Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

4/5 Stars – Really Liked It7811245

Format: Paperback

‘I’ve been fighting it all night. I’m going to lose…Nature wins out. It always does.’

Elena Michaels didn’t know that her lover Clay was a werewolf until he bit her, changing her life forever. Betrayed and furious, she cannot accept her transformation, and wants nothing to do with her Pack – a charismatic group of fellow werewolves who say they want to help.

But when a series of brutal murders threatens the Pack, Elena is forced to make in impossible choice. Abandon the people who understand her true nature, or help them to save the lover who ruined her life, and who still wants her back at any cost.

This book is all about how much of a struggle it if for Elena to integrate herself into the Pack while also trying to remain true to her human up-bringing. And with all the books about magic and vampires that are out there it’s interesting to have a book that is based purely around Werewolves.

It’s all about werewolf politics and living in the really world. Exactly what you’d expect from and supernatural book.

Elena works to be part of society and not to just give in to the animal that Clay made her. It’s a part of who she is but when the Pack needs her, she’s torn between the ordinariness of humanity and the need to help those closest to her and who know exactly what she is.

With the Pack she isn’t judged because the others are the same as her. She can be completely herself. But with out that link to the outside world she doesn’t feel like herself.

Elena gets on easily with the rest of the Pack but her relationship with Clay is anything but simple or plain sailing. It’s a series of arguments held together with moments of love and tenderness.

For once, the lead female in the book isn’t helpless and can take care of herself. She doesn’t need the protection of other people but she does get scared. She’s only human. Well, mostly human. She’s kind and caring and thoughtful and clever and impulsive and violent and independent.

At least that’s some of what she is. Some of what she presents.

She has hopes and dreams and aspirations, most of which were taken away by becoming a werewolf but that hasn’t stopped her from achieving that which she can pursue.

The book is focused on Elena and her adjustment to the life of a werewolf while also teaching us the version of werewolf history that is presented in this book.

In this book we are introduced to the Pack: Jeremey, the Pack leader; Clay, Elena’s lover; Nick, Peter, Logan and Antonio (the rest of the Pack).

I’m sure there are many more werewolf books out there if I looked but I like how this one enthrals me.

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4 thoughts on “Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

  1. ‘It’s a series of arguments held together with moments of love and tenderness.’ – that’s a great way to describe it!

    I really enjoyed this book the same as you, I really should get on and read some more of the series….. :S TOOOOO MANNYYYYY BOOOOKS. O_o I’m behind on her Darkest Powers trilogy as well.

    Awesome review!

    • Did I say that?! If I’m honest I’ve kind of forgotten what I actually wrote in this. I wrote it a while ago and have only just got round to posting it because I had so many others to post.
      Haha, yeah, it’s a good series! 🙂 Have read the second one as well. Need to re-read the third and fourth but only have the third so need to buy the fourth but really shouldn’t be buying any more books at the moment! :L
      I know! There’s so many books to read and too much uni work to do! 😦
      Thanks 🙂

      • Haha yes, yes you did. 😛
        Well you’re ahead of me anyway!! Ohh, have you been on a big buying spree? I’ve been very good lately, I’m quite proud. 🙂
        Ugh tell me about it! Deadlines are intense at the moment. Although I’ve been doing better this semester at fitting reading into uni life.

      • Wow, :L
        Haha, yeah. No, I haven’t been buying recently, at least I don’t think I have. I’ve got some clothes recently and the deposit for the house next year has seriously reduced the amount of money I have…
        Yeah, we’ll haven’t got the motivation to do work at the moment and my deadlines are coming up as well. Don’t think being back at home helps really if I’m honest… Haha, I’ve managed slightly less than last term. I’ve been re-watching a lot of stuff lately instead of reading.

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