5.0 out of 5 stars Super!
I love this book, same goes for the series, one hundred percent amazing and I can't wait to read the rest of her works
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice
Strangely, it's the same artwork as The Dark Divine by Bree Despain. It's what drew me to buy it in the first place. I thought it was a sequel or something. But home I realised it wasn't even the same author. The style is very different from what I usually like but it was ok. I won't read it again but it helped pass the time.
Published on Mar 14 2010 by Catherine Lapensee
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super!,
This review is from: No Humans Involved (Paperback)I love this book, same goes for the series, one hundred percent amazing and I can't wait to read the rest of her works
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the better books...,
This review is from: No Humans Involved (Paperback)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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Medium and the Message,
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.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!,
This review is from: No Humans Involved (Paperback)This is a fun, exciting and fascinating book written by Kelley Armstrong. If you haven't read her "Women of the Otherworld" book, of which this is one, then you really need to. Kelley is a top notch author.
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally-Jeremy has a mate,
This review is from: No Humans Involved (Paperback)I love this series as well. Jeremy has fascinated me throughout the storylines and I am pleased that Kelly has graciously granted him a mate.
The character of Jaime is packed full of humour, sexuality and life, something Jeremy needed and Kelly Armstrong has seen to it that the Pack Alpha has new meaning to his life.
Again, as I have said in previous reviews, read this series from the beginning. Do not make this book your first attempt into the "Otherworld" series. The character development is fascinating and background information is too important to understanding their psyche. Start with "Bitten" and "Stolen". This makes for a good afternoon read.
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice,
This review is from: No Humans Involved (Paperback)Strangely, it's the same artwork as The Dark Divine by Bree Despain. It's what drew me to buy it in the first place. I thought it was a sequel or something. But home I realised it wasn't even the same author. The style is very different from what I usually like but it was ok. I won't read it again but it helped pass the time.
4.0 out of 5 stars I can talk to dead people.,
This review is from: No Humans Involved (Mass Market Paperback)Jaime Vegas is a true necromancer. She can raise the dead if she has to. She can see and talk to ghosts. Only problem is, she can't control seeing them. Constantly, everywhere, they see her, she pretends not to see them. Sure, she can deliver a message for them, but she can't figure out why they're dead, who killed them, what killed them, and would prefer not to even try. Now part of the interracial council, Jaime gives her feedback when it's needed and wanted. However, she still doesn't think they take her as seriously as she'd like them to.
Jeremy is a werewolf, the pack's Alpha. As the Alpha, he's constantly being protected, bodyguard and otherwise, for no one in the pack wants to lose him, and those not part of the pack wants to see him dead. This time he meets up with Jaime without protection, just `for a visit'. While he's slow at getting there, he wants her. He just doesn't want to put the risks on her of what a pack Alpha means; the constant need to be protected, always at risk, for the easiest way to get to Jeremy would be through Jaime. But she's been wanting him since they met, and this time Jaime is determined to get him.
On the set of an anticipated TV show, something strange happens. Seems ghosts are trying to get her attention, but she can't see them. She talks to them, but they don't seem to understand or hear her. And other than indistinguishable whispers, she can't understand them either.
With the help of mostly Eve, Kristof, Hope, Jeremy and Karl, they delve into the mystery, unable to understand why these ghosts are unlike those she's ever encountered and wanting to lay them to rest. With a little sleuthing, they discover the ghosts are those of children, ghosts who's energy has been taken away, making them unable to appear in corporeal form, unable to be heard even by Eve and Kristof. But finding out who and why is enough to shock everyone.
I liked the mystery involved in this one. I'd have never guessed - not true, LOL! I got an inkling of the who, just not quite the why and how. It was interesting to see how the plot worked out - definitely different from your usual run of the mill paranormal story. What I thought cute was how Jaime was portrayed like Daphne from the Scooby-Doo cartoon - a wimp, always the one in trouble, getting kidnapped and needing rescuing. But the courage Jaime finds to defeat them was right-on perfect. I couldn't expect better.
I liked the banter between Jaime and Jeremy, especially the way she teased him. I do feel that there could have beem a little more spark between them. While it was strong, it wasn't enough. Could have used a little more `oomph' between the two of them.
And while the book is full of the usual: horror, action, adventure, suspense, mystery, satire, there were little inconsistencies that you catch and just let go. But I thought it was a little too neat, like it was hastily written. Too many tidy coincidences and not enough twists. And I know I'm not the only one who'd have loved to get more of Jaime's background. You get snippets of her past, but it's like the info barely made a dent on who Jaime is. Could've really used more on her.
Otherwise, another hit for the series. Keep `em coming, Kelley!
5.0 out of 5 stars finally insight into two intriguing characters,
Jaime may not be everyone's favorite person in the series but I've always liked her. She is not a superwoman with amazing strength but that's her charm. Out of all the women so far, she is the most human yet she is a necromancer. Jeremy has always been a very strong and silent character and came across as the man with iron self control. It's not a great leap for him not to broadcast his feelings.
This is one of my favorite books, if not the favorite book in the series so far. The plot was engaging and the scenes between Jeremy and Jaime were very touching and in some very sizzling. Definitely a keeper.
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent addition to the otherworld series,
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No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong (Paperback - Feb 23 2010)
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