by Kelley ArmstrongPublished by: Penguin Publishing Publish Date: July 24, 2012 Genre: Paranormal/ Urban Fantasy Series: Women of the Otherworld #13 Source: Audiobook from Audible My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars Blurb From Goodreads:
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 toThirteen, 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.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong. In Thirteen, Kelley Armstrong brings all the characters together to stop a war brewing among the supernaturals, which makes this book a very satisfying conclusion to this long-running series.
Most of Thirteen is told from Savannah’s perspective, but all of the favorite characters make an appearance and play their part in this final saga. Lose ends are tied up, questions are answered, there is closure for some, and Adam and Savannah finally figure their relationship out. I would have liked a little bit more in the romance department from Adam and Savannah, but the lack of romance was countered by plenty of action. From the very beginning, impossible supernatural occurrences are taking place, new beings from different realms are popping up, and even ghosts can materialize (well, a certain ghost anyhow).
Savannah unravels the mystery behind her lost power and admits how much she had to learn. Those lessons come in handy, especially during the final showdown, which is action packed and had me sitting on the edge of my seat, listening intently (I read/listened to the audio version).
Overall, I was left feeling quite satisfied with how the series ended. I was hooked into the audiobook and listened to it in pretty much one day. I could have used a little more passion between Adam and Savannah, but that aside, the book was fantastic and I don’t think the series could have ended any better. This series has been a favorite of mine and I can’t wait to see what Kelley Armstrong has in store for us readers next.