*This title will be released on July 27, 2010*
The orphaned daughter of a sorcerer and a half-demon, Savannah is a terrifyingly powerful young witch who has never been able to resist the chance to throw her magical weight around. But at 21 she knows she needs to grow up and prove to her guardians, Paige and Lucas, that she can be a responsible member of their supernatural detective agency. So she jumps at the chance to fly solo, investigating the mysterious deaths of three young women in a nearby factory town as a favor to one of the agency’s associates. At first glance, the murders look garden-variety human, but on closer inspection signs point to otherworldly stakes.
Soon Savannah is in over her head. She’s run off the road and nearly killed, haunted by a mystery stalker, and freaked out when the brother of one of the dead women is murdered when he tries to investigate the crime. To complicate things, something weird is happening to her powers. Pitted against shamans, demons, a voodoo-inflected cult and garden-variety goons, Savannah has to fight to ensure her first case isn’t her last. And she also has to ask for help, perhaps the hardest lesson she’s ever had to learn.
Book 11 in The Women of the Otherworld Series
Half demon sorceress Savannah Levine turned supernatural investigator has had supporting roles in a handful of previous WotO books (Stolen, Dime Store Magic, Industrial Magic, Haunted and No Humans Involved), but only as a child and teenager. WAKING THE WITCH is her first, and hopefully not her last, staring narration as an adult.
I haven’t read all the previous WotO books yet so most of the character cameos were wasted on me, but I had no problem becoming engrossed in this paranormal world populated by werewolves, witches, half demons, vampires, sorcerers, shamans, and necromancers who keep their existence hidden from world at large.
Savannah was the real draw in WAKING THE WITCH. She is an imminently likable heroine who is comfortable in her own skin, has a capable cool attitude, and a fearless tenacity when it comes to justice. Not to mention three hot guys (a detective, and two half demons) who wouldn’t mind driving off into the sunset on the back of her wicked cool motorcycle.
WAKING THE WITCH proves once again what a good writer Kelley Armstrong is. This story abounds with subtle humor, concise yet vivid characterizations, and best of all a captivating plot with a touch of romance. My only real complaint is that the ending kind of came out of nowhere and the lead in for the next Savannah book leaves a few too many things unresolved this time around. Of course that just makes me want to read the next WotO novel all the more.
Sexual Content: References to sex. A brief non graphic sex scene.
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- Publisher: Dutton Books
- Published: 27 July 2010
- Format: Hardback 320 pages
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- Categories: Fantasy
- ISBN 13: 9780525951780 ISBN 10: 0525951784
*Disclosure: I received this book courtesy of Wunderkind PR
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