Ilona Andrews has posted the cover for the fifth Kate Daniels book--Magic Slays. I'm so very excited for this book. As you know, this series is at the very top of my favorite urban fantasy books and the last installment just did not let me down At All. Magic Bleeds was fully awesome from beginning to end and I can already tell this one will be as well. I appreciate the uniformity of these covers, as I do in the Mercy Thompson books. It's always Kate, Slayer, and Curran. The cover for Magic Strikes is still my favorite. But I particularly like the layout of this one, with Kate crouching and looking back, with the moon and the crumbling skyscrapers of Atlanta behind her. What do you think? Magic Slays is due out May 31st.
I can't quit Jennifer Echols . Not that I really try that hard, but I read her new ones and often feel as though I'm still searching for that one in possession of that certain something that will make me feel the way Going Too Far did. Like I couldn't put it it down. And definitely like I didn't hate either of the main characters after the fact. Well, I found it with Such a Rush . I read this 300+ pager in a single night, which clears up the question of whether or not I couldn't put it down. And I finished it definitely not hating either of the main characters. I didn't finish it loving them both unreservedly, though. I loved Leah with my whole heart from page one and that never changed. My feelings regarding one of the Hall brothers remain complicated. More to come on this in a bit. On a side note, I'm delighted that Such a Rush is Ms. Echols' hardcover debut. It's a meticulously designed book, a pleasure to hold in my hands as I stayed up way