Saturday, December 19, 2009

"Haunted" by Kelley Armstrong (Otherworld series #5)

From the book: 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 favor, 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 driven insane in the process. As if that’s not problem enough, the only way to stop her is with an angel’s sword. And Eve is no angel. . . .
Eve, for me, was always the most interesting witch in the women of the otherworld series. It wasn't because she was half demon, but because she had a sense of herself in the world, no matter how screwed up that sense had become. In this book we learn a lot more of the world Eve now occupies. Her want to be close to her daughter has become all consuming and the force behind all her new activities. All those around her feel she needs a new hobby and the Fates step in with one she can't resist. Catching the Nix is just what she needs and she begins to find that she may have a second chance at a new existence, one she secretly always wanted.

Unfortunately, things aren't always as easy as it seems. The hunter becomes the prey and now she must protect all those in the living world that are dear to her heart. This paranormal ghost/witch/demon roller coaster ride keeps you in the book at the edge of your seat. Although some parts of the book may be predictable, the exact journey to those parts are not. My only complaint is with the character angel, Trsiel. I cannot say exactly what my complaint is, or I will spoil the book for those that have not read it. However, knowing Kelley Armstrong's writings, I will enjoy his character in another book. It's happened before with Paige.

"Haunted" earns 4 stars (just short of 5). This is a good thriller and a great read. I recommend it.


  1. Sounds like a good read! :) Great Review!

  2. Women of the Otherworld are among my favorite series!!!

    My favorite is Elena and Clay. Although, I love how Kelley keeps out interest by introducing these characters and giving them books!!

    BAck in MArch 09- Kelley Armstrong came to Hawaii (we dont get much authors) and I got to met her. What a woman. She is easy going, sweet, and one hell of a writer.

    I recommend all her books!! Very good!

  3. ck.twilighter... I don't understand why all authors don't go to Hawaii! :)


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