Book #70: Dime Store Magic

Kelley Armstrong, Dime Store Magic, (2004), 414p

If you remember, I devoured Bitten and Stolen like, well, I guess a werewolf would devour a small forest creature. Sex, violence, werewolves, other super natural beings, YES PLEASE.

I wasn’t too sure about continuing on with the Women of the Otherworld series, because the draw to me was Elena (well, mostly Clay, really…) and she isn’t the focus of this one. But I gave it a try.

Paige Winterborne is thrust into the role of coven leader AND thrust into the role of guardian to Savannah, a young witch with dark powers. When supernatural beings fight to control Savannah, Paige loses the support of her coven and puts herself in peril and danger.

Paige annoys me. There, I said it. She is whiny and childish and annoying. But I still managed to get through this book. I REALLY want to continue on with this series, but I’m not sure I can.

For now, I am going to just enjoy the cheesy Canadian tv remake of the series. They have made a ridiculous amount of changes to the series, but I think I like it better. And Paige is less annoying.

 

Book #62: Stolen

Kelley Armstrong, Stolen, (2002), 468p

As promised, I got hooked on this series. It was the perfect entertaining, mindless read that I needed after getting back from a three week vacation AND getting back into the work groove. I needed a vacation from my vacation – mostly because my house was a mess and I was tired from six plane trips, five airports, and trying to keep up with two adorable toddlers.

When word gets out that a group of humans are kidnapping supernatural beings, Elena and her pack try to get to the bottom of it. Who knew there were so many other non-human creatures? When Elena herself gets caught and thrown in a cell, she is surrounded by witches, sorcerers, half-demons and other werewolves.

This one didn’t grab me as much as the first one did. I loved the Elena-Clay sexy dynamic. This one didn’t have has much of it.I know the rest of the series is narrated by different characters. I don’t know how I’m going to feel about it. But I’ve downloaded the third book, Dime Store Magic, for my upcoming mini-vacation to Texas. This series is the perfect plane and airport read.

2015 Reading Challenge: Book with a one-word title

Book #61: Bitten

Kelley Armstrong, Bitten, (2001), 436p

Hello there new (to me) series about sexy supernatural beings! 

Seriously, I really should of started reading this FOREVER ago. It reminds me of the good ol’ days when I was devouring the Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood) series. I seriously couldn’t get enough (until that series AND the television show started sucking hard…) 

Enter Elena – your typical beautiful, sucessful,mstrong lady. Well – typical if you consider being the only female werewolf an everyday occurrence. Elena fled her pack and started making a life for herself in Toronto. Until someone starts picking off the pack. Elena is forced to head back home to hunt down the culprits, which means seeing her super sexy were-ex, Clay. 

THIS SERIES IS SUPER HOT! Yes, it needs to be in all caps. It’s suspenseful and sexy and fast paced. Did I mention sexy?!? CLAY IS HOT AS HELL. 

Yes, I read the first book then devoured the first season of the television show. Yes, it is super cheesy and Canadian. Yes, they did an excellent casting job – especially on the hot dudes. 

I have read the second book already (review to follow shortly) and I plan on getting through the rest of this super long series. It’s good. You should read it. Then watch the tv show. Then we can giggle about boys together. 

2015 Reading Challenge: A book based on or turned into a television show