Monday, July 27, 2009

Review: Broken (Women of the Otherworld, Book 6)

The Women of the Otherworld series is interesting in that, while the stories build off of one another, they each focus on a different character and event. While the books should be read in order, they don't have to be, as each stands on its own pretty well. But, as I said in my review of the previous three books in the series (Dime Store Magic, Industrial Magic & Haunted), I was looking forward to reading Broken, as it returns the focus to Elena, my favorite character of the series.
Ever since she discovered she’s pregnant, Elena Michaels has been on edge. After all, she’s never heard of another living female werewolf, let alone one who’s given birth. But thankfully, her expertise is needed to retrieve a stolen letter allegedly written by Jack the Ripper. As a distraction, the job seems simple enough—only the letter contains a portal to Victorian London’s underworld, which Elena inadvertently triggers—unleashing a vicious killer and a pair of zombie thugs. Now Elena must find a way to seal the portal before the unwelcome visitors get what they’re looking for—which, for some unknown reason, is Elena.
There was one really stupid oversight on Elena's part that made me roll my eyes in this book (like when a character walks into an empty house alone during a movie, making you think they deserve to have the bad guy jump out of them if they are going to be that stupid). But otherwise, I got really into this book and read it very quickly, enjoying the mystery at the center of the plot, and enjoying reading the character dynamics even more. This was a very fun read, and confirmed for me that my favorite books in this series are the ones centering on Elena - Bitten, Stolen and, now, Broken.

Buy Broken (Women of the Otherworld, Book 6) on Amazon.

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