Jaime Vegas is a woman who works hard for what she wants, and she's on the cusp of realizing all of her ambitions. She's got a good handle on her career, and her love life is...well....lets just say things are finally starting to look up.
The book opens with Jaime agreeing to participate in a television reality show with two other up-and-coming celebrity spiritualists. She's not thrilled about it, but she sees the program for what it is: an opportunity to land her own series. It all seems easy enough, until Jaime becomes aware of something more troubling than the run of the mill spectral encounters she's used to. Lurking around in the backyard of the house where the show is set, something dark and frightening is vying for Jaime's attention. With questions piling up and answers making themselves scarce, Jaime turns to friends for help in solving this most unusual of mysteries. With werewolf Jeremy Danvers at her side, Jamie travels from L.A, to Chicago, to Portland and back all in an effort to make sense of a ghostly puzzle. Along the way, she bargains with a dark witch, trades quips with a demon, and enlists the protection of an unlikely angel. But she'll need more than supernatural allies help her understand what is slowly beginning to look like a very 'human' crime.
Jaime's come a long way since her debut in Armstrong's 'Industrial Magic', and her voice in this new book is sassy, sexy and fun. Though she's got a few hang-ups to overcome, she's a definite contender when it comes to taking care of business. This book sees Jaime coming to terms with her checkered past and the darker side of her supernatural abilities. Readers will also be delighted by Jeremy's strong presence in 'No Humans Involved'. The dark, notoriously self-controlled Pack alpha has always been something of an enigma and it's nice to be getting a small peek into his mind (and yes, heart) at last.
This seventh book in the Otherworld saga is definitely one of the best in the series. It's got humor, intrigue and a number of genuinely chilling moments. A definite must-read.Read more ›
While I have to admit that Jaime isn't my favorite character, I still enjoyed this new addition to the otherworld series. Many of Jaime's traits that irritated me in previous books were eased a little. I did not find that the Jaime/Jeremy romance was really realistic (in Jeremy's character) or that there was enough buildup to it- for me it just sort of came out of nowhere (on his side).
As soon as I read "Bitten", the first book in this series, I was grabbed. I had to honestly run out the next day and buy all of the remaining books in the series. My hands down favorite books in this series are the books containing the Pack (found predominantly in "Bitten" (book 1), "Stolen" (book 2), "Broken" (book 6) and "Frostbite" (book 10)). I personally find the Pack to be entirely enchanting, I cannot get Clay, Elena or Jeremy out of my head. When I read the other books in the series, "Haunted", "Dime Store Magic", "Industrial Magic", etc., I had a difficult time really getting into the books because I personally felt that I did not connect to the characters of Paige, Lucas, Jamie, Savannah, Eve, etc., as well as I connected to the wolf pack. However, this book changed this...
Jamie wasn't my favorite character by any means, she came off in the other books as the flaky necromancer who had a school girl crush on Jeremy. But after reading this book, she is actually growing on me a lot more (unlike Paige who I cannot wrap my head around even after reading 2 of her books). But then again, I may like this book more so because it involved Jeremy...
Regardless, I love the passion in Jamie and Jeremy's relationship, I find it to be more real than the relationship between Paige and Lucas, but not quite on par with Elena and Clay's relationship. I find it refreshing that Jeremy isn't always surrounded by his pack in this story, therefore letting his true character shine. We learn much more about Jeremy, even more than what is revealed about him in "Men of the Otherworld", though I still have no idea what his mother is and that aspect of him does play quite a large role in this book... Jamie, however, does shine as a strong female character in this book, well as much as she can without having the ability of a werewolf or a witch. She uses her powers to the full extent and even pushes them further than she ever thought possible. I also didn't mind Eve in this story, I found her growing on me more so than in her own novel "Haunted".
Overall, I would say that because this is the 7th book in the series (not including obviously the other 5ish books that come after it), that this is the 3rd best book by far.Read more ›