Waking the Witch (Otherworld, Book 11)
Penguin Dutton (US: 27th July 2010); Hachette Orbit (UK: 27th July 2010; AU: August 2010); Random House (CA: 3rd August 2010)
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A creepy small town, shady rich folk, a mysterious commune suspected of being a cult, and weird ritualistic stuff are all very appealing, and narrator Savannah Levine has a great voice when she’s not talking about her hotness. (Yep, she’s up herself.)
The witches, sorcerers and demons in this series have never really appealed to me. The spells are deliberately vague and seem too easy for their casters. Savannah (and why doesn’t anyone shorten her name to “Sav”?) whips ’em out willy-nilly, and I’d complain about this except that the author has predicted my concern and will seemingly address it in the upcoming sequel.
The bad girls are far and above my favourite characters here, which may say more about me than it does about them. Megan steals the show, and the other bad girl is great fun (I won’t name her for spoiler reasons).
This is a solid four-star read, but I’m feeling a bit flat about it, perhaps because I’m reviewing this so long after reading it.