Bitten (Women of the Otherworld 1) Paperback – May 6 2010
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Ms. Armstrong doesn't heat up the sheets like "Anita Blake", but neither do her characters get weighed down in maudlin self-pity for hundred of pages. Both attributes work to the advantage of this comfortably large read. The plot isn't complicated, but it makes sense and extends throughout the book. The relationship between the female lead and her blond-haired lover is traditionally angst-filled in the best style of romance novels. Just enough time is spent on fleshing out the personalities involved, allowing enough unanswered to merit further writing while filling in enough blanks to make the characters make sense. The world presented is interesting and a step different from many others in the genre. I could wish for a stronger female lead, but I see the potential for growth which makes her, and this author, worth watching.
The basic story line, is that the main character, a twenty something year old woman, was bitten and thus became a werewolf. She is the only known werewolf woman, which makes her pretty special in werewolf terms. However, she is desperate to live a "normal" life and wants to keep the werewolf side of her hidden and as little a part of her life as possible. She is drawn back into the werewolf world because someone is killing off her pack members. In the process of finding the killer, she starts to question where she truly belongs.
Its a great story, well written and I would certainly recommend it. I look forward to reading the other books in this series.
The story starts out slowly as we get to know Elena, who has a pretty good life even if it may be lacking in excitement, but things pick up when she is summoned back 'home' to help with a family crisis. From there the story quickly builds, while alternating seamlessly between scenes of action and suspense and those of character development. The author is diligent about making her Stonehaven werewolves live realistically within the rules of our human society, and doesn't ignore the fact that any odd behavior would raise questions among those outside the werewolf community, ensuring that the story is very believable even though it's set in an unrealistic world.
Even though it's a fairly long novel, Bitten never feels weighed down by excruciatingly detailed battle scenes, or minutely described surroundings as is sometimes the case with fantasy novels, but is instead comprised of ample back-story and character development. The heroine Elena is a well-rounded character who has flaws and weaknesses, as well as strength and heart. There are really no other female characters in Bitten save a few brief appearances at the beginning of the novel, but I didn't feel that it hurt the story at all.Read more ›
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Well I wouldn't exactly classify it as horror, "Bitten" is really a great read. Armstrong does a good job of setting her werewolves apart from other renditions of the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by MAP
Purchased in 'very good condition' - i would describe it as just 'good' maybe even just 'acceptable'.. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Laura Yeo
It was in amazing condition!! Thank you sooo much. It was so perfect.Published 14 months ago by Christine Mercier
I loved the TV series. The first season was just outstanding. So I went back to read the novel. What I really liked about the TV show was Elena's strength and Laura Vandervoort's... Read morePublished 18 months ago by S. Lerner
The author created an interesting concept with the pack. In the past I've never been a big fan of the werewolf portion of the urban fantasy genre. Read morePublished 18 months ago by E.M. MacCallum
Interesting fantasy, goor reading, however one must like the different. The issues might be with those who are werewolves but this condition can be easily naunced into the world of... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Reader
This book was a great prelude to the new tv series. Finding out how Clay came to be was amazing.Published 20 months ago by Romantic at &amp;#60;3