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Throwback Thursday Guest Review: Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong

Posted August 23, 2018 by Tracy in Reviews | 1 Comment

Throwback Thursday Guest Review: Waking the Witch by Kelley ArmstrongReviewer: Tracy
Waking the Witch (Women of the Otherworld, #11) by Kelley Armstrong
Series: Women of the Otherworld, #11
Publisher: Dutton Books
Publication Date: April 5, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 386
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Columbus is a small town, untouched by the 21st century. But when three young women are found dead - victims of what appear to be ritual murders - things start to get very dark and dangerous. Private investigator Savannah Levine can handle "dark and dangerous." As the daughter of a black witch, she has a lot of power running through her veins. But her arrival in Columbus has not gone unnoticed. Savannah may think she's tracking down a murderer, but could she be the killer's next target? Of course she could always ask her old friend (and half-demon) Adam Vasic for back up. But Savannah has her own reasons for keeping Adam well away from Columbus. And in any case, she can rely on her own powers...

Waking the Witch, the 11th book in the Women of the Otherworld series, is a novel of gritty suspense and tingling build-up, culminating in a fast-paced and revelatory conclusion that is not to be missed.

Every Thursday, we’ll be posting throwback reviews of our favorite and not-so-favorite books. Enjoy!

This review was originally posted on August 23, 2010.

The blurb for this story does a very good job of telling the premise for this book. It’s very much a mystery with a lovely coming-of-age twist to it. Savannah wants to prove that she’s able to handle investigations on her own and takes the bull by the horns. But as world wise as she is there are just some things that one can’t be prepared for.

I very much liked reading this book from Savannah’s point of view. She was a cocky 21 year old but we got to see her doubts and sometimes fears and I think it made her so much more real to me as a human, even though she’s part witch, part sorcerer. She had real emotional moments and the way that Armstrong portrayed Savannah’s feelings were very touching.

I’ve only read 2 other books in this Otherworld series – the first two, Bitten and Stolen, but those were very good. This showed me again how Armstrong can suck me into her writing. I must warn you though, without giving anything away, that this has a cliffhanger ending which was quite frustrating, but good! You can bet I will be reading the next book in this series to find out what happens next.

Rating: 4.25 out of 5

This book is available from Dutton. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

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Book Watch: Waking the Witch by Kelly Armstrong

Posted July 23, 2010 by Holly in Promotions | 4 Comments

I’ve heard a lot about Kelly Armstrong’s Women of the Underworld series. I tried reading one of them some time back, but I couldn’t get into it. I’m pretty curious about this book because I like psychics and witches.

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Golden girl of the supernatural world, orphaned daughter of a dark witch and a conniving sorcerer, Savannah Levine has nothing to lose and everything to prove on her first solo case as a paranormal investigator.

She’s got a wide arsenal of spells at her fingertips, many that only she knows.

She’s got a tough-as-nails attitude and an even sharper wit.

She’s got one problem though . . . no one thinks she can handle this on her own.

Savannah has the power . . . and she’s not afraid to use it.

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.

Do you think I can read this without having read any of the other books in the series? If I do read this, am I going to get sucked into another series? Because y’all, I need to get addicted to another series like I need another hole in the head.

This book is available from Dutton Adult. You can buy it here.

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