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Dime Store Magic

(Otherworld #3)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  31,429 ratings  ·  1,236 reviews
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. Now that she is twenty-three and her mother is dead, the Elders can no longer deny her. But even Paige's wildest antics can't hold a candle to those of her new charge- an orphan who is all t ...more
Paperback, 414 pages
Published March 27th 2007 by Spectra Books (first published February 10th 2004)
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Beth Cottrell Not really. It obviously helps to add background but the main plot points are actually explained well enough anyway as like a 'recap.

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The best part of reading this was doing a buddy read with the MacHalo group. If you want to join a fun and active reading group, join this one. They are not crazy, but definitely pushing the boundaries pretty hard. You can even get away with barely participating, like me, and still be a happy member.

Okay, now that the commercial is over.

So, this book was about a witch, Paige, who has custody of a seriously bratty teenager who has strong magic. Let's just say that rebellious bratty kids with the
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
Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
*** 4.25 ***

This one was more fun than I remembered! That was a pleasant surprise, since the first book in the series was kind of hard to push through... However, the second and third books are starting to grow on me and I think the author is growing as well 😊! This book is about the young witch Savannah and her efforts to get used to her new family, her powers, and figuring out what is acceptable or not, very much in keeping with every single teenager in the heat of puberty, only when throwing
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
Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
Dual Review: Dime Store Magic & Industrial Magic

It took me a loooooong time to get around to continuing this series with Dime Store Magic. I loved Bitten and Stolen, but found myself a little bitter that the series would start following different characters from there. I think my overall sentiment was “well, if continuing is going to feel like starting a new series, it doesn’t matter when I read them (salty reader, party of one).” For the most part, that was true. The story in books 3&4
Sep 22, 2009 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
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

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
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WrensReads Review:

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 yo
Dec 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
Delirious Disquisitions
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: people into witches, blood magic, cults, mysteries, mild horror.
You should read this if you like: witch mythology with a twist, blood magic, covens, cults, non-skinny protagonists, slow-burn romance, small towns, necromancy, slight gore, and mild horror.

Dime Store Magic reminds me of that time I went to watch Avatar with my whole family. I mean, what an interesting concept! What graphics! But ultimately, I was bored out of my mind and fell asleep halfway through the movie. Same with this, expect the boredom was compounded by about 30%. And I fell asleep mu
May 08, 2011 rated it it was ok
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
Aug 14, 2009 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: urban-fantasy, 2009
"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
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
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
When I first realised the series moved away from Elena and the werewolves, I was slightly sceptical. After reading the second book, though my liking for Elena took a bit of a decline and I wasn't too bothered about getting away for a bit.

Following Paige's story would not have been my first choice, as she was very irritating in the last book. But this goes more in-depth with her character and she is much cooler than I first thought.

Not only has she taken teenage witch Savannah under her wing, sh
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
Pam Nelson
We meet Paige in book 1 she is a witch and when her mother passes on she becomes coven leader, but as we also learned she acquires a young witch Savannah whose mother has also passed on.
Paige sees this as a gift, Savannah not so much and gives Paige a lot of grief. (Savannah is 13)
The elders are not happy Paige is now the leader and was the event happen Paige gets hit with a lot of stuff. She needs help getting out of murder charges, enter Lucas Cortez.

Lucas and Paige have this back and forth
Nov 24, 2007 rated it really liked it
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
Robin Edman
May 31, 2012 rated it did not like it
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
A ridiculously fast re-read, done mostly to keep my mind of a building headache. It's done well enough. I found the story interesting. I just remained amazed that Paige could be so naive. Mistake after mistake, and the classic romantic "throw your rescuer out on his heels" mistake. Still, maybe small town living and thinking help explain some of that.
alicat ♡➹♡
Another great installment of the Women of the Otherworld series! The first two were about werewolf Elena Michaels and the last introduced Paige Winterbourne, the protagonist of this story.

Paige is stubborn, smart, and determined – something her new ward Savannah should be happy about. Savannah lost her mother, Eve, in the last book and Eve was a suspected practitioner of black magic. Despite receiving no support from her coven, Paige is determined to keep Savannah and mentor her to be a witch fo
Addison Carmichael
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Was really great! Now onto the next one in the series.
Apr 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 17, 2016 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
Aug 06, 2012 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
Dec 21, 2007 rated it liked it
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
Feb 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Kathy Davie
Aug 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Third in the Women of the Otherworld urban fantasy series that began with Elena Michaels and Clayton and Jeremy Danvers and incorporated Paige Winterbourne and Savannah Levine in the second installment. This particular story revolves around Paige and Savannah in East Falls, Massachusetts.

My Take
Bigotry, pride, and fear are the name of the game, as Paige's coven is terrified of dark magic and witches who are not in a coven. Attract attention, bring a sorcerer into the game, and they are gone. Beh
Serene  Morticia
May 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Serene by: my bestfriend❤
3.5 stars but couldn't really round it to 4

I enjoyed this book a lot more than the previous two. Paige is a sweetheart and I can see why so many people relate to her. (view spoiler) I like how the romance took a backseat (mostly) in this one, even though of course, it inevitably happened. It seems to be just me
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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 16 books)
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  • Stolen (Women of the Otherworld, #2)
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  • Haunted (Women of the Otherworld, #5)
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  • Personal Demon (Women of the Otherworld, #8)
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