Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong Review

Summary: (Taken from Goodreads)

In the aftermath of her mother’s murder, Paige broke with the elite, ultraconservative American Coven of Witches. Now her goal is to start a new Coven for a new generation. But while Paige pitches her vision to uptight thirty-something witches in business suits, a more urgent matter commands her attention.

Someone is murdering the teenage offspring of the underworld’s most influential Cabals — a circle of families that makes the mob look like amateurs. And none is more powerful than the Cortez Cabal, a faction Paige is intimately acquainted with. Lucas Cortez, the rebel son and unwilling heir, is none other than her boyfriend. But love isn’t blind, and Paige has her eyes wide open as she is drawn into a hunt for an unnatural-born killer. Pitted against shamans, demons, and goons, it’s a battle chilling enough to make a wild young woman grow up in a hurry. If she gets the chance. 

I'm writing this review straight after finishing Industrial Magic so I might start rambling a bit! 

If I had any previous misconceptions about Paige's character in Dime Store Magic I'm completely over them now!

In Dime Store Magic I thought Paige was a weak character compared to Elena, but she completely came into her own in Industrial Magic .

Paige was strong as a protagonist, loyal to her friends, selfless in her actions and just generally awesome.

I loved all of the characters in this book - both new and old - and how they interacted with each other.

Lucas is just as smart ever, Lucas's father is actually starting to grow on me, Savannah was as sassy as ever, Clay has started to ease off his obsessive side (just a little) and some of the new characters introduced were absolutely hilarious.

The plot of Industrial Magic was absolutely flawless in it's perfection.

It was so action-packed and exciting that I found myself finishing the book in no time at all.

The last third of the book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. It was so well written and thought out that at times I was nearly gasping in shock.

I seriously can't get enough of this series and strongly recommend it to anyone!

A thoroughly enjoyable read!

About the author:

Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. All efforts to make her produce "normal" stories failed.

Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She's the author of the NYT-bestselling "Women of the Otherworld" paranormal suspense series and "Darkest Powers" young adult urban fantasy trilogy, as well as the Nadia Stafford crime series. Armstrong lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets. 

My Rating: 10/10

Publisher: Spectra

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1 comment:

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

Glad you enjoyed it! Great review. I love Clay! Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. I'm giving away books of hers in my first ever giveaway contest.