Haunted – Review

Haunted (Women of the Otherworld, #5)Haunted by Kelley Armstrong
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved this book! This book stars Eve Levine, who is Savannah’s mother. One who also happens to be dead. I love the concept of this book. Eve is dead therefore we are treated to the underworld. Complete with Fates, angels, demons, half-demons, ghost, and necromancers.

In this book Eve gets to battle or rather hunt for a Nix; Someone or rather a spirit that thrives on chaos, murder, and other such dark emotions. This particular Nix had been captured but escaped an inescapable hell. So they send Eve to do this quest. If she finishes this quest she will ascend to Anglehood.

And what story wouldn’t be complete without a bit of romance in it. In Dime Store Magic we had met Savannah’s Father, Kristoff. Unfortunately he had died right away. Fortunately for Eve they met up in the afterworld. They now have a chance to rekindle that fire that never really died out.

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I have to say that out of all 5 that I have read so far this one is #2. I was gripped from the very beginning, okay maybe not gripped but fascinated. It’s not everyday that you read a well-written story about the afterlife. I also really like Eve and her literal kick-butt attitude!

One of the stipulations for Eve to become an angel is that she can never return to the ghost world. But of course that is where he sweetheart resides. I was on edge the first time Eve was faced with a situation that could of had her become an angel. I was on edge cause I wanted her to be able to overcome at her own strength and be able to stay with Kristoff. I was so thankful then when the situation got dire that she had a savior in the form of another angel come to rescue her.

Then it gets frustrating. Throughout the whole time she is hunting this Nix, Eve is accompanied by an angel assigned the task of killing or sending the Nix back to hell. He keeps messing up!! Then when it finally counts he is not there, again!So Eve is own her own fighting this Nix!! Only Eve is Paige’s body so she sacrifices herself and Kristoff’s future so that she may deal with the Nix. I was so sadden. But that dark cloud had a silver lining- the Fates saw the sacrifice and gave her a deal. 6 months with the angles and no contact, and 6 months with Kristoff. Such a happy ending!

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