Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Women of the Otherworld #1: Bitten (2001)


Elena not only survived being bitten by Clay, a werewolf ex-boyfriend that she never quite gotten over with, she was also the only female werewolf, giving her a very special place in the werewolf world. she struggled to blend back into her human world by escaping the Pack, travelling from Stonehaven to Toronto, and worked as a journalist for a popular newspaper. when Jeremy, the Pack Alpha called, requesting for her aid in the uprising mutt trouble, she flew back to Stonehaven, convincing herself that she owed it to them. as she got herself comfortable fitting into the old patterns of her life without the fear of exposure or judgement, Mutts were coming after her pack-brothers, killing them to get to her.

the first half of the book got me dragged myself through, with so much details on Elena, i even doubted if it would be worth the effort. but it wasn't long before i was completely absorbed into her life. watching Elena struggled with her werewolf-self was awkward, but not half as awkward as it was when it came to Clay. as much as she yearned for a normal life with Philip, her human boyfriend; Clay reminded her of the passion and heat they shared so eagerly. the werewolves were not being exaggerated into immortal-like characters, making them surprisingly believable. the fights for their lives and territory was so heart-wrenching, where some of the pack members were sacrificed though unwillingly. Bitten (2011) was definitely a good read, the character development was so in depth, the plot fresh and engaging, making not continuing my read with Stolen (2003) completely impossible!

author: Kelley Armstrong
published: 2001
genre: Fantasy

Women of the Otherworld series:
- Bitten (2001)
- Stolen (2003)
- Dime Store Magic (2004)
- Industrial Magic (2004)
- Haunted (2005)
- Broken (2006)
- No Humans Involved (2007)
- Personal Demon (2008)
- Living with the Dead (2008)
- Frostbitten (2009)
- Waking the Witch (2010)
- Spellbound (2011)
- Thirteen (2012)

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