September 15th, 2011

I finished Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong

I finished Dime Store Magic, by Kelley Armstrong today. In it, we see a young Massachusetts witch and coven leader called Paige do battle with a sorcerer's cabal over the guardianship of a powerful young witch called Savannah, who is about to hit puberty and really see her powers develop.

The sorcerer is portrayed as the evil enemy, with all the power that a life of wealth and privilege can provide, while Paige is portrayed as the "plucky little woman who could."

The sorcerer attempts a number of ways to get Paige to give up Savannah (ranging from the legal to outright violence via blackmail and raising zombies), while Page fights back gamely, and stays in the game throughout the book.

The book wasn't bad, but I found the general thrust of the book to be a little depressing, if I'm honest. I've lost family members who are very close to me, so I identified with the "goodies" a little too much I think think, which made the book feel somewhat depressing to me.

So blah, it's not bad, I just don't think it's the right book for me.