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Friday, March 26, 2010

Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong

Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal

Pages: 448

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Synopsis: from Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld Website

"Leader of the American Coven, guardian to the preteen daughter of a black witch ... it's not the lifestyle twenty-three year-old Paige Winterbourne imagined for herself, and it's wreaking hell on her social life.

But she's up the challenge. When half-demon Leah O'Donnell returns to fight for custody of Savannah, Paige is ready.

She's not as prepared for the team of supernaturals Leah brings with her, including a powerful sorcerer who claims to be Savannah's father. Cut off from her friends, accused of witchcraft, Satanism, necromancy, murder...Paige quickly realizes that keeping Savannah could mean losing everything else. Has she finally found a battle she isn't willing to fight?"

This is the third novel of the Otherworld Series. The main character is Paige Winterbourne. She has become the guardian of Savannah, a pre teen daughter of Eve, who died in the previous book. Paige is not liked at all by the Coven and they want nothing to do with her. A black witch, along with the girls father, who is leader in the Cabal, try to get Savannah back. This makes for some exciting characters, witches,vampires and other evil doers. Paige uses her majick skills to combat the not very nice members of the Cabal who want Savannah and her black majick powers. She also has to keep Savannah from using her powerful witchcraft until she can control it. Paige gets the assistance of Lucas Cortez to aid her in the struggle over Savannah and the Cabal.Lots of romance there...Paige finds that trying to keep a preteen witch under control very challenging. This is a sexy paranormal story that grabs you from the beginning and does not let go until the last page.

I love Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld series, which features different paranormal characters in each book and often will have characters from other books as well.Kelley's writing has humor intermingled with the suspense.

Dime Store Magic is an enjoyable read. I liked that Paige had matured and was able to take on the responsibility of Savanah, albeit reluctantly at first.If you like a good paranormal story then these are the books for you. They can be read as stand alone novels, but I think it is helpful to start with the first one in the series, which is Bitten.

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Blodeuedd said...

Sounds good, even if I am not too fond of charcters that are not Elena and Clay ;)

Angela said...

I love these books and Paige and Savannah are definitely some of my favorite of Armstrong's characters. I cannot wait for the book featuring Savannah to come out!!

fredamans said...

Great review!

I will be sure to watch for this book to add to my Kelley Armstrong collection.

Dwayne said...

Can you believe I haven't read any of KA's novels? (Rhetorical question but feel free to say yes). She's definitely on my authors to-read list! Thanks for this review!

Falling Off The Shelf said...

I absolutely LOVE this series! Kelley Armstrong is one of my top favorite authors of all time. I just finished reading the 9th book in this series a while ago. I'm itching to read the 10th..and then there's the fact that there is going to be an 11th now..eek! So excited :)

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

I've read the first 2 in this series. I really must get back to it!

Sarah said...

I love this series. Paige and Lucas are my fav characters in the series. i can't wait for Tales of the Otherworld to come out.

I didn't really like books 8 & 9. I have 10 waiting to be read.

K said...

great review
It took me real long to get to reading this because i knew there'd be no Clay and Elena.. but i was happy i did in the end

I still find Paige annoying, but its hard to stay away from Armstrong's writing for long