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Mandafofanda Reads Lots

The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no?

And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no?
Doesn't that make life a story?

- Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Magic Strikes -  Ilona Andrews Honestly, I kind of skimmed sections of the past two books, like during the fight scenes, but for this one I was glued - and I mean GLUED - to every sentence. The first two books also have built up a loveable cast of crazy characters that I'm totally rooting for. And usually I wouldn't rate this type of "fluffier" book with 5 stars, but screw it, it had me cracking up, holding my breath, feeling sucker punched, and just hooked with every word. Kate is totally kick-ass in all the ways that I admire, and I love her dynamics with all the different characters (especially with Curran, that smexy bastard). Seriously, no complaints.

Plus, can I say how excited I was to see an Indonesian character in mainstream fiction? Though I found it funny that she was the Hindu expert when Indonesia is known for having one of the highest Muslim populations in the world.