Thursday, 29 July 2010

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Waking the Witch (Otherworld 11) - Kelley Armstrong


Columbus is a small, fading town, untouched by the twenty-first century. But when three young women are found dead - victims of what appear to be ritual murders - things start to get very dark, and very dangerous ...Private investigator Savannah Levine can handle 'dark and dangerous'. As the daughter of a black witch, she has a lot of power running through her veins, and she's not afraid to use it. But her arrival in Columbus has not gone unnoticed. Savannah may think she's tracking down a murderer, but could she be the killer's next target? Of course she could always ask her old friend (and half-demon) Adam Vasic for back up. But Savannah has her own - very personal - reasons for keeping Adam well away from Columbus. And in any case, she can rely on her own powers. Can't she ...?


You’ve waited a long time for the next new otherworld and my god, what a ride you’re in for. It’s beautifully scripted, Savannah Levine comes into her own and proves that she’s not just a kick ass heroine but a witch with a capital W.

Whilst I do enjoy my Kelley Armstrong, I did feel that more recent offerings in her Young Adult series were stronger than her main Otherworld series but that has changed, she’s back on form and ready to stomp Urban Fantasy beneath her boots. Add to the mix great dialogue and a top notch supporting cast and you know that you’ve got one hell of a ride. It will be interesting to see what Kelley comes up with next for Savannah although you can bet your bottom dollar it will be one hell of a ride and we know that the way will be paved with good intentions.


Pat Hollett said...

Looking foward to reading this one. Your review confirms my expectations. It sounds like it was worth waiting for.
Thanks for doing a review, but I'd read anything by Kelley. :)

Bea said...

Awesome. It's in my TBR pile (which happily is smaller than yours.

thanks :)