Sunday, December 25, 2011

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong

Grade: A+

Description from Goodreads
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.

My thoughts on the book:
I LOVE this book! I have read and re-read this novel at least 10 times. 
Bitten follows Elena Michaels through her journey of accepting her werewolf bite. She was changed into a werewolf without knowledge of what was happening, and she has been trying to deal with it ever since. The novel begins with Elena trying to live in the normal world, even though she is far from normal. A call from Jeremy, the Pack's alpha, calls Elena back to where her life fell apart - Syracuse, NY. 
Bitten is written in first person narration from Elena's point of view, so the reader is taken through all of her emotions firsthand. Armstrong details the change, and the pain that it causes in a way that no other author has ever done. Elena takes us through the bone breaking and reshaping, and it's impossible not to feel sympathy for her, especially since she never chose this life. 
When Elena returns to Syracuse, my favorite werewolf or all-time, Clay Danvers, is waiting on her. Her relationship with Clay is volatile at best, and her anger at him is almost tangible. Nonetheless, it is clear that Elena has some deep feelings for Clay other than just anger and hatred, and as the novel progresses, her feelings become more and more apparent. Elena seems at home with the werewolf pack, and they all treat her like the younger sister they never had. Armstrong does an excellent job of explaining what makes werewolf society different from human society, and the reader finds herself feeling comfortable among the werewolves as well. 
Elena has a lot of character growth throughout the novel, and while she starts out being a likable character who is easy to relate to, by the end of the novel, she has grown into a kick-ass heroine who is comfortable in her own skin... or skins, since she's a shapeshifter. Bitten  will take you on a ride of a lifetime, and you do not want to miss out! If you haven't checked out Kelley Armstrong's the Women of the Otherworld series already, I suggest you do so immediately. You NEED to read this book!
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  1. Dang, I have this book but haven't read it yet. I'm sure it's buried someone on one of my bookshelves. I suppose I need to dig it out. :D
    Thank you for the great review! Can't wait to read this!


  2. I ADORE this series! My fav. books are the ones with Elena and Clay. I comletely agree with your review. I can reread this book a hundred times and still love it. :)


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