By the time I got to the end of the Otherworld series, I wanted there to be more. And thankfully, there are tons of other stories about the characters out there. First, I went ahead and read Men of the Otherworld and this collection, but they were just the jumping of point for me to go on and read all the various short stories I could find.
I absolutely loved the Women of the Otherworld series. One of the things I loved was that it was narrated by a string of strong, confident female narrators. I also liked the brief bits that were narrated by “their men”. And there were allusions to all kinds of interesting backstory bits – like Clay becoming a bitten werewolf as a child – that were never really explained in the series itself.
I feel like this was probably the best ending this series could have had.
The thing that I really love about the novellas in this series are that they’re a mix of shorter action-packed stories and character development. I particularly like the opportunities given to fleshing out more minor characters in the series, as well as showing different perspectives of the protagonists.
This is probably my least favourite of the novellas in this series. The mystery behind the fight club is what drew me in – it just seemed interesting. Getting to see Savannah fighting in the ring was really the highlight, I think. It was fun watching her use her spells, and to see a bit of the clash between her hiding some of her magic and contacts, even while the reader knows that her “dark” side isn’t really a secret to Paige.