Book Review

by Kelley Armstrong

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

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An inadvertent wish turns into a frightening nightmare for powerful young witch Savannah Levine. Longtime fans of Armstrong’s Otherworld series will be delighted to find all the major players in this epic tale, her second about Savannah. Armstrong is about to shake Otherworld to its foundations.

Regretting her part in circumstances that deprived a child of her grandmother, Savannah mentally wishes that she could give up her powers to make it right. When an anonymous entity takes her up on that, Savannah is devastated. Best-friend/half-demon Adam knows that a thought is not binding, so he and Savannah try to figure out what happened. A new group that believes in the supremacy of the supernatural and subscribes to a mysterious prophecy, thinks Savannah will be a key player. Finding a way to combat this group will reunite Elena, Clay, Paige, Lucas, Jamie, Hope, Jeremy and others. Can they stop this evil? (DUTTON, Aug., 400 pp., $25.95) 

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: DUTTON

Published: August 2011

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4 Stars

Average Rating: 4 Stars
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Spell Bound

Submitted by Robin in PA on June 20, 2014 - 11:05pm.

Twenty One year old witch Savannah Levine is in over her head. Her first solo paranormal investigation ends with a family torn apart. Feeling guilty, Savannah tells herself she would give anything to fix the situation, including her powers. Suddenly, Savannah can no longer call up even her most insignificant spell. Her powers are gone. This is only the tip of the iceberg when she finds that a witch hunter is on her trail. Without her powers, Savannah must use ingenuity to outwit the witch hunter. She must also ask for help from her friends when it becomes apparent that a paranormal group is ready to announce their existence to the world even though that is against council policy.

Although this is book twelve in the Women of the Otherworld series, it feels like the middle book in the Savannah Levine trilogy. At the end of the last book, something took away Savannah’s witchcraft. She seems to believe that without her powers, she is no one. At times she acted like a petulant child not getting her way. I’m hoping that the events in this book will cause her to mature quickly. The storyline in this book kept me interested, but there was no clear ending…more like “to be continued”. I’m hoping to read the last books in the series soon to see what happens next. My rating: 4 Stars.