I received a copy of Kelley Armstrong’s Thirteen last week, the thirteenth and final installment of the best selling Otherworld series. I’ve been a fan of the series from the first book, Bitten, and was thrilled to be asked to review the finale, having previously reviewed the eleventh book in the series, Waking the Witch, just over two years ago.
Otherworld fans are going to love this last adventure with Savannah, Elena, and crew. The review is posted in the review section and you can read it here.
August 6th, 2012 at 8:00 am
I received an ARC of Kelley Armstrong’s latest novel in the Otherworld series, Waking the Witch, today and so far I’m loving it. The 11th book in the series focuses on the now grown up Savannah Levine, the orphaned daughter of a dark witch and nasty sorcerer who we first met in book two of the series, Stolen. At the tender age of 12 Savannah had been kidnapped along with a group of other supernatural beings and forced to watch her mother killed before being rescued by werewolf Elena Michaels and taken in by the local witch coven.
Waking the Witch is Savannah’s coming-of-age story, during which she tests the waters of true independence for the first time while tackling her first solo case as a supernatural private investigator. I’m only a third of the way through the book so far but I can definitely say that our protagonist is quickly finding out that swift currents can run deep it what appears on the surface to be calm waters and she just might lose her footing if she isn’t careful. Is she in over her head? I’ll let you know when I finish the book. In the mean time, here is a little more information from the publisher to whet your appetite…
At twenty-one, Savannah Levine — orphaned daughter of a notorious dark witch and an equally notorious cutthroat sorcerer — considers herself a full-fledged member of the supernatural race that rules the Otherworld. The once rebellious teen has grown into a six-foot-tall, motorcycle-riding jaw-dropper with a full arsenal of spells that she’s not afraid to use when she gets caught in a bind. There’s only one small problem — her adoptive parents, Paige and Lucas, don’t always trust her. Of course, she’s given them plenty of reasons . . . but those are in the past. People can change, right?
When Paige and Lucas take off on a romantic vacation alone, leaving her in charge of their detective agency, Savannah is presented with a case that she can’t turn down, and one she can finally call her own. Recruited by another supernatural detective, she travels to Columbus, Washington, a small, almost shell of a town. Two troubled young women have been found in an abandoned warehouse, murdered. Now a third woman is dead, and darker forces seem to be at play.
Savannah feels certain she can handle the case, but with supernatural activity appearing at every turn, things quickly become more serious—and far more dangerous—than she realizes. Caught up in a web of lust, false identities, and lies, Savannah must summon strength from her depths, and fight like she’s never fought before.
A Dutton hardcover, $25.95, National on-sale date: July 27, 2010, ISBN 978-0-525-95178-0
July 16th, 2010 at 12:39 am