Monday, October 7, 2013

BOOK REVIEW - BEGINNINGS by KELLEY ARMSTRONG - TALES OF THE OTHERWORLD # 2 - PREQUEL NOVELLA - WOMEN OF THE OTHERWORLD SERIES

By: Kelley Armstrong
Published By: Orbit Books, Hachette
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback from library, 547 Pages

BEGINNINGS NOVELLA # 0.08

RATING: 4.5 CLAYTON STARS!

Blurb : Goodreads

Have you ever wondered how lone wolf Clayton Danvers finally got bitten by the last thing he ever expected: love? Or how the hot-blooded bad-girl witch Eve Levine managed to ensnare the cold, ruthless corporate sorcerer, Kristof Nast in one of the Otherworld’s most unlikely pairings? Would you like to be a fly on the wall at the wedding of Lucas Cortez and Paige Winterbourne, as their eminently practical plans are gradually upended by their well-meaning friends? Or tag along with Lucas and Paige as they investigate a rather gruesome case that looks to be the result of a rogue vampire?

Now, Otherworld reader can share these moments with some of their favorite characters—as well as catching welcome glimpses into the minds of some of the lesser-known players. But even readers new to the Otherworld universe will find much to love in these seven tales of friendship, adventure, and enduring romance.

Anthology contains: Birthright, Beginnings, Ghosts, Expectations, Wedding Bell Hell, The Case of El Chupacabra and a new story narrated by Eve.

OTHERWORLD STORIES # 0.08

BEGINNINGS
210 PAGE - NOVELLA
FOUND INSIDE TALES OF THE OTHERWORLD


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle :

This is what I had been waiting to read in Bitten , Women Of The Otherworld # 1. We get to see how Clay and Elena met and about that bite. What led up to it.

We get to spend some time with Logan as well and I really liked that. I thought in Bitten we weren’t given a chance to see what Elena saw in him before his tragic end. I couldn’t grieve his character because I didn’t really know him. Now after reading Beginnings I feel kind of sad that Kelley knocked him off.

Nick was another surprise for me in Beginnings. His character seemed a lot more submissive in Bitten but in this book he comes across a bit more chatty and he felt a bit more on an even ground with Clayton.

I liked seeing Clay in this prequel novella. I felt like I understood him more and saw his desperation from being in his head when he bit Elena. I certainly think that was missing from Bitten.

This novella could have been shorter, but I did enjoy watching Elena and Clay bonding, before the big da...da...daaaaaaa...bite that drove Elena away from Clay for so many years.

This 210 page novella is told from both Clayton and Elena’s pov’s. I think this is a must to read after Bitten. There are several short stories ranging from 12 pages to 210 pages within the anthology , Tales Of The Otherworld. I am choosing the ones that apply to the books in the series I have read up to. Then I will go back and read more once I am up to those short stories. This was the longest story in the anthology.

Onto Ghosts next # 1.1 I am trying to pick the order to read them in, which is getting a little interesting as Goodreads lists them in an order but there is another anthology titled, Men Of The Otherworld. Goodreads list them in a certain order to read, but then I haven't read enough books to know these other characters and I don't want any spoilers as they are all prequel or parts that were missing from original stories. So I will do it my way and it should all pan out. I think if I had read about 8 books in the series I could read them in the order on Goodreads but I haven't.

Michelle

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