Kate Daniels series
by Ilona Andrews
Synopsis: When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it arose, leaving all kinds of paranormal problems in its wake.
Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up these magical problems. But when Kate's guardian is murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between two strong factions within Atlanta's magic circles.
The Masters of the Dead, necromancers who can control vampires, and the Pack, a paramilitary clan of shapechangers, blame each other for a series of bizarre killings—and the death of Kate's guardian may be part of the same mystery. Pressured by both sides to find the killer, Kate realizes she's way out of her league—but she wouldn't have it any other way…
My Opinion: Addictive!
After my disappointment with Once Bitten, Twice Shy, I've finally found a new favourite Urban Fantasy series.
The Kate Daniels books are simply awesome! It has everything I've ever wanted from this kind of read: a kick-ass heroine, strong,dark and well-defined characters, great humor, a lot of action and a complex universe that shows the author spent time imagining and working hard on their series.
I must admit though that it took me half the first novel to really get into it. As written previously, the universe created is quite complex and I had difficulties to completely grasp it but once I was hooked, I couldn't let go and ended up reading ALL the novels and ALL the novellas... when I say it's addictive, I'm not joking!
What I love the most in those books, are the characters. None are neglected and some are even the main of novellas which is quite refreshing when in a lot of series, the secondary characters aren't developed.
I can only recommend this series to all those that are Urban Fantasy fans and are trying to find something to read between two novels of Mercy Thompson, Anita Blake and co.
To summarize: IT'S AWESOME, READ THEM!!!!