Review: Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Otherworld #3)

May 23, 2012 Challenges, Review 2 ★★★★★

Review: Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Otherworld #3)Release Date: April 27, 2004
Title: Dime Store Magic
Series: Women of the Otherworld #3
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Pages: 448
Publisher: Bantam Spectra
Source: Owned
Available: Barnes and Noble
From the Publisher: From one of today’s most original writers comes the mesmerizing tale of an exceptional young woman caught up in an otherworldly realm where some will stop at nothing to get what they want.

Paige Winterbourne was always either too young or too rebellious to succeed her mother as leader of one of the world’s most powerful elite organizations-the American Coven of Witches. Now that she is twenty-three and her mother is dead, the Elders can no longer deny her. But even Paige’s wildest antics can’t hold a candle to those of her new charge-an orphan who is all too willing to use her budding powers for evil...and evil is all too willing to claim her. For this girl is being pursued by a dark faction of the supernatural underworld. They are a vicious group who will do anything to woo the young, malleable, and extremely powerful neophyte, including commit murder-and frame Paige for the crime. It’s an initiation into adulthood, womanhood, and the brutal side of magic that Paige will have to do everything within her power to make sure they both survive.
5 Stars

Gah! Paige! Why are you SO DAMNED STUBBORN?! Your damned ego just keeps getting in your way.

Erm, hi! So yeah… that’s what I was thinking about for the entire first half of this book.

The other half was Yay! It’s Paige and Lucas! I lurve Paige and Lucas!

With a few moments of oh em gee Savannah, stop being such a brat! But I was thirteen once, so I get it. Really, I do.

Armstrong writes her characters so damn realistically. I love it! This was the first book I ever read by Kelley Armstrong. I didn’t realize it wasn’t the first book in the series- how that happened, I have no idea. Apparently I neglected to look inside the book jacket to see the series book order. But she weaves the story in such a way that if you missed the first two books, it’s okay. There’s enough backstory to fill in the details that are necessary, but for the most part it’s a brand new story that stands on its own.

That’s what makes this series so awesome. It never gets old or boring because the characters are all old friends but the series isn’t one endless story arc.

Now, off to read the next one! (I wish… I’ll have to wait til next month.)

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