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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4)

Magic Bleeds -  Ilona Andrews

Best one yet, I think.  I really enjoyed the mythology behind this plot, and I enjoyed Erra's character (if you take away all the evil, of course).

 

But Magic Bleeds has far more descriptive, graphic violence than the previous books, including an awful scene at the wolf house during an attack.  I suspect I was able to tolerate it here when I wouldn't have tolerated it in other books because it's an Urban Fantasy story - no one is real, it's all fantasy, so I'm able to detach myself more readily from what's going on on the page.

 

I know a lot of fans don't like Curran all that much; he's a bit too alpha, and when I first opened the book and started reading I dreaded continuing because it looked like I was going to get a lot more of Curran acting like an ass.  Luckily, the misunderstanding ended long before the halfway mark and I really enjoyed they way their relationship proceeded from there.

 

I'm awfully glad I got these books from the library and I stopped short of checking out the fifth book - I get an enforced break from the series, leaving me a chance of going to sleep at a reasonable hour - but I'm definitely going to be at the library to get the rest of the books sooner rather than later.