (8.5), Curran Volume Author: Ilona Andrews Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Romance/ Adventure Summary: A sum of all spinoffs, extras and scenes written from different POV Ilona Andrews shared with us.      I’ve thought about it and decided it may be best to put all Extra books (not the main story of Kate Daniels’ series but spinoffs, extra scenes, etc that Ilona Andrews graced us with) in one post as some of them are quite short and I don’t feel a whole post would be necessary. I hope you’re ready 😀    The first one that I got my hands off, following its chronological order, was Magic Mourns (3.5). The book is written from Andrea’s point of view which was a nice surprise, giving us a glimpse into the life Kate’s best friend. The story revolves around Andrea and Rafael (a were-hyena also called bouda) who is besotted with her. We follow them around as they try to outsmart Cerberus, Hades’ hound that is trying to collect its keeper’s body. A Master of Dead had stolen the body in attempt to question…

Review: Magic Breaks [Kate Daniels #7]
All , Fantasy / February 14, 2019

Title: Magic Breaks Author: Ilona Andrews Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Romance/ Adventure Publication date: 2014 Summary: No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: if there’s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it… As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since Kate’s connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is safe—especially those closest to Kate. As Roland’s long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend the Conclave, a gathering of the leaders from the various supernatural factions in Atlanta. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered there, apparently at the hands of a shapeshifter, Kate is given only twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she’ll find herself embroiled in a war which could destroy everything she holds dear…    Oh, how I…

Review: Crooked House
All , Mystery / February 11, 2019

Title: Crooked House Author: Agatha Christie Genre: Mystery First Publication date: 1949 Summary: In the sprawling, half-timbered mansion in the affluent suburb of Swinly Dean, Aristide Leonides lies dead from barbiturate poisoning. An accident? Not likely. In fact, suspicion has already fallen on his luscious widow, a cunning beauty fifty years his junior, set to inherit a sizeable fortune, and rumored to be carrying on with a strapping young tutor comfortably ensconced in the family estate. But criminologist Charles Hayward is casting his own doubts on the innocence of the entire Leonides brood. He knows them intimately. And he’s certain that in a crooked house such as Three Gables, no one’s on the level…      Crooked House by Agatha Christie is just one of many entertaining, intricate mysteries that her wondrous mind gifted us with. For the fans of the genre I can only image the pleasure and anticipation that grows inside of you as you turn page after page while your mind connects clue after clue – and still gets surprised at the end.    I am usually more of a fantasy type of girl but good books are good books, and good plots are my favorites. I…