Kelley Armstrong, Waking the Witch

Posted February 7, 2011 by Kathy Davie in

Waking The Witch (Women of the Otherworld, #11)Waking The Witch by Kelley Armstrong
Series: Women of the Otherworld, 11
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Savannah comes of age in this eleventh installment in the paranormal Women of the Otherworld series.

Paige and Lucas are on vacation in Hawaii and Adam is attending a conference when a fellow PI, Jesse Aanes, shows up at HQ ostensibly looking for Lucas. Just what Savannah is looking for, an independent operation where she is in charge. By phone, Adam encourages her to head on up to small town Columbus on her Triumph motorcycle where Savannah encounters a charismatic commune leader whose primary partner runs a cookie business; a half corrupt, half oblivious police department; a precocious very young girl being raised by her grandmother, the local crime lord Lothario and his under-the-radar, screaming meemie wife, and a slightly hostile Dallas detective investigating one of the three murders.

I really enjoy this whole series; it has such a homey feeling with a wide-ranging cast of characters from a gorgeous necromancer (Jaime) to a pack of familial werewolves (Jeremy, Clay, and Elena), a sorcerer-witch detective and couple partnership (Lucas and Paige) with their guardianship of a young witch (Savannah) not forgetting the crusading demon (Holly) and her jewel thief werewolf love (Karl), the dead but still active parents of Savannah (Kristof Nast and Eve Levine), and all the fun that entails with their relationships with two Cabals. Such a normal family with all its various issues…well, normal, except for all the magic running about.

This particular story I enjoyed reading about the more mature Savannah as she encountered the good and the bad and took a good hard look at herself and her reactions. She’s grown up quite a bit with a few things left to act upon.

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