Book Review

by Kelley Armstrong

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

2012 Urban Fantasy Novel Nominee

RT Rating

Without question, the Otherworld series has been one of the most consistently compelling and downright terrific urban fantasy series available and has catapulted superbly talented Armstrong to the top of the genre. In her epic finale to the series, Armstrong weaves together a thrilling story that places all of her beloved characters in dire circumstances. Utterly satisfying and remarkably intense, this marvelous series goes out with a major bang! Giant kudos to Armstrong for over a decade of fantastic reading pleasure!

When her half-brother Bryce is injected with a mysterious concoction developed by the Supernatural Liberation Movement (who plan to announce the existence of the supernatural to humans), witch Savannah Levine and her friends suspect this is only the beginning in a war that will split not only the demon world, but also the angelic. To stop the supernatural world from being exposed, it will take the all-out efforts of not only Savannah, but Elena, Clay, Paige, Lucas, Jeremy, Jaime, Eve, Kris, Hope, Karl and, most of all, Adam. The stakes are immense, and the danger is reaching critical mass! (DUTTON, Aug., 464 pp., $26.95)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: DUTTON

Published: August 2012

Reader Rating

4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
(4 ratings)

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Submitted by Robin in PA on July 30, 2014 - 10:34pm.

Supernaturals have always laid low and tried to blend in with the humans. They know if word ever gets out that they exist, chaos would ensue. Now a group calling themselves the Supernatural Liberation Movement plans to make it known that witches, vampires, werewolves and ghosts exist. Young witch Savannah Levine is helping the Interracial Council find the culprits while trying to find an antidote for a drug that was given to her half-brother. Now Demons, Supernaturals, and Fallen Angels are picking sides on a war that could bring down the world as we know it.

This is the last book in the Savannah Levine trilogy and the 13th and last book in Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series. I thought it was a good end to the series, even though there were still some loose ends in the story. The story is told from Savannah Levine's point-of-view, but all of the heroines and heroes from past books in the series make an appearance...and not just a quick cameo. They each take part in the investigation.

The story itself is fast moving with lots action. Savannah is still having problems with her magic (see previous book) but her relationship with Adam is changing for the better. A few past villains are brought up in this book. I had to really stop and think for a while until I remembered how they had been involved in the series. I probably should have done a quick review before reading the last book. I'm sorry to see this series end. I'm going to miss it. Luckily, I have several Otherworld novellas that I have yet to read. My rating: 4.5 Stars.

LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Thirteen

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on July 30, 2013 - 1:35pm.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:
*Copy received from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review

I loved, loved, LOVED this book! As an Otherworld fan and groupie, it is my personal opinion that Kelley could not have ended the series any better...

All the leading characters that we've fallen in love with throughout the series were there, the action was insane, the revelations incredible, the 'closure' on some issues exactly what I would have wished for, and yet she left little tendrils to give us a few extra stories that she stated in the 'Note From the Author' would come in a few anthologies staring in 2014.

In short, it was a fabulous conclusion novel and I would highly recommend it and the entire WOMEN OF THE OTHERWORLD/OTHERWORLD STORIES series. If you're looking for a high-octane thrill-ride, then Thirteen is for you. And if you like your Urban Fantasy with lots of diversity, then most definitely check out THE WOMEN OF THE OTHERWORLD and the OTHERWORLD STORIES!

I am desperately going to miss this series, but am definitely looking forward to Kelley's tie up novellas next year!