Saturday, June 16, 2012

Book Review: Broken

TITLE: Broken
Book 6 in Women of the Otherworld series
AUTHOR: Kelley Armstrong
GENRE: Urban fantasy, werewolves, mystery
PREMISE: Elena and co. investigate a portal.
MY REVIEW: Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld is one of those long series that just continues to deliver. Elena is now pregnant but still her badass self. One of the things I really appreciate about this series is these women are badass but also are allowed things like falling in love and having family life. More often then not there seems to be this stigma in adult urban fantasy that for a female to be badass she must not want the family life or even contemplate being a wife/mother because this somehow makes her less of a woman or she gets the family life and then suddenly she's all about family only and suddenly all the things that made her awesome are gone and she's no longer independant and constantly worrying about her man only. This is not so in Women of the Otherworld and I totally approve because you can be feminist and still want things like a husband and children.
If you're a reader of Armstrong and this series, you know the drill with her books and Broken is no exception to the rule. There's adventure afoot, there's interesting additions to the fabulous world Armstrong has created, and we get some cute scenes with Elena and co. It's mostly just satisfying seeing Elena have kids.
So this is still a very solid series. Next up: No Humans Involved.
WHO SHOULD READ: Women of the Otherworld fans, urban fantasy fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five pendants

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