Women of the Otherworld Challenge: 13 + International Giveaway!!

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.

So this is it. The final book, and my final post for this challenge.

13 by Kelley Armstrong (UK cover)

13 (Women of the Otherworld #13)
by Kelley Armstrong
Published: 24th July 2012

13. The breath-taking, explosive finale to the Women of the Otherworld series.

War is coming to the Otherworld. A sinister cult known as The Supernatural Liberation Movement is hell-bent on exposing the truth about supernaturals to the rest of the world. Their violent, ruthless plan has put everyone at risk: from werewolves to vampires, from witches to half-demons.

Savannah Levine – fiery and unpredictable – stands at the heart of the maelstrom. There is a new, dark magic inside her, granting her the power to summon spells of terrifying strength. But whether this magic is a gift or a curse, no one knows.

On the eve of battle, all the major players must come together in a last, desperate fight for survival – Elena and Clay; Adam and Savannah; Paige and Lucas; Jeremy and Jamie; Hope, Eve and more . . . They are fighting for their lives. They are fighting for their loved ones.

They are fighting for the Otherworld.

You can find my 4 out of 5 star review for 13 here.

I had really mixed views about 13 when I first heard about it. I wasn’t totally convinced that I wanted to read it – after all, 13 represented the end of an era for me as well as the end of one of my favourite urban fantasy series.

The Women of the Otherworld series had been such a large part of my reading life since my mid/late-teens that I was somewhat disappointed to discover that there were going to be just 13 books in the series, and that the final three books were going to be Savannah’s arc. As I’m sure you know by now, if you’ve been following these posts, Elena is my favourite character. She started the series, and I was hoping that she would end the series – full circle so to speak, but that kind of already happened in Frostbitten so I’m not too disappointed.

In the end I think 13 provided a good ending to the series, and that Savannah was a good choice to lead the final arc of the series. I’m still a little sad to see the series end, but as I own a copy of all 13 books I have plenty of opportunities to re-read them – opportunities which this challenge offered me, so thank you Moonlight’s Gleam for organising and running this challenge!

>>Giveaway!

As this is my last post for the Women of the Otherworld Reading Challenge I have decided to offer ONE lucky person the chance to win ONE copy of their choice from one of the books listed below (to find out more about the book click on the link and it will take you to its Goodread page). To enter click the link to the Rafflecopter form, but don’t forget to read the rules before entering!

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RULES

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Good luck everyone!

Women of the Otherworld Challenge: SPELL BOUND

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.

This is the post that brings me up to date with the challenge. Yay!

Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong (UK cover)

Spell Bound (Women of the Otherworld #12)
by Kelley Armstrong

Published: 4th August 2011

Savannah Levine is in danger. That’s not usually a problem. But, caught in the grip of a disturbing and violent murder case, Savannah swore to give up her unique gifts if it would save an innocent young girl. Little did she know that someone – or something – was listening . . . Now she has no idea how to restore her powers, just when she needs them the most.

In this compelling, fast-paced new thriller, Savannah has to face a host of deadly enemies bent on destroying not only her, but the very fabric of the supernatural world.

As dark forces gather, Savannah isn’t just fighting for her life, but for everything and everyone she loves . . .

You can read my 4 out of 5 star review of Spell Bound here.

It’s kind of scary to think that Spell Bound is the penultimate book in the Women of the Otherworld series. In fact, I think it’s scary that a series that has been so much part of my life as a reader for a number of years is now over. Whilst on the one hand I’m glad Kelley Armstrong chose not to continue the series indefinitely, I’m sad that I have had to say goodbye to some of the characters that really cemented my love of both the urban fantasy and the paranormal romance genres. As I’ve already got up a review on this blog for Spell Bound this challenge entry is going to be a little different. Instead of talking about Spell Bound or the Women of the Otherworld series I am going to talk about the two young adult spin-off series that Armstrong has written: Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising.

None of the main characters from the Women of the Otherworld series make an appearance (to date) in either trilogy, but it is very obviously set in the same world. The Darkest Powers trilogy focuses on Chloe Sanders, a girl who can see ghosts. Chloe finds herself sent to Lyle House, a place full of secrets. I really enjoyed reading the Darkest Powers trilogy, and looking into a world that was both familiar and not. I thought Chloe was an interesting character, in part due to the fact that she has no idea what she is. I also thought the friends she makes at Lyle House were really interesting, and that Armstrong handled the mystery element of the trilogy in a really interesting way. The Darkness Rising trilogy (only two books have been published to date) tells the story of Maya Delaney, a sixteen year-old of Native American decent who lives in a tiny medical research community. I thought Maya was a really interesting character and I enjoyed watching her journey. Watching the plot unfold through the first two books in the trilogy has been really interesting, and I am looking forward to reading the third and final (?) book.

So, although I am sad to say goodbye to the Women of the Otherworld and the wonderful characters in the series. I am enjoying exploring the world through different eyes in her two spin-off series aimed at a young adult audience.

Women of the Otherworld Challenge: WAKING THE WITCH

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…

Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong (UK cover)

Waking the Witch (Women of the Otherworld #11)
by Kelley Armstrong

Published: 27th July 2010

Columbus is a small, fading town, untouched by the twenty-first century. But when three young women are found dead – victims of what appear to be ritual murders – things start to get very dark, and very dangerous . . .

Private investigator Savannah Levine can handle ‘dark and dangerous’. As the daughter of a black witch, she has a lot of power running through her veins, and she’s not afraid to use it. But her arrival in Columbus has not gone unnoticed. Savannah may think she’s tracking down a murderer, but could she be the killer’s next target?

Of course she could always ask her old friend (and half-demon) Adam Vasic for back-up. But Savannah has her own – very personal – reasons for keeping Adam well away from Columbus. And in any case, she can rely on her own powers. Can’t she . . . ?

As with previous Women of the Otherworld Challenge posts this is not going to be a “normal” review.

This book contains many firsts. It is the first book narrated by Savannah, who we first meet in Stolen. Savannah is the first (and only?) character we see in the series grow from a teen into an adult. The story is also about Savannah’s first solo case. In a lot of ways this book is kinda scary, especially when you think that there are just six years between the publication of Stolen and Waking the Witch!

This book was something of a surprise for me. To be honest, when I first got it I wasn’t too sure what I thought of Savannah being the narrator. I was happy with her being a secondary character, and I wanted to see more of the main characters I had come to love. However, I found myself really enjoying the story and having Savannah as the narrator. I also enjoyed the appearance of Adam as a main character.

Waking the Witch is, in many ways, the beginning of the final arc of the series. The plot of the book is surprisingly complex, and a lot of the fallout that comes from this book is reflected in the next book in the series Spell Bound. It was fun watching Savannah solve the case, even if the consequences are less than ideal. Armstrong ends the book with an evil little twist.

Women of the Otherworld Challenge: FROSTBITTEN

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…

Frostbitten by Kelley Armstrong (UK cover)

Frostbitten (Women of the Otherworld #10)
by Kelley Armstrong

Published: 1st October 2009

The Alaskan wilderness if a harsh landscape in the best of conditions, but with a pack of rogue werewolves on the loose it’s downright deadly.

Elena Michaels, the American Werewolf Pack’s chief enforcer, knows all too well the havoc ‘mutts’ can wreak. When the Pack learns of a series of gruesome maulings and murders outside of Anchorage, Elena and her partner Clay travel to Alaska in the dead of winter expecting to hunt down a pack of dangerous werewolves. But, trapped in a savage, frozen realm, it is their own untamed nature – and their werewolf heritage – they have to confront. . .

As with previous Women of the Otherworld Challenge posts this is not going to be a “normal” review.

In Frostbitten Armstrong returns to my favourite characters in the Women of the Otherworld series – The Pack. In a lot of ways Frostbitten shows how far both Elena and The Pack have come since the events in Bitten. The Pack at the end of Frostbitten are embracing the future and moving forward, and becoming more like the packs of old.

One of the things that I most enjoy about Frostbitten is the fact that Elena and Clay and The Pack get stage time without having to deal with any of the other characters in the Women of the Otherworld series (though Jamie and Hope do make an appearance, for obvious reasons).

I really enjoyed the fact that this book is set in Alaska. Armstrong did a great job at conveying the scenery, and how bleak a place it can be in the middle of winter – and how dangerous, and wild it is too. Frostbitten really showed me how far Elena has come as a character.

The plot of the book was in many ways what I expect from a Women of the Otherworld book, though there were some interesting twists and turns along the way. Until this book I wasn’t sure if The Pack was THE Pack, or The American Pack. By clarifying that, Armstrong has opened up the world within Women of the Otherworld for me.

Women of the Otherworld Challenge: LIVING WITH THE DEAD

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…

Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong (UK cover)

Living with the Dead (Women of the Otherworld #9)
by Kelley Armstrong

Published: 6th November 2008

Robyn Peltier has never done anything out of the ordinary and she never makes snap decisions. But when her new boss is murdered and she is named prime suspect, she finds herself way out of her depth. As the bodies pile up, only her best friend Hope Adams, and Hope’s somewhat spooky boyfriend Karl, are on her side.

What Robyn doesn’t realise is that Hope has a few secrets of her own. Namely that she is a half-demon, and her ‘spooky’ boyfriend is actually a werewolf. Robyn has accidentally stumbled into a bloody supernatural turf war, and the only way Hope can keep her friend alive is by letting her enter a world she’s safer knowing nothing about. A world where homicide cops talk to ghosts, defence lawyers are sorcerers and nothing is quite what it seems . . .

As with previous Women of the Otherworld Challenge posts this is not going to be a “normal” review.

Living with the Dead is actually a really interesting addition to the Women of the Otherworld collection because Robyn is the first and only (I think) human who is a major character in one of the books. She is linked to the supernatural through her friendship with Hope, but as she has no direct connection I think she’s an interesting choice by Armstrong. Because of this, Living Dead has multiple narrators – one is, in fact Robyn herself. I really enjoyed the way the supernatural and the mundane crossed in this book.

The plot of Living with the Dead is an interesting and complex one. It is the first one where we start to see Armstrong build up towards the endgame of the series, though at this point there are only little hints: Hope’s thoughts at the end of the book are especially interesting. I really enjoyed the way that Armstrong wove the different narrators and the threads that involved them together to make a cohesive whole.

Women of the Otherworld Challenge: PERSONAL DEMON

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…

Personal Demon by Kelley Armstong (UK cover)

Personal Demon (Women of the Otherworld #8)
by Kelley Armstrong

Published: 25th March 2008

Hope Adams, tabloid journalist and half-demon, inherited her Bollywood-princess looks from her mother. From her demon father, she inherited a hunger for chaos, and a talent for finding it. Like full demons,she gets an almost sexual rush from danger – in fact, she thrives on it. But she is determined to use her gifts for good.

When the head of the powerful Cortez Cabal asks her to infiltrate a gang of bored, rich, troublemaking supernaturals in Miami, Hope can’t resist the excitement. But trouble for Hope is intoxicating, and soon she’s in way too deep.

With a killer stalking the mysterious hot spots of Miami, Hope finds herself dangerously entangled, and has no choice but to turn to her crooked werewolf ex-boyfriend for help. What started as a simple investigation has spiralled into chaos. And Hope finds chaos irresistible . . .

For a woman who didn’t know what she was getting into, there’s only one way out: it’s time for Hope to unleash her most potent primal instincts and open herself, mind and body, to everything she most fears – and desires.

As with previous Women of the Otherworld Challenge posts this is not going to be a “normal” review.

The concept of the half-demons that inhabit the Otherworld has intrigued me for a while, which is partly why I enjoy reading Personal Demon so much – it is the first time we really get a glimpse into that world, though there have been hints at it through Eve, Savannah, and Adam. Hope is a really interesting character. She is not what I thought a chaos loving half-demon would be like at all.

One of the things that I most enjoyed about Personal Demon was the fact that the narrative is split between Hope Adams and Lucas Cortez. This is the first time this has happened in the series so far, and I think it adds an extra dimension to the story. I liked the fact that I knew things that neither Hope or Lucas did at the time. Another thing I really enjoyed about this book was the interaction between Hope and Karl. In fact, I think I just love the fact that Karl gets some serious stage time in this book.

Armstrong does a good job of using the two different narratives to wind two different plot threads through the book, and still keep them linked together. Hope’s plot thread was an intense ride, fraught with chaos – which I guess you would expect from a chaos lover. Lucas’s thread was very taut and full of intrigue. Both plots have interesting implications for future books, I think.

Women of the Otherworld Challenge: NO HUMANS INVOLVED

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 by Kelley Armstrong (UK cover)

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.

Women of the Otherworld Challenge: BROKEN

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…

Broken by Kelley Armstrong, UK cover

Broken (Women of the Otherworld #6)
by Kelley Armstrong

Published: 4th May 2006

Broken, Kelley Armstrong’s sixth novel, marks the welcome return of kick-ass werewolf Elena Michaels. When the not entirely trustworthy half-demon Xavier calls in a favour, it seems easy enough – steal Jack the Ripper’s ‘From Hell’ letter away from a Toronto collector who had himself stolen it from the British police files. But nothing in the supernatural world is ever as simple as it seems. When Elena accidentally triggers a spell placed on the letter, she opens a portal into the nether regions of Victorian London. Toronto may be looking for a tourism boost, but ‘Gateway to Hell’ isn’t quite the slogan the city had in mind.

With thieving vampires, killer rates and unstoppable zombies on the loose, Elena and the rest of her Pack have a lot on their hands. Oh, and then there’s the small matter of Elena’s pregnancy . . .

As with previous Women of the Otherworld Challenge posts this is not going to be a “normal” review.

Broken is actually one of my least liked books in the Women of the Otherworld series. Although it features Clay, Elena, and Jeremy who are without a doubt my favourite characters, this book doesn’t really do anything for me. To be fair, Armstrong does her usual brilliant job of making the action fast paced and the mystery interesting. I just don’t personally feel that the link to Jack the Ripper adds anything to the story – really, the letter that causes all the problems in the book could be from any bad guy and it would work just as well.

One of the things I do really like about the book, in terms of character development, is that it shows that Elena has really settled into her life in the Pack. She’s not fighting it anymore. The fact that Elena’s pregnant and still determined to carry on as normal helped cement my like of her as a character; I was also very amused by the way Armstrong wrote both Jeremy and Clay’s reactions to this, and her reaction to them. I also enjoyed the appearance of Jamie in this book. She tries really hard to be helpful, and I think she’s actually quite brave. Jamie seems to have been a popular character for Armstrong at this point in the series, as she also appeared in the previous two books.

Women of the Otherworld Challenge: Haunted Review

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 and it is already late August, you can tell that I am a little behind…

Women of the Otherworld #6

Haunted by Kelley Armstrong, UK edition cover

Haunted (Women of the Otherworld #5)
by Kelley Armstrong

Published: 26th May 2005

Eve Levine – half-demon, black witch and devoted mother – has been dead for three years. She has a great house, an interesting love life and can’t be killed again – which comes in handy when you’ve made as many enemies as Eve. Yes, the afterlife isn’t too bad – all she needs to do is find a way to communicate with her daughter Savannah and she’ll be happy.

But fate – or more exactly, the Fates – have other plans. Eve owes them a favour, and they’ve just called it in. An evil spirit called the Nix has escaped from hell. She feeds on chaos and death, and is very good at persuading people to kill for her. The Fates want Eve to hunt her down before she does any more damage, but the Nix is a dangerous enemy – previous hunters have been sent made in the process. As if that’s not problem enough, it turns out that the only way to stop her is with an angel’s sword. And Eve’s no angel . . .

As with both Bitten, Stolen, Dime Store Magic and Industrial Magic, this is not going to be a “normal” review.

In Haunted we get our first real introduction to Eve Levine. Sure she’s appeared in previous books, but she hasn’t had much page time, and as such has remained rather mysterious up to this point. There are only three things that we know for certain about her: she’s a black witch, she loves her daughter, and she had a long/short enough relationship with Kristoff Nast to have Savannah. Eve is everything I expected her to be, and yet completely different.

Eve is the star of Haunted, and I have to admit that I really enjoyed her as the protagonist. I also enjoyed the fact that occasionally Armstrong slipped in a chapter from Nix’s – or one of her dupes – point of view. It broke up the narrative, and gave some interesting insight into Nix. I also enjoyed the fact that whilst the story stayed mainly in  the afterlife, we did get a quick peek at some familiar faces.

The plot of Haunted is of a similar style to that of Bitten – part bad guy chasing/hunting, part romance. This really helped to cement Eve as a complex character for me. She is very dedicated to the task that the Fates set her, but at the same time she’s blind to what is in front of her. The ending of this book was particularly poignant, I thought.

Women of the Otherworld Challenge: Industrial Magic Review

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 and it is already late August, you can tell that I am a little behind…

Women of the Otherworld #4

Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong, UK edition cover

Industrial Magic (Women of the Otherworld #4)
by Kelley Armstrong

Published: 2nd September 2004

When Paige Winterbourne is ousted as leader of the American Coven of Witches, all she wants to do is hide under her duvet for a few months. But fate, of course, has other plans. A murderer is on the loose – somone with superhuman skills and a grudge against the supernatural community. When Paige learns that the killer is targeting children, she has to get involved.

Desperate to protect those she loves, Paige is thrown into a world of arrogant sorcerers, drunkem necromancers, sulky druid gods and pretentious leather-clad vampires. Not to mention an apparently unstoppable supernatural psychopath hell-bent on revenge . . .

As with both Bitten, Stolen and Dime Store Magic, this is not going to be a “normal” review.

This book sees Armstrong return to form. Paige and Savannah are still trying to reconcile their different backgrounds, but they’ve grown surer of their relationship since the events in Dime Store Magic. I really enjoyed their interactions, especially with the introduction of Lucas Cortez. In this book we get to meet for the first time one of my favourite secondary characters Benicio Cortez, Lucas’s father. I think one of the reasons that I love Benicio so much is that it’s obvious (to me at least) that he loves his son. I’m also amused by the way Lucas dances around his father, as they don’t have the easiest of relationships.

Like in Dime Store Magic, the plot in Industrial Magic resolves around the cabal connection although this time it is Lucas’s connection rather than Savannah’s. This means that Savannah doesn’t appear much in the book, and instead we focus more on both Paige and Lucas. We also get re-introduced to Elena, Clay, Jeremy, Cassandra and Aaron. We also get to meet Jamie Vegas for the first time, and she is quite a character!

The plot of this book is very complicated and complex, and I enjoyed watching it unravel. I especially enjoyed the final parts of the book. Armstrong did a brilliant job wrapping it all up 🙂