Each month beginning March 1st, 2012, challenge members will read or re-read the title for that month. In addition, challenge members will either post a review, their reading experience, character castings or anything else related to that title. You have freedom to have fun with your monthly post so be creative! Seeing as this series is 13 novels long, this challenge will last 13 months.
As this challenge started in March 2012 and it is already February 2013, you can tell that I am a little behind…
No Humans Involved (Women of the Otherworld #7)
by Kelley Armstrong
Published: 3rd May 2007
Bestselling author Kelley Armstrong creates a world in which humans unwittingly co-exist with werewolves, witches and other supernatural beings. Now, in this spellbinding new novel, an alluring necromancer must come to terms with her true powers of attraction – and with an evil no one would have thought possible . . .
It’s the most anticipated reality television event of the season: three spiritualists gathered in one house to raise the ghost of Marilyn Monroe. For renowned medium Jamie Vegas there’s just one problem. Unlike her colleagues, Jamie is the real deal: and she knows the house is truly haunted. Not by dead film stars, but by something even stranger and much more disturbing . . .
A tragic mystery lurks in the maze of gardens behind the house: trapped spirits that only Jamie can hear, spirits that refuse to let her rest. Distraught, she looks to her fellow supernaturals for help. As the whispers within the garden grow more frantic, Jamie – and the attractive and unobtainable werewolf Jeremy Danvers – are forced to embark on an investigation into a shocking underworld of black magic and ritual sacrifice.
As events culminate in a psychic showdown, Jamie must use the darkest power she has to defeat a terrifying and previously unforseen enemy . . .
As with previous Women of the Otherworld Challenge posts this is not going to be a “normal” review.
This is another book that features Jamie, though thankfully she’s the main character so we get to know her a bit more than we have in previous books. Jamie really surprised me as a lead character, because to be honest I wasn’t sure if I was going to like her – particularly after both Elena and Paige’s reactions in previous books. I really enjoyed Jamie’s interactions with Jeremy in this book. They were really quite sweet. I also liked the fact that almost all the main cast from the previous books appeared in this one, or were at least mentioned.
The plot of this book is surprisingly complex, and thankfully had nothing to do with Marilyn Monroe. It was quite a scary read, both in terms of the atmosphere and in terms of what the bad guys were doing in this book. I was really pleased that both Eve and Kristof appeared in this book – it was nice to see them working together, I wish Armstrong had written more about their relationship but oh well.