Review: Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong

Friday, March 29, 2013
DIME STORE MAGIC(Women of the Otherworld 3)
By: Kelley Armstrong
Release Date:  March 27, 2007
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
Number of pages:  448

You know I really didn't like Paige in the second book of this series so I wasn't expecting too much from this book when I started reading it. Of course, I was wrong to be so passive about it because I absolutely loved it.

Paige is unexpectedly thrust into the role as guardian/caregiver/parental figure/friend/teacher to an extraordinarily talented 13 year old witch, Savannah. They both have had to deal with their own fair share of loss and disappointment. And they're just trying to work through these new adjustments together. Paige is also head of the Coven, although the Elders of the group seem to be treating her as if she is an imbecile. With all of these things to work through Leah is back on behalf of a demon who claims he is Savannah's father and he wants custody of her. Paige immediately knows something is up and refuses to give up Savannah and things of course get out of control from there. With some unwanted help from an unsuspecting source, Paige is determined to keep Savannah from harm.

Paige and Savannah have both lost their mothers in the past year. They've both have had to deal with some things that people should never have to deal with. And yet, they pull together. They argue and butt heads but I really love their relationship. It's not easy, it's not always fun, but they pull through and you can see that they really care about each other. Savannah needs Paige. And as much as Paige thought she was "doing right" by taking Savannah, Paige needs Savannah too.

Unwanted help comes in the form of sorcerer and lawyer, Lucas Cortez. Paige has a hard time trusting him because he's a sorcerer and his past comes into the picture to break down Paige's trust where it had just been built up. It's interesting to see him become a dynamic in this story. There was a love story between him and Paige that I thought kind of came out of left field at first but as it progressed, I really liked them together.

This book is pure madness. And I loved every page of it. Honestly, if I could just continue on with a series with this group, I would be happy. I know I'll probably see them throughout this series but still I ended up loving them so much. I can't wait to see where they end up and how Savannah turns out. I highly recommend this series so far and I can't wait to read more.

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  1. I've bought this book many years ago just because of the title, and still have not read it. I like to read my series in order you see, and every time I pick up the first book, I put it back. The blurb is just not appealing to me. Do you think I could just start with this one?

  2. The first three or four books of the Women of the Otherworld series are my favorites. they're all good, but those four are the (for me) best. Like all series, there are some books I like more than others - same with this one. I also like Armstrong's young adult novels, set in the same universe, but with different characters. Very interesting.

    Most of these novels can be read as stand alones - one of the things that are appealing to me. :)

    1. I definitely need to check out the ya series. I love these books so much and I can't wait to get further in this series.

    2. Amber you have read the YA series. Lol and the skin off.

  3. Paige definitely grows on you throughout this series. At first I wasn't a big fan of the witch books but overtime Lucas and Paige became my second favourite couple of the Otherworld.

    1. Aww that is seriously awesome. I like them a lot. I am just loving this series. And I haven't read the fourth book yet and I really need to get on it.

  4. I really need to start this series. I bought the first two books so long ago but never read them.
    Now that I now you enjoyed this so much I'm going to have to give the series a chance.

    Thanks for the great review!


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