Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Haunted by Kelley Armstrong

Haunted (Women of the Otherworld Series #5)  Haunted is the fifth book in Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series.  The woman at the center of this story is Eve.  She was briefly introduced in Stolen (book 2 in the series) as Savannah's mother before she was killed.  More about Eve's past and character were revealed about her in Dime Store Magic (book 3).  Now Eve is a ghost. 

Armstrong has a different spin on the afterlife than most.  For most of the dead the afterlife is pretty much like this life, except for those that are very bad.  There is a special kind of hell for those who were exceptionally evil during the time when they were human and earthbound.  Eve is having trouble adjusting to life as a ghost, even with her old lover Kristof there to play house with her.  The problem is that Eve can't stop thinking about the daughter she left behind.  Savannah is in good hands, Eve knows that, but she can't help but watch from afar.  Just when she needs it fate, or rather the three Fates, step in and give Eve a job to do: catch and kill an escaped demon that has been wreaking havoc in the human world.  The distraction is just what Eve needs to get her to start really living her life again, sort of.

Other entries in this series have centered around werewolves and witches with bits and pieces about other supernaturals.  The werewolves are still my favorite and I can't wait till this series get backs to them.  Eve was an okay lead character but since she's a ghost, she has limited interaction with the series's other characters which I found to be a drawback.  And strangely, although this book centers around Eve, her character doesn't develop much.  More about her is revealed in previous books than in this one.  This isn't to say I didn't enjoy Haunted.  I liked it okay but it is not my favorite book in the series.

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