Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong
(Women of the Otherworld, Book 11)

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One of the most popular writers of paranormal fiction and the #1 New York Times bestselling author returns with a rollicking new novel in her Otherworld series.

At twenty-one, Savannah Levine-orphaned daughter of a notorious dark witch and an equally notorious cutthroat sorcerer-considers herself a full-fledged member of the otherworld. The once rebellious teen has grown into a six-foot-tall, motorcycle-riding jaw-dropper, with an impressive knowledge of and ability to perform spells. The only problem is, she's having a hard time convincing her adoptive parents, Paige and Lucas, to take her seriously as an adult. She's working as the research assistant at the detective agency they founded, and when they take off on a romantic vacation alone, leaving her in charge, Savannah finds herself itching for a case to call her own. (She's also itching for Adam, her longtime friend and colleague, to see her as more than just a little girl, but that's another matter.)

Suddenly, Savannah gets the chance she's been waiting for: Recruited by another supernatural detective, she travels to Columbus, Washington, a small, dying town. Two troubled young women have been found in an abandoned warehouse, murdered. Now a third woman's dead, and on closer inspection small details point to darker forces at play. Savannah feels certain she can handle the case, but with signs of supernatural activity appearing at every turn, things quickly become more serious- and far more dangerous-than she realizes.
 

About Kelley Armstrong

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When librarians finally granted Kelley Armstrong an adult card, she made straight for the epic fantasy and horror shelves. She spent the rest of her childhood and teen years happily roaming fantastical and terrible worlds, and vowed that someday she'd write a story combining swords, sorcery, and the ravenous undead. That story begins with Sea of Shadows.Armstrong's first works for teens were the New York Times bestselling Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising trilogies. All of her novels for teens have been New York Times bestsellers. She lives in rural Ontario with her husband, three children, and far too many pets.
 
Published January 1, 2011 by Plume. 403 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, History. Fiction

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Publishers Weekly

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Armstrong's 11th Otherworld urban fantasy, her first book for Penguin since 2003's Stolen, sends two paranormal investigators to the small town of Columbus, Wash.

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New York Journal of Books

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Before she knows it, she’s a murder suspect herself, and worse yet, something’s starting to affect her own magic.Savannah’s sarcasm makes her an engaging and witty narrator, and the story plunges breathlessly forward, building tension as she chases clues and meets one sleazy or suspicious charact...

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The Bookbag

For new readers, Savannah makes a sassy, fiery character perfect for introducing them to the series.

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The Globe and Mail

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Kelley Armstrong's latest novel is another genre-busting thriller filled with violence and sexual tension

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Fantasy Literature

Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong is a fine addition to the Women of the Otherworld series.

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Monsters and Critics

The once rebellious teen has grown into a six-foot-tall, motorcycle-riding jaw-dropper, with an impressive knowledge of and ability ...more After five years working as executive assistant, twenty-one year old Savannah Levine is eager to prove herself to her coworkers at Portland based Cortex...

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Sci-Fi Bulletin

The nearest to a traditional detective story that Armstrong has written in her multi-book Otherworld series, Waking the Witch is the first to be narrated by Savannah, the powerful witch whose very existence is an affront to many within the supernatural world that Armstrong has created.

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Renee's Book Addiction

In some ways, Anna being able to save him here feels more like evening things out as well as more of her finding her strength (away from Charles) and her abilities.

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