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Broken: Otherworld: Bk 6 by Kelley Armstrong
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Broken: Otherworld: Bk 6 (edition 2006)

by Kelley Armstrong

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Title:Broken: Otherworld: Bk 6
Authors:Kelley Armstrong
Info:Spectra (2006), Mass Market Paperback, 480 pages
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Broken by Kelley Armstrong

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I love the Elena and Clayton stories also I like Jamie and Jeremy so this story was great ( )
  StarKnits | Feb 6, 2019 |
Having a hard time getting into this series. I don't know what it is exactly but they just don't hook me the way Armstrong's other books have. ( )
  SevenAcreBooks | Jul 11, 2018 |
Broken
4 Stars

When Elena Michaels is asked to pay back a favor, little does she know that she is about to unleash one of the most vile murderers of all time onto an unsuspecting world. Tasked with stealing Jack the Ripper's "From Hell" letter, Elena accidentally triggers a dimensional portal that enables zombies, plagues and even the notorious killer to appear in modern day Toronto.

Fast paced and action packed with strong world building and solid character development. Unfortunately, the Ripper lore is not utilized to its fullest potential.

Broken highlights once again Armstrong's skillful construction of a world replete with numerous supernatural beings existing in secret alongside humanity. Werewolves, demons, vampires, zombies, witches and sorcerers are all woven seamlessly into the storyline.

In terms of the romance, Elena and Clay's relationship has improved drastically. In contrast to the childish, squabbling pair in the first two books of the series, they have finally become a cohesive unit. Elena has definitely matured (perhaps her pregnancy has had a positive effect on her) and is a great deal less whinny. Similarly, Clay has realized that he cannot keep Elena wrapped in cotton-wool and supports her choices rather than constantly arguing with her.

While Jack the Ripper is a favorite theme of mine, it is not put to good use within the narrative as the zombies take center stage, and the explanation given for the Ripper's original killing spree is uninspired and obscure. Moreover, the identity of the primary villain is painfully obvious and one wonders how Elena and her allies managed to miss all of the clues.

All in all, an entertaining addition to the series and the hints that Jeremy is finally beginning to see Jaime as something other than a ditzy necromancer are intriguing. Their book is next and not a moment too soon. Hopefully it will live up to expectations.
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  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
I'm just not into Armstrong's werewolf books. That may not be fair, actually, I think I'm really just not into Elena or Clay. Yeah, they're more mature-ish here, but given how their relationship began, I'm not sure I'm ever going to be able to see it as anything other then a woman who fell in love with her attacker/stalker. It's hard to buy the happily ever after vibe when that's the starting point. I still read the werewolf books for the glimpses of other characters and for continuity, but I'd be happier I think with a book focused on Nick, or Jeremy, or pretty much anyone else. In the end, this book also loses points for having a plot that only works if you accept that the characters are idiots incapable of basic reason and common sense. It's a lazy way to tell the story, and I didn't enjoy it. It doesn't help that I never believed that the central character was in any danger, so the stakes were rather low. Really, not much to recommend this one - even the Jack the Ripper bit is a tease rather then anything substantial. ( )
  duchessjlh | Sep 18, 2017 |
It was really nice to go back to the original narrator of this series. I kind of missed her sarcasm and her strength.

I felt like this book shows a completely different Elena. She's pregnant and, because she isn't allowed do to almost anything (by any of her pack mates), she's bored. She's also a little afraid I think. Being the only female werewolf, her pregnancy is a mystery for everyone and it's a reason for everyone to worry about her and her babies. For me it was a little strange seeing this side of her, because I'm used to a powerful, confident Elena, one that isn't afraid of anything and one that can do almost anything. Oh, and let's not forget about powerful, nothing-can-hurt-him Clay. But I think it was a good thing to see the vulnerable side of both of them. Makes them that much stronger and makes me love these characters more.

I also liked that we get to see Jamie. I really do love her!

The book was fast-paced, full of action, mystery, zombies and the occasionally funny dialogue, along with sarcasm. It isn't my favorite book of the series so far, but it is good. Now off to read about Jamie :D ( )
  Rubys.books | Oct 15, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553588184, Mass Market Paperback)

In this thrilling new novel from the author of Industrial Magic, a pregnant werewolf may have unwittingly unleashed Jack the Ripper on twenty-first-century—and become his next target.

Ever since she discovered she’s pregnant, Elena Michaels has been on edge. After all, she’s never heard of another living female werewolf, let alone one who’s given birth. But thankfully, her expertise is needed to retrieve a stolen letter allegedly written by Jack the Ripper. As a distraction, the job seems simple enough—only the letter contains a portal to Victorian London’s underworld, which Elena inadvertently triggers—unleashing a vicious killer and a pair of zombie thugs.

Now Elena must find a way to seal the portal before the unwelcome visitors get what they’re looking for—which, for some unknown reason, is Elena.

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Unsettled by her pregnancy, werewolf Elena Michaels is given the task of retrieving a stolen letter allegedly written by Jack the Ripper, but she soon discovers that the letter contains a portal to Victorian London's underworld, allowing the vicious killer access to the twenty-first century, where he and a pair of zombie thugs are searching for Elena.… (more)

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