Review: Haunted by Kelley Armstrong

Friday, July 26, 2013
Series: Women of the Otherworld #5
Publisher: Bantam Spectra
Release Date: May 2005
Reviewed by: Amber R.

This story in the Women of the Otherworld series focused completely on Eve. Which I know sounds weird but apparently there is a whole bunch of stuff going on in this ghostly world that I didn't realize existed.

As we all know, Eve died and Paige became the guardian of Eve's daughter Savannah. We've had a good mix of story this far. And delving into Eve's story in the afterlife is definitely interesting. There are different levels of the afterlife. Some people become ghosts and life in this almost parallel ghostly universe to the real world. They do specific jobs that the Fates hand out and take care of other tasks. However, they get to hang out with each other too. And there are some angels, some people get punished and are sent to different levels of hell. Basically there is a whole lot going on.

Eve is part of our ghostly parallel afterlife. She's working on certain things for the Fates. Kristoff is actually there as well. And Eve and him are pretty friendly in the afterlife. Although Eve has become a ghost she's dead set (pun intended) on getting in contact with Savannah, trying to protect Savannah, and just trying to keep tabs on her to make sure she's alright. Her main goal is to somehow cross back over and be able to speak with Savannah directly. To say that she has been unsuccessful is putting it mildly. And although she's on the hunt for a new way to contact her, the Fates have other things in store.

The Fates recruit Eve to hunt down a Nix, a part demon entity who inhabits certain peoples minds in order to get them to cause havoc. Basically she pushes and coerces them to go on these crazy mass murder killing sprees. The Fates have been trying to capture this Nix since they accidentally let her escape many years before but have not found the right ghost/demon/angel whoever, to capture her. For some reason they think Eve is right for the job and put her on the hunt with some angelic help from Trisiel. While Eve thinks this case is open and close, she's met her match in the clever Nix who is not willing to give up so easily.

I really enjoyed this book although I do want to say I didn't enjoy Eve's story as much as I've enjoyed Paige and Savannah's in the past. I think that her pov while interesting didn't really grab me in like the other books in this series have done in the past. However, I'm really interested in reading the next installment in this set. I like how the books focus on specific women in the paranormal world and we get glimpses of several different stories all together in one series.


  1. I so am not happy with our library right now. I just put in a request for her latest YA book, The Rising, and thought I'd start this series after I'm done with it. I'm so disappointed that they don't have the entire series, they have broken volumes and I don't think they'll want to complete the set.


    Happy weekend, girls!

    1. I really loved her YA series as well. There is a spin off of the YA series that I need to read, I just haven't gotten around to it yet. I have put so many holds on books at libraries or searching everywhere for a specific books, so I know that's frustrating! Have a good one too!

  2. I really need to start this series. I have had the first two books on my shelf for a long time and I've never made time for them.

    Thanks for the great review! I'm glad that you are still interested in reading the series even though this book wasn't the best.

  3. Eve 's story really wasn't my favorite, but I loved the series as a whole. Sad to see it end.

    1. I'm glad that I wasn't the only one who wasn't a big fan of Eve's. I'm looking forward to continuing on in the series.

  4. Thanks for the great review Amber. I really need to start reading her.


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