Thursday, January 27, 2011

Werewolves don't have the luxury of sentimentality

My book review on Men of the OtherWorld by Kelley Armstrong:



As young, curious and naive Clayton begins his transformation into a werewolf, he is befriended by Jeremy, another one of his kind, who is anything but your typical Alpha Male. As their bond deepens, Jeremy's aggressive and undermining father enters the picture to make life unbearable. Loyalty remains strong in the Pack but when Jeremy is faced with an important decision, the agonizing pain of trying to integrate Clayton into human society while teaching him the ways of raw survival, now seems all too much to handle.

Kelley Armstrong is a powerful author with a niche for writing empowering stories about mystical women. In Men of the OtherWorld, Kelley continues to show her brilliance of story-telling and takes a different path this time, focusing on the strength and complexity of werewolves; Clayton, Jeremy and Malcolm, all males with extraordinary gifts.

Although I had initially thought that this book would have four completely separate stories, they were woven in perfectly to create a thought-provoking and emotional journey through words.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys tales that extend one's mind into other spiritual worlds, yet can be thrown back into the harsh realms of reality, without a moment's notice.

You can go to Kelley's website to learn more: Men of the Otherworld