Thirteen (Women of the Otherworld, #13)
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Thirteen (Women of the Otherworld #13)

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong delivers the novel her fans have been clamoring for: Thirteen, the epic finale of the Otherworld series.

It’s been more than ten years, a dozen installments, and hundreds of thousands of copies since Kelley Armstrong introduced readers to the all-too-real denizens of the Otherworld: witches, werewolves, necromancers...more
Hardcover, 444 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by Penguin Group USA / Dutton (first published July 1st 2012)
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Jen (Red Hot Books)
I've been a fan of the Otherworld series ever since I picked up Bitten and fell in love with the hot, complicated and largely dysfunctional romance between Clay Danvers and Elena Michaels. Over the years, I have liked some stories more than others. Some had better narrators, others had a stronger story arc, and yet others appealed more to the romance lover in me. But these last two Otherworld books took the series to an entirely different level. Thirteen was everything I wanted... everything I n...more
John
Nov 30, 2011 John marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I know I have a lot of catching up to do before this comes out. But all I can say is please, please, please let this be from Elena's viewpoint. I don't know if I could handle it any other way!
Tatiana
As seen on The Readventurer

Have Kelley Armstrong's books always been like... this? So superficial, so packed with mindless action? I know I didn't particularly like her YA novels or her last two adult novels, but were her earlier works this bad too, and I was just too inexperienced and liked them in spite of their flaws? I will have to investigate this and read her earlier books one of these days and for now just assume that they used to be better, and I had a legitimate reason to become a fan o...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Genre* Paranormal Romance
*Rating* 4.0

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I really liked having a final reunion with most, if not all, of the characters that have played a huge role in the success of this series. We all knew that Savannah and Adam were going to move in a certain direction and I'm kind of glad it ended just the way it did. There's no HEA, rather the possibility that we will see these characters again in Novella's or other stories down the road. Obviously, Armstrong doesn't want to let these chara...more
Susana
A great book that finishes _ for now, right?? _ a great series. Eve, Kristoff, Savannah, Adam, Elena, Clay, Hope, Karl, Jeremy, Jaime, Cassandra, Aaron, Benicio, Sean, they are all here for the conclusion of this series.

The book picks up right after Spellbound _ so if you don't remember Savannah's last adventures, you better re-read it.

The world of the Otherworld is on the verge of disaster and upcoming war. There's factions that defend that their existence should be revealed, and others who do...more
sarah
(IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE SPOILED DON'T READ THIS!

And don't expect good reviews from me because i am not good with words.)

I stayed up until 6am to finish this book, because I could not just stop reading and go to sleep like that. I have been waiting too long for this book, but now I am incredibly sad this wonderful (but, yes, flawed) series has ended. I was actually afraid to be disappointed by 13, because while I actually like Savannah and her story line, Waking The Witch and Spell Bound didn't...more
Rosa
First of all I love this series! I enjoyed most of the books immensly, but if I had read this book first I would never have bothered with the rest of the series.
To me it feels like the conclusion of the Darkest Powers/Darkness Rising series. The tone and feel is completely different from the first books, something that has set in since Waking the Witch. It changed from a series that was definitely adult to a YA series. The gore isn't as gorey as in the first books, the sex is reduced to a guess...more
Alyssa
All great things must come to an end, I guess. Fortunately, we have some upcoming short stories to look forward to - short stories that will hopefully clear up the loose strings left hanging from the end of this book!

While I've never been Savannah's biggest fan, I was generally pleased with how her story, and her narration, wrapped up this series. (That being said, I was beyond elated that Armstrong provided flexible narration so that I could hang out in Elena, Jaime, Hope, Eve and Paige's mind...more
Donna
I wish that this had been more a conclusion of Savannah's individual arc than a finale for the series, because the attempt to give the entire Otherworld a sendoff made for a cluttered, unsatisfying read.

Everyone of significance got a spotlight moment, so Savannah's big showdown was lost in the mix. One antagonist group's plan (view spoiler) felt nonsensical, possibly because it didn't get...more
Kristi
Series FINALE! What? Say it isn't so.

July Update: Well, if this is what the series has come to, I'm glad it's over. This book was all action, no depth. The plot was completely scattered about, as were the main characters... here, there and everywhere. I have enjoyed this series for the characters (except for Eve, I just can't get into her), but this conclusion merely had highlights of the personalities of the wonderful women and men I've been reading about for years. And to finish it off, the en...more
Michelle
Seriouly sad this is the last book :( but i cant wait <3 i LOVE kelley armstrong's books, shes so talented :) kinda sad the last book froms Savannah's view, but oh well:)
Tanya
can't wait for this I've read all her books love clay & elana
Celine
Thirteen (or 13) marks the end of an era. For at least a few years, there won't be any full-length Women of the Otherworld books. I'm still hoping she will write some spin-offs in the form of a trilogy or something. I think I'm completely in denial that this actually might really be the end.

I have had a hard relationship with the last few books in this series, but Thirteen returned to that what made me fall in love with the series. Awesome characters, cute interactions, and plenty of action. I w...more
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Originally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole

I am beyond devastated that The Women of the Otherworld series is over. If I had to pick my all time favorite series, I think that this series would win. I have read almost all of Armstrong’s books, and I devoured every single book in this particular series.
I have to say that the Savannah books (the last three in this series) are my favorite out of all of the books in the series. It’s funny, because I didn’t originally want to read from Sa...more
Carey Sabala
Totally disappointed in this book. I went through the whole series in a few weeks and was ready for a huge payoff but sadly it didn't come. With the last three books building up to a relationship between Adam and Savannah, I was expecting a sweet, romantic, tender....something. I understand that the world was coming down around their heads, I understand that sometimes life doesn't work that way, I understand that you take what you can get but........when you build up a relationship for 3 books a...more
Jenn
Please note: As this is a new release, this will be a mostly spoiler-free review of “Thirteen”. However, since the other books have been out for a while, they are fair game. Please do not reveal spoilers in the comments to allow others the chance to enjoy the book.

There’s something about reaching the final book in a series that you love that makes you a little crazy. There’s a large part of you that’s excited and says, “It’s here! Finally!” However, there’s also a smaller part of you that whispe...more
Jennifer Rayment
The Good Stuff

I was worried when I started reading this as I would be lost as I haven't read all of this series -- but Kelley is such a gifted author she gives you enough to figure out what is going on without frustrating longtime reader of the series
Non stop action, you are constantly holding your breath and you so do not want to put the book down (This was very frustrating because I have so much to do right now -- I really needed to put it down -- ah well stayed up to 2am so I could finish)
...more
Lexxie
For months I have been horribly disappointed in every new urban fantasy novel I've picked up. The sickeningly over-done romances, especially. The "I hate you but also want to fuck you even though you're a terrible but misunderstood person! You have piercing eyes that see right through me! My panties have disintegrated!"

They're awful. AWFUL!

Kelley Armstrong was one of the authors that made me love this genre, and between this book and the last Kim Harrison, I think I'm just going to give up on U...more
Frankie
Why does she have to stop the series. I Don't care if she still going to do some short stories for them especially since you can't by them (stupid special edition).
Ashley
Jan 27, 2012 Ashley marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I hate that she's going to put this series on hiatus!!! I loved Darkest Powers but the Otherworld series is so much better!!! Grr!!!
Natalie
In a Sentence: Thirteen is a fast-paced, satisfying conclusion to an incredibly popular series.

My Thoughts

After the action-packed ending of Spell Bound, Thirteen pretty much drops you head-first into a world becoming consumed by chaos--both physical and political. Thirteen doesn't take much time to really get going, so for those of you who are fans of jumping in right in the middle of the action, this book will probably be right up your alley.

As far as readers of Armstrong's Women of the Other...more
Lisa
And so here we are, at the last book of what has been a great little series - consistently well written with interesting plots and sub-plots that all seem to have been leading us to this point, peopled by heroines that don't make me want to scratch their eyes out and mostly devoid of filler (which is more than I can say for some series, especially after reading about Sookie mostly running errands and taking naps for her past few books). Well done, Armstrong!

Picking up where Spellbound left off,...more
Gwenyth Love
This is going to be a tough review for me to write. I have been reading this series since the first book, Bitten, was published in 2001. I was immediately drawn in by Kelley Armstrong's strong writing and unique voice, specifically how it related to shifters and the whole shifting process. I have always been very fond of strong female writers in the horror industry, and specifically it they are Canadian. Kelley Armstrong not only fit this bill, but she also lived in Toronto, which was almost lik...more
Angela Oliver
And thus concludes, finally, one of the best Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance series that I have read. It's been quite a journey - from the day I first discovered "Bitten" in our remainder bins at work - bought it and began deovuring my way through the series, then eagerly awaiting the next instalment. Daydreaming about Jeremy and Lucas, or wishing to be Elena. Later in the series, my attention began to dwindle. I could not love Hope, did not really feel endeared to Savannah. Sure, she's a matur...more
ALPHAreader
 Contains spoilers for all previous 'Otherworld' books 


‘13’ is the thirteenth and final book in Kelley Armstrong’s epic urban fantasy ‘Women of the Otherworld’ series.

This is the all-star final showdown, slow-clap finale to Armstrong’s much loved series. This is the book fans have been waiting for, but I’ve got to say … I was not impressed. Much as it pains me to admit.

Savannah Levine is again narrating, rounding out her POV books to a nice trilogy – ‘Waking the Witch’, ‘Spell Bound’ and now...more
Dck133
This book is very exciting. I was turning the pages and could hardly wait to see what happens next. There is a lot of action and adventure and it seems like there is one mystery to solve after another. I stayed up for hours just so I could see what happened next.

So why am I only giving it 3 stars? Because after I finished reading the book I realized so much of it just didn't make sense. Most of the book was spent with the main characters running around trying to stop a cult from revealing the ex...more
La Mala
Todo lo que esperaba que fuese y mucho màs .

(Hubo incluso dos o tres momentos en los que saltè del sillòn diciendo : NOOOOO!)

Empieza directamente donde dejò Spellbound , con la explosion del laboratorio y el escape de Savannah , su medio hermano Bryce - quien ha sido inyectado por el Movimiento de Liberaciòn Sobrenatural con una "vacuna contra la mortalidad" y està al borde de la muerte...o de algo màs- y su amor platònico Adam , que la ha besado por primera vez momentos antes.

Ahì comienza la tr...more
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under the Covers

It is sad to see a series that I love come to an end but it's also refreshing to see one ending on such a high note. Oftentimes series just start falling on the quality and originality of the books but Women of the Otherworld has always either kept steady or improved. And THIRTEEN is one of the best books in the series! A truly perfect grand finale. And all I can do is applaud Ms. Armstrong for a job well done and now go cry in a corner because I won't...more
Jo.
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Shandra
Now this is how you end a series! *cough* Charlaine Harris *cough*

The author wraps things up, but leaves room for us to know that the characters will continue to have adventures, even without more books. They didn't all settle into quiet lives just because the series was ending.

I've always preferred the books in the series that involved the witches, though the werewolf books grew on me over time. It was nice to see Savannah grow and mature. I would've liked a little more time from Paige's point...more
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Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. All efforts to make her produce "normal" stories failed.

Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked a...more
More about Kelley Armstrong...
The Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1) The Reckoning (Darkest Powers, #3) The Awakening (Darkest Powers, #2) Bitten (Women of the Otherworld #1) The Gathering (Darkness Rising, #1)

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