URBAN ENEMIES is a pretty fun romp into the twisted minds of the bad guys from various urban fantasy series. There were of course some characters who I had no clue about. Luckily each story starts off with a general summary of the series the character(s) appear in so there was some idea of what was going on.
Author: Kelley Armstrong
These stories ranged from cute and fun to kind of okay. This is the last anthology for The Otherworld Stories and I liked seeing one last glimpse into these characters lives.
OTHERWORLD NIGHTS was a nice compilation of short stories of Women of the Otherworld, that were part of various other anthologies over the years with a new Savannah story at the end. Going back and re-reading these stories felt very comforting and familiar since I’ve been reading Kelley Armstrong’s stories for so long.
SEA OF SHADOWS is an action packed and kind of spooky departure from what I am used to with Kelley Armstrong’s writing. I really enjoyed the concept of a society that must keep angry spirits at bay with the help of specially born twins. Aside from dealing with the angry spirits there
SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Kelley Armstrong
This story is heartbreaking and tragic as it demonstrates just how far a town of people are willing to go to save their children. It was shocking how gruesome the story became when the price for raising the townsfolks’ loved ones was.
THIRTEEN was an excellent, emotional, action packed ending to Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series. While you can usually jump into any of the Women of the Otherworld books without having to read the previous ones, THIRTEEN assumes you’ve read the previous two books as it launches right into the action.
*This title will be released on July 26, 2011* Title: Spell Bound Author: Kelley Armstrong Series: Women of the Otherworld #12 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Urban Fantasy Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: Dutton (July 26, 2011) ISBN-10: 0525952209 ISBN-13: 978-0525952206 Sexual Content: Kissing Rating: Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. Description At last, in the novel every Kelley Armstrong fan will need to own, all the major heroines and heroes of Otherworld are united. It’s been ten years since Bitten, the first novel in Kelley Armstrong’s… Read more »
*This title will be released on April 12, 2011* Title: The Gathering Author: Kelley Armstrong Series: Darkness Rising #1 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal YA Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by:Julia Reading level: Young Adult Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: HarperCollins (April 12, 2011) ISBN-10: 0061797022 ISBN-13: 978-0061797026 Sexual Content: Mention of sexual relationships and a steamy make-out scene. My Rating: Near Perfect – Buy two copies: one for you and one for a friend. Description Strange things are happening in Maya’s tiny Vancouver Island town. First, her friend Serena, the captain of the swim team, drowns mysteriously in the middle… Read more »
*This title will be released on July 27, 2010* Book Description The orphaned daughter of a sorcerer and a half-demon, Savannah is a terrifyingly powerful young witch who has never been able to resist the chance to throw her magical weight around. But at 21 she knows she needs to grow up and prove to her guardians, Paige and Lucas, that she can be a responsible member of their supernatural detective agency. So she jumps at the chance to fly solo, investigating the mysterious deaths of three young women in a nearby factory town as a favor to one of… Read more »