Haunted by Kelley Armstrong

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(Women of the Otherworld, #5)
URBAN FANTASY


The afterlife isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…

Former supernatural superpower Eve Levine has broken all the rules. But she’s never broken a promise—not even during the three years she’s 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 most—including Savannah, the daughter she left on earth. But can a renegade witch succeed where a host of angels have failed?


“Your one and possibly only chance to get the answer to every question in the universe, and you’ll ask, ‘Why are bats furry?”

A good book but my least favorite so far. I'm just not feeling Eve as much as I did the other heroines. She's definitely a tough cookie but she doesn't have the softer, blended layers Elena and Paige did. Her attitude is rather one-dimensional. Her relationship with Kris is sweet but I again don't feel the draw to the couple I have with the others.

The Fates are interesting and the ghost world complex, but I'm not as crazy about the angel stuff. The ending felt a little cheesy but overall the story worked because the pacing was well done with action sequences, a lot went on to keep the story strong, and we get Jaime who I want to read more of. The Jeremy phone call was hilarious. Fans of the series will be happy to revisit Paige, Lucas and Savannah for a period as well.

The villains in this one were truly vile - lots of child abuse/death for their past crimes, as well as a really disturbing cat flashback. Armstrong definitely dares to bring in some disgusting crimes for her novels.

Even if it's not as good as the first four, I read the books in order and recommend others do as well. You get a good introduction to Jamie further and root on her side. Other than that you're not missing much on the other main characters, so this one could be skipped if you really want to.

 

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