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Subject: Question about Women of the Underworld- Kelley Armstrong
Date Posted: 6/28/2009 1:17 PM ET
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Women of the Underworld series by Kelley Armstrong..

Do these need to be read in order? Are they meant to be read that way or is each a story in itself? I have managed to find the wife one or two of the books in this series, but since all others are on WL should she put those on the shelf and wait for the others to come available, or go ahead and read them as she gets them?

Thank you much for any help/answers.

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 1:23 PM ET
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I would recommend reading them in order.  Even though each book is about a different set of characters, the characters still have a storyline that evolves in each book.

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 1:27 PM ET
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I second that.   There are two characters who appear in several books, Elena and Paige.  There would be spoilers about their lives in the books not about them. 

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 1:27 PM ET
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That is what we were thinking, just wanted to make sure. Thank you so much for the help.

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 1:45 PM ET
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Frankly, I feel it would work if you read all of the Elena books in order.    That would be Bitten, Stolen, then Broken.  The other books have more overlap between characters.  And you need to read the first two Elena books before them.

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 11:22 PM ET
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I think you have to read them all in order ,not just Elena's --  the other characters pop in and out and I think you would ruin them if you didn't read them in order. 

  One exception would be Men of the Underworld.  You could possibly read it earlier, because it is written later in the series, but  actually takes place decades before the first one.

Date Posted: 6/29/2009 12:03 AM ET
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One exception would be Men of the Underworld.  You could possibly read it earlier, because it is written later in the series, but  actually takes place decades before the first one.

that's only true of the first part.  there's a Jeremy & Jaime part of Men of the Otherworld, and that takes place after whatever the Jaime book was. (two books ago?)

mainly i think the series is best read in order.

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 11:10 PM ET
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oh I forgot about the Jeremy and Jaime part.   ok -- scratch my earlier comments --must be read in order.

Date Posted: 7/1/2009 8:38 PM ET
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I actually read all of the Elena books first, and I thought it was totally fine.  She's my favorite character, so I was very focused on her.  I thought Broken was fine without having read the others.  And I'm usually a stickler for reading in order.