This is the fourth in Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld series. The first two dealt with Elena Michaels, the world’s only female werewolf, the second two deal with Paige Winterbourne, a witch.
I’ll admit that I out of all the books I preferred the first, and like the character of Elena and the werewolves much more than the wider supernatural world of the other books. Still enjoy them, and will continue to read and, hopefully, enjoy them all.
All the books follow on from one another, and while the stories don’t relate directly to each other the relationships that form in one book follow on to the other, often with past characters turning up again. So while they can be read as stand-alones I’d say try to read them in order.
I don’t want to spoil any of the previous books, so I’m not sure exactly how much plot detail to give away. I suppose the story is about mystical murders, a whodunit with Paige as one out to solve the mystery. But in reality the plot is not what I read these books for. Sure, it is important but Armstrong’s real strength is in her style of writing. It isn’t what you might call “high literary” style, but it certainly grabs your attention, and more than does its job. Armstrong mixes humour along with emotion, and well-drawn characters who act as people, not 2-D things simply used to force the plot along.
Funny, light and always entertaining...Continua
In addition to witches, werewolves and vampires, we now add necromancers and clairvoyants. Will Lucas help the dreaded Cabals and join with his father to help catch a bad guy? With Paige at his side, and good friends to help, they take on some serious dangerous stuff....Continua
The book took me on a fast passed ride packed with lots of action. Every time that you think that things are ok and that the cases is solved you look at the book there’s a twist or you meet another quirky character and you realize there’s more to come. I’ve read this book a dozen times, but I will admit that the first time it took me awhile to get into it. After I got over my hang up that Paige is no Elena the book picked up & I flew through the rest. I love that Kelley mixes up the characters in which she is writing about, keeping the series from getting dull & repetitive to me. I hope we will be hearing more from Paige, it took awhile for me to warm up to her but she has bloomed into a heroic female lead....Continua