Saturday, March 12
Book Review: Otherworld Nights
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Summary: In this new collection, Armstrong brings together some of her favourite love matches, taking us on honeymoon with her werewolves, Elena and Clay; showing us how her vampires, Cassandra and Aaron, express their unique bond; revealing how Karl proposed to Hope; and how the young Australian werewolf, Reese, learned the dangers of love, among other stories. And by popular demand, included here is the fan-favourite novella, Hidden.
As an exciting conclusion, Armstrong has written a brand-new novella that takes us beyond the end of 13 to show us what happens after Savannah and Adam save the Otherworld--and realize they really do love each other. The trouble is whether they know what love really means - coupled with the little wrinkle of having to figure that out while they battle daemons. The kind from hell.
My Rating: 8/10
From Russia, With Love
What I liked/disliked about the book: I enjoyed this collection a lot, it was nice jumping back in to the Woman of the Otherworld universe and having a glimpse at their lives since the final book.
As with most short story collections I liked some more than others - but I did like all of them to a certain extent, but some I enjoyed more than others. Vanishing Act was probably my least favourite of the collection. I just have never been a Savannah fan - and I found the story itself to lack the same punch the others had. I also wasn't a big fan of Lucifer's Daughter. While it had some interesting bits and followed some characters we don't see as much, it also didn't grab my attention.
Twilight was good - I enjoyed finally have more insight to the vampire Cassandra, who character wasn't someone we saw a lot of in the series. Her story was interesting and I hope we see more short stories about her in the future. I don't necessarily like the character enough to want a novel of her, but a short piece here and there is fine for me.
Chivalrous was a good story in the collection and probably one of my favourites. And I did like how it linked up with some of the other stories. Also up there with my favourites was Hidden, which stars our lovely werewolf couple. In fact I think all my favourites surrounded the Werewolf pack in some way - but those were just written so well, the stories were more fleshed out and they just kept my interest more than the others. Overall, a great addition to the Otherworld universe and well worth reading.
Would I recommend it to read: I would, it's best to read this one after you've read the novels from the series, but this was a well done collection any fan of the series and author will be pleased.
What to read next: Otherworld Secrets - another Otherworld Short story collection
Challenges: 9th Annual Canadian Book Challenge, 2016 Category Challenge, Mount TBR Challenge