Magic Strikes - Ilona Andrews 4 1/2 stars. This is book #3 in the series and I’m still listening to the books on audio because I have almost no real reading time. Sigh and boo hiss on the real life. I found my mind didn’t drift away too much on this one. This time around we learn a bit more about Kate, poor Derek is put in harms way (poor Derek, that kid really deserves a break), Kate and Curran do the humorous verbal sparring thing they do so well and a lot of other magical and gory stuff happens. Sorry, that’s all I’ve got. I listened to it last week and had no time to write and my short term memory just ain’t what it used to be.

I think I enjoyed this book more than the previous two. I found the wit more sharply honed and became very invested in several of the characters. I just loved the bit with Raphael and the romance novels especially the fact that he read them and knows he can’t/won’t/doesn’t want to measure up to them, LOL. So very cute. I also adored Curran’s menu at the very end. That was hilarious.

It made me laugh and even get a little teary. Good stuff. I will move on to the next one soon.