The Women of the Otherworld–Kelley Armstrong

I was first introduced to this series by my brother who thinks it is endlessly amusing. I have to agree with him.

This series is written by a fellow Canadian, and she is among my favourite authors. Kelley Armstrong has written the Women of the Otherworld series, and it’s a delightful new take on the supernatural world.

The first book “Bitten” starts out following the only female werewolf, Elena Michaels, as she tries to deal with becoming a werewolf and trying to fit in with normal people. She’s even dating a regular guy, but often needs to sneak out in the middle of the night in the big city of Toronto, in order to go for a run as her werewolf self.

Thankfully, she is needed in the supernatural world where you discover that she has a serious attachment to a hunky blond werewolf named Clay, who is adamantly trying to get back together with her.

This is a refreshing new take on the supernatural scene, and I think I like following werewolves more than I like reading about certain vampires. The rest of the series is about Elenas friends who also happen to be supernatural beings. Keep going and you’ll find that there are witches, wizards, vampires, and more werewolf fun to be had.

I recommend this to any girl who wants to read about women who kick men’s asses and don’t give a rats ass about looking good while doing it. Regular women with amazing abilities.

The Sookie Stackhouse Series

One of my favourite series is the Sookie Stackhouse novels’ by Charlaine Harris. I read them all a couple of summers ago and it only took me about a week. They are very good summer reads and you could take those light tiny books anywhere.

They are about a girl named Sookie Stackhouse who ends up falling for a vampire. No worries though, these vampires are not like the sparkly dudes from Twilight. These are rough and tough sexy vamps who can’t go out in the sunlight and turn into a disturbing goop-like substance if they do.

You probably know this series as the Trueblood series on tv. And trust me, if you like the show, you’ll loooooove the books. Eric is even sexier on the page, and there are pleeeeenty more sexy dudes that Sookie gets to know. Plus she’s far more bad ass than how they have portrayed her sometimes in the show.

Girl kicks ass.

Oh yeah, and my favourite beau makes a special appearance every once in awhile as the hilariously addled brained, Bubba. (Aka: Elvis.)

This Week

This week, or at least the next couple of days, I will be suggesting a few books series for those who want to get to know a bunch of characters and stick with them through thick and thin.

Please note, that all of these series are likely to be supernatural-types because I have a serious addiction to those type of books.

Also, if you have any suggestions for what I should be reading, please leave me a comment! I like to try to read outside of my comfort-zone. And after the book on Terry Fox that I am currently reading I will be aiming to read some of Louis L’Amours westerns! (My dad has an ENTIRE book shelf dedicated to him, so I figure I’ll take a gander.)

Thanks!

Allison