Title: Dime Store Magic (Women of the Otherworld #3)
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Release Date/Publisher: June 1st 2004 by Seal Books
Finished: May 18th 2013 (originally read years ago)
- Dime Store Magic
- Industrial Magic
- No Humans Involved
- Personal Demon
- Living with the Dead
- Waking the Witch
- Spell Bound
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.
What I thought:
This is the first book where Elena is not the main character, but where Paige the witch takes her place! I kind of remember not liking her too much when I first read this book, but I think that had more to do with missing Elena than anything. Now that I’m older I can appreciate this book more, especially since there are witches and magic and I love witches!
After the events of the last book, Savannah is now living under custody of Paige. Enter Leah and her scheming and things start taking a nasty turn. She contacts the Nast Cabal and helps them try to get custody of Savannah for themselves. This of course leads to trouble for Paige who is now being harassed constantly, and receiving flack from the Coven too. When Lucas, a random lawyer offers to help Paige doesn’t want to trust him at first, but they end up having to band together just to get through this.
Like I mentioned, I liked Paige a lot more this time through reading it, she’s strong in so many ways and always wants to help her fellow witches. Although they don’t give any words for the spells, that leaves it to the imagination and I loved all the types of magic they could do, witch and sorcerer alike.
If you liked the first two books and love the idea of getting to know some of the other awesome characters, then continue the series with this book! Also if you like witches this one and the next one feature Paige.