Industrial Magic (Women of the Otherworld, #4)
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Industrial Magic (Women of the Otherworld #4)

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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 mother...more
Mass Market Paperback, Alternate Cover Edition, 528 pages
Published October 26th 2004 by Bantam Spectra (first published September 2nd 2004)
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valee
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...more
Megan
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
Brooke
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
Maryam
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...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
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...more
Suzan
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
Tatiana
Oct 19, 2009 Tatiana rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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
Barbara
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...more
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
Kat
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...more
Alyssa
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...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...more
Sarah
"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...more
chucklesthescot
Mar 12, 2014 chucklesthescot rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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
Tori
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...more
Andrea
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!
Megan Green
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
Erin
Jun 21, 2009 Erin rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  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.
Kami
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...more
Bron
Industrial Magic is the second book about Paige, a witch who has now settled into a relationship with a sorceror who is first in line to inherit a cabal, and has managed to take clear guardianship of Savannah, the product of a witch and sorceror relationship.

In this book, Paige and Lucas must help the cabal figure out why teenagers associated with the cabal are being murdered. To do this they must both learn to manage Lucas' father, Benecio, and deal with his older and evil brothers. As the plo...more
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
Another solid installment in the Women of the Otherworld series. Really enjoyable. I really liked the who dunnit aspect of it. I really enjoyed that nearly every type of supernatural represented in this world made an appearance. We even got to see some returning favorites and meet Jeremy's future heroine.

In this installment, we learn even more about Cabals as someone is killing off Cabal children, which makes Lucas a potential victim. Lucas's father Benicio comes out to Portland to try to entice...more
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

In my opinion, this novel is one of the most jam-packed installments of this series. There's a staggering amount of action and nearly every single character in the Women of the Otherworld universe makes an appearance. Regardless of whether you prefer witches, werewolves, vampires or necromancers, Dime Store Magic is sure to please all paranormal fans. The murder investigation that's at the forefront of this book's plot not only crosses preternatural lines but metaphysical...more
Dhfan4life
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...more
Jennifer Bielman (Bad Bird Reads)
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At a Glance
My first thought: "This was way better than Dime Store Magic." I enjoyed the appearance of old characters and introduction of new ones. The action was good and the plot was interesting and fast-paced.

The Good
I was surprised by how much was revealed in this book. We learn a lot more about the Cortez family and why there is such a strain between Lucas and Benicio (his father). Then we get a peek into vampire society and why so many supernatu...more
Traci
So yet again, here I am reading a long series where the focus (for the moment) is a character I'm thoroughly "eh" about. Industrial Magic is another "Women of the Otherworld" novel about Paige, chasing after a rogue ~something that's killing off Cabal children.

I don't know what it is, but after Dime Store Magic I kind of expected Lucas and Paige to go their separate ways and I was surprised to see them together in this book. And that's odd, because there was a lot more chemistry between them in...more
Helen
Enamored as I was with Armstrong’s Bitten, I was excited to try her other titles. What a disappointment. Where Bitten piqued my interest in paranormal fiction, Industrial Magic left me bored and disenchanted.

Bitten appealed to me because, while I don’t actually believe in werewolves, Armstrong painted a picture in which I could envision one trying to exist in a modern American city. It reads more like women’s fiction than supernatural fiction, as Elena copes with love, relationships, and secrets...more
Sandy
INDUSTRIAL MAGIC (Women of the Otherworld #4) by Kelley Armstrong

INDUSTRIAL MAGIC is the 4th full-length novel in Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series, and once again, not one of my favorite storylines. I love Kelley Armstrong’s books and series, but there were a few in this particular series that I did not enjoy and for some reason those involving Paige and Lucas did not top my list. Perhaps it was the ‘lack’ of the wolves (including Clay, Elena, Jeremy etc) or the lack of sexual e...more
Lorre
Industrial Magic was more Paige & Lucas and Savannah.
I love them, especially little Savannah (she would probably do a very nasty spell if anyone called her "little Savannah" LOL).

Cassandra is back in this story and although I didn't like her much up till now (especially for what she tried in Stolen), I'm kinda warming up to her.
Aaron, another vampire, also made it's appearance. I already met Aaron in one of the prequel short stories, Rebirth (from Tales of the Otherworld) and I was hoping to...more
Sarah
(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
This is book 4 in the ‘women of the otherworld’ series, and kicks off a few weeks after the end of book 3.
We once again join Paige and Lucas, and this time they’re almost, kind-of… working with Lucas’ father Benicio and the Cortez Cabal!
It seems that several teens of employees of the Cabal *like a mafia family) have been killed, and the cabal are looking to find out who is behind it. Lucas is busy with one case, but Paige isn’t, and when she finds out that one...more
Anika
This felt like to me a mystery book with super naturals in the mix but also about family and how they take care of one another. I loved it from beginning to end. Usually or should say from another author I know when they write a mystery the bad person you have met in the story as one of a re-occurring characters so it a matter of paying attention picking up the clues.
So, this story is about the various Cabal organizations where someone is killing the middle class employee children then escalate...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.

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“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!"
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