Book Review: Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Plume Books

Summary:  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.

I admit that I read this one because I began watching the television show. I hadn't heard of the Otherworld series before and I keep my werewolf, vampire and paranormal reads far and few between. That said, I really liked this! It was good to read in detail, Elena's story and get more about the Pack, not to mention Clay & yes, Phillip. I didn't expect Elena's relationship with Phillip to be so well drawn but it was and though I was pretty much all in on Elena & Clay, I could clearly see her love for Phillip (& that it's more than her just running away from Stonehaven & the Pack). It was very well expressed in the book and I was pleasantly surprised because I wasn't getting that as clearly from the show.

Elena's voice is written clearly and the first POV whisked me away rather quickly into her world. Kudos to Armstrong. I will continue following the series (they're high on my TBR list) with the books about Elena but I likely will not read the other books as my paranormal interest doesn't widely span.

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