Friday, November 7, 2014

Haunted by Kelley Armstrong [Review]

Haunted by Kelley Armstrong
Haunted (Women of the Otherworld #5) by Kelley Armstrong
Format: paperback
Source: purchased
Date read: August 19, 2014

Women of the Otherworld
1. Bitten
2. Stolen
3. Dime Store Magic
4. Industrial Magic
5. Haunted - Paperback | Kindle
6. Broken
7. No Humans Involved
8. Personal Demon
9. Living with the Dead
10. Frostbitten
11. Waking the Witch
12. Spellbound
13. Thirteen

Kelley Armstrong
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
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. . . .
Thoughts on Haunted: The (slightly stalled) reread of 2014 continues! (The slightly stalled part is entirely due to real life, not the books. I <3 the books. Still. AGAIN! I <3 them!)

I really enjoyed meeting up with Eve Levine again. She rarely chooses the easy path and her choices don't always come down on the side of "good" (hey, from what I can see, some people need a good killing every once in a while!), but everything she does, she does with style. She's loyal (sometimes to a fault) and wily and she doesn't give up once she has something in her sights.

What did I like the most about Eve? Her slow realization about how she feels about Kristof. It made me giddy. Her obsession with finding a way to reach Savannah (while maybe not the best path she could take) showed her fierce, maternal side and yet it was tempered by the softer feelings she had for Kristof. (And, OH, Kristof's speech about not being there for his kids... *whimper*)

Yeah, Eve is 100% badass and she fights for what she believes in. She's also tough and not one to let a wrong go unrighted, especially when the person doing the wronging is a douche. The way she helped Jaime deal with her little specter problem highlighted that.

Basically, I'm saying that I'm still adoring this series. So much supernatural goodness. I love it!


  1. This reminds me that I need to continue my reread too! I think I stopped at Frostbitten.
    Eve is a pretty cool character, not a favourite since I have so many others, but her adventure was good! I'm glad you're still loving this series :)

    1. You got farther than me! I need to read from this book. WHAT HAPPENED HERE? I love this series. I need to get back to it.