Friday, March 29, 2013

Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong

Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong
2012, Dutton
Series: Book 13 of Women of the Otherworld

Synopsis: It’s been more than ten years, a dozen installments, and hundreds of thousands of copies since Kelley Armstrong introduced readers to the all-too-real denizens of the Otherworld: witches, werewolves, necromancers, vampires, and half-demons, among others. And it’s all been leading to Thirteen, the final installment, the novel that brings all of these stories to a stunning conclusion.

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 maniacal 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.

The Good: Perfect, perfect, perfect. I didn't want this series to end. Honestly, I never considered it could end until the last book, Spellbound. Thirteen is the perfect culmination of a long running series. Everything that happened before led up to this book and I don't think it could have possibly been done better. Savannah, as well as every other major and minor character in the series, grew into the roles they play in Thirteen. The tagline "epic finale" is not an overstatement, by any means. I'm in awe of what Kelley Armstrong has done here - taking a decade of work and 12 previous books and turning them into a tightly wrapped canon of supernatural awesome. The best way the series ever could have ended.

The Bad: Not a single complaint.

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