Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong
Savannah is the latest main character of the Women of the Otherworld Series. If you haven't read any of them I would suggest starting at the beginning of the series although it is not necessary to follow along as this one reads well by itself. Savannah is trying to prove herself capable of handling cases or at least field work in private investigates (those of the paranormal variety) so she takes on a case while her adoptive parents are away.
This latest installment has the same template of something bad happening in the paranormal community, and this time at least, Savannah is trying to figure out what is happening. Unfortunately for long-time fans, there is much less sex (read none) in this book than in previous books. The romance is lackluster at best although the mystery was interesting.
The various villains and the way the unfolding of their roles in the crimes was fun. It was also nice to see Savannah's personality unfold with a depth we haven't seen up to now because she was more of a side character before. kelley has indicated that there will be 2 more books with Savannah as the main character so there is plenty of time for the romance that was hinted at in this book.
This is worth reading if you are a follower of the series, but I wouldn't pick it as a first book as it gives a somewhat different picture than the rest of the books. Start with Bitten the first book or Dime Store Magic (book 3).
Star Rating: 3.5/5.0
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