Brazen (Otherworld 13.1) by Kelley Armstrong-a review

BRAZEN (Otherworld Stories 13.1) by Kelley Armstrong-a review

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date December 15, 2013

Nick Sorrentino knows everyone in the supernatural world considers him the Pack’s playboy, the pretty but not very useful werewolf whose only reputation involves his amorous exploits.

Usually, Nick couldn’t care less what anyone outside the Pack thinks of him. But when it affects his hunt for Malcolm Danvers, a psychotic bogeyman from the Pack’s past, it matters.

Necessity forces Nick to team up with mercenary half-demon Vanessa Callas to run Malcolm to ground in Detroit. Together, they discover Malcolm is more deadly than ever. And he wants to play.

It’s time for Nick to prove he’s not just a lover.



REVIEW: BRAZEN is the latest novella from Kelley Armstrong focusing on the werewolves of The Otherworld series. The storyline premise finds Nick Sorrentino on the hunt for Malcolm Danvers-one of the most powerful and dangerous werewolves known to the pack. Malcolm, once believed to have been killed by a rogue mutt, has returned in all of his former psychotic glory in the hopes of luring out those he believes betrayed him. As the father to the former alpha, Malcolm knows that the New York pack won’t be far behind. But sending Nick is an insult as Malcolm knows that Nick is less than capable of going for the kill.

Malcolm’s brief reappearance in THIRTEEN, the final Women of the Otherworld instalment, was a shock to readers as he was presumed but never proven deceased. BRAZEN will find Nick partnered with a half-demon mercenary whose field agents have gone missing and presumed dead; but Nick is reluctant when the mercenary is a beautiful woman who is a complete distraction on the job.

Many of the New York wolf pack including Reese, Noah, Elena and Clay make a brief appearance but the bulk of the storyline centres on Nick’s hunt for Malcolm. Malcolm leaves a trail of dead bodies in his wake and Nick knows that one wrong move could find himself at the receiving end of one of Malcolm’s deadly attacks.

BRAZEN is a storyline that ends without a resolution. I am a bit disappointed that we seem to be going around in circles as it pertains to Malcolm and his ability to a evade capture with every encounter. Nick was given an opportunity to take down Malcolm but a moment of hesitation finds Malcolm on the run once again. Kelley Armstrong is obviously planning several more short stories and novellas where our favorite wolf pack goes on the hunt for a psychotic killer and in the end, there is only one wolf who should be allowed to take down the man who has destroyed so many lives.

Reviewed by Sandy


11 thoughts on “Brazen (Otherworld 13.1) by Kelley Armstrong-a review

  1. Have this book and read it. Agree with your review and was left feeling a little lost. Is Nick mated to his half demon??? Was Nick mated or not to his half demon lady. Was very disappointed that Malcolm got away but is should be Clay or Elena that take him down. Speaking of Elena and the pack I watched Bitten both weeks now and have been impressed with the way they are following the storyline.

    • Hi Fran…I don’t think Nick is mated. Basically, he is having sex…lol

      As for the TV show, I agree. They have stuck pretty close to the storyline so I suspect there is a big death in the week’s show.

    • Yes Fran. I have watched both, and so far so good. I am enjoying it, as I think the girl who plays Elena is very good. I really do not like the person playing Clay. Jeremy is eh, but maybe he will get better. Loved the guy playing Nick.

  2. Excellent review Sandy . Brazen sounds like a just ok book and coming from Kelley is surprising , Unless as you said their will be some novella’s in the near future . I haven’t seen the new TV show I don’t get the channel and I am very sad about this I would have loved to have seen it .

  3. Another nice review Sandy. I have been watching BITTEN on television. Last night they sorta strayed from the book. Let’s hope it doesn’t happen too often and damn, Phillip has a nice a$$!!

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