Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Women of the Otherworld #12
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Dark fantasy, Paranormal fantasy, Strong women
5th sentence, 74th page: Excellent.
Savannah Levine is in danger. That’s not usually a problem. But, caught in the grip of a disturbing and violent murder case, Savannah swore to give up her unique gifts if it would save an innocent young girl. Little did she know that someone – or something – was listening… Now she has no idea how to restore her powers, just when she needs them the most.
In this compelling, fast-paced thriller, Savannah has to face a host of deadly enemies bent on destroying not only her but the very fabric of the supernatural world. As dark forces gather, Savannah isn’t just fighting for her life, but for everything and everyone she loves.
The ending of Waking the Witch was a bit of a cliff hanger. What would happen of Savannah’s blunder and how was it going to be fixed? Her final promise to give up her powers to save a young girl leave her incredibly vulnerable. And not just with a lack of powers, but it also causes her to ask who she is and what it all means? The added complications of Savannah’s guilt and her confusion about Adam help to make this a journey that I couldn’t put down.
Losing her powers, surprisingly helped Savannah to become stronger – not just in herself, but she finds ways to compensate for the lack of firepower. It’s a great reminder of all of the shortcuts that Savannah has taken throughout the series, and she is forced to really rely on herself. And, as has been slowly forming since the occurrences in Broken, the supernatural war is beginning. Which means that Savannah’s position at the centre of maelstrom makes her abilities and power integral to the survival of all of our Women of the Otherworld favourites.
Although Adam and Savannah haven’t gotten romantically entangled yet, there is a really strong undertone to their relationship that keeps hinting at the future that I want them to have. Actually, it starts to become resolved at the end of this book, but mostly the undertone drives the storyline and tale of the story. His protectiveness of Savannah while she is vulnerable and being hunted shows how much he cares about her, and their ability to work as partners is kind of poetic. Yet, when Savannah pushes him too far, he shuts her down completely.