Book: Magic Rises
Series: Kate Daniels #6
Author: Ilona Andrews
Review: Kate, Curran and the crew head to Europe for a dangerous mission. Their objective is to keep a pregnant shape-shifter safe and witness the birth of her twins, since whichever child is born first has territorial consequences. But Kate and Curran's ultimate goal is their reward for completing the mission: receipt of a valuable medicine that can help the pack's shapeshifter children survive to adulthood.
First of all, I love that the setting of this book changed from Atlanta to Europe. It provided a nice breath of fresh air and I loved the logistics of getting a boat for everyone, the transatlantic voyage as well as the descriptions of their final destination. I'll avoid spoilers, but another big player has a large role in this book and I thought he (oops! there is a hint) was fabulous. A pretty major secondary character was killed in this book which I was surprised about (but leads to interesting possibilities for future books) and I loved the overall dynamics of the different packs.
Although I really enjoyed this book, there was way too much relationship drama between Kate and Curran. Part of it was crucial to the plot of the story, but some of it was unbelievable knowing their history. There were also 2 new female characters introduced that traveled with Kate and Curran and for the life of me, I couldn't keep them straight. Overall, I really liked it!