Book 5.5, Kate Daniels
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The New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels novels have been hailed as “top-notch urban fantasy” (Monsters and Critics). Now, Ilona Andrews delves deeper into Kate’s world, and reveals its untold stories…
After being kicked out of the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea’s whole existence is in shambles. She tries to put herself back together by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend. When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano—the male alpha of the Clan Bouda, and Andrea’s former lover—die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate. Now she must work with Raphael as her search for the killer leads into the secret underbelly of supernatural Atlanta. And dealing with her feelings for him might have to take a back seat to saving the world…
Good, but not great
I love the Kate Daniels series, and this is a nice addition to it, but I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as the Kate books. The voice of Andrea is too similar to that of Kate (less sarcastic, but the same tough-girl, must save the world even though I claim I'd rather let it burn attitude) but doesn't quite have the emotional connection that comes through Kate's voice. Overall, I'm glad I read it, but it's not one I would re-read.