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Dime Store Magic - Kelley Armstrong - Bogormen
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Dime Store Magic - Kelley Armstrong
Title: Dime Store Magic (Women of the Otherworld #3)
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Genre: Paranormal
Rating: 3.5/5
# pages: 462
Date read: November, 2009

On the surface, it's a common domestic situation. Typically rebellious teen Savannah is constantly butting heads with protective guardian mother Paige Winterbourne. But the standard teen traumas pale in comparison to Savannah's difficulties. To begin with, her mother Eve, a black witch, was murdered, and now evil telekinetic half-demon Leah O'Donnell is trying to gain custody of her, by legal or foul means. Standing in Leah's way is Paige, a rather typical twentysomething entrepreneur, trying to come to terms with this motherhood thing. That, and her status as leader of the American Coven.

Definitely not as good as the two first books in the series. The plot wasn't as interesting, and I never got to care as much for Paige as I did for Elena. Nor did the romantic interest seem as believable - it mostly appeared just to be tacked on there, so Kelley Armstrong could include a sex scene.

The plot seemed contrived - I never fully understood why Nast decided to pursue the custody case, and the response of both the city and the Covern seemed completely disproportionate. I was furious with the Covern, and wondered why Paige didn't call the police on the intruders long before she did.

The writing was excellent though, and kept me captivated much more completely than the plot deserved. I want to know what happens next, but will probably stick to getting the rest out of the library.

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