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Industrial Magic (Women of the Otherworld #4)

4.12  ·  Rating Details ·  30,195 Ratings  ·  818 Reviews
Meet the smart, sexy—supernatural—Women of the Otherworld. This is not your mother's coven…

Kelley Armstrong returns with the eagerly awaited follow-up to Dime Store Magic . Paige Winterbourne, a headstrong young woman haunted by a dark legacy, is now put to the ultimate test as she fights to save innocents from the most insidious evil of all…

In the aftermath of her mothe
Mass Market Paperback, 528 pages
Published October 26th 2004 by Bantam Spectra (first published September 2nd 2004)
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Industrial Magic is the fourth installment in Kelley Armstrong's urban fantasy series titled Women of the Underworld. The focal point of this story is once again the witches, which very much disappointed me. On the plus side, Elena, Clay, and Jeremy re-enter the storyline after a bit THANK GOD! ...but it just wasn't enough for me. To be clear, it's not a bad story/book/series, but it's certainly not the engaging shifter world I thought I was entering when I started. I have to say I'm out. I lo
Sep 22, 2009 valee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
3.5 Stars

So far this is the book I have enjoyed the least. But it is not an easy book to review. The reason for this is that I enjoyed some parts way too much while others got me so bored. Making it short, the first half of the book was boring as hell while the 2nd half was amazing.

In the first half we have Paige helping Lucas to resolve some assassinations happening to the teenage offspring of the underworld's most influential Cabals workers. While this was interesting at the beginning, it got
Industrial Magic is without a doubt the weakest in the series so far. The writing, story telling and world building are excellent. What is not excellent however is Paige Winterbourne. While she wasn't the smartest (despite what she thought) or the most likeable in Dime Store Magic, there was a lot going on to distract the reader from her. Plus Savannah was a welcome break, as was getting to know Lucas Cortez. Unfortunately Savannah is largely absent from this novel. And as for Lucas... I've lear ...more
Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
“I can just imagine what the humidity has done to my hair. I'm going to meet your family looking like a poodle with a live wire shoved up its butt."

I'm still in love. Paige's books are as good as Elena's to me. I really wish they had more full length novels.

While the other book focused more on the weak and ineffective coven, this one goes into the world of the Sorcerer's world with the business run Cabal. Fascinating inner politics that were both irritating and intriguing. I loved the father/so
Dec 09, 2007 Brooke rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008, fantasy
I'm going back and forth about whether to give this 2 or 3 stars. The writing is just so clunky. The paperback clocked in at over 500 pages, and I felt like if only it had been edited more, it could have taken up much less room. There is just so much unneeded exposition on mundane details. I still don't buy Paige and Lucas's romance (one of my complaints about Dime Store Magic) - unlike with Elena and Clay in Bitten, Kelley Armstrong just tells us over and over that Paige and Lucas love each oth ...more

This book is more of a mystery type book plus the supernatural and the awkward meeting of the boyfriend's family. There is someone killing Cabal kids (Cortez's father's empire of really rich sorcerers). First it starts out as half-demon employees and other supernaturals that aren't sorcerers being killed; which means that they aren't particularly worried about it. But when a sorcerer son dies...

Someone REALLY has it out for the Cabal empire.

Paige and Luke are at it again with special
☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
Read August 2014

Re-read for a challenge and also to continue the series
I really enjoyed how strong Paige is and her relationship Luke. Can't wait to see what happens in the next book and the rest of the series and the return of the wolves.
Katie Michaels
Kelley Armstrong knocks another one out of the park with this fourth installment in her Otherworld series. Paige the witch is back as the narrator, but joining her this latest adventure is the rest of the amazing cast of characters we met in the earlier books.

About four months have passed since the events of Dime Store Magic. Paige, Lucas, and Savannah are making a life for themselves in Portland, when Lucas' father Benicio shows up. He wants Lucas and Paige to investigate the attacks on two tee
Industrial Magic
4 Stars

Paige and Lucas travel to Miami when children of Cabal employees are targeted for death. As the investigation progresses and the killer’s motives emerge, it becomes apparent that the real target may just be someone closer to home...

Interesting character development and a solid mystery although the pacing is a little off with the first half moving slowly as the case builds while the second is exciting and action packed as the culprit is identified and the chase is on.

Feb 02, 2012 Suzan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved re-reading this book! So much happens and so many characters are introduced and re-introduced! We have the return of the pack (or at least 3 members) briefly, a brief cameo from Kristoff, get to meet Eve (though she is dead as we know from Stolen), we get to meet Lucas' brothers (who I can't stand!), his father (who I do like for all his faults) and Benecio's (Lucas' father) bodyguards who will cameo in later books considering the fact that Troy and Griffin are never far from Benecio. We ...more
Alex is The Romance Fox

I am now totally immersed in Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld Series – don’t you just love the book titles!!! – the title, Industrial Magic, which is the 5th book in this fantasy world, really got to me…wait, wait….in a nice way….I mean …where does industrial fit in with magic I wondered….but I soon found out that it does fit in rather well!!!

This is such a fabulicious and “magical” world with lovable and some not so lovable characters and here we finally get to join Paige Winterbourne
Aug 14, 2009 Tatiana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of "Women of the Otherworld" series
Shelves: 2009, urban-fantasy
This is the second "Women of the Otherworld" book narrated by Paige Winterbourne. I am still not wild about Paige, as a narrator she is pretty boring - know-it-all and self-righteous. The romance between her and Lucas Cortez is also just meh. Lucas is honest, loyal, dedicated, always fights for a good cause, basically your average nice guy which would make him a great real life partner, but as a fictional paranormal lover he just doesn't cut it IMO. Nevertheless, this book is great, thanks to th ...more
I’m always thrilled when I find a new writer who a) I think is amazing; b) who is writing a series, which I love; c) there are several books to the series before I find them; and d) whose writing gets better with each book. That describes Kelley Armstrong perfectly.

The Women of the Otherworld series is slightly different in that the narrator of each book changes. Some narrators have more than one book, but there are several. Armstrong does a good job of introducing the narrator at least a book i
Jul 09, 2010 Maryam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm writing this review straight after finishing Industrial Magic so I might start rambling a bit!

If I had any previous misconceptions about Paige's character in Dime Store Magic I'm completely over them now!

In Dime Store Magic I thought Paige was a weak character compared to Elena, but she completely came into her own in Industrial Magic .

Paige was strong as a protagonist, loyal to her friends, selfless in her actions and just generally awesome.

I loved all of the characters in this book - both
DarkHeart "Vehngeance"
Another great book in the Otherworld series. I've really come to like Paige and Lucas, they're really sweet together and I enjoy watching them on their crash course in parenting with Savannah. I also enjoyed getting a real glimpse into the Cabals and found myself quite liking Benicio. I loved that this one had such a wide cast of characters, bringing back Clay, Elena and Jeremy as well as Cassandra and Aaron and Adam. And I wasn't sure that I was going to like Jaime at first, but I definitely do ...more
Basic Plot: Someone is offing Cabal kids, so Paige and Lucas get called in to investigate.

I should have liked this book a lot better than I did. It just didn't stick to me the way the first couple did. The plot was interesting, and seeing the dynamic of the sorcerer cabals in action was interesting, so it should have grabbed me, shouldn't it? But it didn't. I'm having trouble figuring out why, as the writing isn't really any different from the other books. The best I can come up with is that I j
Sep 11, 2013 Tori rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is SO GOOD. Definitely my favourite in the series so far (and the only reason I hesitate to call it my favourite of the series overall is because there's a lot I'm sure I've forgotten about the middle books, so I'm tentatively reserving judgment).

First of all, I want to say that this book has the best executed example of a misunderstanding between a couple that I've probably ever seen. Neither character is willfully ignorant, or misleads the other. It's a simple communication breakdown
Mar 13, 2010 chucklesthescot rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: UF,horror,magic fans
Paige has been dumped by her coven and decides to start a new coven for modern witches.But that plan is on hold when she hears that the teenage offspring of the magical underworld mafia family-The Cabals-are being murdered.And her boyfriend Lucas is the son of the most powerful family in the Cabal families who wants nothing to do with family business. Paige however wants to stop these kids being killed and agrees to help despite his objections. However, they soon find themselves needing a whole ...more
I really wanted to love this one. And, to an extent, I did. I loved that Elena and Clay were in this one, and I grew to liking Jaime, and even Benicio. The plot was complex, thrilling and fast, and I loved it. It was unexpected, in every direction. But I was expecting more from the love department, for Lucas and Paige, since they hadn't really had it all figured out last time. I also missed Savannah.

-I won't give you guys entire summary because that usually ends up spoiling the book, but I'll gi
Kami Dodson-Perry
This book in the series focused on Lucas & Paige. You see that Paige is growing up & coming to terms with what happened in Dime Store Magic. Paige is starting a new life with Lucas & Savanahha. Paige is trying to round-up some witches to start an alternate Coven, it is not going well. Paige Winterbourne's relationship with Lucas Cortez is one of the many reasons behind that. Witches don't trust Sorcerers & Paige is in a romantic relationship with one.

Lucas Cortez is the son of a
Jun 10, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Industrial Magic" is another installment of Kelley Armstrong's "Otherworld" series, and it is an engrossing read, for sure.
In this book, Paige and Lucas team up for the first time since becoming a couple, and they find themselves facing a child-murdering entity. In order to solve the crimes, and bring the killer to justice, they team up with some of their supernatural friends - some werewolves, necromancers and vampires.
The bond between the witch, Paige, and the sorcerer, Lucas, deepens in
Megan Green
Sep 04, 2012 Megan Green rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2012
I love these books! They're not literary masterpieces by any means, but they are a ton of fun to read. Armstrong writes in such a way that makes her characters feel real. They're flawed but strong. Elena and Paige are both women I'd love to hang out with in real life. The males are strong and protective, but allow their women to be independent also. This is one of the best series I've read in a long time. I've absolutely loved each book so far. Next book is Eve....that'll be interesting!!! Can't ...more
Kelly Armstrong is fast becoming one of my favorite authors with her fast paced Women of the Other World series! So many things happen in this story and lives are being altered as a killer is being hunted down by the supernaturals. There are witches, necromancers, vampires, and more in this book of the fantastic! I feel like I have found a spooky and suspenseful series that will continue to capture my interest and imagination. Looking forward to reading more!
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
So. Much. In. This. Book.

This is another Paige and Lucas book, however, almost everyone else we've met so far is also present in a substantial capacity. AND we meet Jamie. I heart Jamie.

Basically, in this book Paige and Lucas get roped into a Cabal investigation b/c someone is killing Cabal pre-teens and adolescents. It's creepily fantastic and includes everyone from Adam to Eve (heh) to Cassandra and Aaron. I like it.
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Paige Winterbourne is back in the Women of Otherworld series. This time, she's pulled into the politics of the cabal. Not good since they don't like witches. With Paige breaking from her conservative (and narrow minded) coven, this could be a problem. Paige, the young young witch still prevails against some rather monumental tasks. All I can say is that it's good she's not alone.
Pandora Black
Jan 01, 2016 Pandora Black rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
j'avais déjà beaucoup aimé le tome précédent mais j'ai encore préféré celui-là.
j'ai préféré l'intrigue, Paige et Lucas sont trop choupi chou, on voit de nouveaux personnages (hâte d'arriver au tome de Jaime Vegas, hihi) et on en revoit des anciens un peu plus (Jeremyyyyyyyyyyyyyy).
bref, vivement le prochain tome (après une pause)
May 12, 2009 Erin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who are interested in urban fantasy.
Recommended to Erin by: Jim
I forgot to review this, so here's what I remember. Pretty good book that left me wanting a lot more. I couldn't wait to move on and see how things went though I kind of wish they'd done more with Paige. There weren't any bad scenes that you would be embarrassed to read in public so take it with you.
Jan 01, 2016 Gawelleb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Parfait !! Je ne sais pas quoi dire d'autre. Kelley Armstrong maîtrise parfaitement son récit. Elle sait doser l'action, l'émotion et une pointe de sexy. J'aime beaucoup Paige et Lucas et c'est un peu difficile de leur dire au revoir. Mais bon comme la meute, on les reverra ! Et <3 Clay
Ok first I have to say, I haven't written a review in ages as I haven't felt anything strongly enough in regards to other books I have read thus far. But after reading this book, I just have to say something about this book and actually Dime Store Magic.

Mini synopsis: Heroine and Hero Paige Winterbourne and Lucas Cortez are on another harrowing adventure. This time to save the children of the evil cabals that our hero Lucas wants no part of, particularly his father's cabal. Along the way with a
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Other Books in the Series

Women of the Otherworld (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, #1)
  • Stolen (Women of the Otherworld, #2)
  • Dime Store Magic (Women of the Otherworld, #3)
  • Haunted (Women of the Otherworld, #5)
  • Broken (Women of the Otherworld, #6)
  • No Humans Involved (Women of the Otherworld, #7)
  • Personal Demon (Women of the Otherworld, #8)
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“I thought you were all-seeing.”
All-knowing, not all-seeing!” he snapped. “I’m a God, not Santa Claus!”
“Closed door means knock," Elena said to Clay, shooing him out.
You've been in here for two hours," he said. "She can't need that much work." He frowned as he examined my outfit. "What the hell is she? A tree?"
"A dryad," Elena said, cuffing him in the arm.
"Oh, my god," Jamie said, surveying my outfit. "We forgot the bag!"
"Bag?" Clay said. "What does a dryad need with-"
"An evening bag," Cassandra said. "A purse."
"She's got a purse. It's right there on the bed."
"That's a day purse," Cassandra snapped.
"What, do they expire when the sun goes down?”
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