Review: No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Otherworld #7)Release Date: February 26, 2008
Title: No Humans Involved
Series: Women of the Otherworld #7
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Pages: 505
Publisher: Bantam Spectra
Source: Owned
Available: Barnes and Noble
From the Publisher: Readers around the world have fallen for Kelley Armstrong's intoxicating, sensual, and wicked tales of the paranormal, in which demons, witches, werewolves, and vampires collide-often hilariously, sometimes violently-with everyday life. In Armstrong's first six novels, Elena, Paige, and Eve have had their way with us. Now get ready for Jaime Vegas, the luscious, lovelorn, and haunted necromancer. Jaime, who knows a thing or two about showbiz, is on a television shoot in Los Angeles when weird things start to happen. As a woman whose special talent is raising the dead, her threshold for weirdness is pretty high: she's used to not only seeing dead people but hearing them speak to her in very emphatic terms. But for the first time in her life-as invisible hands brush her skin, unintelligible fragments of words are whispered into her ears, and beings move just at the corner of her eye-she knows what humans mean when they talk about being haunted. Jaime is determined to get to the bottom of these manifestations, but as she sets out to solve the mystery she has no idea how scary her investigation will get or to what depths ordinary humans will sink in their attempts to gain supernatural powers. As she digs into the dark underside of Los Angeles, she'll need as much Otherworld help as she can get in order to survive, calling on her personal angel, Eve, and Hope, the well-meaning chaos demon. Jeremy, the alpha werewolf, is also by her side offering protection. And, Jaime hopes, maybe a little more than that.
4 Stars

Finally, Jaime gets to be in the spotlight! Clumsy, sweet tongue-tied (well, when Jeremy is around) Jaime. While I love Elena and the rest of the gang, it’s nice for some new blood to take over.  Jamie is my favorite kind of main character – strong, kick ass, and not afraid to ask for help (some of the other ladies in this world should take notes).

And in this one, we finally get to see Jeremy let his hair down! How could I not adore Jaime for that?

The mystery that she needs to solve is a dark one – much darker than we’ve seen in the past 6 books. It involves children. Ghosts of children. And she must do it while living in a reality-tv style house complete with cameras and other “psychics” like herself.

Basically – shit gets real.

But Jaime calls in her friends – Eve, Kristof, Jeremy, and Hope – to help her and together they work to figure out just what in the world is going on. All while not revealing that she is truly a necromancer in front of the cameras!

Jaime and Jeremy’s relationship has been hinted at for several books. She’s waited for four years for him to finally come around so that was my favorite part of the novel, hands down. Seeing them finally have a chance to explore one another and begin to be together was truly special after watching them crush on one another for so long in previous books. And Jaime had no qualms whatsoever teasing him. Relentlessly.

But in reality, there is nothing about this world that I don’t like. Kelley Armstrong can’t write an Otherworld novel that I won’t enjoy. There are some I enjoy more than others because I am more emotionally invested in the characters, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like the new characters. Each time I come back to one of these books, it feels like coming home to something. These characters are my friends. I know them intimately. I feel what they feel.

And in the case of Jaime Vegas? I may have felt a lot of werewolf sex.

Just sayin’.

Other Reviews:

Celine 7/3/2013

Jaime and Jeremy are so great together. I love that Jaime knows what she wants. And I agree, the story of No Humans Involved is quite dark.. Although I just finished reading Personal Demon and that one wasn’t a picknick either. Lovely review, Mandi (:

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