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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
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Hardcover, 309 pages
Published July 27th 2010 by Dutton Adult
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Tatiana
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
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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
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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
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Melindeeloo
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
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Natalie
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
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Lisa (Harmonybites)
Aug 01, 2010 Lisa (Harmonybites) rated it 3 of 5 stars
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
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AH
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
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Lisa Kessler
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! :)
Ian
Jan 07, 2014 Ian rated it 3 of 5 stars
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.
Yodamom
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
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Stephanie
Aug 29, 2010 Stephanie rated it 5 of 5 stars
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
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Carolyn (Book Chick City)
Reviewed by Laura for Book Chick City.

It's no secret that I'm a huge Kelley Armstrong fan. I was hooked since I picked up my very copy of 'Bitten' and then had to run to the shops to buy 'Stolen' immediately after. For those who haven't read any of her books, they follow women with supernatural powers, the books are a series, but often have different lead characters.

This book follows powerful, young witch Savannah. Savannah's been in in the series since the second book, but she's always been a c
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Siobhan
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
Suzan
Dec 31, 2012 Suzan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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
Sandy
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
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ALPHAreader
‘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
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Kami
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
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Kris
4.5 STARS


"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
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Jody
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
Larissa
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
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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
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Jen (Red Hot Books)
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
Mardel
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
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Fangs for the Fantasy
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
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Kchab
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
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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
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Jennifer Morrill
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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Angela  M
We first met Savannah back in book 2 of the Women of the Otherworld series. She was a smart-mouthed teen with razor sharp wit, and a screw-it-all attitude. Now, Savannah is 21, and although she has matured, not much else has changed. She's still just as smart-mouthed and smart, although she does try to reign in the attitude when she can. Of course, all of these things are the reason I love her! I've been dying for a Savannah book, and I was definitely not disappointed with it.

Savannah is on her
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Darcy
I was really looking forward to this book, as Savannah has grown up and I wanted to see her as an adult, not a little girl that we meet at first. I do think the author did a great job at that, but there were times where that little girl popped up and it didn't seem to ring true to the "new" Savannah.

Savannah was quite capable of being the lead on the investigation. She seemed to know her limits, she often would go to the end of those limits, but in the end was always the voice of reason that pu
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Melissa Hayden
Nine year old Kayla is sneaking into the guarded building her mother was killed in. She had done this a hand full of times before, but this time would be different. Claire Kennedy was killed here a week ago and there had to be a connection between Claire's death and her mothers murder.

Lucas and Paige are out of town for the week on a vacation - in which Savannah smuggled their cell phones away from them - and now twenty-one year old Savannah is trusted to be in charge of the PI office in their a
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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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