Dime store Magic

Title; Dime Store Magic
Author; Kelley Armstrong
Page count; 448
Why I read it; Third book in a series
Grade; A

Forget the cackling green hag in The Wizard of Oz, forget Samantha fromBewitched. Real witches are nothing, NOTHING like this. For years real witches have hidden their powers, afraid of being persecuted. They have integrated so well into the community, you could have a witch living right next door and never know about it. Take Paige, for instance, whom we first met in Kelley Armstrong's novel Stolen. Just an ordinary twenty-something who runs her own website design company, worries about her weight and wonders if she'll ever find a boyfriend. Okay, so she's leader of the American Coven and guardian of Savannah, the teenage daughter of a black witch. Really, life is ordinary. But then a telekinetic half-demon, Leah O'Donnell, shows up to fight for custody of Savannah. And although Paige is ready for her, she's not quite so prepared for the team of supernaturals that Leah brings with her, including a powerful sorcerer who claims to be Savannah's father.

When all hell breaks loose -- literally -- and Paige is accused of witchcraft, Satanism and murder, the Coven, fearing exposure, abandons her. Cut off from her friends, Paige is forced against her better judgment to accept the help of a young sorcerer lawyer. And she quickly comes to realize that keeping Savannah could mean losing everything else.

Breathtakingly thrilling, hip and funny, this new novel is another page-turning triumph from an author who is going from strength to strength.

"I had a feeding frenzy on myfront lawn, an unconscious paranormal investigator on my stairs, and, somewhere out there, an entire Cabal special projects team devoted to ruining my life." -- from Dime Store Magic

My Review;

I really loved this book! I read Bitten and Stolen months ago and then stopped with the story when I found out the third book was written from Paige's point of view because I really wasn't a big fan of her character in the first two books. I wish I wouldn't have waited so long because she really grew on me in this book. The story never got boring and it never became predictable which is one thing I love about Kelley Armstrong's books. The title of the book bugs me though because unless I understood it wrong dime store magic refers to silly magic that serves no real purpose. I don't know why you would right a book mostly about magic and then name said book magic that doesn't really do anything, but like I said maybe I just understood it wrong. I am so excited that Paige is mastering harder spells because really the only thing that bugs me about Paige right now is how not powerful she is, I like my supernaturals strong. I see the story developing though and am starting to see her true magical potential and I can't wait to see what she does with the new coven she is starting. I was glad Elana and Clay and Jeremy were mentioned, I miss reading about them and I am excited to continue the series to read more about all of the characters I have read about. There was also a lot less sex and a lot less bad language in this book which made it even more fun to read. I started the next book today and can't wait to see what happens next.

Women of the Otherworld Series

Book 1 Bitten
Book 2 Stolen

1 comment:

Brenda said...

I read up through book four in this series, and then I think I picked up Haunted (book 5) from the library and couldn't get into it at the time. I think I just have to be in the mood for paranormal.