Thursday, January 24, 2013

Book Review: Curran POV 1 & 2

 Curran POV Vol 1

By:  Gordon Andrews

Publisher:  Gordon & Ilona Andrews

Publish Date:  October 9, 2010

Format:  eNovella of short collections

Genre:  Urban Fantasy

Series:  1st of Curran POV, and Kate Daniels Series: Magic BitesMagic BurnsMagic StrikesMagic BleedsMagic SlaysCurran POV 3 & 4

Recommendation:  OH GODS YES!!

My Thoughts and Summary:
Oh it's wonderful reading Curran's view.  He's such a perfect match for Kate it's unreal.  I love Curran's banter with Kate.  He has me constant smiling while reading them again, and from Curran's POV, just as brilliant.

This is definitely a collection to read AFTER the books.  It's wonderful to go back and read these and remember.  Actually, it makes me want to go back and re-read the series as I loved it that much.

Each book has a Curran view here:
Magic Bites:
When Curran first meets Kate in Unicorn Lane.  He knew some of Kate from Jim, as Jim works with her and strange as he's a cat and works alone or with a few from Pack.

I still full smile at the "Kitty, kitty, kitty" call from Kate.  And Curran's reaction! LOL!  This is the Beast Lords first impression of Kate.

Magic Burns:
When Curran brought Kate to the South East office to be healed, from slashes on her back and the poison.

Curran seems to realize his feelings and knows Exactly what he was doing with the soup.  These two are a pair!

Magic Strikes:
Curran pieces together why key members of his pack have gone rogue and who's at the lead while in the Loupe cage.

Oh what Curran calls Kate!  LOLOL!  He always has choice words in his mind about his love.  But we get to see Curran's chat with Julie before she lets him out.  Gods that girl is quick, smart and so good.  I do love her.  Curran sees the alpha in Kate and notes it to himself here.

Magic Bleeds:
The meeting of Alphas and The People when Curran sees Kate all dolled up...and with Saiman.

Oh, oh, oh!  I was hoping for this POV from Curran.  That is all I can say.  But this is the thoughts running through his head at that moment, before he gets called back to the meeting.

Then there is a teaser of the first chapter for Magic Strikes here as well.

Curran POV Vol 2
Fathers and Sons

By:  Gordon Andrews

Publisher:  Gordon & Ilona Andrews

Publish Date:  May 19, 2011

Format:  eNovella

Genre:  Urban Fantasy

Series:  2nd in Curran POV, and Kate Daniels Series: Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds, Magic Slays; Curran POV 3 & 4

Recommendation:  OH HELL! Read it.  And learn what happens between Curran and Mohan.

My Thoughts and Summary:
Curran wakes from his two week coma to Kate at his side and to hear another has come to challenge her.  He has other plans and goes to the Alpha Pack Council meeting.  Then Curran tells Mohan, his adoptive father, to stay.  Curran knows this is it, they need to have this out about Kate now.

This is why Curran is THE Beast Lord.  Right up front.  This is not the banter and fun witted man we see with Kate.  This is the Beast Lord taking control of the Pack and the way things will go, his way.

In this one we get more.  We get Curran and Mahon.  I always wondered where he disappeared too after being known he didn't much care for Kate as Curran's mate.  This will settle that.

There is fun, but The Beast Lord makes his presence known, and there is fighting to please all.

You can find both these ebooks for free on Ilona Andrews site.

**I read these for my own enjoyment.


Julie said...

"Recommendation: OH GODS YES!!" - LMAO! And totally agree. LOVE these!!!

JezzebellJC said...

I agree with Julie, that was my favorite part :) I am starting the Kate Daniels series in the next few weeks. I am obviously very far behind and everyone I know loves these way too much, so I have to dive it. I'll let you know when I come out the other side. This is excellent! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

The Reader said...

Aren't these shorts simply awesome to read. They also add depth to the overall story arc and I'm thinking possibly clue readers to the events ahead.


Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

I never EVER get tired of Curran. I could re-read all the KD books until I turn blue and STILL I'd want more. And seeing those same things through his eyes adds something special to the story.
Great review. I'm happy to see how much urban fantasy you read/review. I'll be around more often. :)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I know I'm going to fight you for him once I read this series. Can you believe I have these books but haven't picked up the first yet? Don't hate me too much. :D

BTW, love the rec words. :D

Blodeuedd said...

Awwww Curran! I love you Curran

brandileigh2003 said...

Love that cover. Curran sounds great and thanks for lovely review.

Happy reading,
Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

Off to find these books..thanks to your Oh God Yes recommendation!

Jennifer @ Bad Bird Reads said...

Damn right, he is hte Best Lord. He is so awesome. I can't wait to read these, and so happy you enjoyed them. The Besst Lord is my favy of all time.

Gordon Andrews said...

I'm really glad you liked the POVs, it's just something fun we do for the fans, plus if I do a good one, Ilona gets me action figures.

Alexia561 said...

Love the sound of this, as Curran is awesome!

Melliane said...

OOOOh I really need to read these ones!!!! Can't wait!

Cherry said...

I don't usually read novellas because they are just too short and not satisfying but these ones I lapped up! Well, I am also a die-hard Katie Daniels fan, so that probably has something to do with it :D

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

LOL! Hi Julie, thank you for stopping. And so glad I'm not alone in this love. :D Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Jaclyn Canada, a warning, if you don't much care for the first book, KEEP GOING!! They get amazing. Really! LOL Do hope you love the books and the side storys with Curran when you get to them. :D

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Mihir! Oh goodness yes! They really are amazing. I agree. And the one Fathers and Sons! SO great to see this. I do enjoy reading from Currans view as well. Him and Kate are wonderful, and so fun. lol. Thank you for stopping!!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Maja, YES! No way we could get tired of Curran. Thank you greatly for stopping and that you are planning to be around more. Hope to see you! :) Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

LOL!! Oh Melissa (B&T) you so have a fight on your hands for Curran. lol. But, if you are nice to me *maybe* I'll share him with you...if Kate lets me. LOL!! Thank you. And you are sooooooo going to love these. I know it!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

BLodeuedd, I think there is a whole stadium full of ladies chanting that. ;D

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hi Brandi Kosiner. Thank you for stopping. And oh yes. Curran is amazing. Hope you get to read him one day. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

LOL! THank you Kimba. And hope you get to read the Kate Daniels series as that will help understand what Curran is thinking in these. :) Hope you enjoy!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

LOL!! Jennifer Bielman, so on the nose. :D

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hi Gordon Andrews!! Thank you. Oh, I do hope you get a chance to keep making more Curran POVs as they are greatly adored. And you know you want more action figures. ;P LOL! But that is wonderful of Ilona to pay with action figures. :) Thank you again for writing these, and to you and Ilona both for the amazing reads.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Alexia, Oh Curran is the capital of AWESOME. lol. Thank you!!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Melliane, OH YES!!! You will love these! :D

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Cherry, I understand. And I would love to read more from Curran as well, but these feel different as they are an extension of a story we already know how it goes. So they are great additions to read. :) So glad you enjoyed these too.