I have never read any of Kelley Armstrong's other books. After this, I really want to read them! I'm rather picky when it comes to werewolves and vampires, but Armstrong surpasses my expectations. I greatly appreciated the pack mentality of the werewolf sections.
It was also interesting to see how almost all of the stories ended up fitting together. The only one that I didn't see included in the "final act" if you will was the vampire story. The rest of the short stories, though do play a part, some big, some small, in the longer stories at the end. Some of them I had to think about "where do I know that name from?" Others, their stories were so good they were imprinted in my memory.* There was one point where I so emotionally charged I was yelling at the characters!
I'll admit that, though I am more of a fan of werewolves, I would have appreciated reading more from the vampire perspective. The idea of elders, records, and long life without immortality is quite intriguing. Then again, perhaps I'll just have to read more of Armstrong's books.
In conclusion, I give this anthology 4.5 hoots! I have every intention of buying it when it becomes available and reading more of Armstong's books!
*I almost cried for Reese.
**The digital edition of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.