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Wolf's Bane

Otherworld: Kate & Logan, Book 1
Written by: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Otherworld: Kate & Logan, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
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Summer camp is a traditional teenage rite of passage, but when you add supernatural powers to the typically high dosage of adolescent hormones - you get an even more combustible mix. Sixteen-year-old werewolf twins Kate and Logan Danvers are none too thrilled at being shipped off to a supernatural youth leadership conference in West Virginia. 

From the moment they arrive at the camp, the twins sense something is off, and they react in their usual manner - Logan reserving judgment and surveying the setup while Kate charges forward, determined to get answers. Kate and Logan quickly ascertain that most of the conference attendees have already formed hostile factions, leaving the twins and a few other misfits to band together.  

What seems like teen hormones in overdrive becomes something much more dangerous, even deadly. Add in a strange magic-warded cabin in the woods and a local history rife with curses and macabre legends, and it becomes clear this was a really, really bad place to build a camp for teenage supernaturals.  

Author's note: This is book 1 in a YA duology. As with all my YA trilogies, this first book ends in a cliff-hanger. Book 2, Wolf's Curse, comes out in March.

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Finally

I have been waiting for another installment from the Otherworld series. Wolf's Bane did not disappoint! This is a YA novel so don't expect everything to be tied up on a neat package at the end. I am eagerly awaiting Wolf's Curse.

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Disappointed

Really liked the authors women of the otherworld series, so was excited about a book lead by Elenas children. Even though I knew the characters were teenagers I didn’t except the vibe book to be so juvenile. Armstrong also kept over explaining the world building dynamics that having read the main series I already knew, a couple times I understand but by the third time Kate or Longan said in their internal monologue “the Alpha, aka my mom” I was so over it . Honestly the writing style felt like a completely different author so much that I DNFed. The narration was fine, I just couldn’t get over the shift in style and tone.

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Loved this book

This was my first audiobook and I loved it so much. The story was amazing and the performances were extremely well done. Kelley Armstrong is an amazing author and I loved every minute of this!

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Great fun with lots of atmosphere and mystery

I really enjoyed this audiobook. First off I’m a big fan of Kelley Armstrong’s “Otherworld” series. It was one of the first urban fantasy series I read and it hooked me on the genre. How fun to see Elena and Clay’s children all grown up and immersed in angsty teenhood. Secondly I’ve been an audiobook listener for years and I think the narrators Justis Bolding and Austin Rising did a great job with all the characters voices.

The story develops well, we start off by seeing the twins at home with their families and we get a peek of them in their dual nature as werewolves. The mystery starts to develop when the twins are sent off to a leadership camp with other paranormal teens. Everyone is acting strange and the twins soon realize somethings not right. They make some friends and enemies and the tension starts to build.

Although this is a teen book it reads well for an adult audience. The writing is excellent as always, great character development, an interesting location and a well thought out mystery. This book ends on a cliff hanger which didn’t bother me at all because I felt it ended at the right spot. Now the author has more time to develop the storyline and the intriguing mystery. This is a new series and we had a lot to learn about Kate and Logan. I’m eagerly awaiting for the sequel Wolf’s Curse.

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I need the next one now please!

Honesty - I won a copy of this book in a contest looking for honest reviews. Even more honesty - it was my lucky day as I had fully intended to buy the book anyway. 😁

Now on to the review:
For those who either don't have the time or the inclination to read long reviews - I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys YA fantasy!

For those still reading - for the most part, I enjoy Kelley Armstrong's books quite a bit. I was first introduced to her novels via another YA saga, The Darkest Powers. This series reminds me of that one a bit. I am enjoying the bit of snark, comedy, romance and lack of stupidity. I will admit, I did see a few of the plot points coming, but that is ok, I enjoyed how Ms. Armstrong played them out. It does become apparent that these books are part of a larger world, but it doesn't push the issue, you can read the other stories or not, it does not appear to be important to this story yet. Having said that, Ms. Armstrong does do a good job of making you just a little curious about some of the other character's possible back stories.

Justis Bolding did an amazing job narrating! So much so, I fully intend to look into other books she has worked on.
Austin Rising... He did an excellent job narrating every other character except Logan. If Logan had a long monologue, then it tended to get a little monotonous. The short emotional, witty or comedic spurts were quite well done.
Overall, the book kept me quite engaged and impatient to listen more. I am definitely looking forward to the next book in the series!

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  • Kathi
  • 2020-02-05

Amazing. But there is a cliffhanger

This was such a good start to this series, but there is a cliffhanger. I cannot wait for the next one to come out I have a feeling it’ll be even better than this one.

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  • Kanukipper
  • 2020-07-07

Cliffhanger Ending and Slightly Wooden Performance

The story was good. This is clearly a YA novel and is written that way. Armstrong seems to have a tendency to stop mid story in her YA novels and pick them up in the next book. So for a Kelley Armstrong fan, that is not surprising. At this point, both books are out, so if you read this book, I recommend also getting the next book, Wolf's Curse, at the same time.

I love this world and was so happy to have this book (and the next), and there were definite updates and what seemed like possible future teasers for at least short stories. I keep hoping she will go back to this series and write the next generation (though I love many of her other books as well). All in all, I enjoyed the story.

My appreciation of the performance depended on the narrator. The female narrator was wonderful and engaging, but the male narrator was inconsistent. His character voices were decent, but he was really wooden and sounded like he was just reading when he was performing the parts between the character dialog. It was somewhat jarring because I would be into the story and raptly listening, and then all of a sudden I was no longer in the story, but very aware that I was listening to a story. That really takes away from the magic of an audiobook. If I could, I would have given the performance 3.5 stars.

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  • Dakota
  • 2020-06-26

Loved it!

The story is outstanding and I'm so glad the series continues. I wish the narrator's were consistent with names and accents but if you can overlook it, the story is well worth your time. Kate & Logan are growing up and it is interesting to see how their character develops.

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  • K. Dennis
  • 2020-03-24

Well, Rhat Was abrupt

What just happened? I’ve never read a book with an ending that just cut off like that mid story. It wasn’t even a cliff hanger, it just ENDED.

Full star off for just a total mishandling on that. And another note that the male narrator was pretty bad.

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  • Libromatto
  • 2020-02-22

Great fun with lots of atmosphere and mystery

I really enjoyed this audiobook. First off I’m a big fan of Kelley Armstrong’s “Otherworld” series. It was one of the first urban fantasy series I read and it hooked me on the genre. How fun to see Elena and Clay’s children all grown up and immersed in angsty teenhood. Secondly I’ve been an audiobook listener for years and I think the narrators Justis Bolding and Austin Rising did a great job with all the characters voices.

The story develops well, we start off by seeing the twins at home with their family and we get a peek of them in their dual nature as werewolves. The mystery starts to develop when the twins are sent off to a leadership camp with other paranormal teens. Everyone is acting strange and the twins soon realize somethings not right. They make some friends and enemies and the tension starts to build.

Although this is a teen book it reads well for an adult audience. The writing is excellent as always, great character development, an interesting location and a well thought out mystery. This book ends on a cliff hanger which didn’t bother me at all because I felt it ended at the right spot. Now the author has more time to develop the storyline and the intriguing mystery. This is a new series and we had a lot to learn about Kate and Logan. I’m eagerly awaiting the sequel “Wolf’s Curse”.

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  • Jazmine
  • 2020-02-13

loved

i always love books by kelley armstrong shes such an amazing author . im always looking for books part of the otherworld series

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  • Lane
  • 2020-02-10

continued.....stops mid - action.

Story is fine....so far. Stops with all questions unanswered. I May listen when this series is finished.

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  • Kim
  • 2020-02-06

Love Kelley Armstrong, but not this book :(

The narrator was great, and Kelley Armstrong is one of my all time favorite authors. But I'm disappointed that I didn't like this book. I was looking forward to it. Planning to request a refund, couldn't finish it. Others may love it, and I hope they do, just wasn't for me.