Title: Industrial Magic (Women of the Otherworld #4)
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Release Date/Publisher: November 2nd 2004 by Seal Books
Finished: May 23rd 2013 (originally read years ago)
- Dime Store Magic
- Industrial Magic
- No Humans Involved
- Personal Demon
- Living with the Dead
- Waking the Witch
- Spell Bound
Kelley Armstrong returns with the eagerly awaited follow-up to Dime Store Magic. Paige Winterbourne, a headstrong young woman haunted by a dark legacy, is now put to the ultimate test as she fights to save innocents from the most insidious evil of all.. . .
In the aftermath of her mother’s murder, Paige broke with the elite, ultraconservative American Coven of Witches. Now her goal is to start a new Coven for a new generation. But while Paige pitches her vision to uptight thirty-something witches in business suits, a more urgent matter commands her attention.
Someone is murdering the teenage offspring of the underworld’s most influential Cabals — a circle of families that makes the mob look like amateurs. And none is more powerful than the Cortez Cabal, a faction Paige is intimately acquainted with. Lucas Cortez, the rebel son and unwilling heir, is none other than her boyfriend. But love isn’t blind, and Paige has her eyes wide open as she is drawn into a hunt for an unnatural-born killer. Pitted against shamans, demons, and goons, it’s a battle chilling enough to make a wild young woman grow up in a hurry. If she gets the chance.
What I thought:
This is the continuation of Paige’s adventures! Not only is she romantically involved with Lucas now, but the two of them start to step things up a bit in this, relationship-wise (i.e. long term planning). I honestly think the two of them make a great couple, and in this book, especially a certain event involving portals, you can really see that they care for each other. So cute!
Aside from the romance the story itself is awesome as it has a murder mystery! Most of the characters we’ve met so far get in on it, trying to find out who’s killing the Cabal kids and how to stop them. We also get to meet one of my favourite characters, Jaime. She’s a necromancer that can speak to the dead and I find her hilarious. I will go on more about her later in her own book, but she really is a great addition, especially when she starts swooning over a supernatural guy in this.
I don’t want to give too much away, but this book was so much fun to read, and since it’s been ages since I read it last I couldn’t remember who was doing all the killings, so it was a nice surprise! I love that these books are so re-readable.