Review: Otherworld Nights by Kelley Armstrong

Posted October 28, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments

Otherworld Nights by Kelley Armstrong

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Otherworld Nights by Kelley ArmstrongOtherworld Nights by Kelley Armstrong
Series: Otherworld Stories #3
Published by Orbit on October 7, 2014
Genres: Anthropology, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Short Stories
Pages: 351
Format: E-Arc
Source: Netgalley
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This short story collection includes one brand-new tale, one story previously available only at Kelley Armstrong's website, and re-prints some hard-to-find stories from various anthologies as well as the entire novella Hidden.
"Demonology" - Adam's mother discovers what he is"Twilight" - a Cassandra & Aaron story from
Many Bloody Returns
"Stalked" - Clay & Elena's honeymoon story from
My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon
"Chivalrous" - Reese's backstory from SubPress's long sold-out
Tales of Dark Fantasy 2
"Lucifer's Daughter" - Hope & Karl story from
Blood Lite II: Overbite

Hidden
-- reprinted from SubPress chapbook"From Russia with Love" - The Pack bonus story included with hardcover of
Thirteen
"Vanishing Act" - brand-new Savannah & Adam novella set after
Thirteen

For every fan of the women of the Otherworld who is longing for more, a suspenseful and sexy new collection of stories and novellas by Kelley Armstrong.
In Otherworld Nights, Armstrong brings together some of her favourite love matches, taking us on honeymoon with her werewolves, Elena and Clay; showing us how her vampires, Cassandra and Aaron, express their unique bond; revealing how Karl proposed to Hope; and illustrating how the young Australian werewolf, Reese, learned the dangers of infatuation, among other stories. By popular demand, shes also included her fan-favourite novella, Hidden.
As an exciting conclusion, Armstrong has written a brand-new novella that takes us beyond the end of 13 to show us what happens after Savannah and Adam save the Otherworld--and realize they do love each other. The trouble is whether they know what love really means--coupled with the little wrinkle of having to figure that out while they battle demons. The kind from hell.

Ok so I know that all but one of the stories in Otherworld Nights has been published somewhere in the big wide world but I have never read them. So I leapt up for the chance to delve once more into the Otherworld series.

I loved that we got to see life after Thirteen and have a catch up with all the characters were doing. And it was lovely to have a short story about Cassandra. I was always (and still am) disappointed that she never got her own story in the Women of the Otherworld series, how she was always a secondary character.

I also love that we got some back story to the men of the otherworld, particularly Adam and Reese. The only disappointing thing about these stories are that they are too short!

Despite not reading the Otherworld series for a while it was amazing how easy it was to slip back into the story, to know who the characters are. My feeling for the characters were the same – my love for Elena and Cassandra, my indifference towards Savannah.

I guess my only complaint is that this anthology seems a bit too focused on the werewolves, on Elena but at the same time I can’t really complain as they are my favorite part of that world.

Otherworld Nights is a brilliant re-introduction into the Otherworld  series that has made me want to reread the books all over again.

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