Saturday, December 26, 2009

Broken by Kelley Armstrong

Book Details
Broken by Kelley Armstrong
Paperback, 480 pages
2006, Bantam
ISBN: 0553588184
Series: Book 6 of Women of the Otherworld

In this thrilling new novel from the author of Industrial Magic, a pregnant werewolf may have unwittingly unleashed Jack the Ripper on twenty-first-century—and become his next target.

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.

Broken was fantastic. Kelley Armstrong took the usual urban fantasy aspects of her Women of the Otherworld series and broadened them to include both time travel and historical fiction (in the form of Jack the Ripper). Elana's journey through pregnancy and the concerns she has feel very true to life. At least, as much as they can with her being a werewolf and all. I loved how Armstrong wrote a world her readers know well, after five previous series books, and managed to make it feel new and yet so comfortably familiar. The Women of the Otherworld series is always fun and quite enjoyable but Broken stands out and really shines.


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  1. I love Kelley's YA stuff, so I'll keep this on my radar.

  2. I haven't read this author yet, but I've heard so many great things.

  3. I love her writing. Seems to be a winner

  4. I've been wanting to read this book since it came out but haven't had the chance yet. It's on my list though so I hopefully can get to it soon. Good job on the review :)