Saturday, August 3, 2013

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Thirteen

Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous however, in her opinion. If she was asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers’ display. All of her efforts to produce “normal” stories failed. Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves and witches, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon.

Kelley is the author of the New York Times bestselling WOMEN OF THE OTHERWORLD paranormal suspense series, the DARKEST POWERS and DARKNESS RISING young adult urban fantasy series, and the NADIA STAFFORD crime series. She also has a newly debuted series, CAINSVILLE , another new book Loki’s Wolves – THE BLACKWELL PAGES book #1 written with Melissa Marr, and another series, AGE OF LEGENDS coming in 2014!

Thirteen, book #13 of the OTHERWORLD series
by Kelley Armstrong

A war is brewing—the first battle has been waged and Savannah Levine is left standing, albeit battered and bruised. She has rescued her half brother from supernatural medical testing, but he’s fighting to stay alive. The Supernatural Liberation Movement took him hostage, and they have a plan to expose the supernatural world to the unknowing.

Savannah has called upon her inner energy to summon spells with frightening strength, a strength she never knew she had, as she fights to keep her world from shattering. But it’s more than a matter of supernaturals against one another—both heaven and hell have entered the war; hellhounds, genetically modified werewolves, and all forces of good and evil have joined the fray.

Uniting Savannah with Adam, Paige, Lucas, Jaime, Hope, and other lost-but-notforgotten characters in one epic battle, for a grand series finale.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha – Michelle L. Olson:
*Copy received from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review

I loved, loved, LOVED this book! As an Otherworld fan and groupie, it is my personal opinion that Kelley could not have ended the series any better...

All the leading characters that we've fallen in love with throughout the series were there, the action was insane, the revelations incredible, the 'closure' on some issues exactly what I would have wished for, and yet she left little tendrils to give us a few extra stories that she stated in the 'Note From the Author' would come in a few anthologies staring in 2014.

In short, it was a fabulous conclusion novel and I would highly recommend it and the entire WOMEN OF THE OTHERWORLD/OTHERWORLD STORIES series. If you're looking for a high-octane thrill-ride, then Thirteen is for you. And if you like your Urban Fantasy with lots of diversity, then most definitely check out THE WOMEN OF THE OTHERWORLD and the OTHERWORLD STORIES!

I am desperately going to miss this series, but am definitely looking forward to Kelley's tie up novellas next year!


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