Monday, August 27, 2007

Sometimes People Are the Purest Form of Evil

Readers around the world have fallen for Kelley Armstrong’s intoxicating, sensual and wicked tales of the paranormal, in which demons and witches, werewolves and vampires collide – often hilariously, sometimes violently – with everyday life. In Armstrong’s first six novels, Elena, Paige and Eve have had their way with us. Now get ready for Jaime Vegas, the luscious, lovelorn and haunted necromancer. . .

Jaime, who knows a thing or two about showbiz, is on a television shoot in Los Angeles when weird things start to happen. As a woman whose special talent is raising the dead, her threshold for weirdness is pretty high: she’s used to not only seeing dead people but hearing them speak to her in very emphatic terms. But for the first time in her life – as invisible hands brush her skin, unintelligible fragments of words are whispered into her ears, and beings move just at the corner of her eye–she knows what humans mean when they talk about being haunted.

She is determined to get to the bottom of these manifestations, but as she sets out to solve the mystery she has no idea how scary her investigation will get, or to what depths ordinary humans will sink in their attempts to gain supernatural powers. As she digs into the dark underside of Los Angeles, she’ll need as much Otherworld help as she can get in order to survive, calling on her personal angel, Eve, and Hope, the well-meaning chaos demon. Jeremy, the alpha werewolf, is also by her side offering protection. And, Jaime hopes, maybe a little more than that.

Title: No Humans Involved
Series: Women of the Otherworld, Book 7
Published: May 1, 2007
Publisher: Bantam
Pages: 352
Genre: Urban Fantasy

No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong is the current book in the Women of the Otherworld series and it is narrated by the necromancer Jaime Vegas. I really liked the whole Hollywood feel to this one and the idea of a show like the one Jaime is working on in the book. They’re trying to contact dead celebrities (well actually murdered celebrities), I’m just upset that they never got around to Marilyn Monroe!

I think Jaime is such an interesting character. Of course, she’s always getting kidnaped because she can’t do magic (Paige, Eve) or have brute strength (Elena) but somehow she’s always rescued in time! Some of the book is a little hard to stomach for me but I really did enjoy it and I’m looking forward to the next one.

Women of the Otherworld Series
1. Bitten (2001)
2. Stolen (2002)
3. Dime Store Magic (2003)
5. Haunted (2005)
6. Broken (2006)
8. Personal Demon (2008)
9. Living with the Dead (2008)
10. Frost Bitten (2009)
11. Waking the Witch (2010)

First Paragraph: Brendan struggled to stay awake. A tough battle-- far tougher than it should have been under the circumstances.

Find Kelley Armstrong Online

Soundtrack List for the Series

Audio Interview with Kelley Armstrong

Source: Personal collection, paperback

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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)

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