#RollBackWeek Review: Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong

Posted April 17, 2016 by Suzanne in Reviews / 5 Comments

#RollBackWeek Review: Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong
Industrial Magic
by Kelley Armstrong

5 Stars


Released: October 26th 2004
Series: Women of the Otherworld #4
Published by Bantam
Format: Paperback

Recommended Read!

“The more I read this series, the more I love it .”
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Life hasn’t gone quite as witch Paige Winterbourne expected, she wanted to lead the American Coven into a new age…instead she has been kicked out her coven and is living with her sorcerer boyfriend and her ward teenager Savannah, descended from a half demon and a dark witch. But, her life gets even more complicated when she is approached by the leader of the most powerful sorcerer Cabal, who happens to be her father-in-law, and asked to help solve the murders of some Cabal children.
A second book featuring Paige and Lucas, I couldn’t be happier, they have become my favourite couple of the series (so far!) and I couldn’t wait to grab this book and see what trouble they find themselves in next. Industrial Magic lets us into the dark and mysterious world of sorcerers and gives us some more insight into Lucas and his background. All of which made me love him even more.
I really enjoyed the story in this one, Paige and Lucas lead an investigation into the murders of children, all related to Cabal members who have murdered. This lead to some action packed scenes and a fairly fast paced and exciting novel, certainly it felt like I had only just picked it up when I realised I had almost finished it.
We also see the development of Lucas and Paige’s relationship, something else which I really enjoyed and added a hint of romance to this book. We also got to see a few familiar characters with Elena, Clay and Jeremy making an appearance as well as being introduced to a few new ones, such as Jaime the TV psychic who is actually a powerful necromancer.
The more I read this series, the more I love it Armstrong builds and builds on what she has created in previous books and we are rewarded with a rich world and characters that we have a vast depth of knowledge on. I am now eagerly picking up the next book in the series to see what will happen next!spacer


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About Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers’ dismay. Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets.


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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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I’m so glad you’re enjoying this series!…it is one of my all time faves….

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Thanks for the review, I really need to check out this series.


I’m on the stories between No Humans Involved (which I really think you will LOVE) and Personal Demon . Just got Otherworld Nights to read the stories in there. A few I’ve already read on her site but now she’s added more, so you get 8 of the in-between-novels short stories. Highly recommend Men of the Otherworld also. Clay’s POV and childhood is fascinating, as is Aaron’s turning and the vampire mythology explained. Print out the PDF of the full reading order list because the Otherworld series is WAY more than just the 14+ novels. So glad Kelley continued after… Read more »


Thanks Suzanne for the review…I’m really looking forward to reading this series