Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong

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(Women of the Otherworld, #4)
  URBAN FANTASY


Meet the smart, sexy—supernatural—Women of the Otherworld. This is not your mother's coven…

Kelley Armstrong returns with the eagerly awaited follow-up to Dime Store Magic . Paige Winterbourne, a headstrong young woman haunted by a dark legacy, is now put to the ultimate test as she fights to save innocents from the most insidious evil of all…

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 can just imagine what the humidity has done to my hair. I'm going to meet your family looking like a poodle with a live wire shoved up its butt."

I'm still in love. Paige's books are as good as Elena's to me. I really wish they had more full length novels.

While the other book focused more on the weak and ineffective coven, this one goes into the world of the Sorcerer's world with the business run Cabal. Fascinating inner politics that were both irritating and intriguing. I loved the father/son anti-bond and its development too, I can't help it, I'm drawn to family drama. Paige and Lucas make a strong front when they stand up to prejudice, family hatred, and trying to fight for what is right while not always able to do it. There's some mental tricks aplay that keep them on their feet.

I was delighted to see so much of Elena, Clay, and Jeremy. Elena hints at future storylines with her private girl chat with Paige, and the gang comes up to lend their assistance later on. There's a small amount of Adam, and oodles of Cassandra. I'm not as crazy about the vamps in the series but her and Aaron work with the scenes they're given.

Savannah has a scene that's probably the best ending fight of the series - seriously, it was twisted and perfect. I loved it.

I like how Armstrong solved the crime of the villain. First they have no idea for about half the book, then they're wrong, then they know what species type but not who, then they know who but have to try and trap and evade at the same time. Tense and well played.

 

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“Nuh-uh. No deals with the devil. I’ve learned my lesson on that one."

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