Book Review: Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Book Review: Bitten by Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Otherworld #1)

Format: paperback

First Published: 2001

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Shifters/werewolves,

Synopsis (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.

Review: 

Whilst Elena may seem like the typically overdone blonde, blue eyed, overly perfect character don’t underestimate her. She’s also bitchy and damaged and at times her attitude does come close to a little over the top but she’s real and I think that’s what I liked most about her. This story is gritty and at times dark but wholely enjoyable. Her relationship with Clayton amused me greatly and I loved how they aren’t the stereotypical romantic couple that I come across in most novels I’ve read lately.

The supporting cast are brilliant. Jeremy and the other Stonehaven wolves stop Elena’s drama from becoming overwhelming and also add some much needed comic relief.

I didn’t expect a lot of what happened and I enjoyed the plot surprises. There’s a lot action and a decent amount of romance. These werewolves are the kind who  hunt – often resulting in something ending up dead and bloody.  They are not for the feint hearted. I can’t wait to begin reading the second book in the Women of the Otherworld series.

Rating: 

5 out of 5

Purchase book at:

Book Depository / Amazon / FishPond

My review for Stolen (Women of the Otherworld #2) can be found here
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4 thoughts on “Book Review: Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

  1. I love this series. I do hope you enjoy the rest, the next book is pretty good as is Haunted which is a little bit further in. The last Women of the Otherworld book is coming out this year, I kind of can’t wait but really don’t want it to end! I enjoyed your review 🙂

    • It seems that I often only “discover” a series when it’s finished or just about complete. It’s so sad. There’s not really any of the anticipation I have when I have to wait for books to be released. I have started on the second book of the series and I’m enjoying it just as much as Bitten. Thanks for your comment 🙂

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