I have to be honest...this was a book I kept putting down in favor of another, and eventually, I did pick back up and finish. My opinion of the book improved towards the end. Oh well, I did read the whole thing, but I won't be reading another by this author.
While I loved the first two books in this series, I didn't like this one. This is about Paige, the witch we meet in the second book. Paige's mother has died and now Paige wants to take her place as leader of one of the world's most powerful oganizations-The American Coven of Witches. People who like stories about witches love this one.
I love Kelley Armstrong's books. Love them. I'm fascinated that she can do witches so well, as she does in this novel, when she started off with the best werewolf novel I've read (Bitten). Highly recommend.
It took me a little while to get into this book because I found myself really missing Elena's voice. But once I truly gave Paige a chance, I found that I did actually like her (she had been a bit annoying in Stolen) and enjoyed reading her story.
I wanted to like this story. I have a few online friends who recommended it. It wasn't terrible but I have to say I was a bit disappointed. Paige's character seemed vapid. It just didn't appeal to me. Savannah seemed like a brat. Maybe that's really how teenagers act now but she would have gotten a firm boot in the back side. And I'll admit it may have been because I couldn't get invested in the characters, the story line seemed to drag a bit and just seemed unoriginal.
I bought the first book in the series "Bitten" 2 years ago. I started reading it, but was kinda lost. So, 4 months ago I picked it back up and read it. AND LOVED IT! The more I got into the book, the more I loved it. And so I started reading the rest. I couldnt get enough of these woman and there sexy men!! "Dime Store Magic" is a great book, it tells of Paige and Lucas, who fight so that Paige can keep Savannah as her ward. They get into a bit of trouble, but do see themselves out of it! And continue on into the next book. I love this series and plan to get them all! :)
Paige Winterbourne is the new leader of the American Coven of Witches now that her mother is dead, and she is having enough trouble with that, and with trying to raise 13 year old super-powerful novice witch Savannah Levine. Now a sorcerous Cabal is trying to demand custody of Savannah. The Coven is too scared of being found out to help her, but along comes mysterious young sorcerer Lucas Cortez, begging to help out... Third of the Women of the Otherworld books.
Okay, I have to say that I was not a Paige fan until this book. I guess when you are writing mainly about Elena, Paige just pales in comparison! Paige is less whiny with the beginning of her own set of stories from the Women of the Otherworld. I love the historical twists in the book as well as the insight we gain into the paranormal world's relationship between their different races. Keep these books coming!
Hard to explain but - it took me awhile to read this. It didn't grab me and hold me like some books - but I kept picking it back up to find out what happened next. Will read the next one in the series...
I was completely hooked into this series by the first 2 books about Elena. I wasn't sure if I would be as excited about Paige, but I was not disappointed! Kelley Armstrong does such a wonderful job with her characters. Lucas and Paige keep it smart, sassy and steamy!
At first, I had a bit of trouble getting into the book. Most likely because Paige wasn't one of my favorite characters, but after a quick few chapters, I became interested in her life. I liked that she reexamined her view on good and evil and decided to chose for herself. I found myself really enjoying this book more than I first thought.
I found Paige, the main character to be a timid witch, but this is a strong story with many interesting characters and unpredictable story direction, which I adore. The author seems to jump from werewolf styled stories to witch/mages. A fun series of book with magic in them.
I really wanted to like this series. It seems like something I would like. I struggled through the first two. I'm not even sure why they are so hard for me to get into but I'm done. I can't struggle through another.
This was the first time Page had to deal with how she felt about herself. Not as just a witch but as a wife also. As always Kelly Armstrong gets you feeling that you know the people so well and can cry with them and get mad with them. I read the book in just 2 days. Loved Loved it.
Paige Winterborne was always either too young or too rebelious to succeed her mother as leafer of one of the world's most powerful elite organizations-the American Coven of Witches. Now that she is 23 and her mother is dead, the Elders can no longer deny her....
Once again Kelley Armstrong succeeds in dazzling her readers with her outstanding, well-crafted plot and numerous new characters - as well as bringing back some old friends, (and foes), from former novels. Her portrayal of the sometimes troubled relationship between Paige, herself a young woman without too much life experience, and adolescent Suzannah, is extremely realistic and often moving. Paige's frustration with the narrow-minded Coven Elders, and their refusal to leave their old and ineffectual ways behind and move forward for the betterment of all, is described with maturity and sensitivity. The novel is chock full of excitement, adventure and romance.
loved this book and plan on reading the whole series..I just wish they would say on them what book in the order of the series they are! I read this one first and its 2nd in the series .. it was a fast moving book, hard to put down .. it did bother me at some of the things the main character did though.. she did things that were kind of stupid and I don't think most people would have done in her place.. all in all a good book though..
Paige Winterbourne was always either too young or too rebellious to succeed her mother as leader of one of the world's most powerful elite organizations - the American Coven of Witches. Now that she is twenty-three and her mother is dead, the Elders can no longer deny her. But even Paige's wildest antics can't hold a candle to those of her new charge - an orphan who is all too willing to use her budding powers for evil...and evil is all too willing to claim her. For this girl is being pursued by a dark faction of the supernatural underworld. They are a vicious group who will do anything to woo the young, malleable, and extremely powerful neophyte, including commit murder - and frame Paige for the crime. It's an initiation into adulthood, womanhood, and the brutal side of magic that Paige will have to do everything within her power to make sure they both survive.
Paige Winterbourne was always either too young or too rebellious to succeed her mother as leader of one of the worlds most powerful elite organizations-theeee American Coven of Withcehs. Now that she is twenty three and her mother is dead, the Elders can no longer deny her. But even Paige's wildest antics can't hold a candle to those of her new charge-an orphan who is all too willing to use her budding powers for evil...and evil is all too willing to claim her. For this girl is being pursued byu a dark faction of the supernatural underworld. They are a vicious group who will do antything to woo the yound, amlleable, and extremely powerful neophyte, including commit murder-and frame Paige for the crime. It's an initiation into adulthood, womanhood, and the brutal side of magic that Paige will have to do everything within her powerr to make sure they both survive.