Dime Store Magic (Otherworld #3)
Synopsis: 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 to the challenge. When half-demon Leah O’Donnell returns to fight f ...more
Dime Store Magic is the third installment in Kelley Armstrong's urban fantasy series titled Women of the Otherworld. I loved the shifter characters featured in the first two books: Bitten and Stolen. In the second book: Stolen, I tolerated the witches that were introduced and seemed to slowly but surely take over the plot. Now in the third book, the shifters appear to be totally absent - this story is only about the witches. I'm not a happy reader right now since the only reason I follow this se ...more
Been four years since I read the previous book.
So, even though I don't remember the details, I do remember the feeling after finishing Bitten and Stolen (Books 1 & 2). Underwhelmed pretty much covers it.
For some reason that I can't really explain, I wasn't all that into Elena and Clay's story the way that most fans of the series were. I liked the writing, the world building, the action, but not the characters. I didn't like them but I didn't dislike them either, I just couldn't bring myself ...more
That said, Paige is naive, boring and slightly TSTL. Savannah is interesting. And as for Lucas Cortez... see the description for Paige. The issue I have ...more
I found a new author I really dig. Kelley Armstrong has a series of books out with supernatural characters. I whipped through Bitten, Stolen, Dime Store Magic, Industrial Magic, Haunted and Broken in no time at all.
The first two and the last books have as their main character the lone female werewolf in the world. The third and fourth book have a young witch as the focal point and the fifth one features the story of a dead (but ghostly) witch.
These were really go ...more
After the events of Stolen, Paige Winterbourne has taken in thirteen year old Savannah Levine whose mother recently died. Savannah is a powerful witch for her age, but impulsive. It’s a dangerous combination that has the Nast Cabal (the supernatural equivalent of the mafia) tearing Paige’s life apart in a bid for custody. As her life continues t ...more
Finally, I convinced myself to start reading the firs ...more
Paige and Savannah's relationship is quite interesting. How Paige managed to not choke the life out of Savannah, I'll never know. Wow. I hope S's hormones fall into line ... for Paige's sake. :P They have sort of an Obi-Wan/Anakin type of relationship where the ...more
I don not think you can compare them They are alomost like a seperate series, they are just people that know each other.
I have to say that I really did like the book. I read it without thinking about Clay and Elena, and Bitten was one of my favorits books.
I think the characters were good and solid and the story was interesting. I al ...more
Leah, an ambitious Volo half demon and former prisoner of the Stolen compound has arranged a legal custody meeting at Cary Law Offices office. At this meeting, Paige is made aware that Kristof Nast, the head of the N ...more
Savannah’s mother was a very powerful dark witch whom many were afraid of. Her father is thought to be a half-demon but which one they are not sure. If you read book #2 in the series then you know who Leah is. She makes another appearance in this book. Le ...more
From author of ‘Bitten’ and ‘Stolen’ is another spellbinding tale that embodies all one truly loves with Young Adult fantasy/ paranormal fiction. Full of deadly demons, supernatural sorcerers and wicked Witches this captivating tale is one that will have you reading into the early hours of the morning with feverish excitement. ‘Dime Store Magic’ is the forth book in the series of Otherworld books, which began with Bitten and ends wit ...more
The book back cover claims Savannah is some "dark" teen dabbling with "evil" side of her powers but I really found her more of a normal teen with supernatural powers and the willingness to use them without the com ...more
The story starts a few months after Stolen and Savannah and Paige seem to have adapted to living together, or as much as they can anyway with Savannah being a moody teenager who lost her mom.
But then someone from the past wants to fight Paige for Savannah's custody and makes their lives a living hell!
They get help from a very unexpected corner, from a Sorcerer, and not just any Sorcerer... from Lucas Cortez, he ...more
Paige Winterbourne is the leader of the American Coven. At least in name anyway, in reality they all think she is too young and inexperienced, not to mention her difficulties controlling her ward, the powerful teenage witch Savannah, descended from questionable parents. But Paige is determined to drag the coven into the current century despite the disapproval of the elders. But, when a figure from the past pops back into Paige and Savannah's life, claiming to represent Savannah's father who is...more
I'm currently doing a rere ...more
Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked a ...more