Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Book Review: Curran POV 3 & 4

Curran #3 (POV #3)

By:  Gordon Andrews

Publisher:  Ilona Andrews on blog

Publish Date:  November 27, 2011

Format:  Blog, I printed

Genre:  Urban Fantasy

Series:  3rd  Curran POV, and Kate Daniels series; Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes

Recommendation:  OH Yes!  You get to see what Curran learns of Kate, and what Jim knows too!

My Thoughts and Summary:
Jim goes to Curran with information he has collected since the fight at the arena.  Jim feels Curran should know more about Kate, her past, and her father, before he makes his choice on picking her as a mate.

First, this short read falls in line AFTER Magic Strikes.

Oh, this was a lovely quick read!  I love getting Curran's POV with finding out about Kates biological father and the man that she calls dad.  I liked getting the unbiased information from Jim, which he is very good at finding.  It was neat to see the pictures of the life Kate hinted at in Magic Strikes.

There is a strong hint to who Jim might have a "crush" on and the diversion Jim uses is humor that makes me chuckle.  But the hint of Jim's attracted affections I think, I think, is grown in the anthology of Hexed.  So, nice tie in here!

I like Curran and Jim putting the facts about Kate together, but I still want Kate to tell Curran.  That would be the ultimate trust for her.  And I'm now more ready to dive into Magic Bleeds.

This is a free read on Ilona Andrews' blog, if you would like to read it as well...

Curran POV #4
Magic Strikes Hot Tub POV

By:  Gordon Andrews

Publisher:  Ilona Andrews on blog

Publish Date:  March 7, 2012

Format:  Blog, I printed

Genre:  Urban Fantasy

Series:  4th Curran POV, and Kate Daniels Series; Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes

Recommendation:  Um, YES!! You get to see through Curran's eyes.

My Thoughts and Summary:
First, this POV happens IN Magic Strikes, in the second half of book.  So read it AFTER Magic Strikes.

We see Curran's thoughts on Kate, and that she could be of Alpha material as well, how she took charge of his best people and they followed her against his law.  But then he also thinks of what a complete and utter mess Kate had made of things as well.

Curran, as the protective man he is, tells why he grabbed that silver golem.  Curran tracks Kate, to the hot tub.  We then pick up with the conversation of Kate and Curran in the hot tub, through Curran's eyes.

He is blunt and gruff in his thinking, but it fits him so well.  Curran even reflects on Bran and Kate liking him. In the end Curran makes up his mind of Kate and him.  (If you've read Magic Strikes, you know what it is.)

This is a free short read on Ilona Andrews blog, so if you would like to read it...please do!

I read these short POVs for my own enjoyment.
This review is of my personal thoughts.


Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

this is new to me..but i will check it out, your thoughts have piqued my interesting..thanks!

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

What? Curran has his own POV! So much to look forward to! :)

Blodeuedd said...

Oh pooh, I forgot about Curran! I must catch up

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I have the one from smashwords. I wonder if this is the same? I'll have to check it out. Yes, I still have to read the first one. I'm so bad...

Cherry said...

For a freebie this was bloody fantastic! :) *says the Ilona Andrews die-hard*

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Kimba, Oh these are scenes and snippets of the Kate Daniel's series by Ilona Andrews. But these are from Curran's POV instead of Kates. :) Very nice addition to the series. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Missie The Unread Reader, oh yes! There is two who collections before these two, but I have not read them yet as they have stuff from books I've not read yet. One more to go and I can read the scenes and delight in every minute of it. :D

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Blodeuedd - LOL! How could you forget about Curran!?! :D I have two more to read that have scenes from all the books. I can't wait to get to them. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Melissa (Books&Things) - these are from on Ilona's blog. THey are lovely little reads. :) Do hope you add them to the collection! :D Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Cherry - Oh YEs!!! I have to agree 100% with you. :D I love reading Curran's view. So much fun.

Jennifer @ Bad Bird Reads said...

I love Curran and Jim. Besides Kate, they are my fav characters. I am going to have to read this.

Melliane said...

OOOh I need to read these ones, really really need! I just love the kate daniels series and I keep telling me to start these ones. And well I don't know why it's not done yet but I'm glad you enjoyed them I can't wait to read them all

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Jennifer L Bielman, I love them too. :) Oh, I do hope you read both of these Curran views. :) They are so much fun!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Melliane, these two are very short and quick reads. :) I do think you would enjoy them. :) There are more Curran views for free that have scenes from several of the books in them. I still have to get to those yet. :) Hope you enjoy!

Blodeuedd said...

I suck ;) Been catching up today :D