NetGalley Review: Led Astray: The Best of Kelley Armstrong by Kelley Armstrong

Tachyon Publications  Published Sept. 15, 2015 384 Pages

Tachyon Publications
Published Sept. 15, 2015
384 Pages

Best-selling author Kelley Armstrong put together a collection of short stories ranging from zombies to vampires from Japan to post-apocalyptic world. 

I have a love hate relationship with short stories. It isn’t something I hide at all. But I like Kelley Armstrong so I decided to read this book. . .  and it wasn’t that bad.

I enjoyed a majority of the stories but after a while everything started to read the same so I had to put it down and pick it up. Alot of the stories are connected to the Otherworld series, so that is a big reason but even then I felt a bit of disconnect because they all were saying the same thing but with different character names. However, if you are a fan of the Otherworld series, then you will completely love this collections.

I really enjoyed the stand-alones such as A Haunted House of Her Own, Last Stand and The Door. It made me fall for Armstrong and her talent for the supernatural and others.

I don’t have a huge issue with this collection. I feel that it wasn’t versatile enough to display her talent. Again, this were reading the same too much for me. I feel that this should have been a collection of stand-alones instead of trying to appeal to readers of certain already published series.  Do I think these were the best? Not at all. It wasn’t an issue of talent but more an issue of subject matter.

I am glad I read it and no I am not being bias because I like the author. Good author or not it is hard for me to enjoy short stories.

Overall, I would completely recommend this to her fans but also for those that want to get to know her a bit.

3 Pickles

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