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Thirteen

(Otherworld #13)

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War is coming to the Otherworld. A sinister cult known as The Supernatural Liberation Movement is hell-bent on exposing the truth about supernaturals to the rest of the world. Their violent, ruthless plan has put everyone at risk: from werewolves to vampires, from witches to half-demons.

Savannah Levine - fiery and unpredictable - stands at the heart of the maelstrom. There
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Hardcover, UK, 444 pages
Published July 26th 2012 by Orbit (first published July 1st 2012)
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Lydia In the "note from the author" at the end of Thirteen, she says this is the last book in the Otherworld series but raises the possibility of revisiting…moreIn the "note from the author" at the end of Thirteen, she says this is the last book in the Otherworld series but raises the possibility of revisiting the world - presumably through the Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising series, which are clearly related in supernatural-powers/ideas but so far haven't quite been played out.(less)

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Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
Thirteen marks the final entry for full-length novels in the Otherworld series. Perhaps uncreative with its title, Thirteen can also indicate bad luck and superstition, so maybe it works well enough.

I'm happy the author changed the formula up a bit by having this be multiple point of view. The series has been filled with a few mains, not just one, so having their individual perspectives makes sense. Still she mainly makes this a Savannah book, leaving the young witch as the focal point to wrap
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Jen Davis
Jul 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Johnny
Nov 30, 2011 marked it as to-read
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!
Steven
I read the last 82% of this book in one sitting - stayed up until after midnight! I just couldn't stop. I'm really sad that the series is over. I have a few short story anthologies to read, but the main story is over. She did say in the little note at the end of the book that more might come, one day, for a bigger story. I'd LOVE it. Maybe following the kids???
Tatiana
Apr 28, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, 2012
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
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~Sofia~
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Being the finale of the beloved series, Women of the Otherworld, I was so excited to read this.

It begins where it began. No that is not a typo. Kelley Armstrong kicks things off with a letter from herself, which frankly I thought was a nice touch. Which leads onto the very first chapter, all the way back to Bitten. In doing so I though this was the perfect way to put you into the right mind-space to begin the end.

The plot in this book is crazy! I am not sure how Armstrong kept track of all the
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Shelley
*Genre* Paranormal Romance
*Rating* 4.0

Full Review shortly

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
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sarah
Dec 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
(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
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Rosa
Aug 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban-fiction
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
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Susana
Jan 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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Alyssa Nelson
Oct 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
I have such mixed feelings about coming to the end of this series; I started reading it in 2008, and now here I am, reading the end of it 12 years later. It’s a little sad, but I was so excited to see how this would wrap up for these characters I have spent so much time with.

This book is action-packed. There is so much going on throughout the whole thing that you hardly have time to catch your breath before a new crisis has begun. I loved it. I’m so glad that we’ve had so many books in which to
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Heather
Jul 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
I reaped the benefit of a few years distance from this series, otherwise I imagine I would have struggled to make it thru this alleged final volume. The magic, and steaminess, of Bitten is long gone. In its place are overly complicated evil plots, a vast number of kidnappings, and a supernatural world that is at times, ridiculously overwhelming. Having said that, I couldn't not read the series finale, though I doubt the series will end here. Though that special something that appeared in earlier ...more
Samantha
Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thirteen is the final book for Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld. While I’m very sad to see the end of one of my favorite series, I’m also glad that Armstrong chose not to drag it out until she was beating a dead horse.

The world is turning to chaos as the Supernatural Liberation Movement sets into motion their plans to expose the supernatural population. With powerful demons now choosing sides, all the factions of the Otherworld must work together if they hope to successfully stop the m
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Lexxie
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
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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
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Kristi
Dec 05, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012
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
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Tanya
Jun 02, 2012 added it
can't wait for this I've read all her books love clay & elana
Michelle
Jun 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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:)
ALPHAreader
Aug 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
 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
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Jenn
Jul 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-july
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
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Pam Nelson
Oh My Word, I loved it, I loved how the series ended. I loved the pace, the characters how it all unfolds. I just LOVED it... Did I mention I LOVED IT?

LOL. Not but seriously you get a little of everyone and how they are all being affected by what is going on, how they all come together for the cause. It really was a great way to end a series I don’t even feel like I listened to 13 books. I want more and thank goodness a few novella’s and anthologies are in audio because you dang right I will be
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Jennifer Rayment
Jul 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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)
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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
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Donna
Jul 02, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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Carey Sabala
Aug 17, 2012 rated it did not like it
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
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 marked it as to-read
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!!!
Paul
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the final full length novel in Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld series. She's written novellas set within the world at various points of the series (and as just announced two new YA books set after it finished) so there's still plenty I have to read but I do still consider this a series I've finished. Finally. Years after I began them.

I can be such a procrastinator.

In my review for book 12 (Spell Bound) I said that the ending felt very open. Turns out this is with good reason. 13 starts imm
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jeliy
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy-urban
Way too many characters shoved into one short book with little or no plot. Very disappointing.
Alexa
Jul 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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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Other books in the series

Otherworld (1 - 10 of 16 books)
  • Bitten (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)
  • Angelic (Otherworld Stories, #9.3)