Thirteen by Kelley ArmstrongThirteen by Kelley Armstrong
Series: Women of the Otherworld #13
Published by Penguin on July 26, 2012
Genres: PNR, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 427
Format: Paperback

The #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong delivers the novel her fans have been clamoring for: Thirteen, the epic finale of the Otherworld series.

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.

Uniting Savannah with Adam, Paige, Lucas, Jaime, Hope, and other lost-but-notforgotten characters in one epic battle, Thirteen is a grand, crowd-pleasing closer for Armstrong’s legions of fans

When I was offered this book for review, I was super excited. A lot of my friends have read this series and loved it. Now I’m not sure where I went wrong, but for some reason I thought this book would work as a stand-alone. Lemme tell you it won’t. It is, after all, book 13. I should have noticed that.

I had a really hard time figuring this story out, so I ended up putting it on hold. This isn’t a DNF, mind you, because I really like the writing and the characters. But there’s no way to read it and not be confused unless you’ve kept up with the series.

I don’t normally post reviews like this, but the writing and the parts of the story I could follow seemed right up my alley and I wanted to at least Spotlight the book.

So I absolutely recommend the series, but I can’t recommend reading it unless you read in order.

***Review copy provided by Plume