Sunday, June 12, 2011

Magic Dreams by Ilona Andrews

New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews spins "Magic Dreams". Shapeshifting tigress Dali Harimau finds herseulf in deep waters when she must challenge a dark being to a battle of wits or risk losing the man for whom she secretly longs.

Even though I'm just going to be reviewing one of the stories from the Hexed anthology, I definitely feel it's worth the individual shout out. Why you ask? Because after sitting in Barnes & Noble and reading it I STILL felt like I had to buy it. Team Andrews, on the strength of their writing alone, got me to buy something I'd already finishing reading. And I think that's pretty damn impressive.

"Magic Dreams" is a little vignette, a look into the head of Dali and subsequently Jim, the feline Alpha within the Pack. They're both characters readers have gotten to know well throughout the Kate Daniels series, but as a first person story written from Dali's point of view, we get to learn even more about what makes them so great. Dali has her own insecurities, her own issues, and her own feelings for Jim. Their little romance had just been hinted at previously but here it just explodes and it's fantastic.

As a romance reader I love getting the chance of seeing more of the side characters and their relationship and Ilona Andrews doesn't disappoint. "Magic Dreams" is short and snappy and while it makes me want more, it certainly doesn't leave me feeling like something's missing. I'm just always going to be that person asking for more when it's this good ;)

I highly recommend it and definitely think it's a great addition to the world of Kate Daniels.

Overall Feeling - Thumbs up.

Series - 1) Magic Bites 2) Magic Burns 3) Magic Strikes 4) "Magic Mourns" 5) Magic Bleeds 6) "Magic Dreams" 7) Magic Slays