Waking The Witch

Women of the Otherworld Series

Savannah Levine, the daughter of notorious black witch Eve Levine and bad boy warlock Kristof Nast, is finally 21. Having spent the last 5 years working with her guardians Paige Winterbourne and Lucas Cortez at their PI business, she is chomping at the bit to be allowed to do more field work. While her guardians are away on a much needed vacation a case comes into the office that Savannah feels she can handle without any help. Letting co-worker Adam know is just a precaution, besides she has been in love with him since she was 12.

Things are not what they seem in the sleepy little town of Columbus, Oregon. The sheriff is much better at writing tickets than investigating much of anything, there seems to be a Commune just outside of town that bakes cookies, and the rich kid in town is the prime suspect in the deaths of three girls in the last year. As Savannah starts to investigate just what happened to these 3 young ladies, she starts to uncover much more than she expected to find. Someone is performing ancient Druid rituals, another seems to be practicing Santeria, and there seems to be a witch-hunter on the loose.

Fans of Kelley Armstrong will love this newest installment in the Women of the Otherworld series. A transition between her Otherworld and Darkest Powers YA series, Waking The Witch will draw readers from both areas, along with drawing in new readers and allow them to broaden their horizons into more of Kelley’s books. It is amazing to see young Savannah all grown up and working on becoming her own person. Take a walk into the Otherworld and transverse a universe that includes witches, warlocks, vampires, were-wolves and half-demons. But be carefully cause you may find yourself craving more and coming back time and time again.

Book Blurb for Waking The Witch

The orphaned daughter of a sorcerer and a half-demon, Savannah is a terrifyingly powerful young witch who has never been able to resist the chance to throw her magical weight around. But at 21 she knows she needs to grow up and prove to her guardians, Paige and Lucas, that she can be a responsible member of their supernatural detective agency. So she jumps at the chance to fly solo, investigating the mysterious deaths of three young women in a nearby factory town as a favour to one of the agency's associates. At first glance, the murders look garden-variety human, but on closer inspection signs point to otherworldly stakes.

Soon Savannah is in over her head. She's run off the road and nearly killed, haunted by a mystery stalker, and freaked out when the brother of one of the dead women is murdered when he tries to investigate the crime. To complicate things, something weird is happening to her powers. Pitted against shamans, demons, a voodoo-inflected cult and garden-variety goons, Savannah has to fight to ensure her first case isn't her last. And she also has to ask for help, perhaps the hardest lesson she's ever had to learn.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2010 5.00