Book Review

by Kelley Armstrong

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

RT Rating

The riveting Otherworld series continues, this time with the focus split between two protagonists. Sections of the novel switch back and forth between first-person perspectives. Seeing the story unfold from different viewpoints gives readers insights while keeping the plot twists intact. Armstrong delivers the goods yet again!

To pay off a debt owed to Benicio Cortez, the head of the Cortez cabal, half-chaos demon Hope Adams agrees to go undercover in Miami to see if a young sorcerer's gang is plotting something big.

Hope gains acceptance in the gang easily, but from there things get complicated. Something big may be about to go down, but who or what is behind it?

For Hope, her innate need for chaos could place her right in the line of fire.

(BANTAM SPECTRA, Apr., 384 pp., $20.00)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Bantam Spectra

Published: April 2008

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4 Stars

Average Rating: 4 Stars
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Personal Demon

Submitted by Robin in PA on July 6, 2010 - 11:06pm.

Half Demon Hope Adams has been asked to do a favor for Benicio Cortez, head of the Cortez Cabal. Benicio wants her to infiltrate a gang of supernaturals who may be causing trouble for the Cabal. Hope ends up liking the young gang members who run a nightclub and pull heists on the side. But soon two of the gang members are kidnapped and another is murdered. It's up to Hope, her former lover Karl, Sorcerer Lucas Cortez and his wife, Paige Winterbourne, to find out if the Cabal is behind these happenings.

This was a decent addition to Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series. I thought this book started out a little slow, but it picked up when Hope started her undercover work. Hope is an interesting character, but I actually liked the other characters in the book better. Paige and Lucas have always been a favorite for me, so I was very glad to see them. I also like to see the inter-workings of the Cabal. My rating: 4 Stars.