Wednesday, September 8, 2010

'Waking the Witch' by Kelley Armstrong

Genre:  Paranormal/Urban Fantasy

About: Savannah is a young witch/sorcerer private investigator who gets the chance to prove herself to her fellow co-workers and realizes that sometimes you do indeed need help, even if you can cast spells!

Descriptive Words: fun, kick-ass, page-turner, magical, mystery, a splash of romance

Location or characters you met:

  • Savannah: If you follow this series then you know that Savannah was a character in the book Stolen. She has since grown up and come into her full powers of witch and sorcerer. I liked this feisty character and actually had a few dreams of wanting to be just like her....young, skinny, possessing magical powers, and hot to boot!(Unfortunately, I woke up and had to be satisfied with just old me!)
  • Adam : Savannah's best friend. But one that she really wants to be more than 'just friends' with. He is one of those guys that you long to find for yourself and just hide him away from the world. Where can I order an Adam??
  • Kayla: Her mom has been murdered and she won't rest until she finds the killer. This little nine-year old steals your heart. Recognizing parts of herself in Kayla, Savannah is determined to give Kayla some closure.
What worked for me:
  • It's been a long time since I've read a paranormal book and all I can say is---where have I been??? I loved all of the paranormal elements.
  • I was apprehensive about reading this one because it's book 11 in the Otherworld Series. And we all know how anal I am about reading a book out-of-order. Well, fear not fellow readers because you honestly don't need to read from the beginning to enjoy this book.
  • I liked this genre quite a bit. In fact, it's sparked my interest in the paranormal fiction and I'm definitely going to be reading the Otherworld series!
  • Never a dull moment...this was a page-turner and I couldn't put it down!
What didn't work for me:
  • My reading experience was very enjoyable and I couldn't find a thing not to like.
Recommend? Absolutely YES! Many book lovers have told me how much they enjoyed this series and I can see why...this book rocked!

My Rating: 4.5/5

SourceWunderkind PR
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Published: August 3, 2010
Publisher:  Dutton
Pages: 309 (Uncorrected ARC)
Genre:  Paranormal Fiction
ISBN: 9780525951780
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  1. I am so glad you liked this book! I have always wondered what it would be like to read one of her books randomly without reading any other. I started from book one, but I have skipped around a bit in the series and it didn't really bother me that much... I hope you read more in the series! (BITTEN is book one...)

  2. I wasn't aware of this series. It sounds like fun! Although it's kind of sad to think that even casting spells isn't always enough! Still, I'd take that talent if I could!

  3. I like the Elena stories, but it seems I should read Savanna's too :=D

  4. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww! This one sounds good too!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  5. I'm glad you enjoyed this one so much, but I'm just not sure it's for me. I know a lot of people love these books.

  6. Hey, that's what my husband tells his friends when he goes on a walk with me. NOT, he wouldn't dare. LOL
    I know that you are as anal as I am about reading books out of order so when you tell me I can read this one, I believe it. Great review.

  7. I've read a YA paranormal book from this author and really liked it. I'll have to check out this series.

  8. I started reading this series earlier this year (or maybe late last year). Anyway, really enjoying it and glad to know that book 11 will be good too!

  9. I don't read a lot of paranormal, but I'll keep this series in mind since it looks like fun. You were very brave to start with the 11th book!

  10. I love paranormal stories. Adding this author to my wishlist. Love the new header! Very warm.

  11. Will definately keep my eye out. I love paranormal series. I haven't really read Kelly Armstrong but read her YA book The Summoning and enjoyed it. I really should read the rest in that series.

  12. OK Staci - Dracula yesterday and paranormal today? I think you're trying to lure me to a place I never go. You're making this sound extremely inviting. Is this some kind of spell?

    Just joking. I can see how much you've enjoyed both books so I say, good for you. Enjoy.

  13. I've been enjoying this genre too lately, so it's nice to see a review of another series. Great review, Staci!

  14. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed this book so much. I've read the first two books in this series and really liked both of them. I'm looking forward to getting this far in the series at some point soon!

  15. Yes, I want to read this one! Come on, you are young, skinny and hot!

  16. I've never heard of this series before but it sounds like a good one!

  17. I love this whole series. Glad you liked this one.

  18. I picked up Bitten at the store couple days ago. First half a little slow, then it captured me.

  19. Awesome review Staci, so glad you loved his one. I'm up to book 5 in the Otherworld series and I'm anal about reading in order but I won't be afraid to read this one out of order :-)


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