Publication Date: July 24, 2012
Publisher: Penguin Group USA / Dutton
Reviewed by: Amber I.
It’s been more than ten years, a dozen installments, and hundreds of thousands of copies since Kelley Armstrong introduced readers to the all-too-real denizens of the Otherworld: witches, werewolves, necromancers, vampires, and half-demons, among others. And it’s all been leading to Thirteen, the final installment, the novel that brings all of these stories to a stunning conclusion.
A war is brewing—the first battle has been waged and Savannah Levine is left standing, albeit battered and bruised. She has rescued her half brother from supernatural medical testing, but he’s fighting to stay alive. The Supernatural Liberation Movement took him hostage, and they have a maniacal plan to expose the supernatural world to the unknowing.
Savannah has called upon her inner energy to summon spells with frightening strength, a strength she never knew she had, as she fights to keep her world from shattering. But it’s more than a matter of supernaturals against one another—both heaven and hell have entered the war; hellhounds, genetically modified werewolves, and all forces of good and evil have joined the fray.
Uniting Savannah with Adam, Paige, Lucas, Jaime, Hope, and other lost-but-notforgotten characters in one epic battle, Thirteen is a grand, crowd-pleasing closer for Armstrong’s legions of fans.
This is such a bitter sweet moment for me. I have been in love with this series for years. I read Bitten way before I started blogging, and I can't believe its over. (yes I know she may write more at some point but for now its over so I am sad) But did she end it where I felt satisfied, well yes she did, even if I just really want more.
Thirteen was just amazing! We get to see so many of the characters we have to come to love and get a lot of closure with everyone. While Kelley certainly doesn't end it all nice and neat were we are guaranteed a happily ever after, she ends it with lots of possible adventures to come.
I don't want to give too much away, but I do need to say that Savannah finally got her man. Although I was a little sad when the two finally did get together and the lack of info we got, I was just happy they where together. But I could have used some details. lol
I can't believe its over. The Otherworld series is one of my all time favorite Urban Fantasy series. It'll be hard not looking forward to new adventures every year. I remember how scared I was when she switched narrators, and even though there have been a few I wasn't crazy in love with, I ended up loving some of the narrators that I never thought I would. But I must say Clay and Elena will always be my number 1.
If you can't tell from my review, Thirteen was awesome. This whole series is great and if you haven't read them yet, then you really need to!
*UPDATE: Its been almost a week since I read this and I am having a hard time moving on. Its been one of my slowest reading weeks this year. I am in mourning over losing this series.*
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