Book: Magic Bites [Kate Daniels #1]
Author: Ilona Andrews
Review: Kate Daniels is a mercenary living outside Atlanta. When her guardian is murdered, she seeks justice and investigates the crime. Andrew's has done a wonderful job creating an alternate world where magic and modern technology come in unpredictable waves. When magic is working, electricity does not (and vice versa). Many interesting characters are introduced and there is enough mystery involving almost all of them to keep readers guessing. I'm especially interested to learn more about our protagonist and her true heritage. What we do know so far is that she is quick witted, funny, has nerves of steel and isn't afraid to fight for things she believes in. She reminds me a little of Anita Blake.
A great introduction to a series and I cannot wait to read the next one (already on hold at the library!). I will note that this is more 'fantasy' and while I think there is potential for a romantic sub-plot between two of the characters, this is definitely focused on the mystery/fantasy.