No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong

(Women of the Otherworld, #7)

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.

“This is the first adventure I’ve survived without being kidnapped, attacked, knocked unconscious or possessed by evil spirits. A ripped blouse? Ruined skirt? Bad hair? I’d call this progress."

Finally Jaime and Jeremy. I had been waiting for several books since she popped up with her crush in Industrial Magic.

I've seen some reviewers dislike all the time spent in the house with the clairvoyant stuff, but I found the behind the scenes of the TV production and internal conflicts and rivalries fascinating. It leant an authenticism and layer.

Jaime is one of my favorite heroines. It was a nice break after the tough-as-nails and rather one-dimensional Eve. She's fragile but strong, gives the wrong impression to the outside world but is trying to catch up with the inner chaos. She's older and deals with some insecurities with the younger crew but I love how the author did that to where it's full respect for women of all ages; Jaime makes sure of it. Besides her fun personality type, her power is fascinating. She can do so many dark things with it, as she discovers in this book, and there's obviously such a mixed world of necromancy that can confuse and torment the necromancer.

“I saw my true power. The darkest power. The greatest power."

Jeremy made a supportive balance. He hints of childhood woes and perhaps some kind of weird power connection of his own through the runes. Their relationship is calming and almost therapeutic half the time, a penthouse letter the other house. The bedroom play was a little awkward sometimes, but it shows the differing personalities all the book characters have. I do like it more when men are completely into and obsessed with their women, so when Jeremy is still uncertain and on the brink for half the book, it makes the romance a little less potent. I also disliked the ending a wee bit - loved some of it, found other parts sad like the separation angle.

It's a full dive into ghosts and unusual supernatural villains. They don't' know the type of magic or villains they're dealing with until the end but this doesn't take away pacing or tension. Again Armstrong has children being killed, but thankfully except for one scene at the beginning it's off page. Disturbing stuff. She definitely makes her villains completely wicked.

I'm not Eve's biggest fan but she rocked in this book and provided a great plot anchor, Kris included.

Overall I was a little let down with Jeremy not being as intuned as I usually like the love interests to be, and there was some distant draw with their relationship, but I still loved the time they did spend together, Jaime is one of my favorites of the series, and the plot was well developed.


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“I saw my true power. The darkest power. The greatest power."

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