Kelley Armstrong – Otherworld Series Reading Order:

by Maryse on April 23, 2009 · 15 comments

in Reading Order Guide:

As per the author’s website for book #1:

Elena Michaels is the world’s only female werewolf. And she’s tired of it. Tired of a life spent hiding and protecting, a life where her most important job is hunting down rogue werewolves. Tired of a world that not only accepts the worst in her— her temper, her violence—but requires it. Worst of all, she realizes she’s growing content with that life, with being that person.

So she left the Pack and returned to Toronto where she’s trying to live as a human. When the Pack leader calls asking for her help fighting a sudden uprising, she only agrees because she owes him. Once this is over, she’ll be squared with the Pack and free to live life as a human. Which is what she wants. Really.

This list was created as per the author’s own pdf file that she entitled: “Complete Timeline of Otherworld Stories”. While my original list included only her full length novels in order, this list includes all of her “novella’s and short stories” in the correct order, within the timelife of her full length books. Two “short stories” were omitted from her own PDF Timeline list (“Becoming” and “Paranormal Romance Blues”), but I found their “correct placement” in her Wiki file. So this list below should be exact.

For full effect, I’d read it with all the short stories inbetween ;)



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Janel March 6, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Hello Mayrse,

I love, love, love your site!!! I have found it very help on numerous occasions.

I have a book list compiled of “Must Reads 2011” that I planned on completing but the list seems to be growing…you know how that goes. So, to make me less crazy with anticipation, I’ve decided that if there is a series I have not yet started, I wait for the month the next installment will release and go from there. I hate waiting for the next book to come out to finally reveal the big conclusion (I did that with KMM’s Fever Series and let’s just say, “AHHHHHHHH!!!!” to that).

Any who, I’m currently updating the list and one author on my list of “musts” is Kelley Armstrong and her Otherworld Series. My sister tells me it’s a must. My sister gave me Dime Store Magic (because KA’s books read well on there own), thinking it was the first before she realized there was a whole world of Otherworld books. I found this link on the Kelley Armstrong website:

I guess what I’m rambling to get at is; can I start the series in the order you recommend or for plot and timeline sake; should I read it in the order on her list?? Did you find it was easy to follow regardless?
Thank you so much again! Your site is a HUGE help!!


Maryse March 6, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Hi Janel!

WOW that was a great list. I knew she had a slew of short stories, but couldn’t figure out where to fit them in, between all of her full length novels. YES, if it were me, I’d do it her way (and I’ve since adjusted my list above to reflect her list exactly).

All the short stories, amongst all of the full length novels will make for some real fun, and detailed reading, I’m sure!)

Teri April 17, 2011 at 1:28 PM


Thank you so much for all the work you put into the correct reading order of books/authors. You are my “go to” source.


Maryse April 22, 2011 at 7:51 AM

Hi Teri! My pleasure :) Thank you for the feedback!

Bruce June 11, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Looking at Armstrong’s site I found some “Otherworld” titles not listed in the above series order.
“V Plates” – Blood Lite 3: Aftertaste
“Young Bloods” – The Bitten Word
“Life Sentence” – The New Dead

Lacie January 9, 2012 at 8:26 PM

FYI The short story Zen and the Art of Vampirism has been re-published in Vampires: The Recent Undead Anthology since the anthology it was in originally is pretty much impossible to find.

Ricki Boas January 13, 2012 at 11:22 AM

I just started reading The Otherworld Seres, and Elena is my FAVOURITE person in them, What are the names of all the books about her, or her pack.?

Trina July 21, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Where does Hidden and Off-Duty Angel fit into the timeline?

Danielle August 16, 2012 at 10:07 PM

as i am looking threw your list i noticed a few books are missing from the list i`ve read a few of them not all the few i have read are included in the series but i am not sure in which order they belong here is a list of the book that are missing
1/ awakening
2/ Gathering
3/ exit strategy
4/ hunter and the hunted
5/ hunting kat
6/ made to be broken
7/ reckoning

Thank you

Danielle August 16, 2012 at 10:15 PM

ok i`m sorry the complete collection i downloaded obviously was not the complete collection as i look threw kelleys list i notice a few of these books belong to a different collection exit strategy is one of the otherworld books i have read but do not see in the list hunter and the hunted and made to be broken i cannot find in your list or in kelleys list so i have no idea where they belong
thank you

HCBB January 30, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Hey Everyone! Love this series, and have been trying to get all of the short stories… Needless to say it has been a fiasco. If someone knows where I can get my hands on “Chivalrous” I would greatly appreciate it… Thank u!

Tera May 14, 2013 at 10:40 PM

For Trina and Danielle: Per Kelley Armstrong Hidden is directly before Counterfeit Magic and Off-Duty Angel is directly after the same novella. Hunter and Hunted includes Stalked which is right before Personnel Demons and the Second is Off-Duty Angel which I just mentioned. Further Awakening and Reckoning are only used as titles in Darkest Powers series books 2&3 not in Otherworld. I checked the website and also confirmed both Exit Strategy & Made To Be Broken are listed as books 1 & 2 of Nadia Stafford series not part of Otherworld.

Sharron February 2, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Do you have any idea where in Vancouver, BC. Canada I could find the series, Women of the Other World?

Karen April 10, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Hi everyone,

Today’s date is 04/14/2014. My daughter told me about a recent book that was released my our favorite “Miss Kelley”, I have been ill with the big “C” and have sort of lost touch. I’m trying hard to win this horrible battle, good days and not so good. However, nothing makes me feel better than a good read from our favorite. I guess I said all this ( and I apologize for rambling on) are their any 2014 new editions I have missed. Thank all of you sweet girls for any input you have. Take good care Kiki

Tammy September 18, 2018 at 1:33 AM

Hello, There do not seem to be any recent posts on this thread, but I will post my question and hope someone can help me. I am trying to find out where a few of Kelley’s newer Otherworld stories fit and didn’t find them on the list. Could you help me place where the following stories would go. Thanks In Advance for any help.
Bounty Hunt (Graphic Novella)
Forsaken (Novella, Narrator: Elena)
Puppy Plan (Novella, Narrator: Logan)(in Otherworld Chills)
Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word (Narrator: Zoe)(in Otherworld Chills)
Baby Boom (in Otherworld Chills)
Tailed (Narrator: Elena)(in Urban Allies)
Bamboozled (in Dead Man’s Hand)
Branded (in Shards and Ashes)

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