Book Review: Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong

Thirteen (Women of the Otherworld, #13)Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well, Armstrong definitely closed the series with a bang. I enjoyed this volume so much that I’m tempted to go back and re-read the entire series just to have more right now.

All the characters we’ve gotten to know are back: Clay, Elena, Jaime, Jeremy, Hope, Karl, Paige, Lucas, Eve, Kristof, Adam, Sean, Bryce, and Benicio. Savannah, however, is the center of this novel while the others weave in and out of the action.

Savannah Levine was a child when she was introduced in one of the earliest books of the series, Stolen. She is definitely a full adult now, capable of holding her own with or without spells. She is also an incredible nexus of influence — and those who want to use or influence her just don’t take “no” for an answer no matter how forcefully she says it.

The Supernatural Liberation Movement (SLM) wants to use Savannah in their quest to bring supernaturals into the open, but she isn’t interested. She’s been fighting their agents since Waking the Witch, but some of the plots their primary members are associated in go all the way back to Stolen. These are the people who killed Eve, so why would Savannah help them?

Armstrong has done a masterful job of weaving little threads together from all the different books so that they wind up in one neat package. I was enthralled from the first word through the last but satisfied with where she left the characters. I look forward to reading any new stories she chooses to tell in the Otherworld, but I can see that this round is finished. Kudos to her for a job well done.

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Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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