Review: Tales of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong

9 Jun

Random House Canada, 2010

Tales of the Otherworld explores the lives of some of Armstrong’s most popular characters, giving readers glimpses into how Clay and Elena met, how Eve and Kristof first hooked up (a brand new novella), and how Lucas and Paige got married.

From Random House Canada website

Okay, let the gushing begin.

Kelley is one of my top 3 favorite authors of forever and ever, so it’s no big surprise that I adored Tales of the Otherworld. The writing and storylines were stellar and it was great to get some backstory on fave characters.

You know when your favorite TV show does one of those “way back in the beginning” episodes where you get a glimpse into the lives of the characters before the show started? Well, that’s exactly what Tales of the Otherworld was for me.  It was bittersweet to read about Clay and Elena’s first encounter since most readers know what happens after. Same goes for Eve and Kristof. When reading their stories it was wonderful to see how far they have come, especially Elena.

To offset the seriousness of some of the short stories, Kelley included the telling of Paige and Lucas’ wedding, which offered up a bit of comic relief.  We also get to witness a brief encountered between Lucas and Eve, which was interesting just in the fact of how their lives end up intertwining years later.

Kelley’s writing style, plots and character development always draw me in and keep me engage, and Tales of the Otherworld was no different. Fans of the Women of the Otherworld series will love these short stories and new fans will most likely become addicted to Kelley’s writing and world.

Browse inside Tales of the Otherworld.

A big howl of thanks to Random House Canada for the review copy.


2 Responses to “Review: Tales of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong”

  1. Amanda Makepeace June 9, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    Love Kelley Armstrong! My favorite characters are Elena and Clay. I’ve not read much outside of the book that feature them. Still need to read the new one if I ever get my hands on it.

    Going to put this on my TBR list. 🙂

    • lavenderlines June 13, 2010 at 6:33 pm #

      Is Bitten the only book you have read? Girl you HAVE to read the rest of the series. Freaking amazing.

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