Title: No Humans Involved (Women of the Otherworld #7)
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Release Date/Publisher: February 26th 2008 by Seal Books
Finished: September 1st 2013 (originally read years ago)
- Dime Store Magic
- Industrial Magic
- No Humans Involved
- Personal Demon
- Living with the Dead
- Waking the Witch
- Spell Bound
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.
She 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.
What I thought:
And so my series re-read continues! This installment feature Jaime as the main character! You’ve probably seen her in the background of other books helping out, but now she has her own adventure!
Jaime is actually one of my favourite characters. She isn’t like the other paranormals and doesn’t depend on attack magic or physical strength, but she has her own abilities that always help out. She is a Necromancer and can talk to ghosts, as well as summon the dead. Because she doesn’t have anything that can defend herself with, the others usually leave her behind or try to protect her, if she’s not being kidnapped.
She might seem like one of the useless ones, but just the way she always wants to help and prove them wrong is just awesome. Her drive to really help out and do something on her own in this really made her one of my favourites. And the depth and darkness of her powers and what she can really do kind of makes her the strongest race of supernaturals. Who else can control the dead and return them to their bodies?
Jaime really shines in this book, going to live in a house with other “spiritualists” that all want their big TV break. As she finds spirits who are different than she’s seen before, she decides that she wants to help them and this leads to hunting down a new kind of threat to their world. Totally off topic, but she still has a thing for Jeremy and they finally “connect” more in this. And let me tell you that the wait was worth it.
Anywho, if you’re reading this series I hope you like this one as much as I did!