Jul 18, 2013

Review: Bitten By Kelley Armstrong



Title: Bitten
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy, Werewolfs, Supernatural, Horror 
Page Count: 436
Publisher: Plume Books
Book #1 in the Woman of the Otherworld series 

Summary~

Elena Michaels seems like the typically strong and sexy modern woman, She lives with her architect boyfriend, writes for a popular newspaper, and works out at the gym. She's also a werewolf. 

Elena has done all she can to assimilate to the human world, but the man whose bite changed her existence forever, and his legacy, continue to haunt her. Thrown into a desperate war for survival that tests her allegiance to a secret clan of werewolves, Elena must recon with who, and what, she is in this passionate, page-turning novel.

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Kelley Armstrong never fails to stun me. I read her young adult series Darkest Powers and was instantly hooked with that, so when a friend suggested I should give this a try I figured why not. 

Can we take a moment and ask the world why Clayton Danvers is not real? Why he is a fictional, 37 year old, sexy werewolf who already given his hear to another girl? We all know who that girl is. Elena. 

Here is the quick back story  Ten years ago Elena fell in love with Clay. She didn't know that he was a werewolf. Then he bit her. (It was very unclear why he did) Elena had grown up in a foster home after her parents death as a young girl. Wanting some form of normality in her life so she did the unthinkable, left her pack and moved to Toronto, Canada. Moves in with another man who she loves and tries to have a normal life. (Well as normal as you could when you can sprout fur.) When Jeremy (The pack leader) calls her. Elena packs up and heads by to New York to see what her pack needs.

Elena and Clay's relationship and past is complicating and confusing. She loves him. Doesn't love him. Loves Phil. But then in the woods she is "Making love" to Clay as she puts it. Maybe because I am younger and don't understand but you catch my drift. That is another thing, their passion and lust for each other is breath taking. Clay clearly loves her and she loves Clay. Only she won't let go what happened 10 years earlier. Is she capable of loving the man who stole her life? 

One thing I didn't like about the book was there was a lot of details. When a book has a lot of details I tend to skim and miss details. Of course I try not to but it happens. Also I will end up putting the book down.  The book for me really picked up towards the end. Though it seemed like the ending was also rushed. (At least the action part) 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I would recommend it for older high school students based on sexual content. (They don't go into graphic detail but her explain what is going on makes you pretty much understand.) I am now eagerly awaiting the next book in the series to come to my library! 



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