Book Review: “Escape” by Kelley Armstrong

Posted December 7, 2020 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Book Review: “Escape” by Kelley Armstrong

I received this book for free from Free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

"Escape" by Kelley Armstrong
Series: Women of the Otherworld # 1.2
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Author on May 2005
Pages: 12
Format: PDF

Also by this author: Omens, Wild Justice, Sea of Shadows, Visions, The Masked Truth, City of the Lost, Forest of Ruin, Betrayals, A Darkness Absolute, Indigo, Rituals, The Unquiet Past, This Fallen Prey, Stolen, Rough Justice, Dime Store Magic, Industrial Magic, Haunted, Broken, Dark Screams: Volume Nine, No Humans Involved,, Waking the Witch, Portents, Missing, Alone in the Wild, Watcher in the Woods, Otherworld Secrets, Wherever She Goes, "The Case of the Half-Demon Spy", "Truth & Consequences", "Territorial", "Adventurer", Otherworld Chills, A Stranger in Town, "Bargain", Hex on the Beach, "Recruit", "Checkmate", "Framed", Cursed Luck, High Jinx, Bitten, Driven, "Forsaken"

A free short story, 1.75 in the Women of the Otherworld urban fantasy series, revolving around three major hidden groups of supernaturals: werewolves, witches, and sorcerers. The focus is on Eve Levine and her daughter, Savannah.

My Take

I’ve always wondered about Eve’s escape from that prison in Stolen, 2. Now I know.


Armstrong uses a first person protagonist point-of-view from Eve’s perspective, so we know what she’s thinking, doing, and saying.


I could wish that Armstrong had managed to infuse the story with more tension and drama, a sense of Eve’s being frantic about their situation. Instead we get what we expect, lots of thoughts with small actions.


The Story

Captured. If only…there are a few regrets, part of which Eve blames on her mothering rules, but it must be fate.

The Characters

Eve Levine is a black witch and an Aspicio half-demon. Savannah Levine is her twelve-year-old daughter.

Ruth Winterbourne is the leader of a coven and has a daughter, Paige.

The Prison
Sondra Bauer of the perfect suit, perfect hair, and perfectly phony smile is one of those in charge. There’s a guard out for his own bit of fun.

The Cover and Title

The cover is a closeup of Eve’s eye and cheek in a soft gray and cream. The color comes from the blood that starts as a scroll behind the author’s name, in white, at the very top. The bloodstream pools in Eve’s lower lid and then streams down to form a pentacle in the “a” of the title, which is a distressed white with a black shadow. Below that, in very tiny print, is a credit to the artist.

The title is where Eve’s focus is, on “Escape”.

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