Friday, August 17, 2007

The Afterlife Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be...

In this thrilling new novel from the author of Industrial Magic, a rebellious--and formally deceased--witch must cross into the darkest dimensions to stop a killer from destroying everything she loves... for all time.

Former supernatural superpower Eve Levine has broken all the rules. But she's never broken a promise–not even during the three years she spent in the afterworld. So when the Fates call in a debt she gave her word she'd pay, she has no choice but to comply.

For centuries one of the ghost world’s wickedest creatures has been loosed on humanity, thwarting every attempt to retrieve her. Now it has fallen to Eve to capture this demi-demon known as the Nix, who inhabits the bodies of would-be killers, compelling them to complete their deadly acts. It’s a mission that becomes all too personal when the Nix targets those Eve loves the most – including Savannah, the daughter she left on earth. But can a renegade witch succeed where a host of angels have failed?

Title: Haunted
Series: Women of the Otherworld, Book 5
Published: January 1, 2005
Publisher: Bantam
Pages: 528
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Haunted by Kelley Armstrong is the fifth book in the Women of the Otherworld series and it is one of my favorites. I just love the idea of a world parallel to the real world where the ghosts live and interact with each other, angels, and the Fates. Actually I’ve always been fascinated by ghosts in general but this was a well-written world that makes you want to believe exists. Especially with the "theme" worlds like the pirates. Wouldn’t that be cool?!

This is the first book in the series that is narrated by the ghost of Eve who is Savannah’s mother. She is such a cool character! Elena and her have the same kind of edge to them that all the other females in the series lack. I’m really looking forward to seeing more of her now that Jaime (the necromancer) and her have become friends. Hopefully she’ll get to narrate another book soon.

Women of the Otherworld Series
1. Bitten (2001)
2. Stolen (2002)
3. Dime Store Magic (2003)
4. Industrial Magic (2004)
5. Haunted (2005)
6. Broken (2006)
7. No Humans Involved (2007)
8. Personal Demon (2008)
9. Living with the Dead (2008)
10. Frost Bitten (2009)
11. Waking the Witch (2010)

First Paragraph: Marie- Madeline let the flame under the bowl. A draft through the empty fireplace blew it out. She adjusted the metal screen in front of the hearth, then moved the bowl and tried again. As the flame took hold, smoke swirled through the room, filling it with the acrid stink of burning hair and the sweet smell of rosemary.

Find Kelley Armstrong Online

Source: My personal collection, paperback

Related Reviews
Darkest Powers Series
1. The Summoning (2008)
2. The Awakening (2009)
3. The Reckoning (2010)
4. The Gathering (2011)

Nadia Stafford Series
1. Exit Strategy (2007)
2. Made to Broken (2009)

Dates from Hell (2006)
My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon (2007)
Many Bloody Returns (2007)


  1. Haunted was my introduction to the Women of the Otherworld series and then I went back and read the earlier books. I'm all caught up except for the latest, but I hope to remedy that before the year is out.

    I agree with you about Eve. She's one of the best female characters. I still prefer Elena, but then I also prefer werewolves to ghosts. :-)

    I love your blog, by the way! I'll definitely be back.

  2. Hi there. Thanks for posting on my blog. Just stopping by to say hi, I will totally be back!

    And I really need to read the rest of the Armstrong books!

  3. Thanks for posting this book! I am going to see if I can locate a copy of the first in this series.



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