Thirteen: A Women Of The Otherworld Novel by Kelley ArmstrongThirteen: A Women Of The Otherworld Novel by Kelley Armstrong

Thirteen: A Women Of The Otherworld Novel

byKelley Armstrong

Paperback | June 18, 2013

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The exciting, page-turning LAST episode of Kelley Armstrong's acclaimed, bestselling Women of the Otherworld series!
 
Savannah Levine, a young witch of remarkable power and a dangerous pedigree, staggers away from a bomb blast in New Orleans, glad that she's managed to rescue her half-brother Bryce from the supernatural revolutionaries who'd held him captive. But everyone and everything she holds dear is still at risk. The reveal movement has shaken the Otherworld to its core and the resulting chaos has thinned the boundaries between dimensions, allowing creatures of the deeper realms to break through and wreak havoc, on supernaturals but also on innocent humans.
 
Although she's been temporarily stripped of her powers, Savannah knows she has a crucial part to play in this war of survival. Only in the final battle will Savannah find out her true capacities, and what love will drive her to do. A powerful and deeply satisfying end to a unique saga: thrilling, surprising and harrowing.

KELLEY ARMSTRONG is the internationally bestselling author of Omens and Visions, the first two books in her Cainsville series, the 13-book Women of the Otherworld series and the Nadia Stafford crime novels. She is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling young adult trilogies, Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising, and Sea of ...
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Title:Thirteen: A Women Of The Otherworld NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8 × 5.19 × 0.94 inPublished:June 18, 2013Publisher:Random House of CanadaLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Take I Surprisingly Liked Aaaaaah! The main story line is finished and I am left wanting more! Luckily, there are still a few novellas I haven't gotten my hand on yet. I really like that Kelley didn't write her characters into a 'Happily Ever After', but instead she left them as if they were still having adventures that we just haven't heard of yet. Maybe an opportunity to pick the series up again for a 'Where Are They Now' book. who knows?
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great ending! While this is easily my favourite series, the ending could have been a bit better. That's not saying it wasn't good, I just think that if Savannah had her powers there would have been more action. Though I was glad we got to see some characters from earlier in the series. Still a great ending and I highly recommend this series!
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful ending to a series The last book was bittersweet for me. SO GOOD I wanted more, but it had to end at some point. I was not disappointed with the ending, I only wish the series had not ended.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing Love this book ! I just wish this series wasn't ending. I would love more books in this series. I will be rereading all of these books over again. Captivating story. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing The only thing I did not like about this book, was the fact that it now concludes this wonderful series
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent series! This was a wonderful ending to an amazing series! Kelley Armstrong created a lot of great characters, especially the strong female leads, that I'm going to miss. I'm just glad that she writes a lot of short stories so she might revisit The Otherworld.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! Thirteen is the final book of the Women of the Otherworld series and it goes out with a bang! This book ties all the characters together, and finishes up on going story lines in a wonderful way full of excitement. A definite page turner!
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent ending I really enjoyed the ending to this series, although I would have liked to have read more books in the series.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stellar conclusion to a riveting series. I bought this book years ago and it remains my among my most reread books. Firstly, the Canadian hardcover is gorgeous. The cover itself has a beautiful red and black embossed design that almost look like a mass of dead branches, and a beautiful number thirteen embossed into the middle. The paper cover is a delicate crepe-like paper and makes the actual cover peek out just a bit. I find Kelley Armstrong to be one of the most amazing creators of female characters - you've got glamorous necromancers, tomboy-ish werewolves, sassy witches and even a very ordinary human but every single one of them are examples of strong female characters to their own right. The culmination of this series ties up all relevant loose ends of the story, leaving a few strands open for future exploration should Armstrong choose to do so (btw, if she reads this, please do because I love this series to death). Honestly, just go buy, borrow, or somehow get your hands on this series because it is incredible.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This Series though... I fell absolutely in love with this series, and was bittersweet to approach my time to embark on this final book. I won't lie, the first 200 pages I found hard to get through, maybe I was expecting the final story to be constructed a different way. With that being said, I was extremely satisfied with the ending of our beloved characters.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Final book Good ending to the series. Wish there were more to read!
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good A Very fitting end to the series. Well worth the wait.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coming to a close A thrilling end to a great series, I'm glad there are more novellas to read, haven't had enough of this series yet!
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This was another excellent book in an excellent series, but it didn't really feel like the end to me.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ending to a great series I would recommend the Women of the Underworld Series to anyone who enjoys supernatural type books. Kelley Armstrong's writing is easy to follow and these books remind me of the Sookie Stackhouse series, although I have to say I enjoy Kelley Armstrong more. She covers all sorts of supernatural life and Elena goes for runs down the street from me ;)
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great I really liked this book! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's over I'm sad to see this series end but this was a great conclusion! Overall a great action packed book. I would've loved an epilogue.
Date published: 2015-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Loved it like all her work. A fitting end to the series. Read it after you've read the rest way more fun that way.
Date published: 2015-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful This book was an amazing ending to a great series. I look forward to reading other series. All the key players were in this book which was nice. Great story line as usual.
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thirteen A great and fitting ending to a very entertaining and captivating series. Looking forward to more in future.
Date published: 2014-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book I had a copy on my ereader and I just had to get it in book form. I have read it twice now and I have started the series over again, this last chapter is clever and very hard to put the book down! Kudos to Kelley for an awesome wrap up to the Otherworld.
Date published: 2014-06-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 13 was ok I've read all of the women of the otherworld series, this one ranked ok. Found it didn't hold my attention and I'd often turn it off mid chapter to go to sleep, not stay up all night just to read one more chapter. I was a little disappointed seeing as this is the last book of the series. I really enjoyed the books based on Elena the most and would have liked to see more on her. Will read the newest book out, I do love her style of writing.
Date published: 2014-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous ending! No spoilers! Just applause for Kelley Armstrong and her immense creativity. I don't know how she keeps so many characters and storylines in place. She must have a giant white board to map it all on to!  A very satisfying conclusion to the series.  I am going to miss these characters!!
Date published: 2014-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it. Just hope there is more
Date published: 2014-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Now I don't know what to read...... This series was so good!
Date published: 2013-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bitter sweet The series was amazing! The leading women were amazing! Sad that it has ended. Best book series ever :)
Date published: 2013-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thirteen Kelley Armstrong does an amazing job ending this series. The story is packed with endless action and brings all of our favorite characters back for their final adventure. I am sorry this series had to end. I looked forward to each and every book, but now i'm excited to enter a new world with Kelleys "Omens" novel.
Date published: 2013-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's Over! Well it was a great read and a great series. I'm sad that it's over but she is writing another series or two so I'll get to meet new characters in a new world soon.
Date published: 2013-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thirteen. Great bend to a great series. Now why am I going to read.
Date published: 2013-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a fabulous ending to a fabulous series! Full review at http://urbanfantasyland.wordpress.com Oh my. What a fabulous ending to a fabulous series! Where do I begin? How do I begin without giving away spoilers?! Multiple narrators: In 13, Armstrong gives us the story from several of our favourite characters: Savannah, Elena, Jaime, Eve, Hope, and Paige. I think Elena and Eve are still my favourite characters, but Savannah has grown on me. She might be a close third. Lots of danger and action. What I liked about the last three books in the series is how well Armstrong built up and presented the Otherworld as being on the brink of war. When compared to other series where the worlds are "on the brink of war", we saw very little action that would constitute a large scale battle such as war-- typically we saw a murder or two and the characters extrapolated "this is an act of war" and suddenly there is war. Whereas Armstrong is not afraid of blowing up buildings, killing large groups of people, large scale threats against innocents. The same sort of acts that might be cause for war in real life. And she puts the main characters right into the thick of it. The threat of war seems far greater. Savannah's character development ends in a wonderful scene of high action and tension. I wonder if Adam gets that top for his Jeep or that ski vacation. The women of the Otherworld are strong, and I love that the men aren't Beta males, but they allow the women to be strong and don't swoop in to save their women. There's a great fight scene for Elena in 13. Once again, Armstrong has delivered a high-octane, adrenaline-rush of a story with lots of action, hot guys and ruthless villains. I sure will miss the Otherworld series.
Date published: 2012-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good-bye to an old friend... This is going to be a tough review for me to write. I have been reading this series since the first book, Bitten, was published in 2001. I was immediately drawn in by Kelley Armstrong's strong writing and unique voice, specifically how it related to shifters and the whole shifting process. I have always been very fond of strong female writers in the horror industry, and specifically it they are Canadian. Kelley Armstrong not only fit this bill, but she also lived in Toronto, which was almost like being my neighbor at that time (I lived in Hamilton). I felt an immediate kindred with her before even reading her books, but her writing hooked me from the first page. My skin stretches. The sensation deepens and I try to block the pain. Pain. What a trivial word - agony is better. One doesn't call the sensation of being flayed alive "painful". ...and that's just a taste of her descriptive and engaging writing style. The physical appeal of this new release is amazing! The cover is a stunning black and red artistic offering with a vellum type dust jacket overlay that I couldn't keep myself from stoking continuously once it was finally in my eager hands. I have to be honest, when I first started reading 13 I was highly disappointed...it was clear very early on (from comments direct from the author) that 13 would not be told from Elena's point of view. I was really hoping the story would return to Elena, obviously so were many others. I thought for sure I was going to hate this final book and that the whole series was going to be ruined for me. I am one of "those fans" who was annoyed early on by the swapping of character viewpoints in books 3 and 4 and so on. It took me a long time to get to know these new characters and enjoy their stories, but eventually I got used to the way it was going and I think in the future a re-read of the series will help me enjoy everything in a more fulfilling way. But I digress... Upon seeing Savannah was going to be the star narrator I almost didn't read the book. Of all the characters I have had a hard time getting to know Savannah. To be fair...I haven't read the last 2 books in the series because they were Savannah books. I am going to have to rectify that soon. 13 is a FABULOUS ending to this wonderful series that has been such a big part of my life for just over a decade. Even though Savannah was the main narrator in the book, almost every important character (in my opinion) made some kind of appearance, and it was more than enough to keep me happy. And I actually enjoyed reading from Savannah's perspective. It is abundantly clear that she has grown and matured and takes things much more seriously than she did when she first appeared on the scene. And in usual Kelley Armstrong fashion, this book is a complete treat to read as her writing style is just as descriptive (maybe too descriptive) and witty as ever. It was a little overwhelming in spots, so much going on, so many characters, I sometimes felt a little lost...but i guess that is to be expected when you are trying to tie all things together. It's been a while since I read some of Kelley's adult fiction, so I forgot how brutal and gory her scenes came sometimes be. It was shocking at first, but then I started to remember how it often goes, and as is common in final installments, blood has to be spilled, and people need to die. It's just how it goes. If you haven't read Kelley's Women of the Otherworld books yet your are truly missing out. I suggest you dig in now, and if you do, let me know. I would love a re-reading buddy!
Date published: 2012-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible end to the series I’ve been anticipating this book for months, and owe my mailman some cookies for grabbing the package out of his hands the way that I did. I opened it and read until 4 am, then woke up early to finish it off. Let me tell you – “Thirteen” is a book you will want to savor and enjoy, even if that means staying up all night to do so. Savannah Levine is still pretty much without her powers (although she’s starting to understand why and how to reclaim them), and there is something big brewing in the world that involves all our Otherworld characters. Be warned: there is no slow start this book. People are thrown into precarious situations right from the beginning, but this time, the stakes are much, much higher. With the veils between worlds thinning, the beasties they encounter are more deadly and less familiar, and the action a little more gory than in the past. All rules go out the window as Savannah and her supernatural family and friends struggle to survive and to make sense of what is happening around them. There are encounters with demons and Cabals, hellhounds and fallen angels, and it takes the work of everyone in order to bring the story to a conclusion. Despite the horror, there are still elements of humour, emotion and yes, even romance, and you need these moments to catch your breath and to be able to move on to the next adrenaline ride. The story itself is fast-paced and gripping, leaving you breathless at certain moments and cursing the author at others (Um, sorry about that Kelley. Were your ears burning?). People are hurt, and people die in this book, and you may not necessarily like how it happens, but it’s understandable and underscores the horror of the situation. Old friends and enemies met in previous novels and novellas appear, and there are some definite surprises in store. If you have read her most recent novella pack “The Hunter and the Hunted”, you will appreciate the little references within this book – but fear not if you haven’t because the story more than stands alone without it. Oh, and that question posted on message boards across the Internet as to who will/won’t die in this book? Not going to answer that for you, sorry. You’ll have to read it to find out. What makes this a truly great closing book for the series, however, is the evident commitment to the characters. While the main narrator is Savannah, those of us who have followed the series from its beginnings with “Bitten” are rewarded with a chapter or two of narration from the viewpoint of each of the female narrators of the series – Elena, Eve, Jaime, Hope and Paige. This is also a reminder that each book in the series has played a part in this final chapter, and if you go back to read them through again (like I did – ahem), you will pick up on so many details that were there, almost from the beginning. Savannah has grown from the frightened and frighteningly powerful young girl held with Elena in “Stolen” into the self-assured and confident adult witch that she is meant to be as she fights to stop events from unfolding. It’s a transformation that’s been a long time coming, and while we as readers have watched her grow, it’s a little hard for us – and for other characters – to accept that she is now truly an adult. Choosing to end the series with Savannah shows the transition and continual growth that the author has allowed in this series, and gives another generation a chance to share their experiences. Ultimately, though, for me the series ends the way it began – with Elena. There’s even the first chapter of Bitten at the start of “Thirteen” hard-copy version to remind you of where it all began. She too has evolved, accepting who she is and her role within her Pack over time, but now things change again. It’s been an incredible progression from the solitary young woman to the confident adult, assured of her place in the world and in her family. Elena has always been one of my favourite characters in the series, partly because her journey seems to mirror every woman’s struggle to accept who she is meant to be. The bonus chapter at the end of the paper copy, entitled “From Russia with Love” wraps things up in a way that satisfies every need. Kelley Armstrong writes such immensely strong female characters that your time with them is like spending time with your favourite female friends – mind you, friends that can talk to the dead, turn into wolves and cast spells if you annoy them. You know them well, and cheer for them as they battle their way onwards, and mourn for them as they suffer great losses. I would say, though that this book is an “au revoir”, and not a “good-bye” as the characters have the opportunity to connect with each other in different ways, touching base and starting new chapters within their own lives. Armstrong has even promised anthologies of short fiction with these characters, starting in 2014, and I know I’ll be first in line to read them when they appear.
Date published: 2012-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant ending to fabulous series The Good Stuff I was worried when I started reading this as I would be lost as I haven't read all of this series -- but Kelley is such a gifted author she gives you enough to figure out what is going on without frustrating longtime reader of the series Non stop action, you are constantly holding your breath and you so do not want to put the book down (This was very frustrating because I have so much to do right now -- I really needed to put it down -- ah well stayed up to 2am so I could finish) Fabulous ending -- ties up a lot of stories but also leaves things open so if Kelley feels like writing more of the series she can -- wonderful! So many of the characters are so lifelike and real, you feel like they are actually people I have said it before Kelley is one of the most gifted storytellers alive - she always sucks you into a story, I have yet to be disappointed Some nice light moments thrown in at just the right times Shows all sorts of families, not just those that consist of a mom, dad and biological children Female characters are strong and in most cases fabulous role models Characters are not perfect, in other words real (Yes I know there are no such thing as vampires and werewolves, and thank god none of the demons she described in this book -- icky!) The Not So Good Stuff A lot of gory violence (not necessarily a bad thing -- just more a warning) So hard to write a review for this one without any spoilers - so I will just say -- get thee to a bookstore and buy now, you will not be disappointed! Favorite Quotes/Passages "We worked quite well together," Cass said. "Or we did, after you two started speaking to each other again. Please don't ever send her to me when you're angry with her, Adam. It's dreadful. All that moping and angst. It's like being partnered with one of those fictional vampires." "Gotta admit, as good as Clayton Danvers looks from the other side, he looks even better in person." She paused. "Just don't tell Elena I said that." Another pause. "Or your father." I smiled. "Nothing wrong with window shopping when you aren't looking to buy." "Is this the point where I explain my master plan? Um, no. Thanks, but I have more important things to do." Who Should/Shouldn't Read Obviously if you have read the rest of the series you will LOVE this I would recommend reading the rest of the series before you read this, but if you have only read a couple of them, you will still find them enjoyable 5 Dewey's I received this from Random House in exchange for an honest review
Date published: 2012-07-24

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "Fast-paced and plot-driven.... The conclusion to the series is so strong that one might wonder why Armstrong is not planning to continue the books. It speaks to her wisdom as a writer to know when to stop, or at least take a breather.... It is clearly a conscious choice on Armstrong's part to wrap it up, and it is a good one. In her final note, she says that this is how she envisioned the series ending. This reader is looking forward to seeing what new worlds Armstrong will explore in future novels." —The Globe and Mail "Like Stephen King,...Armstrong not only writes interesting page-turners, she has also achieved that unlikely goal, what all writers strive for: a genre of her own." —The Walrus