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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

13 by Kelley Armstrong

13 (Women of The Otherworld #13)
by Kelley Armstrong
Random House Canada
ISBN: 978-0-307-35761-8
Release Date: July 24, 2012
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Description: Savannah Levine, a young witch of remarkable power and a dangerous pedigree, staggers away from a bomb blast in New Orleans, glad that she''s managed to rescue her half-brother Bryce from the supernatural revolutionaries who''d held him captive. But everyone and everything she holds dear is still at risk. The reveal movement has shaken the Otherworld to its core and the resulting chaos has thinned the boundaries between dimensions, allowing creatures of the deeper realms to break through and wreak havoc on supernaturals but also on innocent humans.

Although she''s been temporarily stripped her of her powers, Savannah knows she has a crucial part to play in this war of survival. In fact the fate of her loved ones--of Adam, the friend she hopes will become a lover; of Paige and Lucas, her guardians; of the werewolf Pack and Jaime Vegas; of a pregnant Hope; of her brothers Sean and Bryce--and of the human world rests on her shoulders. If she can find the way and the will to defend them. Only in the final battle will Savannah find out her true capacities, and what love will drive her to do.

The Good Stuff
  • I was worried when I started reading this as I would be lost as I haven't read all of this series -- but Kelley is such a gifted author she gives you enough to figure out what is going on without frustrating longtime reader of the series
  • Non stop action, you are constantly holding your breath and you so do not want to put the book down (This was very frustrating because I have so much to do right now -- I really needed to put it down -- ah well stayed up to 2am so I could finish)
  • Fabulous ending -- ties up a lot of stories but also leaves things open so if Kelley feels like writing more of the series she can -- wonderful!
  • So many of the characters are so lifelike and real, you feel like they are actually people
  • I have said it before Kelley is one of the most gifted storytellers alive - she always sucks you into a story, I have yet to be disappointed
  • Some nice light moments thrown in at just the right times
  • Shows all sorts of families, not just those that consist of a mom, dad and biological children
  • Female characters are strong and in most cases fabulous role models
  • Characters are not perfect, in other words real (Yes I know there are no such thing as vampires and werewolves, and thank god none of the demons she described in this book -- icky!)

The Not So Good Stuff
  • A lot of gory violence (not necessarily a bad thing -- just more a warning)
  • So hard to write a review for this one without any spoilers - so I will just say -- get thee to a bookstore and buy now, you will not be disappointed!
Favorite Quotes/Passages

"We worked quite well together," Cass said. "Or we did, after you two started speaking to each other again. Please don't ever send her to me when you're angry with her, Adam. It's dreadful.  All that moping and angst. It's like being partnered with one of those fictional vampires."

"Gotta admit, as good as Clayton Danvers looks from the other side, he looks even better in person." She paused. "Just don't tell Elena I said that." Another pause. "Or your father."
I smiled. "Nothing wrong with window shopping when you aren't looking to buy."

"Is this the point where I explain my master plan? Um, no. Thanks, but I have more important things to do."

Who Should/Shouldn't Read
  • Obviously if you have read the rest of the series you will LOVE this
  • I would recommend reading the rest of the series before you read this, but if you have only read a couple of them, you will  still find them enjoyable
5 Dewey's

I received this from Random House in exchange for an honest review


  1. Agreed -what a fabulous ending to the series! Can't say much more without spoiling, so I won't, but what a roller-coaster of a ride.

    1. roller-coaster - you got that right! Glad you enjoyed too Jenn