Thursday, 14 April 2011

Waking The Witch

Waking the Witch is the eleventh installment in Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series.  It's strange having read all of the books in just under two years, as I still think of Savannah (who narrates this story) as an annoying twelve year old brat.  Now twenty-one, she is still slightly annoying and very cocky but it would be out of character if she wasn't! 

The book starts with Savannah being somewhat desperate for her first solo job as a private investigator.  With her guardians, who also happen to be her bosses, away on holiday, and a stranger propositioning her with a case, it seems like the perfect time to prove her worth.  The case in question brings her to a small town where three young women have been murdered.
  As with all the plots in Armstrong's series, everything is not as it seems and there are multiple possible suspects and tangents that make her novels a pleasure to read.  What I also like about this series is that you don't necessarily have had to have read any of the other books and you could pick a book and read it out of sequence.  While I don't think Waking the Witch isn't Armstrong at her best (my personal favourite from the series is The Living Dead) hopefully it has lead the way for a stronger second act in Spellbound.  

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