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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 into a six-foot-tall, motorcycle-riding jaw-dropper, with an impressive knowledge of and ability to perform ...

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Overview

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 into a six-foot-tall, motorcycle-riding jaw-dropper, with an impressive knowledge of and ability to perform spells. The only problem is, she's having a hard time convincing her adoptive parents, Paige and Lucas, to take her seriously as an adult. She's working as the research assistant at the detective agency they founded, and when they take off on a romantic vacation alone, leaving her in charge, Savannah finds herself itching for a case to call her own. (She's also itching for Adam, her longtime friend and colleague, to see her as more than just a little girl, but that's another matter.)

Suddenly, Savannah gets the chance she's been waiting for: Recruited by another supernatural detective, she travels to Columbus, Washington, a small, dying town. Two troubled young women have been found in an abandoned warehouse, murdered. Now a third woman's dead, and on closer inspection small details point to darker forces at play. Savannah feels certain she can handle the case, but with signs of supernatural activity appearing at every turn, things quickly become more serious- and far more dangerous-than she realizes.

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With their rotating lead characters, feisty female narrators, and absorbing mystery plotlines, Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld series (formerly called "Women of the Otherworld") novel merit even standalone scrutiny. At the center of Waking the Witch, the latest entry, is Savannah Levine, a twenty-one-year-old newbie detective whose first case appears to be a triple ritual killing. Like its predecessors, this urban fantasy combines the best features of mystery and supernatural fiction: prime time crime snooping and paranormal plot dimensions. Editor's recommendation.
Kansas City Star
Armstrong is up with the big girls of the genre like Laurel K. Hamilton.
Publishers Weekly
Armstrong's 11th Otherworld urban fantasy, her first book for Penguin since 2003's Stolen, sends two paranormal investigators to the small town of Columbus, Wash. Savannah Levine, a 21-year-old witch from Portland, Ore., who's itching to pursue her first solo case, teams up with half-demon PI Jesse Aanes to look into three slayings with supernatural overtones. Savannah, who displays an appealing mix of toughness and vulnerability, figures she can blast her way to the truth, but matters get complicated fast when her powers keep deserting her at key moments and more bodies pile up. Armstrong skillfully juggles her twisty plot, weaving in characters from previous novels as she builds to a fast-paced conclusion. This supernatural mystery is unabashedly aimed at fans of Charlaine Harris and Stephenie Meyer, and may well hit the mark. (Aug.)
Library Journal
Fans of Armstrong's popular urban fantasy series will remember Savannah Levine, the engaging young witch who first appeared as a secondary character in Stolen. With Paige and Lucas out of town, Savannah seizes the opportunity to break out of her support role to become the primary investigator on a multiple-murder case in the small town of Columbus, WA. Despite her desire to handle the case alone, Savannah finds herself the recipient of assistance from no fewer than three attractive men: Adam, a coworker whom she has had a crush on for years; Jesse Aanes, a half-demon PI from the West Coast; and Detective Michael Kennedy, a Dallas police officer who is half brother to one of the victims. VERDICT Savannah is a gutsy, shrewd, and accomplished protagonist who will immediately capture the reader's allegiance. Although this is essential for any Otherworld fan, readers new to the series will still be able to enjoy this delightful, fast-paced adventure without difficulty. [This marks Armstrong's Dutton debut.—Ed.]—Crystal Renfro, Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta
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Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong lives in rural southwestern Canada with her husband and three children.

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For five years, I’d toiled as executive assistant slave to Lucas and Paige and now, finally, I was in charge. For the next week anyway.
 
The plaque still read Cortez-Winterbourne Investigations, but  that could be easily changed with the deft use of an energy-bolt spell. Levine Investigations rolled off the tongue so much more easily. At one time, I would have done it, if only as a joke, but there are things you can get away with at sixteen that just don’t fly at twenty-one.
 
I used my key card, then crept through the lobby, trying to squelch the click of my heels.
 
“Savannah!” a voice chirped behind me. “I thought I heard you come in.”
 
I started a cover spell, but Tina had already spotted me. I considered a knockback spell—make her trip and give me time to escape. But that would, sadly, not be a good way to launch my week playing a responsible adult.
 
When Paige said we were getting an accountant for a tenant, I’d thought, Great, someone nice and quiet. That was the stereotype, but apparently, no one had told Tina.
 
“I’m so glad I caught you,” she said. “It’s almost ten and no one’s in the office yet.”
 
It was 9:14.
 
“There was a man here looking for Lucas,” she continued. “I called upstairs and the phone rang and rang. Did he and Paige leave on vacation already? I know Adam is at a conference. In Spokane, isn’t he?”
 
I made a noncommittal noise. Tina might be human, but she had a supernatural sense for snooping. Adam said we should hire her. I threatened to give her his home address and that shut him up.
 
“I hate to tell you kids how to run your business, but you really need to have someone up there during business hours. It’s no wonder you have hardly any clients. You need a full-time receptionist.” She patted my arm. “Yes, I know, dear, you’re the receptionist, but you’re always flitting off, doing God-knows-what. I could—”
 
“Oh, my cell phone’s vibrating,” I lied. “Could be a client. I’ll talk to Paige about drop-ins.”
 
“It’s no bother, dear. I wanted to speak to you anyway. I think I have a job for you.” Tina lowered her voice, though we were the only ones in the lobby. “I started dating this man. A widower I met online.”
 
“And you want me to run a background check? Good idea.”
 
“Oh, no. A man has the right to his privacy. It’s just . . . Well, I was watching this show on private investigators, about a firm of women hired by other women to test their mate’s loyalty.”
 
It took me a second to catch her drift. “You want me to try to seduce your boyfriend?”
 
Her lips pursed. “Certainly not. Just get dolled up, talk to him, flirt with him, and see whether he’ll flirt back.”
 
“I’m probably half his age. I’d be worried if he didn’t flirt back.”
 
A muffled snort made me glance down the hall. A guy a couple of years older than me leaned out of the stairwell doorway. Light hair just past his collar, denim jacket, boots, and a pair of snug-fitting worn blue jeans. He lifted a finger to his lips, shushing me, and I tried not to stare even if he was definitely stare-worthy.
 
I turned back to Tina. “That guy who wanted to speak to Lucas. Did you let him in?”
 
“Certainly not.” She lowered her voice. “He looked a little dodgy.”
 
“Was he in his midtwenties? Dark blond hair? Looks like he lost contact with his razor a few days ago?”
 
The guy arched his brows, mock-indignant.
 
“Yes, that’s him,” Tina said. “Now about my job offer . . .”
 
“Spend the money on a shopping spree at Victoria’s Secret and make sure he’s too exhausted to look at twenty-year-olds.”
 
Before she recovered from that suggestion, I took off.
 
The guy waited until she was safely in her office, then strolled to meet me.
 
“Dodgy?” he said. “I’m not the one wanting a hot chick to try seducing my new boyfriend.” He extended his hand. “Jesse Aanes.”
 
I’d heard of him. A half-demon PI out of Seattle who’d worked with Lucas a few times. Lucas said he was a good guy, which was the only seal of approval I needed.
 
“What brings you to Portland?” I asked.
 
“Cases. One that I’m working now and a new one I wanted to run past Lucas. Two birds, one stone. I left him a message, but he hasn’t returned it, which isn’t like him.”
 
“He’s on vacation with Paige. I confiscated their cell phones and the only messages I’m passing on are well wishes and death notices.”
 
He laughed. “Good idea. They can use the break. Did that woman say Adam isn’t around either?”
 
“He’s at a conference. It’s just me for the rest of the week.”

Jesse hesitated and I knew what he was thinking—he needed help, but I wasn’t what he had in mind.
 
“Why don’t you come up to the office,” I said. “Tell me what you’ve got.”
 
I used my key card to unlock the stairwell door. Yes, we have key card entry everywhere, plus a shitload of protective spells for the second floor. I undid them under my breath as we walked.
 
As Tina said, we don’t get a lot of drop-in clients. We don’t want to. While we rarely turn away paying human customers, our clientele is almost exclusively supernatural and they don’t need an ad in the Yellow Pages to find us. Given that Lucas is heir to the Cortez Cabal, though, not everyone who finds us wants to hire us. Hence the heavy security.
 
Jesse followed me up the stairs. “I guess the daughter of Eve Levine and Kristof Nast doesn’t need to worry about strangers attacking her in an empty office.”
 
“If they do, I can always use them for my next ritual sacrifice. Volunteers are so hard to come by.”
 
It’s not the sort of crack you should make when you have a notorious dark witch for a mother and an equally notorious cutthroat sorcerer for a father. It was a test of sorts, and Jesse passed, just laughing and saying, “I’ll watch my step then.”
 
“So what’s your power? I know you’re a half-demon.”
 
“Agito.”
 
Telekinesis, then. Agito was the second of the three levels, meaning he had mediocre abilities. Having dealt with a high-level Volo before, I was much more comfortable with an Agito.
 
His powers explained how he’d snuck past Tina. Using telekinesis, he’d caught the door before it closed. I’d have to talk to Lucas about that. Yet another argument against human tenants.
 
I led Jesse into the meeting room. He didn’t sit down—didn’t even take off his jacket—just strode straight to the table and pulled files from his satchel.
 
He set a crime-scene photo on the table. “Six months ago, two young women were murdered in Columbus, Washington, about an hour over the Oregon border. I doubt it made the Portland news. Nothing all that hinky about the killings. No sign of a serial killer or sexual sadism. Just the shooting death of two twenty-five-year-olds who led the kind of lives where you sort of figure, sooner or later”—he gestured at the photo of the two women—“this is how they’re going to end up.”
 
“Hookers?”
 
He shook his head. “Just not exactly sterling members of society.”
 
“Drugs?” I said. “Booze? Petty crime? All of the above?”
 
“You got it. Nothing you haven’t seen a million times before. I was on that path myself until Lucas got me out of some trouble and persuaded me there were legal ways to use my skills. Anyway, these girls didn’t run into a Lucas. They were high school dropouts. Never held a job more than a few months. One had a kid at sixteen. Both had short rap sheets, and a string of boyfriends with longer ones.”
 
I lifted the photo to take a closer look. The two bodies lay on a floor. Both were fully dressed, T-shirts covered in blood, each bearing a hole. Single gunshot wounds to the chest. One was on her back, eyes open, arms akimbo, legs twisted, a pool of blood under her. The other was stretched out, arms and legs only slightly bent, eyes closed. The blood under her was smeared.
 
“Both shot, as you see,” Jesse said. “A through-and-through for the first, the bullet apparently lodging in the wall over there.” He pointed to the edge of the photo. “They recovered another bullet from inside the second victim. The first one died immediately. The second didn’t.”
 
“Doesn’t look like she tried to get away, though. Drugged?”
 
“I don’t have tox screens.”
 
“No sign of rape or torture, like you said. Looks execution style. A classic case of ‘Hey, bitch, you gonna pay for that dope or what?’ The answer, apparently, being ‘or what.’ ”
 
“Yep, that’s what it looks like.”
 
When he didn’t go on, I glanced at him. “So what’s your interest? Is one of these girls a supernatural?”
 
“Not as far as I know.”
 
He set a second photo on the table. It was another murdered young woman, also early twenties, though one glance told me this girl didn’t sell herself for dime bags.
 
I put the two photos side by side. All three bodies had been left in the same place.
 
“Basement?” I asked.
 
“Of an abandoned building.”
 
I could hear Lucas’s voice. The fact that the deceased are found in a common location may speak less to a connection than to a simple matter of convenience. Yes, Lucas really did talk that way. Drove me nuts, especially when I found myself slipping into the same speech patterns. On the plus side, I may not be an A student, but I sure as hell can sound like one.
 
When I told Jesse my theory—small town, not a lot of places to put a body, someone had already used this one, so the second killer followed suit—he shrugged. “Possible, but in this particular small town, there’s no shortage of abandoned buildings.”
 
“What’s the local murder rate?”
 
“You’re looking at it. This double killing last fall, then the single one ten days ago. Before that, the last homicide was a domestic incident in 1999.”
 
“Lot of drug activity in town?”
 
“It has its share, maybe a little more. You can blame that on a depressed economy, though. It’s not exactly a hotbed of gangsta activity. Mostly kids selling pot from their lockers, the laid-off guy down the road dealing out of his garage, that sort of thing.”
 
“Do the police think it’s the same killer for all three?”
 
“Yep, but only because otherwise they’d need to catch two murderers, and that’s more work than they care to contemplate.”
 
“You’re going to make me guess what the supernatural connection is, aren’t you.”
 
“I was just seeing if you’d pick it up. It’s—”
 
I lifted a hand to cut him off. “Is the answer here?” I asked, pointing at the photos.
 
He nodded.
 
“Give me a minute.”

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  • Posted July 2, 2010

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    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 first solo assignment and things keep going from bad to worse. There was a great amount of mystery in this book. You never know who the bad guy is from beginning until the big reveal. Every time I thought I had it figured out, it threw me for a loop and changed it all up again. This book was action packed and kept me turning pages until way late into the night! There was some great scenes with sexual tension, but this is just a small part of the story, not the overlying storyline.

    All of the characters in this quirky little town were a lot of fun. Each had a their own unique personality, and their own secret to keep hidden. I love Kelley's writing and all the characters that are weaved in and out of this series. We get to see another side of fun-loving Adam, which was great. Not much Lucas and Paige, but you get to see a great deal how they have affected Savannah's life, which was wonderful. I definitely recommend this book it to all of the Kelley fans out there! If you haven't read her books yet, then what are you waiting for???

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  • Posted October 18, 2010

    Not my favorite of the series, so far...

    Waking the Witch is book eleven in Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series. Savannah Levine whom readers of this series first met as an unruly teenager and a very powerful witch in the second book Stolen. Savannah is all grown up now and has the opportunity to be a lead investigator on an important case while her guardians and employers, Lucas and Paige are off on a much needed vacation. Not wanting to bother Lucas and Paige, Savannah heads to the small town of Columbus to investigate the murders of three young women.

    It's no secret that I am a huge fan of Kelley Armstrong and really enjoy her Women of the Otherworld series. Unfortunately, Waking the Witch is probably my least favorite book in this series. I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that this book seems very transitional. Kelley Armstrong seems to be taking her series in a new direction with Savannah as a lead character. She needed this book to set up new storylines and new characters for future books in the series. Plus, it was a way to show how Savannah is changing and growing into womanhood.

    I have trouble with Savannah as a lead heroine. Since Savannah was introduced as a character early on in the series, I never really liked her. Savannah has always come across as selfish and her moral compass is slightly skewed. She is not afraid to use her powers and does not shy away from dark magic. By the end of Waking the Witch I felt much more sympathetic to the choices she makes. In this story she gets a rude awakening and I think it is the beginning of a new Savannah. She has a lot of growth to make and I think the upcoming books will reflect that.

    Another reason why Waking the Witch wasn't my favorite is because there is almost no romance. Savannah has had a crush on Adam, a half demon who works for Paige and Lucas, since she was a teenager. Their relationship or the one sided feelings Savannah has for Adam was the extent of the romance. Again, I believe that Adam might have feelings for Savannah but won't act on them because he feels she is too young, as he is eleven years her senior. Plus, the story is told from Savannah's point of view and the reader only gets the romance from Savannah's perspective. But I am definitely intrigued as to how things are going to play out in future books.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2010

    Bewitching.

    OK. Let me start off by saying this.. I was completely disappointed with Armstrong's last couple of books (Personal Demon, Living with the Dead) and was welcoming her new installment. Waking the Witch took me about a day to read and I devoured it without stopping. Savannah is the new addition to my favorites in the series. I can really relate to her being her age and in her shoes; desperate to prove herself. I love her attitude, but I must say her reliance on her magic was an irritating fact and I was very glad when she was left without them. I'm all about main characters learning a lesson. This book does have a major cliffhanger at the end, but that's ok. Some aspects of the storyline are easily figured out, but so are most other books, too. One of my favorite aspects of Armstrong's newer books, is that she is introducing new races, or making ones mentioned occasionally step into the spotlight. (Ex: the shape changers in PD, the clairvoyants in LVTD, and the pre-historic werewolves in Frostbitten.) I can't wait to see where the story goes, and eager to tag along with Savannah's adventures.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 20, 2010

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    Having loved many of the other Tales from the Otherworld, I just finished Waking the Witch Savannah's story.
    The writing flowed so smoothly for me in this book. It was a nice fluid tale that had a few turns I was not expecting, but were surprising and yet were well woven in the story that I found them very appealing.
    This story follows along with several of the Otherworld characters, but mainly it is Savannah staking out a place in life by solving a case on her own with her PI skills ...more Having loved many of the other Tales from the Otherworld, I just finished Waking the Witch Savannah's story.
    The writing flowed so smoothly for me in this book. It was a nice fluid tale that had a few turns I was not expecting, but were surprising and yet were well woven in the story that I found them very appealing.
    This story follows along with several of the Otherworld characters, but mainly it is Savannah staking out a place in life by solving a case on her own with her PI skills.
    A lot happens, there are several deaths, and what was surprising for me is that even though the dead characters had only little parts in the book, the feelings of impact that I was having alongside the main character was pretty interesting. Mayhaps it was just an emotional day for me, but I really enjoyed this story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2010

    Uh oh..

    If it wasn't for 10 other books of tidbits about savannah and adam this book would be a 1 star. I didn't connect with this one as well as I did with all the others. I feel that savannah's personality isn't very original and wasn't well developed. I was really excited to get into the mind of this girl [especially since her mom was so exciting], but was a bit disappointed with what i found. And it seems the romance aspect of this series went out the window, except for a few cheesy moments at the end. All the characters besides the 2 just seemed thrown in without any real thought, no depth to any of them. I think the only character that was remotely interesting was kayla. Especially since she set up such a malleable setting, but it ended up being restricting to the plot and the characters.

    I kind of expected a cliff hanger, but the ending seemed more like a cut off. As in "this is part 1" and april will be "part 2". Not much suspense. Off to a rough start, but it can definitely be a good set up for the next one.

    should will one bad book stop you from continuing the series? no, just a down that can only go up.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2010

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    Savannah grew up!

    Whoa! When did little Savannah grow up? I've been reading Kelley's books for awhile now, and I've always liked Eve and her daughter Savannah. So-called "bad girls" are just more interesting for some reason. But suddenly Savannah is grown up and going out on her own while Paige and Lucus are on vacation? Boy, I feel old.... *L*

    This is a good addition to the Women of the Otherworld series. Savannah is a powerful witch who, while still relatively young, has a good head on her shoulders and will make a great investigator some day. Not wanting to "bother" her guardians while they're on a well-deserved vacation (okay, not wanting to tell them what she was up to!), Savannah heads off on her first solo investigation. Crush-worthy Adam is just a phone call away as her back-up, and she knows that he'll be there in as fast as he can should she need help, but Savannah wants to prove herself. There are unexpected developments, but Savannah doesn't do too badly and shows that she's able to handle herself okay.

    Gave this one a 4/5 rating as I really enjoyed it! Savannah is a great character, and it's been fun watching her grow up. Kelley is an awesome writer, love all of her books, and I can highly recommend this if you like urban fantasy with strong women characters. Already looking forward to seeing what Savannah gets up to next!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 12, 2010

    Very disappointing

    I have read all of Kelly Armstrong's books and was waiting for this one. The book seemed like it was written in a hurry, just to get something published. It ends in a terrible cliff hanger that leaves you shaking your head. Why that type of ending? Very disappointed.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2010

    Thin story line, poor editing

    Bought the hardback in store with high expectations. I've ready all of Kelly Armstrongs previous books and was looking forward to Savannah's storyline. The story is thin and predictable. Then I get to pg 248, what's suppose to be page 249 has no page number and then the book repeats for like a chapter, skipping pages 249-282, starts up again, with me having no idea how its gotten to the point where Leah? is in Jesse's body? It's freaking confusing and I'm missing plot connections so now I dont even want to finish the book...heading back to the local B&N tomorrow to return..

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2010

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    Loved it!

    Over all I enjoyed the book, but it seemed much shorter than the others to me. The over all plot was okay, not Mrs. Armstrong's best, but still engaging. Half way through I could tell who I thought the bad guy was, even so there was a neat twist to the ending of it. I hate cliffies, so I wasn't to thrilled with the ending - I kept hitting my 'next page' button trying to get to the next page thinking 'Surely it doesn't end like this!' only to find out that yes, indeed it did! I feel like I've only read half the story, partly because of the ending and partly because it seemed so short. I'll just have to wait until Spell Bound comes out in April to continue this one I guess. I'm assuming that Spell Bound will also have a cliff hanger though since the book after it is also to be narrated by Savannah. >.< Reminds me a bit of how her Darkest Powers trilogy books always end - she sure has mastered the cliffhangers!

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  • Posted August 2, 2010

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    Eh

    I have been following Kelly Armstrong (in the hardback) since Bitten. I love her and enjoy immersing myself in both her characters and her plot. It is with great sadness that I report this latest book was a HUGE dissappointment. About 1/2 through it started reading like a 'B-grade' Agatha Christie mystery. To make matters worse it ended with a soap opera worthy to be continued...

    I am going to hold off on immediately buying her next book until I read the reviews.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2011

    This was good

    Though I don't think any of Kelley Armstrong's later books have been as great as Bitten and Stolen - this one kept me reading without stopping. I picked up Spell Bound right after I finished Waking the Witch and was glad to find it pick ups exactly where WTW stopped. I'm glad I held off reading WTW until now - I'm not feeling the frustration other readers have felt by the chopped ending of the previous book. I would recommend this book and this author.

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

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    Bridget's Review

    The first book I read by Kelley Armstrong was BITTEN back in 2001. I remember being so into that book that I couldn't put it down. It was the first time I read a book that size in one day. I am happy to say that Kelley still keeps me entertained and I am so glad that I picked up her book ten years ago.


    WAKING THE WITCH renewed my love for this author's writing. She never lets me down and I'm looking forward to the next installment in the Women of the Underworld series. If you are a paranormal fan, you have to read this book. It's fast-paced, intriguing and a fun way to spend your day.

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  • Posted December 17, 2010

    Savannah, all grown up!

    WAKING THE WITCH, by Kelley Armstrong, is the eleventh book in the Women of the Otherworld series. I really love this series. I have only read a few books (and some out of order) but that is the beauty of this series. You can read the books out of order ( I usually choose the book by character ) and not be totally confused.

    We first met Savannah in Stolen (WoO#2) as a young girl. In this book, she is twenty-one and ready to start her own cases as a Private Investigator at Paige and Lucas's firm. She is sassy, clever, and full of life and I absolutely love her. Savannah was asked to help with a murder case while Paige and Lucas were on vacation. Soon enough she is whisked away to a town in the middle of nowhere and mysterious events occur all around her. With her powers on the fritz she is challenged but manages to push through.

    This book was fast-paced and kept me going back and forth on who I thought was the villain. Surprises popped up in every dark corner and I was left dizzy with awe. Armstrong has really done it again in this book and I am excited that Savannah's story will continue for the next two books.

    Overall, great book, fans of the series will definitely love it!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2010

    Fabulous continuation of this series

    Unfortunately, who ever works their magic for the ebooks some how made it impossible to receive the last two pages on NOOK. I will find a hardback copy to know how this book ends or leaves a cliffhanger for the next book. Hopefully in a future book the love interest between Savannah and Adam will be explored. You do get a tease at the hospital that Adams feels more than a big brother or friend towards Savannah. With a witch killer exposed and is still on the loose, Savannah, Paige, Lucas and Adam will have their hands full in a future installment. Leah escaping and causing pain and angst was a big surprise, did not see that coming. Looking for the next wonderful installment from Kelly Armstrong

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  • Posted October 23, 2010

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    Truly AWESOME!

    For any readers who enjoy mystery with a SyFi twist - I recommend you order a copy of this last installment from Kelley Armstrong!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2010

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    Loved It!

    Loved It! This is why I read series novels more than stand-alones. A character like Savannah can be developed from the precocious teen to maturing adult. I wasn't sure how the Michael character was going to play into the whole plot and I felt he was stepping in where he didn't belong (i.e. on Adam's girl), but in the end it was a great plot move. I cannot wait for the next book to see how Savannah deals with everything. Secretly, I will admit I wanted Benicio to swoop in a save his "granddaughter" from the people being mean to her. but that's just me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    Exciting read

    Catching stories

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Great

    Very ffun read

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

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    WAKING THE WITCH (Women of the Otherworld #11) by Kelley Armstro

    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, daughter of Dark Witch Eve Levine and Cabal Sorcerer Kristof Nash, Savannah struggled with her powers, her guardians and her attraction and love for half-demon Adam Vasic.  Now a grown woman, Savannah knows who she wants but there are too many road blocks standing in her way.
    Savannah is now a beautiful 21year old woman, and in this particular storyline, she agrees to investigate the mysterious deaths of two women, the only problem, the deaths are some-how supernaturally related and Savannah will suffer the consequences in more ways than one.  A friend will die, another will seemingly pull away and her powers will become part of a bargain.
    WAKING THE WITCH is the beginning of the end for the Women of the Otherworld series.  The final three storylines follow Savannah as she must literally prevent the rise of Lucifer and the end of the world.  If you are a fan of Kelley’s werewolves, the final three stories are a major departure.  At one point I thought Kelley was preparing for the spin-off series featuring Savannah as the lead character when the entire focus of the last three books was Savannah.

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  • Posted July 30, 2012

    A Good Read

    I have read the rest of the series and it definitely left me wanting more...

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