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Tales of the Otherworld (Women of the Otherworld Series)

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  • Posted September 5, 2010

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    Adored this book!

    Adored this book! This book was right up my alley as I love Kelley Armstrong, have really enjoyed all of her previous books, and am a big fan of short story collections. It's a win-win!

    Several of my favorite characters make appearances, and it's nice to learn more of their history. Enjoyed all eight of the stories included (not sure why the blurb says there are seven), but my favorite two are Bewitched and Beginnings.

    Bewitched gives us the story on how Eve Levine and Kristof Nast met and fell in love. It was nice to see a younger Eve who's not as confident and self-assured as we're used to, and the story gave a believable explanation for how these two total opposites came together.

    Beginnings is similar to Bewitched in that we get the story of how two lovers met and fell in love, only this time it's Elena and Clay. I think that this is the longest story in the book, and it totally rocks! Elena and Clay are one of my favorite couples, and Kelley does a great job of walking us through their initial meeting and eventual courtship.

    The book also includes stories featuring the vampires Aaron and Cassandra, werewolves Logan and Jeremy, Lucas Cortez and Paige Winterbourne, and Savannah Levine Nast. Not a single boring story in the whole bunch!

    Gave this book a 4/5 rating as Kelley did a fantastic job! The characters are old friends, the writing is great, and the stories are all enjoyable! Even better, all proceeds from the sale of this book go to World Literacy of Canada! So the reader gets a great collection of short stories, we learn more about awesome characters, and Kelley gets to support a worthy cause. It's a win-win all around!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2010

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    A Treat for the Devoted Reader of the Otherworld Series

    I hesitated in purchasing this book, mainly because I have read every book of the Otherworld Series and was afraid that these short stories would "sound familiar." I can happily report this was not the case. I saw refeshing, new sides of the characters I have come to know and love in this unique world. Clay was sweet and confused, while trying to navigate his feelings about Elena. Full disclosure about the Kristof Nast and Eve Levine relationship finally helped me understand the miracle of Savannah. And any stories, short or long, involving Paige Winterbourne and Lucas Cortez are a must read for me. If you are a devoted fan, be prepared to fall in love with the characters all over again. If you are new to the series, prepare to be caught up in the lives and loves of this original cast of characters who inhabit Otherworld. Enjoy discovering the complete series!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2010

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    How they met, how they married, how they loved!

    Awesome book. Kelley Armstrong fills in the blanks with some very well-written backstories for your favorite Otherworld characters. My favorite story was about how Elena and Clay met, not love at first sight on her part at all. Clay really had to work hard to gain her love. There is an hilarious back story surrounding Paige and Lucas's wedding and Benicio trying to finesse everything. These stories just have it all for anyone who has read the series and even if you haven't they will encourage you to read more. I love Kelley Armstrong's writing style. I think she has the most realistic approach to paranormal romance with the least gimmicks, etc., than any other writer of the genre. This works to make you think just maybe this could happen in our world.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    If you love Kelley Armstrong and Otherworld - you'll love this book.

    I loved the Clayton and Elena falling in love story - up until the point she got bitten (after which is of coarse already covered in other books) I love reading about how they met and got close and the whys of how she got bitten.

    Lucas and Paige's wedding was another high point.

    Another great thing is that proceeds from this book go to charity. I love that she does that. Great book - I've already read it twice.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2011

    Highly entertaining.

    I love Kelly Armstrong's books. I particulaarly like her Otherworld series. I wait each time with baited breathe for her next installment of this series. I have even reread her books which is unusual for me as I get extremely bored with a book that I already know the story and the ending. These books are worth your while.

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  • Posted September 29, 2011

    Awesome, as usual!

    I loved the stories of the different characters in Kelley Armstrong's books. My favorites are the ones about Elena and Clayton. Each character is captivating, though. The last two stories about Lucas and Paige really showed how much those two care about and understand each other. They were all terrific! One of my favorite authors.

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

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    If You Love Armstrong's Otherworld Books...

    I greatly enjoy Armstrong's Otherworld books. I wouldn't recommend starting with this one if you haven't read them--these are a grouping of short stories, and I think their primary pleasure comes from seeing them fill in the gaps in the histories of some favorite characters. So go read "Bitten" and "Stolen" and "Dime Store Magic" and "Industrial Magic" at least first, then come back and pick up this one. I enjoyed all the stories here, but I think my favorite was the last one, "The Case of El Chupacabra," but then Lucas Cortez and Paige Winterbourne are my favorite Armstrong characters, and I always love it when they show up.

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