dinsdag 11 november 2014

Kelley Armstrong - Bitten

The first book in the Women of the Otherworld series, published October 1, 2001.
Genre: urban fantasy
Cover: meh. My cover is prettier, dark purple, a moon, trees and a stylized wolf.

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Elena Michaels is your regular twenty-first-century girl: self-assured, smart and frightening fit. She also just happens to be the only female werewolf in the world...
It has some good points. When she walks down a dark alleyway, she’s the scary one. But now her Pack – the one she abandoned so that she could live a normal life – are in trouble, and they need her help. Is she willing to risk her life to help the ex-lover who betrayed her by turning her into a werewolf in the first place? And, more to the point, does she have a choice?


I know, I know, many of you love this series. But it took me 8 months to read this book, bit by little bit. Every time I wanted to give up, someone would review another Kelley Armstrong book and encourage me to persevere. I did not like Elena, or Clay or any of the other characters. The only one that sounded nice, was killed right at the start. Lots of violence, casual killing, casual sex and hints of group things that were thought normal behaviour really put me off.
Only towards the end of the book, when the mutts who want to kill off the pack start interacting with Elena, it became a little more interesting and I decided to keep on reading.

I still can’t really like this story, so why it has been turned into a television show is beyond me when there are so many series that I do love. Still, “they” also tell me the second book is much better, so I hope “they” are right. But I won’t be picking it up any time soon.

One of the mutts involved just wants his own territory, and I just ask myself, why didn’t he just do that? Why would he need Jeremy’s consent as the pack Alpha, if he would have stayed somewhere far away?

4 stars out of 10.



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© 2014 Reviews by Aurian

11 opmerkingen:

  1. I actually liked Bitten but I have heard the same thing: Book 2 is better.

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  2. Oh nO! But then I read this way back, I have no idea if I would love it as much now

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    1. Lol have you read more books in this series B?

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  3. I haven't read this series yet but I love her other ones. But I think they're a little bite difference then this one.

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    1. Eventually I will read what is on my shelves but it will probably take a few more years ;)

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  4. Oh I'm sorry that this one wasn't for you. I really like the series but I have a problem with the change of characters between books so I still haven't finished it.

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    1. Perhaps I prefer new characters, I'll have to wait and see Melliane.

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  5. If I remember right it was all about wanting the other's territory. Being the biggest bad in their world. Hm... I do think that this series gets better as it goes. I hope that happens for you.

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    1. I sure hope so Melissa, otherwise I spend a lot of time collecting books I don't like.

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  6. I think because many of us discovered Armstrong when UF was relatively unknown and there was nothing to compare these books with we loved it. Saying all that, I gave up on this series long time ago and I wouldn't say it's particularly good.

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