Monday, March 31, 2008

"Chaotic" Kelley Armstrong

AAAIIIEEEE!! I'm running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get ready for my trip. The trip to HAWAII! That I leave for in just over a day! (If you could see me right now, you'd know that I just ran a circle around my living room.)

I did manage to read "Chaotic" -- Kelley Armstrong's short story in the anthology Dates from Hell. The story is part of her Women of the Otherworld series. I really liked it. While Hope's power is maybe not very flashy (she senses chaos, so she has visions of bad stuff happening and can read people's minds when they're having chaotic thoughts), her struggle dealing with it, and resisting the urge to revel in it, is really interesting. Both she and Karl (her love interest and a werewolf jewel thief) are just ever so slightly morally ambiguous, which I find quite refreshing. I had to read this story before I started Personal Demon, which I've just bought and is narrated by Hope. That one's definitely going with me on the trip. :)


Marg said...

I read this not too long ago and really liked the Armstrong story.

Have a great holiday!

Jace said...

Just wanted to wish you A Happy Holiday! Enjoy!

C2 said...

Aiiiieeeee! I'll join you in running around like a crazy person and I don't leave for a week and a half.

Have a fabulous time and don't forget the sunscreen!


Jennie said...

Marg--The Armstrong is the only story in the anthology I read. I'm not so big on short stories generally, unless they're part of a larger series.


C2--Got lost of sunscreen packed. My pasty white skin will surely burn, so I'll be careful. You have a wonderful trip too!

nath said...

I enjoyed that short story :D and I'm all happy now that they kind of had their own book :D Hope you enjoy Personal Demon! :D