Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong

As a long time fan of Kelley Armstrong, I was very disappointed with this book. In the past I have devoured her books in one sitting, or at least within 2 days and it has taken me a long time to get into this book, and there are a couple of reasons. Hope and Karl are my least favorite and the least interesting of her characters. I also think the multiple points of view backfired. I prefer one, maybe 2 points of view, but this was way too many and I kept getting lost between the characters. I’d be reading from Robyn’s point of view, but think it was Hope’s and then realize it wasn’t, and had to go back and re-read for it to make sense. For a series as a whole, I love it. I think her writing and her Women of the Otherworld characters are some of the best out there….but when it takes me 2 weeks to finish a Kelley Armstrong book then you know there is something wrong with it. I would read it if you are a fan, and want to continue with the series, but it’s not a book to start with if you’ve never read any of her books. I will definitely keep reading and buying her books but hopefully this will be the last installment of Karl and Hope as main characters and Kelley will go back to telling the story from one person’s perspective.

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