Tuesday 15 June 2021

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Bitten (Otherworld, #1)Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Time taken to read - 3 days

Pages - 436

Publisher - Orbit books

Source - Gift from fellow bookworm

Blurb from Goodreads

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.

My Review

Book one in a series, Eleanor is the only female werewolf, brought in against her will and now broke free from the pack. She just wants to have a normal life, she has a normal job and a normal partner. Slave to her nature she must change and keep secret that side of her nature but she is working it. Until the pack reaches out, she needs to come home, NOW, there is trouble. When Eleanore heads back to the life she fled to face the danger the pack is she also has to fight her inner emotions and face her past.

So I don't know if I have ever read a werewolf book or if I have it was years ago but I do enjoy the old movies. First thing this book does is lay the foundations for werewolves in the series and it differs from the stuff we follow in the movies. I was a bit unhappy, I am notorious about hating changed and think some things should stay (I had similar issues with some of the stuff in the Underworld movies with the vampires). However the author is making her stamp on her take on the werewolves and to be fair I started coming round.

Eleanor ran from more than just her pack so when she heads back we have a lot of relationship issues to face. The "father" type figure, the previous lover and the other bonds left behind in favour of the new vanilla life. There is some graphic scenes in relation to eating/catching animals, the werewolf instinct and things they do whilst in the change, infidelity and some sex scenes.

A good start for a first book, I am not rushing out to buy the rest in the series but I will read/get them as I come across them, 3.5/5 for me this time.

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