Review: Magic Gifts by Ilona Andrews

Title: Magic Gifts
Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: Kate Daniels, #5.4
Publisher: none
Release Date: December 24, 2011
Pages: ebook edition, 94

Available as FREE download from Ilona Andrews Website for 2 weeks from Christmas Day, this novella takes place at the same time as Andrea’s book, right after MAGIC SLAYS, and the two stories intersect.

A dinner date after a hard day at work sounds heavenly. Of course, when that date is between the Beast Lord and Kate Daniels, things don’t go as planned. Before you know it, undead are running amok, heads are being chopped off, lawyers are deployed and used with extereme prejudice, and drunk vikings are calling people out.

Read at your own risk.

MAGIC GIFTS will appear as a bonus in the back of GUNMETAL MAGIC, Andrea’s book.

“Enough," Curran said. An unmistakable command saturated his voice. Jim clicked his mouth shut. I crossed my arms. "I'm sorry, is this the part where I fall to my knees and shiver in fear, Your Furriness? Silly me, I didn't get the memo.”

MAGIC GIFTS  is my basically my Kate and Curran fix til the next full length Kate and Curran book comes back in 2013. This will be hard and much torture for me to wait that long. I don't know how I'll do it, but I was extremely happy to have  MAGIC GIFTS  for Christmas.

I am not too fond of novellas or short stories of any book series that well. First of all I feel that they are too short and normally are just focus on the plot of the story and not much of the characters, which proved to be true with MAGIC GIFTS . I wanted more of a focus on Kate and Curran and more cute scenes between the two of them, but we didn't really get any. It mostly focused on the plot of the novella.

“This is payback, isn't it?" Jim glared at me. "Don't be ridiculous," I told him. "As the Consort of the Pack, I'm far above petty revenge.”  

But we still get that snarky dialogue that we all absolutely live for in the Kate Daniels Series, which made me love it even more. One reason I love the Kate Daniels Series is for the dialogue. It is wonderfully written and I will never get enough of it.

All and all I would say that MAGIC GIFTS  was a good and enjoyable book, but I just didn't enjoy it as much as I would have enjoyed a full length book. I did enjoy Kate, Curran and Jim quite a bit in this short novella and it definitely makes me wanna re-read the series.


  1. Uhm... really ??? We get the next Kate book in 2013?? I didn't know that!! So, I guess I have to read that one to get over this shocking news to me.. Plus, the cover looks awesome, way better than the other books!

  2. I snagged a copy of this as soon as I saw it was up. The Christmas/Winter themed banner they have it cracks me up because of the bear.