26 Oct 2010
DIME STORE MAGIC.
K and I have been great friends for a number of yours, we have similar views on so many things and yet I was beginning to think that books wasn't one of them. The third book that K has kindly sent me, it has to be said that this is the only one I really liked - no, not liked, loved.
The third book in the Otherworld Series (I now have to read the first two) and what a good read it was. Not just a fascinating plot but great characters, once I'd started reading I had to keep going until I'd finished.
I think the plot worked well on many different levels. On the one hand you had the, lets face it, rather standard tale of a witch but what made it so interesting and compelling for me was all the other sub-topics that came up as a result - prejudice, the difficulties of being seen as being 'different', parenthood and teenage angst, amongst them.
Character wise, I loved discovering some new types of 'supernaturals' (Necromancers were certainly new to me) and I found Paige and Savannah fascinating in their different approaches to witchcraft.
Funny, at times gory and with an element that brought tears to my eyes (the grief stricken Savannah trying to resurrect her mother was heartbreaking) I can't wait to start reading books 1 and 2.