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Dime Store Magic (Women of the Otherworld #3)

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From one of today's most original writers comes the mesmerizing tale of an exceptional young woman caught up in an otherworldly realm where some will stop at nothing to get what they want.
Paige Winterbourne was always either too young or too rebellious to succeed her mother as leader of one of the world's most powerful elite organizations--the American Coven of Witches. N
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Paperback, 414 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by Bantam (first published January 1st 2004)
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Alex is The Romance Fox
I somehow missed reading this book, which is the 3rd novel in Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series and as I loved this series, decided that I wanted to know more about Paige Winterbourne.
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
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valee
Sep 22, 2009 valee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Well, what can I say? I'm definitely hooked! Even more than what I want to admit. Maybe it is because I was so sure I would not like this series. Of course no complains from me as this series turned out to be a wonderful surprise which I was definitely not expecting.Even though in this installment we get things from Paige's POV, which I thought would be extremely boring as I did not liked her in the previous book, we still get to read about this same world which is captivating me little by littl ...more
Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
“According to Cortez, the Cabals had strict policies against employing any supernatural being that might mistake them for lunch.”

I have to admit that after the first two books through Elena's point of view, I wasn't excited about switching points of view and diving into Paige's head. Willing to give it a shot, after taking the dive I didn't want to emerge again. Paige is awesome - while I may still like Elena a wee bit better, her story was just as good.

Paige and Savannah have been living toge
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Jennifer
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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
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Alkyoni

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
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Bark's Book Nonsense
I haven't yet read Armstrong's "Bitten" or "Stolen" so had to pay very close attention to the first few chapters to get the feel of this world and figure out who was who and what they had to do with the current story but now that I've got most of it figured out the pages are flying. Paige is tough and gutsy and vulnerable as well. And I'm digging the gore, the suspense, the wise-a*s humor and the tension (sexual and otherwise). Kind of reminds of very early Laurell K. Hamilton before she became ...more
Anastasia シ
A really good read.
Lucy
I read Bitten a few months ago and gave it four stars, but I didn't continue with the series. I'm not sure why because I really did enjoy Bitten. I have a feeling it was one of those times where I picked up the first book and I had a pile of other stuff to read and I just never circled back to it. I enjoyed Stolen the second book in the series, although not as much as the first. I was skeptical about Dime Store Magic because I didn't like Paige when I encountered her in the second book. I felt b ...more
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
At the end of Stolen, Paige took custody of Savannah--an arrangement that promised to be entertaining as at age 22, Paige was only roughly ten years her senior. In Dime Store Magic, we fast-forward nine months. Things between Paige and Savannah are stable, but not comfortable; they're still trying to understand each other. This is complicated when Paige receives a summons to appear for a custody challenge. From Leah. Paige shows up only to find that the challenge is really coming from Kristof Na ...more
Megan
The thing about Kelley Armstrong is that while I didn't love the main characters or even the story line here, her writing is completely addictive and her world building amazing. I'm enthralled by her Otherwold and in awe of her ability to tell the reader so much about it without ever presenting it in an info dump or mind-numbingly confusing way.

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
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Wren | WrensReads
I absolutely adore Paige and identify with her purely.

If you haven’t read the first two books of this series, you need to turn that little butt right around and march to your library and check out Elena’s books Bitten and Stolen. Even though these stories are not always told by the same person, there is a flow to them. Like, for example, Paige and Savannah were not only introduced in the second book, Stolen, but they also rely heavily on the set up into this story.


Paige is a young twenty-somethi
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Kathy
Nov 24, 2007 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From a blog post I wrote in 2006:

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
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Robin Edman
May 31, 2012 Robin Edman rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Jesus God, this book is boring! It's one long explication of a magical quality that doesn't exist, explained by people I wouldn't allow in my home twice (I don't invite anybody back who lacks a personality). When the book takes a break from that, it's canting morality at me. I just cannot tell you how dull it is to listen to a person agonizing over the morality of a non-issue. And I most certainly do not recommend that you find out for yourself by reading this tripe. People with fully developed ...more
Samantha
I did a re-read of Dime Store Magic for one of my 2015 reading challenges. I can’t believe that it’s already been ten years since I first read this book.

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
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Tatiana
Aug 14, 2009 Tatiana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Women of the Otherworld series
Recommended to Tatiana by: book #3
Shelves: 2009, urban-fantasy
"Dime Store Magic" is the third book in Women of the Otherworld series. It is narrated from the POV of Paige, a Coven witch introduced in the second book of the series. The story is centered on Savannah, a powerful teenage witch who is taken care of by Paige. A custody battle ensues when Savannah's sorcerer father tries to bring the girl to his Cabal. He does it with the help of telekinetic half-demon Leah, also introduced in "Stolen." Paige quickly finds herself overwhelmed by both legal and ma ...more
Mel
Aug 06, 2012 Mel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Kelley Armstrong's writing and I love the Women of the Otherworld series, but somehow I never got to reading Paige's books. I started the series with Haunted (#5), then found out I had to start with Bitten, loved that, read Broken and Stolen in the wrong order and then proceeded with Jaime's, Hope's and Robin's books. First it was a matter of not having access to the books, then I kept getting dissuaded because of all the Paige-hating.
Finally, I convinced myself to start reading the firs
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planetkimi
I think the best part is the background lore. I liked the explanations of the witches, sorcerors, and demons. Armstrong's world of supernaturals sounds like a very interesting place, and I'm looking forward to reading the other two books.

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
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Deanne
Feb 23, 2010 Deanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: yes
I noticed that alot of people did not like this book. I also noticed it was in comparision to the first two books of the series Bitten and Stolen with Clay and Elena.
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
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Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

I was pleasantly surprised by Dime Store Magic when I read it this second time around. My first reading was a bit disappointing because witches replace werewolves as the main characters and that's not a fair trade in my books. Now that I've read nearly the whole series I was able to better appreciate Kelley's third Women of the Otherworld novel. I really enjoyed going back in time and meeting Savannah all over again as well as witnessing the begins of Paige and Lucas' rel
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Avery
This is the third book in Kelley Armstrong's "Women of the Otherworld" series and I must say, this is my least favourite book (as of yet) in the series. This book is narrated by Paige, the "know it all" witch we meet in "Stolen". When I first met Paige in "Stolen", I did believe that she was a somewhat annoying character, but then again I can now say that in the first two books I was biased against the other female characters as I loved "Bitten" and Stolen's" main character of Elena Michaels so ...more
Lucinda
Mar 15, 2013 Lucinda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Prepare to be enchanted…by a truly mesmerizing, magical story!

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
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Siobhan
Dec 17, 2016 Siobhan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dime Store Magic is the third book in the Women of the Otherworld series, and as with the prior two books it’s a great read.
 
With this one, we see a change in perspective and at first I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to enjoy it. Through the first two books I was really pulled into the werewolf world and knowing a change was coming had left me tentative. Yes, I’d enjoyed the introduction to the other supernatural parts of the world we got to see in Stolen but I wasn’t sure where things would
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Kami Dodson-Perry
Jul 13, 2012 Kami Dodson-Perry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this part of the series Paige Winterbourne is in custody of Savannah, a 13 year old powerful witch. Anyone who knows 13 year olds knows that is a difficult task in itself but and the witch part & Paige will have to be a very strong woman.

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
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forestsprite
Nov 11, 2007 forestsprite rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who like their fantasy with some cheap romance thrown in
I grabbed this book because I needed something to read for the long flight from Toronto to Tokyo, and because I had heard good things about the author - another type to try and fill the void left by Laurell K. Hamilton. And also, because the author is a fellow Ontarian. This book fails on so many levels, and I only finished it because I really didn't have anything else to do on the flight, especially factoring in the 20 hour delay in Chicago, and I was angry enough that I spent the money on it ...more
Kristy
Feb 10, 2009 Kristy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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MarsianMan
Mar 21, 2010 MarsianMan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Paige a witch becomes the head of the coven due to her mother's death. She is determined to take care of teenage Savannah. Paige is facing trouble both from Savannah's biological father sudden appearance and claim for guardianship and from the coven who would rather be rid of Savannah.

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
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Brooke
Dec 09, 2007 Brooke rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008, fantasy
Dime Store Magic is Kelley Armstrong's third Women of the Underworld book, and so far, the weakest. After such a solid debut with Bitten, I was really surprised that DSM ended up being a lesser story. The romance felt obligatory, the complexity of the levels of demons and witch magic made me wish for the simplicity of the werewolf pack in the earlier books, and Lucas Cortez's dialogue was painfully stiff and formal. The various conflicts all felt manufactured and forced - no one's motivations re ...more
Temaris
Aug 04, 2007 Temaris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: readers of formula romance
Heavy going. The characters are largely unlikeable, the story telling heavy-handed and the morals more so. I am not keen on stories where people make inexplicable decisions for the only reason that the plot will keel over and die without them (an ounce of common sense would have ended the plot about half way through, iirc). I also don't much care for the style of the 'romance' going through it -- I'm not a fan of stories which advocate handing over your life and personal responsibility to a nice ...more
Lorre
Dec 30, 2011 Lorre rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-complete
Dime Store Magic is centered on Paige and Savannah, 2 charachters I enjoyed in Stolen.

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
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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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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)
  • 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)
  • Waking the Witch (Women of the Otherworld, #11)

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