Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Women of the Otherworld #0.5
In: Tales of the Otherworld (Kelley Armstrong)
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Dark fantasy, Paranormal fantasy, Strong women
5th sentence, 74th page: It was the running-away part I hated.
About how Kristof Nast and Eve Levine meet.
Although the creation of a half-witch, half-sorcerer child is great for the progression of the Women of the Otherworld series, it was difficult to understand just how a witch and sorcerer got involved. Even a witch as rebellious and with such a reputation as Eve Levine. Yet, Bewitched is about more than just Kristoff and Eve’s whirlwind, forbidden romance – it is about Eve finding out who she is to become and how to march to the beat of her own drum.
Haunted showed us that although Eve had a fearsome reputation in life, it was one that was carefully cultivated to shroud a caring individual. That’s not to say that she isn’t incredibly tough and intimidating, but young Eve, at the dawn of her bad-ass reputation is so wonderfully sweet. Her willingness to sacrifice her own wishes for the happiness of Kristoff just builds upon this much more vulnerable image which Armstrong is able to paint in this short story.