Series: Book 2 of Kate Daniels
As a mercenary who cleans up after magic gone wrong, Kate Daniels has seen her share of occupational hazards. Normally, waves of paranormal energy ebb and flow across Atlanta like a tide. But once every seven years, a flare comes, a time when magic runs rampant. Now Kate’s going to have to deal with problems on a much bigger scale: a divine one.
When Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack, Atlanta’s paramilitary clan of shapeshifters, she quickly realizes much more at stake. During a flare, gods and goddesses can manifest – and battle for power. The stolen maps are only the opening gambit in an epic tug-of-war between two gods hoping for rebirth. And if Kate can’t stop the cataclysmic showdown, the city may not survive…
The Good: I'm really loving the dynamic here between Kate and Curran, especially given that Kate is oblivious to everything others notice when it comes to the beast lord. I really liked the magic and mythology in this book as well.
The Bad: The farther I get into this series, the less I like the way vampires are portrayed. Unique is good, but at some point it gets strange and hard to believe. I think I've hit that point. It also felt weird that Katie would take custody of a child as opposed to handing her over completely to someone else. It just didn't feel right for her seeming distance.