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Waking the Witch (Otherworld #11)

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One of the most popular writers of paranormal fiction and the #1 New York Times bestselling author returns with a rollicking new novel in her Otherworld series.

At twenty-one, Savannah Levine-orphaned daughter of a notorious dark witch and an equally notorious cutthroat sorcerer-considers herself a full-fledged member of the otherworld. The once rebellious teen has grown
Hardcover, 309 pages
Published July 27th 2010 by Dutton Adult (first published July 1st 2010)
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Alex is The Romance Fox
Synopsis:The orphaned daughter of a sorcerer and a half-demon, Savannah is a terrifyingly powerful young witch who has never been able to resist the chance to throw her magical weight around. But at 21 she knows she needs to grow up and prove to her guardians, Paige and Lucas, that she can be a responsible member of their supernatural detective agency. So she jumps at the chance to fly solo, investigating the mysterious deaths of three young women in a nearby factory town as a favour to one of t ...more
Sep 25, 2010 Tatiana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, 2010
2.5 stars, rounded up to a very, very, very generous 3-star rating.

Waking The Witch is an installment of the Women of the Otherworld series that I don't see myself ever re-reading. This is sad because I had been looking forward to finally reading a Savannah book for a long time.

I remember Savannah a 12-year old spoiled, petulant girl and later a determined, brash, strong, sassy and refreshingly selfish woman and a powerful witch who hates authority, goes after what she wants, can kick ass, desp
William Thomas
Hi, I'm a witch blah blah blah energy bolt blah blah motorcycle blah hot guy blah blah blah I'm 21 and super pretty don't you want to be me or do me blah blah blah sacrifice and dead girls blah blah small town blah investigate blah blah more hot guy talk blah blah blah I'm a clever witch, actually, and I solve the crime blah blah motorcycle blah. Get the drift?

I can reduce this book to a 2 minute powerpoint presentation in which there are only 3 actual headings for discussion- motorcycle, witche
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This is Savannah's book. I was so excited to read it, and it didn't disappoint at all. It was everything I expected from her and more! I don't want to put a spoiler warning on this, so I'll try to be careful not give too much away.

At this point, Savannah is 21. She has been working for Paige and Lucas for 5 years, and now they are away on vacation and Adam is away at a conference, and a case comes up that sounds easy and safe enough for her to investigate her first case by herself. She follows J
Aug 03, 2010 Melindeeloo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Savannah, the teenage witch, is no longer a teenager. She's twenty-one and minding the detective agency while her guardians, Paige and Lucas, are on vacation when she gets the opportunity she's been waiting for - a case of her own.

I enjoyed Savannah as the narrator in Waking the Witch, and I enjoyed watching the investigation of the possibly ritual linked murders of three young women unfold and watching Savannah pick up clues that the local police have missed. But as the story progresses there a
Aug 23, 2010 AH rated it really liked it
We first meet Savannah in Stolen, where she is a young witch under Ruth Winterbourne’s guardianship. Savannah has grown up. Savannah is now 21 years old, 6 feet tall, and has inherited her mother’s good looks. Savannah works as an investigator for Paige and Lucas’ agency. While Paige and Lucas are enjoying a Hawaiian vacation, Savannah gets a case and decides to solve it on her own.

Someone is murdering young women in a small town. The murders appear to be ritualistic and the list of suspects se
Jun 25, 2010 Natalie rated it really liked it
This is my first time reading a book by Kelley Armstrong. I know, crazy, right? I've had her YA book The Summoning sitting on my bookshelf for four months, and I still haven't gotten around to reading it.

I was lucky enough to be offered a chance to review a copy of Waking the Witch, the latest installment in Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series. I jumped at the chance, thinking that it would finally give me a little needed motivation to try an author that I've been meaning to read for a lo
Lisa (Harmonybites)
Aug 01, 2010 Lisa (Harmonybites) rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Those Who Don't Mind Cliffhangers
I'm a fan of Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series, page-turning paranormal mysteries with romantic elements told from the first person point of view of a female supernatural: a werewolf, witch, angel, necromancer, half-demon... In this case it was Savannah Levine, daughter and ward of two previous protagonists. She's a witch and a private investigator.

For quite a while I was happily being pulled along by the mystery. Armstrong has a deft style and strong world-building that sucks y
Lisa Kessler
Aug 12, 2010 Lisa Kessler rated it it was amazing
This was exactly what I was hoping from from a Savannah book! And the big climax brought all the magic I imagined we would get with Savannah...

If you're a reader of teh Women of the Otherworld series, definitely grab this one, and if you're new to the series, you won't be lost jumping in with Waking the Witch...

Fun read! :)
Jan 07, 2014 Ian rated it liked it
Recommends it for: someone who has time to rewrite the last chapter. Please do so and send it to me.
A good book is like driving to the beach. It might be the greatest drive ever...but if there is no beach at the end you feel let down. I really enjoyed everything about this book...might have even rated it 5 Stars, but I didn't get the beach so 3 Stars it is.
Dec 22, 2014 Samantha rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Waking the Witch is book 11 in Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series and marks the beginning of the end. When twenty-one year old, Savannah Levine sees the opportunity to prove she’s ready for more than just administrative work at Cortez and Winterbourne Investigations she takes it. The case leads her to a small town to investigate the possible supernatural connections in the deaths of three young women. For a small town, it’s full of suspicious characters and they all seem to have s ...more
CLIFFHANGER ENDING !!!!!!!!!!!! ARGUH NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO ! it was so intense, it was just almost there and then it hit the fan and .......the end.
Crispy Hell, I want to know what happens and I don't have the next book yet.
Savannah has grown up to be a big girl with big girl problems and a dark past that haunts her to this day. She gets her first case to solve on her own well kind of on her own men keep popping up. Her lust for Adam is still not going anywhere but her lust for another boy/ma
Aug 29, 2010 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: see review
Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong

REVIEWED 8/24/2010 by Stephanie Takes-Desbiens
at http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo...
Purchased August 8, 2010
Read 8/23 & 24
Kindle Edition
File Size: 448 KB
Print Length: 320 pages
Publisher: DUTTON ADULT (July 27, 2010)
Sold by: Penguin Publishing

This is book eleven in the Otherworld Series.

Savannah is sassy, maybe a little arrogant, young, powerful, headstrong, makes mistakes and feels remorse, is really good at her job, knows how to protect herself phys
Dec 05, 2010 Siobhan rated it it was amazing
Well well well, if you are a fan of this series this will not dissappoint. I realise that some reviewers have not been as pleased with this book, it lacks one of the usual elements that accompany this series. The relationship progression that normally occurs for the narrator, which in this case is Savannah - a character we met in the second book of the series "Stolen" she was 12 in that book and is now aged 21. Although, she seems older than her years due to a highly volatile, supernatural life! ...more
Dec 31, 2012 Suzan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!
I thoroughly enjoyed Savannah's book! I remember being unsure about her as narrator when I first learned she was getting a trilogy to end the series (for now!), but honestly she does some real growing up in this book. While I don't think she's over her prejudice towards humans, I kinda feel like she taken steps towards overcoming it, thanks to Michael, Paula and Kayla. She's also learning to stop running from her problems and to accept help (eventually) instead of insisting on fighting her own b ...more
Jan 02, 2013 Sandy rated it liked it
WAKING THE WITCH (Women of the Otherworld #11) by Kelley Armstrong

WAKING THE WITCH is the 11th full-length storyline in Kelley Armstrong’ s Women of the Otherworld series. The final three books in the WOTO series focuses on the now adult Savannah Levine and the loss of her witch powers, the investigation into the dark arts and the rise of demons that want to take over the world.

Savannah was first introduced in STOLEN-the second storyline in Kelley’s WOTO series. A then 12 year old orphaned witch
Nov 01, 2010 ALPHAreader rated it really liked it
‘Waking the Witch’ is the eleventh book in Kelley Armstrong’s ridiculously popular paranormal series, ‘Women of the Otherworld’. It is also the first book to be narrated by long-running, fan-favourite character Savannah Levine.

Savannah’s guardians, Paige Winterbourne and Lucas Cortez, are on a much-needed Hawaiian vacation. . . and while away Savannah is in charge of their Private Investigation business. So it happens that when telekinetic-demon and fellow PI, Jesse Aanes, walks through the door
Kami Dodson-Perry
Oct 19, 2012 Kami Dodson-Perry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Savannah is trying a PI case on her own. She runs into a lot of problems & faces a lot of her own demons. Adam is there for support & to jump in a help if needed but she does not want his help. Savannah wants to probe that she can do it on her own.

I was pulled into this story. I loved it. I am a little disappointed with the ending because I was left with a cliff hanger which makes me want to jump right into the next book. I know that is the point but I wanted to take a little break from
Danielle Taylor
3.5 Stars.

This book centers around Savannah and almost exclusively Savannah. There is a little Adam, and a little bit from a few other characters but mostly this is about Savannah's first solo investigation into the death's of three women.

Savannah is not my favorite character - in fact where the females go she's at the bottom of the list. I love Elena and Hope and Jaime and I really liked Paige and even Cassandra but I guess Savannah is just a little too immature and she doesn't know how to ask
Feb 26, 2015 chucklesthescot rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, uf-pnr
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Kris - My Novelesque Life

"The orphaned daughter of a sorcerer and a half-demon, Savannah is a terrifyingly powerful young witch who has never been able to resist the chance to throw her magical weight around. But at twenty-one she knows she needs to grow up and prove to her guardians, Paige and Lucas, that she can be a responsible member of their supernatural detective agency. So she jumps at the chance to fly solo, investigating the mysterious deaths of three young women in a nearby factory town, as a favour t
Aug 12, 2010 Jody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Paige and Lucas take a long overdue vacation, 21 year-old Savannah Levine is quite excited for the opportunity to tackle her first solo case in their absence. The job takes her out of town with an acquaintance of Lucas’ as they track down a serial killer who appears to be using occult rituals. While they’re on the case the murders continue, leaving a trail of bodies leading right to Savannah. As she tries to uncover the killer, her life is threatened and only by drawing on a reserve of powe ...more
Nov 29, 2010 Larissa rated it it was amazing
Previously Published on my blog: Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life

4.5/5 Stars!

I am an unconditional, card holding fan of this series and Kelley Armstrong is no doubt an automatic buy for me. Of course, it’s not a perfect series and there are couple books that aren’t my favorites But, 11 books and 2 anthologies in, I have to say it is a pretty solid and awesome series in general.

We meet Savannah in the second book, Stolen, when she’s only 12 years old. For the following two books, Dime Store Magi
Sarah (Workaday Reads)
Savannah is a witch, the daughter of a witch and half-demon, and an up and coming private investigator for a supernatural agency. On her first solo case she is investigating the death of three young women. Things start to get complicated fast after Savannah is threatened, the brother of one of the victims becomes a victim himself, and Savannah's powers start to act up. Will she survive to solve the case?

When I picked this up, I didn't realize it was part of a series. The cover didn't say anythin
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Jun 25, 2011 Jen (Red Hot Books) rated it really liked it
One of the things I love best about the Otherworld series is that time passes in the books pretty much like real-time. The series began back in 2001 and we've essentially watched the characters change and grow through 10 years of their own lives. We met Savannah in the 2nd book, as a 12 year-old child and now she's a 21 year-old woman, serving as the narrator of her very own story. It's a little hard to see her as an adult, but I think that's in part to her personality, which is still a little i ...more
Jul 28, 2010 Mardel rated it really liked it
From an ARC

Kelley Armstrong has been one of my favorite authors ever since I picked up Dimestore Magic. After I read that novel, the next time I went to the bookstore I looked for other novels by her. I had seen the phrase "Women of the Otherworld" on the cover, and that gave me a clue that there might be other books....that, and the page with the other book titles lists. LOL. I found Stolen, Bitten and Industrial Magic. I believe I read them out of order, but since two out of the first four boo
Fangs for the Fantasy
Nov 22, 2011 Fangs for the Fantasy rated it really liked it
The Otherworld series shifts protagonists every book – so we get to see this amazing world from several different angles, it’s one of the things I love most about this series. In this case we follow Savannah, the ward of Paige and Lucas, daughter of the witch/half-demon/ghost Eve Lavine and the incredibly influential Sorcerer Kristof Nast. After following her as a child, we see her now aged 21, working for Paige and Lucas’ investigation firm.

And while they’re out of town she has a case, her firs
May 05, 2011 Kchab rated it it was ok
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

I really wanted to enjoy this book-after all, it was free! Unfortunately, I found the plot unnecessarily complex, and the characters flat. I am not familiar with the other books in the series, so I had no preconceived notions about how Savannah was supposed to be like when I began reading. What I discovered was a 16 year old in a 21 year old's body, talking about how mature she is when all she does is whine about how she's never allowed
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

Waking the Witch would make for a badass stand-alone novel but I’d expected more from the 11th Otherworld installment. The paranormal aspects are mere parlour tricks, the pioneers of this series are MIA and the plot is more murder mystery in nature than it is Urban Fantasy. I can’t fault Kelley Armstrong’s writing, the intriguing story or the pacing but as a long time fan of these books, it didn’t satisfy me.

This is Savannah Levine’s first crack as an Otherworld narrator
Jennifer Morrill
Jul 31, 2010 Jennifer Morrill rated it it was amazing
Reviewed this with the local paper. Funny to me how differently I write for them vs my blog. More formal! But I'm too lazy to rewrite a review. So cut and paste is in order!

In the 11th installment of her Otherworld series, Armstrong revisits the storyline of young Savannah Levine. Now grown up and in control of her supernatural powers, she is seeking recognition with the paranormal investigation firm run by her adoptive parents. When a lead is thrown her way, she jumps at the chance to prove her
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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
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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)
  • Industrial Magic (Women of the Otherworld, #4)
  • 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)
  • Living with the Dead (Women of the Otherworld, #9)
  • Frostbitten (Women of the Otherworld, #10)

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