The men and women of the Otherworld witches, werewolves, demons, vampires live unseen among us Only now a reckless killer has torn down the wall, trapping one very human woman in the supernatural crossfire.Robyn moved to LA after her husband died to try to put some distance between herself and the life they had together And the challenges of her job as the PR consultThe men and women of the Otherworld witches, werewolves, demons, vampires live unseen among us Only now a reckless killer has torn down the wall, trapping one very human woman in the supernatural crossfire.Robyn moved to LA after her husband died to try to put some distance between herself and the life they had together And the challenges of her job as the PR consultant to a Paris Hilton wannabe are pretty distracting But then her celebutante is gunned down in a night club, and Robyn is suddenly the prime suspect The two people most determined to clear her are her old friend, the half demon tabloid reporter Hope Adams, and a homicide detective with an uncanny affinity for the dead.Soon Robyn finds herself in the heart of a world she never even knew existed and which she was safer knowing nothing about .
Living with the Dead The men and women of the Otherworld witches werewolves demons vampires live unseen among us Only now a reckless killer has torn down the wall trapping one very human woman in the supernatural cros
Definitely my least enjoyed of the series it was actually kind of hard to keep reading.Armstrong changed writing styles to third person and shifted points of view a lot Every chapter changed, and short chapters they were Not only that, but almost all the points of views were from new characters of the series that don t have impact beyond this book Her technique made her writing style suffer When she switched from an intimate point of view to a distant one, the writing technique simplified and be [...]
WrensReads Review This is definitely my least favorite of the series, though I never thought to stop reading and it had my attention ENOUGH I wasn t like dying to know like most of Kelley Armstrong s books.We have way too many points of views in this one We are used to having only one, and the last book we got two which was a nice change of pace, but we got four or five if I am not mistaken And only one of them we knew before this book Hope and even though I still felt like she was a new charac [...]
I can t shrug off the feeling that Kelley Armstrong s Women of the Otherworld books are shifting and from urban fantasy to just plain mystery But maybe I am just too used to her world and it seems too real to me I don t know Living with the Dead is another entertaining but ultimately forgettable addition to one of my favorite series Let me sum it up.The positive 1 This book is just as page turning as Armstrong s previous novels Well paced and never boring.2 Kumpania a commune of clairvoyants i [...]
I really like this series overall and look forward to them, but this one was just a miss for me The main character of the book really wasn t a supernatural at all And the jumpy POV changes made the book feel choppy and lacked cohesion I liked the Detective character that was introduced but overall, it just really wasn t the high point of the series for me I m kinda bored with Hope at this point and I m ready to get back to interesting characters in the series Because Hope s power is so passive, [...]
Wow, Adele, you re a seriously disturbed individual Sociopath, murderer, schemer, stalker, sexual molester, manipulator, disgusting all around person Gross.Interesting mystery but it felt like a lot of run around and not a lot of development or plot Still love the series, but wasn t thrilled with this one I do like Finn, and I like Robyn as well I d be okay if they popped up in a later book Guess since I m reading the rest of the series, I ll see if they do or not, eh
In this ninth book in Armstrong s Women of the Otherworld series the author brings us something different the protagonist is a non supernatural Robyn Peltier is a PR consultant with no special powers or abilities what so ever, well except maybe attracting bad luck She does know how to pick her friends though, as Hope Adams and Karl Marsten come to her rescue when Robyn s problems evolve from bad to worse This is another solid read by Kelley Armstrong It read like a suspense novel, packed with ac [...]
I have never in my life been this disgusted by a heroine No wait, this is way past disgust I am sickened and absolutely repulsed by her.First, a little background info for those who are unfamiliar with this series Hope is a half demon In this series, half demons are the offspring of a full demon and a human A full demon has craving for chaos the negative and or violent motivations thoughts emotions experiences of people , as well as a superpower like fire, telekinesis, teleportation etc Half dem [...]
I don t know who first told me that assuming makes an ASS out of U and ME, but I do know that I was young enough to be shocked that someone said ass I think it was my mom The point is, that I and probably you too have been aware of this idea for as long as I and you can remember.Living with the Dead is a perfect illustration of that One assumption leads to a bad decision leads to another assumption lead to another bad decision, etc That s basically what the entire book is assumptions and reactio [...]
The beginning of the book was great, but then the characters basically chased each other around for a two hundred pages There were too many viewpoint characters and perspective shifts, and Hope is probably my least favorite Armstrong heroine I hope this series picks back up, this is the second one in a row that I ve been a bit disappointed in.Here s my full review.
Now how do I rate Kelley Armstrong s latest in her Women of the Otherworld series Living with the Dead isn t about just one woman In a lot of ways it s not even about one couple, it s really about two men, two women, a ghost, and the question of what is love.Robyn is a woman who recently lost her love, her soulmate, to a senseless and stupid crime She spends her time now just going through the motions of living and keeping a scrapbook about good samaritans who are killed for their deeds, further [...]
Reviewed by Rabid ReadsThis book is the least Otherworld ly out of the bunch and, as a result, also the one that I only passably enjoyed Kelley Armstrong switches up her tried and true format in Living with the Dead and that was a big mistake in my opinion Instead of sticking with her enthralling first person point of views she opts for that of the third person and gives the lead role to a previously unknown, human character This installment also focuses on clairvoyants which are not a breed of [...]
I should say I really dislike the character of Hope in this series It must say something good about Armstrong s talent for creating characters that I have this reaction I can t stand Hope and that made it impossible for me to finish this book Mostly because Hope is mentally worrying all the time about how she would react if Karl leaves her, instead of, say, how she would react if Karl got killed by a mutt Which just goes to show what type of person Hope is Honestly, maybe you, Hope dear, should [...]
ACTUAL RATING 3.5I ve been grappling with this book overnight, trying to assess the story and the ending, trying to decide whether I liked it And instead of my decision being black and white, it has turned out a shade of grey.Robyn, PR to a popular LA socialite, finds herself the main suspect in her clients murder Chased by the police, and being followed by a mysterious young woman looking to harm her, Robyn does what any normal human person would do, and freaks out Thankfully Robyn has two pow [...]
bueno , este libro no me gust bien podria haber sido una historia extra de 100 hojas node 500 tal vez tenga que ver que me cay mal Robbyn solo era una llorona que recordaba a su marido muerto si , muchos dirian no tienes coraz n pero mira tu que no darte cuenta que tu nica amiga Hope tenia secretos guardados desde hace a os y aparte pensar mal de ella te pone de mal huo que le dar un descanso a la serie hasta que me vuelva a nacer el amor o espero que ya no haya mas libros de la loca de Robbyn.
Unfortunately my least favorite of the series so far I didn t grow any feelings for the characters or the storyline.
This didn t feel like an Otherworld book At all It was deeply disturbing and dark It featured some characters we know primarily Hope and Karl, but unlike any of the previous books, this was written in the third person and the real main character was a regular human we ve never met before.It s been six months since Robyn s husband Damon died Since then, she s moved to LA to start a new life for herself She s a PR rep for a celebutante, but she s really just going through the motions Hope is worri [...]
This review was originally posted on my review blog Falling Off The Shelf.Robyn Peltier never knew that moving to Los Angelas would be such a eye opening experience It s one thing following around a famous celebutante like Portia Kane, clearly another when your being chased down by psychotic murderers All she ever wanted to do was move away from the horrible memories of her husbands death, not walk straight into When her client is gunned down in the back room of a local night club, Robyn is the [...]
In Living with the Dead we continue with the Hope and Karl storyline, this time adding Hope s best friend Robyn On many points Living with the Dead is very different from its eight predecessors, and in my opinion this is not a good thing After being widowed at twenty eight, Robyn takes the job of being Portia s PR person When Portia is murdered in a club and Robyn flights the scene to chase after the killer, she is number one suspect on the police s list Together with her friend Hope and Hope s [...]
This was the weakest book of this series that I ve read so far My guess is that it s because it s mainly told from the perspectives of people who don t know about the supernatural community, but that information has to be present somehow I also felt as though the story itself dragged I was about a quarter of the way in when I thought wow, that s short, it s going to end soon And then I kept having that same thought the rest of the way through.It s not a bad book, however, it s just that the othe [...]
Hope and Karl return to the next addition to the women of the otherworld This time they are trying to save Hope s friend Robyn Robyn, who has no supernatural abilites at all, and who is mourning the recent murder of her good Samaritan husband, Damon, and trying to tolerate her job as a PR representative for Portia Kane, a tabloid celebutante But when Portia is shot and Robyn becomes the prime suspect, she flees, only to find herself inexplicably in the middle of the supernatural world Hope has b [...]
This was a nice, refreshing installment in the Women of the Otherworld series I really liked the twists and turns in this story, and there was sure lots of that and lots of action In my opinion a very well put together story into an elaborate world.My only complaint was the fact that we didn t know most of the characters involved, so this could almost be a stand alone story you wouldn t need a lot of background story to understand it I did come to like Robyn and Finn Even though Damon, her husba [...]
AudiobookAm I the only one who didn t like the ending view spoiler Why is Robyn s husband still going to hang around if she feels there s been closure And what is going on with Hope and Karl Are they broke up or engaged hide spoiler So, I ve left this book dazed and confused I m still going to read listen to the next book in the series but this was not my favorite of the bunch.
I really like Hope, but I m ambivalent about Karl I would have liked this one a lot if there was reason to why Adele did the things she did The ending just kind of made it seem like she went on a killing spree for no reason.
This isn t my favourite of Kelley s books, in fact in the series it s my least favourite, however even Kelley s worst book is better then most out there and still very good Karl is not my favourite pack member cause the favourite positions are commandeered by the surviving original pack members but I do love him He is the major redeeming factor in the book That and I love learning about such an elusive supernatural type Clairvoyants are one of the rarest supernatural races and generally stay hi [...]
An innocent human learns of the supernatural amongst us in Kelley Armstrong s Living with the Dead.Robyn Peltier s client has been killed, and she s being set up for murder Still recovering from her husband s death, the last thing she needs is her pal Hope Adams and her guy Karl Marsten parading their coupleness in her face, but they re the only ones who have insight into who the murderer really isd with whom she s in cahoots.But Robyn doesn t know that Hope is a half demon and Karl is a werewol [...]
Pleasant enough visit to Armstrong s OtherworldLiving with the Dead is not quite what I expected coming on the heels of Personal Demon Women of the Otherworld, Book 8 , which left Lucas in a quandry that I had thought would lead to some interesting upheaval in the overall story arc of the series Instead Lucas is a minor off screen character here and we continue on with half choas demon Hope and her werewolf mate Karl But Living with the dead is multithreaded than Armstrong s previous books and [...]
Hope s old friend Robyn recently lost her husband and is lost to grief Hope is a half chaos demon who works for the tabloids and the supernatural Council, but she drops everything to go stay with Robyn for a while It turns out Robyn needs her help than she ever expected because Robyn s starlet client has just been murdered, and Robyn is the number one suspect It s up to Hope, her werewolf boyfriend Karl, and a cop who can see ghosts to find the truth One annoying thing about listening to this b [...]
What happens when a human is caught up in the events of the supernatural world That s essentially what this book is about The book is told from four different people s perspective It never gets overwhelming but there is a case for the argument that there are too many narrators For the second book in a row the recurring characters are Hope and Karl Because of the story they weren t at the heart of the action as much as their previous outing but by no means were they relegated to the background I [...]
I couldn t wait to get my mitts on this book, having been aching with anticipation to see what some of my favorite characters were up to Turns out, the anticipation was a little bit better than the book This latest entry into the WotU series focuses around not just one, but at least four other people There s not a lot of rhyme or reason to when shifts occur or even why it s necessary for so many people to be narrators My guess is that it was just easier for Armstrong to write as the villain in o [...]