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Saturday, February 05, 2005

Dime Store Magic - Kelley Armstrong

Dime Store Magic - Kelley ArmstrongCategory: Supernatural

I'm not classifying this one as Horror even if you will find it in that section in the bookstore. It's just not.

This follows on from her first two books Bitten and Stolen. If you haven't read them the follow the links for their reviews. You really need to have read them before reading this.

Now, back to the plot, and what a plot it is...

Paige has returned to her life with the Coven taking Savannah with her to be trained, however the Coven Elders don't take to Savannah, despite her Aunt being one of them. So when Leah appears on the scene with a Sorcerer lawyer to serve a notice of proceedings to take custody of Savannah, Paige is told by the Elders that she should let her go.

Paige finds out that the person suing for custody is claiming to be Savannah's father but she is suspicious and vows to fight the battle. However when the Cabals get involved and bring in a couple of half-demons and a necromancer to take custody of Savannah, Paige's home town suddenly gets a rude awakening to her nature and everything starts to go horribly wrong.

With each book I have read in this series I have found myself more and more gripped by the story. This time I found it very difficult to put it down, so much so that when reading on the way home one night, the tram had been stopped at the terminus for a couple of minutes before I realised we were there!

A lot of that comes from the increasing familiarity with the characters. They have always been very well written and after three books they start to feel like family. The writing too just keeps getting better and I can't wait to pick up the fourth book in the series.

Rating: 7/10

The series:
Dime Store Magic
Industrial Magic
Haunted (due out May 2005)

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