Author Topic: Kelley Armstrong  (Read 162345 times)

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Kelley Armstrong
« on: August 03, 2007, 02:14:17 pm »
 Anyone read Kelley Armstrong? She wrote the Women of the Underwold series and Exit Strategy. Her Women of the Underworld series feature werewolves, ghosts, witches, and even a necromancer. Each character is different from the last, and completely lovable. My favorite is the werewolf (probably no all that surprising) called Elena. Kelley Armstrong aslo has some shortstories online.

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Re: Kelley Armstrong
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2007, 04:08:08 pm »
I really LOVED Bitten and Stolen and the first couple of the magic stories ( Dime store and industrial), but I haven't continued reading it.  In truth, Elena got way too whiney for me in Broken.  My youngest was a few months old when I picked it up and I think that being pregnant so recently made it hard for me to relate to the " everyone is being too nice to me" complaints.  She kept going on and on about how Jeremy ( my favorite character) and Clay were allquitting caffine and beer  with her  and Jeremy wanted to take her shopping for baby stuff and how that really bothered her.  I just couldn't relate to her issues with it. at all. I ended up putting it down and I haven't really picked any more up.   I heard that the more recent one is very good so I might go back to the series...

Jule

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Re: Kelley Armstrong
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2007, 04:25:45 pm »
I don't have kids, but I could relate to how freaked out she was by the prospect of having kids. I get what you're saying though. You should read No Humans Involved. Jaime's a really fun character and Jeremy has a big role in this book.

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Re: Kelley Armstrong
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2007, 11:30:52 am »
Got all the books and can't wait for No Humans Allowed to come out in paperback...
have had a sneaky read in Borders, and it is loking really good  :)

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Re: Kelley Armstrong
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2007, 09:21:46 am »
Excellent series.  Can't wait for Personal Demon to come out in the spring.



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Re: Kelley Armstrong
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2007, 12:53:35 pm »
Excellent series.  Can't wait for Personal Demon to come out in the spring.




Me too! I am looking forward to the YA novel next year as well.
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Re: Kelley Armstrong
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2007, 05:15:45 pm »
I enjoyed Bitten, etc.

I just picked up Exit Strategy from the library.  Her reviews have been pretty good.

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Re: Kelley Armstrong
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2007, 10:54:21 pm »
I've read all Kelley's books up to now. I've really enjoyed reading them, though I have to agree that Broken, although I enjoyed it, wasn't what I expected. It took me longer to read the Nadia Stafford book than the paranormal ones, though, so I think I prefer those. I don't normally read non-Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror books, so that's probably why. I am looking forward to Personal Demons, but I'm not sure about Hope, as she her character's not had much development, yet...It should be interesting though. What I'd like to see is a book with Savannah, or one of the other werewolves as the narator, as Kelley calls it on her site.

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Re: Kelley Armstrong
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2007, 05:17:34 pm »
I've read them all sence she first came out with Bitten.  I really couldnt get into the whole Hope story line.  I just dont care for her too much. 

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Re: Kelley Armstrong
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2007, 09:10:16 am »
Have you read the Chaotic novella yet? It's narrated by Hope, and it's in Dates from Hell. It was pretty good. She seem like a pretty interesting charactor.

No Humans Involved was excellent. Probably my favorite so far.

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Re: Kelley Armstrong
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2007, 01:29:55 pm »
Let's see, I've read Bitten, Stolen, Haunted and Broken.  I love the way Kelley writes.  Thanks for the heads up on No Humans Involved, I went directly to the Library link and requested it.  I have so many authors that I read, that sometimes I miss a new book that one of them has out.  Can't wait now since I read an excerpt online! 
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Re: Kelley Armstrong
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2007, 09:24:55 am »
I loved Bitten, liked Stolenokay, didn't care too much for Dime Store Magic, but liked Industrial Magic better, couldn't stand Haunted, and *loved* No Humans Allowed. It took me a while to get the courage to pick up Exit Strategy, since it's non-paranormal, but I really liked it. It is a very different book than her others, but I'm really looking forward to the sequels.
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Re: Kelley Armstrong
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2007, 11:31:46 am »
Just finished No Humans Involved and I really liked it.  I'll be checking out Industrial Magic next and might even try Exit Strategy since I like Kelley's writing so much.
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Re: Kelley Armstrong
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2007, 09:47:45 am »
Kelley Armstrong is one of my favourite writers and is on my auto buy list.  I enjoyed Exit Strategy and will pick up the next in that series but for sure I lean more towards the paranormal/supernatural storylines.

I picked Bitten up in hardcover format when I realized I was standing up in the bookstore reading it and it was almost closing time so I'd have to put the book down   :o   No.  Didn't happen.

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Re: Kelley Armstrong
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2007, 12:00:45 pm »
Totally forgot to add that Kelley usually has online novellas relating to her Other World series available at her website I think the first 'batch' she wrote have been taken down because they are going to be published.