Saturday, July 13, 2013

Week 28 Reviews: Dime Store Magic, Industrial Magic

From Goodreads:
Paige Winterbourne was always either too young or too rebellious to succeed her mother as leader of one of the world's most powerful elite organizations- the American Coven of Witches. Now that she is twenty-three and her mother is dead, the Elders can no longer deny her. But even Paige's wildest antics can't hold a candle to those of her new charge- an orphan who is all too willing to use her budding powers for evil... and evil is all too willing to claim her. For this girl is being pursued by a dark faction of the supernatural underworld. They are a vicious group who will do anything to woo the young, malleable, and extremely powerful neophyte, including commit murder- and frame Paige for the crime. It's an initiation into adulthood, womanhood, and the brutal side of magic that Paige will have to do everything within her power to make sure they both survive.

From Goodreads:
Meet the smart, sexy — supernatural — women of the otherworld. This is not your mother's coven...

Kelley Armstrong returns with the eagerly awaited follow-up to Dime Store Magic. Paige Winterbourne, a headstrong young woman haunted by a dark legacy, is now put to the ultimate test as she fights to save innocents from the most insidious evil of all.. . .

In the aftermath of her mother's murder, Paige broke with the elite, ultraconservative American Coven of Witches. Now her goal is to start a new Coven for a new generation. But while Paige pitches her vision to uptight thirty-something witches in business suits, a more urgent matter commands her attention.

Someone is murdering the teenage offspring of the underworld's most influential Cabals — a circle of families that makes the mob look like amateurs. And none is more powerful than the Cortez Cabal, a faction Paige is intimately acquainted with. Lucas Cortez, the rebel son and unwilling heir, is none other than her boyfriend. But love isn't blind, and Paige has her eyes wide open as she is drawn into a hunt for an unnatural-born killer. Pitted against shamans, demons, and goons, it's a battle chilling enough to make a wild young woman grow up in a hurry. If she gets the chance.

My Review:
So these are Paige and Lucas's books, basically. And a young Savannah, at least in the first one, seeing as it's her dad wanting custody being a big part of the book! Yeah. I just enjoyed rereading these books!

I just love Paige and Lucas, they're such a cute couple, Lucas with his dad and his half brothers, and that his dad is the top of the Cortez Cabal, yeah. And Paige, the new leader of her coven, but her coven not wanting her, and kicking her out, basically, what with the town running her out!

So Leah was back for Dime Store. And yeah, that's not good for anyone! But then Lucas is there, to help with the case, and yeah, I just enjoyed that so much, he's a lawyer, and a pretty great, though bookish and action, too, at the same time, which was weird, but cute!

And Industrial Magic, which I kinda confused with Hope's book, Personal Demons, because I thought that Lucas's brothers died. But they die later on. They're a problem in this book, though! But I loved the interactions between Lucas and his dad!

These were such excellent books, and yeah, I can't wait to reread more!

Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Women of the Otherworld #3, 4
Read: July 11th, 11th 2013
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Sequel Challenge 2013 Books!
Publisher: Spectra
Published: January 1st 2004, February 19th 2004

Dime Store Magic:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Industrial Magic:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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