Friday, September 27, 2013

Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong

Title: Industrial Magic
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Publication Date: 2004
Length: 493 pages

Warning: This is a review of the fourth book in the series, and will therefore contain spoilers from earlier books in the series.

Industrial Magic picks up where Dime Store Magic left off, continuing to follow Paige Winterbourne, Savannah Levine, and Lucas Cortez. In the aftermath of Paige's struggles with the Coven, she has struck out on her own, trying to form a new Coven of younger witches.

Paige and Lucas can't help but get involved when the children of Cabal members start turning up dead. What follows is a great mystery, plus a lot of character development and new information about the various characters and species in the series so far.

Lucas' father, Benicio, the leader of the Cortez Cabal, has started really growing on me, as he keeps attempting to have a relationship with Lucas and Paige. A new character, Jaime Vegas, a necromancer, is introduced, and is a lot of fun. We get to see more of the werewolves again (which is great because when Elena, Clay, and Jeremy aren't around I really miss them), as well as Cassandra (and we learn more about the vampires). It's fun to see all these very different characters working together and using their varied skills to solve the mystery and stop the serial killer.

Also: I might possibly be falling in love with Lucas Cortez. Shh, don't tell Clay!

5 stars.

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