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Bitten: Women Of The Otherworld

by Kelley Armstrong

Random House Of Canada | August 25, 2009 | Trade Paperback

Bitten: Women Of The Otherworld is rated 4.5495 out of 5 by 91.
An erotically charged thriller, Bitten will awaken the voracious appetite of every reader, as the age-old battle between man and beast, between human and inhuman forces, comes to a head in one small town and within one woman''s body.

Book 1 in the Otherworld series.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 8 × 5.16 × 0.87 in

Published: August 25, 2009

Publisher: Random House Of Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307358038

ISBN - 13: 9780307358035

Found in: Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Serie! I read all the books from Women of the Otherworld and extra stories. Just an amazing serie of characters. Started another serie from Kelley Armstrong (darkest powers) which is just as great and has the supernaturals live in the same world. A few references are made through the books.
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Serie! I read all the books from Women of the Otherworld and extra stories. Just an amazing serie of characters. Started another serie from Kelley Armstrong (darkest powers) which is just as great and has the supernaturals live in the same world. A few references are made through the books.
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! This is the first book in the series. I did find it a bit slow to get into at first, but the further I got into it the more and more I just couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2014-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book by a great author To be honest, I was a little worried when beginning to read Bitten by Kelley Armstrong. Not only is it a very long series but it was also classified under the Horror section at Chapters. With my marks being sent to universities within the next couple of months, if I commit to another series, especially a horror series, I will never get any homework done! Much to my surprise, I didn’t find this novel scary at all and it personally didn’t fit my definition of horror – which is a good thing since I get scared easily. When I first started reading, I was a little confused because so many people were introduced at once. I had a bit of trouble remembering who was who. However, once the story began to move at a faster pace, I was able to differentiate between the different characters and began to enjoy the story. Lately I have noticed that I enjoy stories focused around werewolves, fallen angels, Nephilim and characters of that sort and so I really enjoyed reading this story. Usually I get bored if a novel has too much description and not enough dialogue. However, with Bitten, I found that all of the description was needed and was really what made this a good story. I loved the idea behind the story and the ending. Although cliffhangers are good at times, I am very happy with how this ended and would have been disappointed had it ended any differently. The ending was perfect! For the time being, I will not be reading the rest of the series because I simply do not have the time to commit to 14 other books but I will definitely be continuing the Otherworld series at some point soon (hopefully sooner than later)!
Date published: 2014-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bitten by the Otherworld I couldn't stop thinking this book. It dominated my mind for days afterwards. I searched for any story involving Elena and Clay, and read them all with fervor. And the best part? I'd already read them all before. I think it's pretty amazing that rereading a story could have such an impact on me. That is the sign of one excellent book, and tons of amazing characters. When I first read this book, I was fifteen. It was one of the first adult books I'd ever read, and it is, to this day, one of my favorites. I found myself completely addicted to the novel. I was committed to finding out the outcome of Clay and Elena's tumultuous relationship, and who was behind the attacks on the Pack members. I wanted to be a part of this loving, hilarious Pack, and take a trip to the seemingly gorgeous Stonehaven. Everything about this novel drew me in, and Kelley Armstrong's creativity and writing style made me realize the potential of adult books. As soon as I finished the novel, I went out and bought the second, then third, then fourth and so on until I came to a halt having to order the ninth book. I just loved everything about them, and I simply couldn't get enough of the Otherworld. Bitten is probably my favorite of the series, simply because I love Elena and Clay. They have such amazing chemistry, and adorable wit I couldn't help but love them both. It was a great way to start off this amazing series, and I can't wait to re-read it again and again. - Ciara (Lost at Midnight)
Date published: 2012-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite adult series This book quickly made me fall in love with the Women of the Otherworld series. Great detail, get story. Fantastic for fantasy loving adults.
Date published: 2012-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome read! The writing and detail in this book is amazing! I can't wait to read all in this series. This book gives so much background into the lives of the pack and how they became this way. Excellent all around.
Date published: 2011-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my all time favourites. This book was my first foray into the steamy world of the supernatural, and I have never looked back. Probably the best that has ever come from Kelley Armstrong, Bitten is a novel I can go back to time and time again and never feel anything less than satisfied. Elena is a phenomenal heroine and her relationship with Clay is just delicious. Clay is just delicious in general. A wonderful read for anyone who has a taste for the supernatural.
Date published: 2011-04-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from "thought it would have better" i was at coles and the sales lady highly recommended the novel and the entire series. i'd seen the series' covers before, but never really paid much attention. the series was on sale and after all the ranting and raving i decided to buy the 1st and 2nd novels. i have not read the 2nd one yet. this one was good, but it was not great. i was expecting a lot more. i read the book in a week. though it does have action i was expecting it to have more twists and suspense. it is in the horror section and i didn't find anything scary in the book. i started another series, because it didn't grab my interest enough. i will start stolen as soon as finish the series i started. i'm hoping stolen will grab me longer for the entire series. on the flip side i really like elena. she is a great character & narrator.
Date published: 2010-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it Again, and Again and Again It is not often a friend will suggest a book that not only can't be put down, but that I can read multiple times and enjoy it as if I am reading it for the first time, again. Kelley Armstrong weaves a story of intrigue, unrequited love, lust, loyalty, and mystery so effectively she leaves the reader breathless. Elena is the strong female lead that women want to read about, she has since left her "home" but is called back to help when terror strikes! Through plot twists and turns the reader is left madly flipping pages, and reading at a pace their eyes cannot keep up with. Clayton is the archaically strong male, with an unsually modern need to wait for Elena to forgive him of past transgretions, transgretions that could either make or break is innocence in Elenas eyes. Purchase this book and be prepared to drink a lot of tea (or coffee) while sitting until the last page is turned!
Date published: 2010-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Good Start to the Series Elena is the only female werewolf who wishes she could fit into the human world. When she leaves her Pack and moves into an apartment with her human boyfriend, Phillip, in Toronto, she thinks that she can actually lead a normal life by day, and a lone wolf running through the streets by night. But when her Pack calls her back to New York in an emergency, Elena takes a trip back to her home where she finds things getting out of control. There seems to be some “mutts”—new werewolves that have been bitten—causing trouble in her hometown. And when some old faces turn up, Elena needs to figure out a way to save her Pack while staying alive. Bitten was a good start to Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series. The plot was well written and kept me at the edge of my seat and the characters were all funny, witty and fun to read about. Armstrong did a good job of leading up to the climax and getting your heart thumping for the final fight. I really enjoyed this novel and I can’t wait to get started on the sequel. 4.5 stars.
Date published: 2010-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I loved this book!! I have to say Kelly Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. Her writing is creative and imaginative. The plot is great with lots of twists.This book does not disappoint.
Date published: 2010-06-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tasty Fluff I was pleasantly surprised to find that this author was Canadian as it helped me fill my Canadian quotient without being overly deep. This book centers around the only female werewolf in existence and the complicated relationship she has with the man who changed her. Trying to avoid what appears to be her destiny she leaves her pack and attempts to develop an ordinary life in Toronto, only to have it destroyed by a call back to the pack. The characters in this book are likeable, it's surprisingly long, I didn't think a 400+ page werewolf romance would hold my attention, but it did. This book isn't going to change the way you think, but it will likely entertain you for a few hours, it's also a little more grown-up than some of the vampire/werewolf stuff floating around out there. I'd recommend it for a light read but I wouldn't read it again. I'm currently debating on reading the rest of the series.
Date published: 2010-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm hooked My sister told me about Kelley Armstrong and I'm glad she did.
Date published: 2010-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Otherworld! Of all the recent Fantasy/Thriller novels flooding our world, Kelley Armstrong's "Bitten", is definitely one of the better ones. It is not fussy or overwritten and there is nothing amateur about it. I wanted to read this book. As I was browsing through my library I came across two more of Kelley Armstrong's books that I had forgotten I owned. Shame on me. They are now on my TBR pile.
Date published: 2010-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressed! This particular book I have read, and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m not much one for the fantasy type genres but I took a liking to this book as soon as I hit the first page. The author Kelley Armstrong a Canadian native and lives here in Ontario with her family. Knowing this is what actually really prompted me to purchase the book in the first place. This books main character is a very high strong independent woman named Elena who is a journalist living in Toronto as well as the only female werewolf in the world, that being said the book has a very intense, sexy, and powerful feel to it. It is most definitely different from most books in this genre due to the fact that the character is an independent female and the co characters are men. It is very refreshing to read such a thriller that isn’t overly dark and has a great amount of quirkiness and sarcasm. Not only that but it also touches on the every day struggles that women have day to day in the work force for a large company as well as trying to balance a healthy romantic relationship. All in all at the end of the reading day this particular book is the perfect amount of darkness, romance, comedy, and hardship all rolled into one and I would most definitely recommended it to anyone who enjoys reading. I myself had trouble putting the book down!
Date published: 2010-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Great!!! I got this book for xmas and didn't read it until a couple of days ago and im wishing i have read it sooner, Great book keeps u wanting alot more, never boring at all, not like some books where they get boring in the middle this one just kept getting better and better
Date published: 2010-03-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from dislike well i got this book after reading all the good reviews but i couldnt get into it, i kept putting it down. I got it a very long time ago and have yet to finish the last few chapters. It just bored me. i didnt like or dislike any of the characters, I didnt feel anything for them. Which is too bad, I hoped i would like it but it just didnt click with me.
Date published: 2010-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT!! I really enjoyed this book. I love that its by a Canadian author....I also LOVE that they go to New Brunswick!!!! REPRESENT!!! Haha. The book was very suspenseful the whole time. It reminded me of The Host except 100 times better and with no aliens. But the captive thing. At least in this one, unlike the host, things actually happened in most chapters, not just threatened to happen or talked about maybe happening. Does that make sense? I had a hard time putting it down. I am definitly finishing the rest of the Women of the Otherworld series. Started Dime Store Magic this morning. Great book!
Date published: 2010-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hungry Like a Wolf Bitten is the first book in the Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong. Elena is the world's only female werewolf in existence. She lives in Toronto, has a great job and an amazing boyfriends. Besides changing to wolf at times, she lives a very normal 'human' life. Elena is called one day by the pack's alpha, Jeremy, to return to Stonehaven. Although Elena doesn't want to go, she feels an obligation to Jeremy. She has left the pack behind but does come when summoned. Elena finds out that people are being attacked by wild dogs in Stonehaven. She knows, of course, that they are werewolf’s attacks. She is asked to help find out who is doing the killings. She wants to help but also wants to go back home to her boyfriend and life in Toronto. To make matters worse, she also needs to see Clay. He was the man she loved, the man she was going to marry but he betrayed her in the worse possible way. She needs to come to terms with her wolf, her past and future while trying to help the pack out. This was an amazing book. Kelley Armstrong has a great writing style. I don't usually like werewolf books, but this one was really great. I love Elena's character and how she tries to deal with her past. The chemistry between Clay and Elena was really hot. It felt natural and real. Her betrayal, resentment, hate and love for this man had me on an emotional roller coaster. Great first book in this series. I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2010-02-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad... (The Chapters-Indigo website has been deleting my ratings so: I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars/leaves.) In general I liked this book and I do plan on reading the sequels. Overall the story was mostly enjoyable. It was interesting to read Armstrong's take on the werewolf mythos and the adventure was well done, as well as several humorous moments. My main criticism of this novel is that I found it difficult to accept some of Elena's (i.e. the main character's) choices. Call me strange, but I find it difficult to empathize with someone who finally winds up accepting murder -while I will admit her problem with this was a major theme in the story, she did wind up 'accepting her nature' in the end, as well as that of her mate. Just my 0.02$. Similar recommended titles (given here because of the weird problems I've been having with the Chapters/Indigo website and which they STILL haven't fixed): -Cry Wolf, by Patricia Briggs (and the prequel story in the collection by various authors, titled 'On the Prowl') -Stormwalker, by Allyson James
Date published: 2010-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sprinting to get next book! I feel that Armstrong wrote this book peice by peice with careful thoughts to make this book PERFECTION! The twist between the love with Clayton and Elena, how she loves him so, but he is the one who made her a werewolf. As she still wants to live with humans as a regular, she finds Phillip. They live together for a year, but then Elena must come back to the Pack for a great problem that has occured. Elena falls for Clay agan, slowly forgeting about Phillip. This not only includes romance, but action, and a bit of comedy on the side. I love this book very much! Can't wait to read Stolen.
Date published: 2009-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Promising Debut This was my first strictly werewolf book and I found myself really getting into it for the most part. There were some moments I found the story to be a bit slow but overall it was great. I hope the rest of the series is just as good if not better.
Date published: 2009-12-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Could Have Had More Bite!!!! So this is my first book by Kelley Armstrong and I know I like it, bit I feel I should love it. It was a well written book, with characters that are so well developed. Yet I found the character of Elena a bit annoying at times. So here is the gist of the plot we meet Elena a woman trying to fit into the human world. Coming from a messed up childhood all she wants is normalcy and a mundane life. Things change for Elena when she is Bitten by someone who she loved completely. She is turned into a werewolf, and she is also the first and only female werewolf. Wolves can be made but not all survive. So here is this woman who is not only a wolf but is living to tell the tale. She has emotional struggles about where she fits in; wanting to be human but knowing that a few times a week she has to go through her change. Elena returns home to The Pack after some suspicious calls from her pack brother. This is the last thing Elena wants, to be thrown back to the wolves. She fears coming face to face with that man that she loved and was betrayed by. All her anger is for him because he changed her from an ordinary woman to that of a female wolf. We meet Clay who is beautiful by the way, his description makes his looks angelic but he is far from that. Under all that good looks is the most dangerous wolf. A ruthless killer with no understanding of humanity yet he tries to conform for Elena. The other wolves are awesome, the father figure who is the Alpha, Nick the cute and frisky best friend of Clay. A well balance crew of characters. So someone is out to destroy the pack. A group of wolves called Mutts, wolves who are not apart of the Pack. Who live their lives as the lowest of lows. They have come to the town where the pack lives and are trying to destroy the foundation of home that they have built. With huge dog sightings and bodies turning up all over town, something has to be done. Action is huge part of this book, definitely not a boring read. I love how the wolves maul humans, so sick and awesome. It took me awhile to get into this book, very slow in the beginning for me, but after awhile it picked up speed and moved along nicely. The reason is because I could not like the character of Elena; her procrastination became annoying after awhile. The whole I want him but then I don’t was driving me crazy. Plus I was waiting fir her to express her anger on the person who bit her. That showdown never came just a few arguments and then some sex in the bush. Still enjoyed it and will continue the series. I am expecting some growth from Elena. On the PL scale it’s a 2 a few love scenes but very mild. Sexy but mild.
Date published: 2009-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wasn't bad. I will admit: I was completely taken aback by this book, because I have read The Darkest Powers books (The Summoning, The Awakening -- with The Reckoning coming out May 2010) as well as the Nadia Stafford series (Exit Strategy, Made to Be Broken), both by Kelley Armstrong, and absolutely fell in love with them. The writing, the characters, the narrator, the plot... everything worked for me. I've read all of the books more than once. And then I read Bitten, and I reeled at the difference in tone and quality. It wasn't the story itself that bothered me, as I enjoyed the plot; I thought it was well thought-out and executed at a good pace. My biggest problem with Bitten is that I couldn't like the two main characters. Which is a shame, because I wanted to like Elena. I really, honestly, truly did. I tried to like her, and sometimes I did, but she kept doing things that frustrated me. Such as the situation with her human boyfriend, and the werewolf lover she'd never gotten over. As quickly as I found something sympathetic about her character, she went and did something that confused and irritated me. This was equally frustrating because Armstrong's characters are well-realized. They make mistakes. They have to face the consequences of their actions. Armstrong almost never cuts them any slack. Unfortunately, I just couldn't find Elena or Clay likable in spite of their faults. I'm not giving up on this series, though. I may skip Stolen and go straight to Dime Store Magic, which has a different narrator. I will, however, given Stolen a fair chance before making that decision. So far as I know, Bitten is the first book Kelley Armstrong had published -- it stands to reason that her writing has only improved since then. It certainly helps that Kelley is one of the kindest, most generous authors I've ever had the pleasure of talking to. I'm more than willing to give each book in the series the fair chance that it deserves, considering how much I enjoyed the first four books of hers that I read, and how eagerly I'm anticipating the third book in The Darkest Powers trilogy (The Reckoning). In conclusion, Bitten isn't a bad book. But if you're into the supernatural and don't mind YA books, I'd suggest reading The Summoning before anything else; if you don't like YA books and don't mind reading something non-supernatural, then pick up Exit Strategy -- that way you won't look at the rest of Kelley's works with a jaundiced eye if you don't like Bitten.
Date published: 2009-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME! If you like Twilight or the Sookie Stackhouse novels, read this series! I've only read the first so far but it was awesome! Written 4 years before Twilight was and is definitely less for the teen generation. Am going to buy the 2nd in the series today!
Date published: 2009-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definately read this if you're into paranormal You read the title? Good. Really, if you're into paranormal series, werewolves, vampires, witches and all that jazz, this book/serie is one you need to read. Not only is Kelley Armstrong, the author, canadian, but also, the story is really good and the characters are just so great... You feel for them a lot and there aren't much that you dislike, honestly. One of my discoveries this year.
Date published: 2009-09-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good I don't usually read werewolf stuff but this was really good. I already have the second and I still have 30 pages of bitten to read.
Date published: 2009-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing, Amazing Book!!!! I bought this book on a recommendation from a friend. I loved Kelley's dark powers series I had very high expectations for this book and reading this book in only two days I have to say that I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! I could not put it down. I highly recommend this book. It had romance, action, mystery, self-discovery and the fantasy that I have come to love. Kelley takes us into a very different world of werewolves. Violent, dark and often wittingly funny, Bitten is a very original novel that takes the werewolf legend and puts some much needed life back into the genre. A must read for any fantasy lover.
Date published: 2009-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from She does it again Kelley armstrong once again creates an amazing novel; with strong, well developed characters and relationships mixed in with some good plots and twists with a whole lot of action is what makes bitten so fantastic. It took me a little bit to get into this book but once i was in i was hooked. The plot and the action for that matter just keeps going and going always making you flip the pages. I loved this book just like i loved her darkest powers series. I can not wait to get the second book called stolen and also i am excited to purchase the men of the otherworld (which is the story about clay who i have to say i found his character and relationship with elana very intriguing)
Date published: 2009-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An enjoyable delve into a paranormal world I'm a late comer to Kelly Armstrong (and got here via her young adult 'The Summoning' and 'The Awakening' which were very strong). "Bitten" was a fantastic listening experience, even when the main character, Elena, made choices that set my teeth on edge. Elena is a werewolf trying to live a "normal" life in Toronto, when she is called back to Stonehaven, a kind of werewolf home for the werewolf pack that helped Elena recover when she was bitten. Elena's exploration of what it is to be a werewolf - and yet want a regular life - is a consistently interesting one throughout the book, and sometimes even takes preference over the main plotline. When a "mutt" (werewolf without a pack) gets too close to Elena's pack for comfort, she is called in to do what she has always done - track it down, and - if needs be - kill it with the help of Clay, her once-lover and definite complication in her life. Armstrong's paranormal world is interesting, and has some great components to it. By the end of the book, I found myself wanting to know more about Elena, but have to admit to being somewhat frustrated with many of her decisions throughout the journey - not enough to derail me, and not because they were inconsistent, her character was not poorly written by any means. She was just frustrating. I move onward to more Armstrong, glad to have found her.
Date published: 2009-07-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was okay I just started to read paranormal and fantasy books, so I was very hyped to read this book based on the modern werewolf theme and that it was a Canadian author; however was somewhat disappointed. I liked the characters and the storyline was unique but it was not a "can't put the book down" type of story. Would like to try another Kelley Armstrong book but a little hesitant at the moment.
Date published: 2009-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very believable werewolves This is a first novel in a collection called 'Women of the Otherworld'. . Most werewolves are male and the result of the mating of a male werewolf with a human female. Elena joined the ranks after being bitten and amazingly surviving the transformation. She seems to be the only female werewolf in North America that her pack is aware of. Lucky for her, she has been adopted in a pack lead by the Alpha, Jeremy Danvers, who live near Syracuse, New York. . From the day of her 'bite' Elena has rebelled against being a werewolf and having to live within its confines. She desperately wants back her human life with all the details of love, family and job. She finds this increasing hard to do when Jeremy calls and says its urgent she return to the pack. They need her help. . Its interesting to meet the pack members and learn their histories, specially that of Clayton who was found as a child living alone in a swamp in Florida many years earlier. The pack functions together as a family with a very big secret that must be maintained at all costs. What is different is that they all defer to the Alpha and would never questions him, well, with the exception of Elena who was not raised in the pack. . I loved reading how Elena struggled to maintain her human ties while distancing herself from the pack. She still wanted the 'family' she hadn't had since her parents died when she was quite young. She kept being drawn back to the pack by her werewolf nature and to ensure her survival and ultimately that of the pack, she had to discover her true self. . The subtitle may be "Women of the Otherworld" but the majority of the novel is filled with totally ripped men, OK, they are werewolves but don't let that interfere with your enjoyment. . Canadian Author Kelley Armstrong has created a world in which werewolves and human live side by side. This could be peaceful except for a number of 'mutts' who wantonly continue to kill humans. Shame that there is always someone who wants to spoil it for everyone else. . This world continues throughout the 'Women of the Otherworld' series as well as the 'Darkest Powers' series. It seems that new characters appear in each book. I'll have to read more to find out for sure. Be sure to visit Kelley's website for full details on each book and how the series interact with each other. .
Date published: 2009-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast Paced and Gripping Bitten is the first in The Women of the Otherworld series, a group of books that follows strong women narrators as they deal with all the problems involved in being part of a hidden paranormal subculture in a contemporary society. This book is narrated by Elena, the only female werewolf, as she tries to blend her humanity with the wilder nature of the wolf. Kelley Armstrong’s werewolves are usually hereditary, with only a few that have survived the process of being turned into a werewolf from a bite. They come in two kinds: Pack wolves, and mutts. Pack wolves protect each other and abide by a moral code. Mutts live on their own, don’t hold territory, and answer to no one – unless a Pack werewolf catches up to them. Elena had been a part of the Pack until about a year before Bitten begins, at which point she decided that she wanted to be just a normal human again, and live a life as close to the one she had planned before she’d been turned into a werewolf. The story follows Elena’s attempts at maintaining a “normal” life with her human boyfriend as she is reunited with her Pack and sometime lover during the Pack’s search for some troublesome mutts. The search turns into a hunt, complete with murder, kidnapping, and romps in the forest. Bitten is very fast-paced, and yet leaves room for character development. The characters are very believable, with even the adversaries fleshed out in detail. Armstrong’s strong narrative voice, combined with a fresh take on an old legend, make this book a must-read.
Date published: 2009-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good This book was a surprise to me because I didn't expect too much from it because the story didn't appeal too much to me from the back of the book. After reading the first 2 chapters, I was hooked. This book had great action and some romance.
Date published: 2009-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bitten This book is one of my all time favorites. It is a great action/thriller, there was always something going on. I was never bored and read it in about a day, unable to out it down. This book will definatly keep you up at night reading. I really liked the romance in this novel. It wasnt too gushy and the characters where hilariouse, always fighting and snapping at each other. I really liked them. I enjoyed how the author kept on putting bits of the pack history and Elenas history in there. It was interesting. I was also really loving the book because lately I couldnt find any werewolf books! The "pack" was really cool and the characters where well thought out. The plot was very unique and exciting, I know the author must have taken a lot of time forming it... okay well, I really don't know what to say, this book was too good for words. Haha, just buy it.
Date published: 2009-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bitten definitely had Bite Today i finished the first adventure of Elena the werewolfe in Kelley Armstrong's Bitten (Book 1 in the Women of the Otherworld series). What can i say but that it was an easy and enjoyable read! There was action, violence, sex, comedy, drama, and overall great characters! I had a hard time putting the book down after a while! So our main character is Elena. She is the sole Female werewolfe. She was bitten by a lover and ultimately forced into a life she never wanted and struggles to accept throughout the book. The novel begins with her trying to adapt a "human" lifestyle while rejecting the Pack and the life of a werewolfe. She has a human boyfriend, and steady job, and for a little while at least a normal life. She is still forced to change into a wolfe every once and while as it is a part of her life she is stuck with, and she must also cope with masking the extra strength, temper and healing abilities that are side effects of being a werewolfe. One night she is called by her former Pack leader Jeremy as there is an emergency back in Stonehaven NY where the Pack resides. She hesitates to go back to her other life (that she so desperately initially wants to get away from) but ultimately is thrust back into the daily life as a werewolfe and a member of the pack. Along with Jeremy, we meet fellow werewolves: Clay (there is a big history between Clay and Elena - some of the best parts of the book), Nick, Antonio (Nick's Dad), and briefly Peter and Logan. Together they must stop renegade werewolves or as they call them Mutts (do not belong to a Pack) who are banding together and seeking to destroy the Pack and claim territory as well as the ability to wreak havoc on humans. There is a lot of action and fighting, as well as some unfortunate deaths, including some necessary deaths. You witness Elena's ultimate internal struggle with herself in terms of accepting her fate as a werewolfe, her 'human' life in Toronto with her boyfriend, Clay who is a huge part of her life, what she became and the betrayal she feels throughout the book. This book includes some great humour, a few love scenes that aren't for young eyes but aren't overboard either, and some wicked fighting and hunting scenes - although sometimes a little graphic. Overall, the writing style is very simple and it is an easy book to read. I found myself interested in the story from the beginning, and i do feel compelled to read the next chapter in Elena's life. I would say that this is not a book that i am on the edge of my seat for where i anxiously anticipate the follow up - but rather a good book to read when you have the time to do so! I liked it - and i think any fan of the genre and of this type of storyline will too! Enjoy!
Date published: 2009-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Werewolf Read I have been on a vampire & werewolf kick since reading the Twilight series 4 times and saw the Kelley Armstrong, Women of the Otherworld suggested in Goodreads so I thought why not. I picked up the first book, Bitten on Saturday and on Monday I picked up the next 4 in the series. Kelley Armstrong does a great job writing the story of Elena who is the only female werewolf. She has decided to leave The Pack and live in the human world. She tries to fit it. Get's a job a reporter. Lives with a great guy but when her Pack is in trouble she goes back to the life she left to help. She fights within herself to find which world she should really be in and it doesn't help that she's torn between her human love of Phillip or her werewolf love Clayton. (for the record: Kelley has written Clay as such a great character and he's just one hot, bad werewolf. I love the chapters when he's involved.)It's a graphic story with some heated love scenes. A great werewolf read. I started the next book 2 minutes after finishing the first
Date published: 2009-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kelley Armstrong one of my new favorites I am through the first 2 in her Women of the otherworld series, and I really enjoy them. I am hoping that I like the other characters as much as Elena Michaels the werewolf. It is nice to see some more steamy scenes thrown in. With teen series' there is a lack of them. Kelley does not over do it which is awesome becuase I am not into raunchyness...Cheers and yeah for the awesome CANADIAN writer :)
Date published: 2009-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic werewolf story! I really enjoyed this book and could not put it down. I am usually not as interested in werewolves as I am other supernatural themes, but I am definitely glad I picked this book up. It was a very exciting and fascinating take on werewolves, told from the point of view of the only female werewolf in existence. It was packed full of action, gore and sex; never a dull point throughout the story. I will definitely be picking up the rest of the books in this series. Plus, being written by a Canadian author, it was a very neat bonus to have so many Canadian landmarks and events scattered throughout the story.
Date published: 2009-02-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, But Not Great After having several people tell me what an amazing book this was, I decided to give it a shot. Sadly, it wasn't as good as I was told. I thought the storyline was great, the plot and characters, but man, the way she wrote it was just awful. It could not keep my attention. Sure, at some parts it was action action action, but then it would be like 6 chapters of useless writing. Just my opinion.
Date published: 2009-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great new perspective on Werewolves I found this book to be very interesting, passionate and filled with suspense. My favorite part of the book was Elena's inner conflict with her human self and wolf self which was a war throughout the entire novel. In certain parts, the book did drag, i found myself flipping over a few pages, but for most part it was an excellent first novel. I was enthralled enough to buy her second novel. I really enjoyed her distinct perspective of the Werewolf life and her peaceful haven she created for the Pack. The fellowship between the wolves were heartwarming and I really enjoyed seeing the wolf part being more dominant. She described the Change so well, and the wolf experience was truly brought to life. Can't wait to read the next book.
Date published: 2008-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review for Bitten There seems to be a growing interest with youths and adults revolving around subjects that combine the elements of fantasy and supernatural phenomena with a believable context of still existing in the every day world. Kelley Armstrong’s book Bitten takes a deeper look into one female werewolf named Elena who battles her own psyche of living amongst the humans yet still feeling an obligation and yearning to stay true to what she has become with the family she turned away from, called the Pack. Elena’s transition back and forth is painful to read at times and it almost feels that you are going through those changes with her on some level both physically and psychologically. Throughout the book are added bits of humour when you least expect it to lighten the mood. It’s a real page turner, all 555 pages!! Full of interesting details about the author’s perception of werewolves and a few hidden surprises along the way, as each character becomes more a part of Elena’s life then she had ever expected, whether she wants them to or not. There is also a romantic entanglement between her human love for Philip living in Toronto and the longing but also true equal resistance that Elena has towards Clay, who is one of her own kind. With one far away yet closest to her heart and the other right underneath her nose, it is clear that sometimes the last bite is often the deepest. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more books by such a talented Canadian author like Kelley Armstrong!
Date published: 2008-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't let this series pass you by! This book sat in my pile of books to read beside my nightstand for at least six months. Boy, do i regret not reading this one earlier. What an amazing story that had me captivated right til the end. If you want a character driven story with Werewolves, action, suspense and love, then don't miss this series.
Date published: 2008-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Howling Good Read! There seems to be an upsurging in the supernatural/paranormal genre at the moment. Stephanie Meyer has been making it popular with her series "Twilight", Jim Butcher with his "Dresden Files" books and Charlaine Harris with her "Southern Vampire Mysteries, which have been made into a series on HBO called True Blood. This genre has come a long way, and there are at least a dozen good series that help my supernatural addiction. Bitten, the first novel by Canadian Kelley Armstrong, deserves to be amongst those top rating series. Bitten is the story of a werewolf called Elena. After leaving her Pack family behind, Elena has made it successful living a somewhat normal life in downtown Toronto. That is until she gets a message from her Pack Alpha that she is to come back to help with an uprising of some "mutts". As Elena leaves her comfortable new life, she goes on an adventure that will take her full circle to where she began, to where she was "bitten". In a word, this book is brilliant. For a first novel, it is utterly outstanding. Kelley Armstrong weaves a wonderful story, that had me addicted from the very first chapter. There is a lot of action, with a dash of romance thrown in. Her characters are well developed, and they carry the intensity needed of the supernatural. The novel centres around werewolves only, and she has researched the subject extremely well. There is a lot of detailed information about the werewolves during the course of the story, and the reader is left with the impression that the author knows what she is talking about. After finishing Bitten I'm left with a craving for more, and luckily there is more to follow. Bitten is just the first in the series "Women of the Otherworld". There is also a collection of short stories on her website (www.kelleyarmstrong.com), and a new collection called Men of the Otherworld, due to be released in January 2009. This series is definitely a howling good read, and we can expect great things from this wonderful Canadian author.
Date published: 2008-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You won't put it down! Bitten is the 1st in a series by Kelley Armstrong. It's a terrific warewolf (and its pack) story, And it's amazing how Ms.Armstrong manages to get you involve, not only in Elena's life (main character), but also in the pack's life. You actually wish you were a wolf in their pack! Lol... You live through Elena's emotions and struggles as she tries to keep her "human way of living" AND help her pack in their time of need. Ms.Armstrong gives you enough detail to imagine everything and every relationship perfectly without going too long on the detail. And it's amazing the bond there is between Elena and Clayton... you just feel it! The story is sexy, VERY well written, wittingly funny and very entertaining! It's a page turner!
Date published: 2008-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Absolutely Great!" This book was a great starter to the series and made the reader wanting more ! This book is about the only female werewolf in existense , who trys to deny what she has become and put it behind her. She soon realizes after some thrilling events , that she is part of a pack and that is where she belongs and always will.
Date published: 2008-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bite me! Over the past couple of years, I have noticed an intense increase in the amount of immortal interest society has been picking up lately. Which is why I picked up "Bitten". HBO's TRUBLOOD and other shows like Ghost Whisperer and Medium have all been top rated shows that have held their ground despite the recession. Bitten chronicles the life of a modern day female lycanthrope..aka werewolf. Living amongst regular folk in Toronto, Ontario. Wow, that explains the rash actions of some people on highway 401, perhaps they were feeling a little animal. Female werewolves are very hard to come by and being one is even harder. No kidding, it can be stressful picking out clothes, let alone changing entirely into an animal! Elena is an attractive werewolf living in Toronto, leaving her pack in her quest for a normal life, her past comes back...it always does. She tries to blend into the "real world" even though, she is a mythological creature, she does her best, with a job as a journalist, Phillip, her love interest and a past love interest Clay, who runs with a "different" pack. Torn between two loves, two lives and who she wants to be. Armstrong writes a love story that is classic to any heroine and villain combination- always wanting to step into the dark when the light becomes to bright. Between changes and trying to exist as a human, Elena is shaped by Armstrong as a werewolf who is much like any other woman who struggles to find who she is, while trying to fit in. There are so many likable characteristics to Elena, she is strong, but vulnerable, happy, but tormented, in love, but with the wrong guy.......ah reality bites!
Date published: 2008-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really enjoyable Based on a young woman who has been turned into a werewolf, but really just wants to live a normal life, Bitten has all the components necessary for a solid start to an exciting series. As an added bonus, the author is Canadian and parts of the story are set in Ontario, so I liked being able to visualize places described in the book. The story starts out slowly as we get to know Elena, who has a pretty good life even if it may be lacking in excitement, but things pick up when she is summoned back ‘home’ to help with a family crisis. From there the story builds, while alternating seamlessly between scenes of action and suspense and those of character development. The author has been diligent about making her Stonehaven werewolves function realistically within the rules of our human society, and doesn’t ignore the fact that any odd behavior would raise questions among those outside the werewolf community, ensuring that the story is believable even though it’s set in an unrealistic world. After finishing Bitten, I’m eagerly looking forward to getting to know more about Elena and her world in Haunted, the second book in Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Underworld series.
Date published: 2008-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bitten I was picked for a copy of Kelly Armstrong’s Bitten in October’s LT ER contest. The novel is about a werewolf named Elena living in Toronto. Elena has made the choice to live in Toronto and try to lead as normal a human life as she can away from the ‘Pack’. She struggles more than other werewolves, having become one by being bitten and being the only female werewolf in her world. Now I have to say that vampires & werewolves are not my thing at all. So why did I try to win a copy do you ask? Bitten was one of Chapters Top 10 Beach Reads in 2007 and was also listed as number 34 in Chapters Canada’s Best 100 Fiction 2006. I was a bit curious so I thought what the heck! I would say that I was expecting to dislike the content of the book and was biased to be negative about it but Armstrong wrote a very well developed, gripping, supernatural story. Elena’s background interspersed throughout the narrative rather than up front all at once worked well. I was very much engaged in Elena’s frustration and ineptitude in adapting to living mostly in the human world. I particularly liked the descriptions and expressiveness of the characters when they were werewolves, how they felt, what they saw, their sense of freedom and aggression. What I did not enjoy was Elena being in a relationship with Philip but still having strong feelings for Clayton and her being unable to choose…. I dislike some of the choices she made but on the other hand I suppose they made the storyline more realistic and were true to the werewolf world Armstrong created. For a 550 page novel, the story progressed fairly quickly and was very engaging. I am confused whether this story is supposed to be classified as romance? I don’t think it fits into the romance category but firmly fantasy. I liked Elena and am interested in finding out more about her and Clay so I would probably read Stolen & Broken.
Date published: 2008-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Start To A Series! Any fan of the paranormal romance genre MUST read this series! Kelley Armstrong creates a group of characters you wish you knew, and for the Canadian's references to places in Canada! It's such a great series, go get it!
Date published: 2008-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! This book was absolutely amazing. It had all the same incredible qualities as the Twilight series does. I recommend it to anyone who loves those books, for sure. It was totally worth it, and it had an amazing ending.
Date published: 2008-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! What an inticing read. A fresh change from your normal werewolf novels, with a new, fresh, heroine. The plot had me up reading all night. I litteraly devoured this in one sitting and gobbled up the next when I saw it on the shelf. As possesive and angry as Clay was, he is by far my favorite character from all of Kelley Armstrong's books, he was sexy, clever and oh so fun. Even her secondary characters were amusing. Usually authors don't take much time devolping characters that aren't going to be in the spot light. Kelley Armstrong took the time to develop each character, made them unique and alive. She's a unique amazing author. This book was truly amazing!
Date published: 2008-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable read A good bit of entertaining supernatural fluff. A fun quick read, with an unlikely werewolf heroine that I enjoyed cheering for every step of the way. Armstrong's portrayal of Elena had a good balance of biting sarcasm, cynicism and vulnerability making her a believable character (other than the fact she's a werewolf). Armstrong has a well-written chemistry between Elena and Clay and sets a well-paced storyline. Thoroughly enjoyable read that made me want to go out and get the sequel "Stolen" as well as check out Armstrong's other supernatural fiction.
Date published: 2008-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Portrayal of Werewolves People have been telling me to read this one for along time and I'm glad I finally did. Elena is a werewolf. She was bitten by the man she loved and turned into a werewolf without her knowledge or consent. The fact that she survived is shocking. Now she is trying to live outside her pack. I loved how we really got into Elena's head when she was in wolf form. They were so playful and wild. It is a great mix of suspense, romance, mystery. You really know the characters. It was really good and I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2008-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WOW I ended up reading this book all night long. i just could not put it down. Its an awsome read if you like exciting werewolf books.
Date published: 2008-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canadian Author Rocks! I read this book a few years ago and ever since I have been a faithful follower of Kelley Armstrong's. Bitten is a well-written tale about the only female werewolf in town. Although it does deal with the supernatural, which I highly enjoy, it does so in a way as to make that world seem real. I had heard rumours that this book is supposed to be made into a movie and I would love to see how this story would translate onto the big screen.
Date published: 2008-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from She Did It! This is a heart stopping, pulsating book that will leave you wanting more! I read a lot, 2-4 books a week, and this is one of the best I've EVER read. Go Canada!
Date published: 2008-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing i'm in love with these books
Date published: 2007-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best Books I have ever read I am not a person for first-person novels but I love Bitten. It is one of the best books I have ever read. It has a nice mix of romance but at the same time adventure. I love the male characters in it. Clay and Jer are so the best!! A must read for werewolf lovers.
Date published: 2007-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bravo! This was the first novel by Kelley Armstrong that I have read but it will not be the last. She was able to explain all the characters and their backgrounds without losing the reader along the way. She wove a very strong web that caught me up and wouldn't let go until the end.
Date published: 2007-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed it Good book. I liked how the story evolved and explained the character's history with one another.
Date published: 2007-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Great This was one of the best books I have ever read. I picked up in a rush at the school library,and when I started reading it I couldnt stop! I Love it. Clay and Elena's relationship is a classic love-hate relationship. This is honestly a must read book, i was so into this book that I even went onto Kelley's website and read her online Novella's there awesome. I just cannot wait to read Stolen and Broken.
Date published: 2007-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutly Great Bitten was a great read. I thought Elena was a great character. And Clay sounds so hot.
Date published: 2006-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Great This was the first book of Kelley's I have read ! I couldn't put the book down. It had me from page 1 all the way till the end of the book. I would recommend this book to EVERYONE!
Date published: 2006-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Read! This book has it all. Fast paced, and enthralling, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat. After reading it the first time, I turned it over and started it again. Kelley Armstrong is my favorite author, and I can't wait for book 7 in the Women Of The Otherworld Series. Read this book, you won't be disapointed!
Date published: 2006-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kept me entertained till the end! Bitten had me entertained from the beginning all the way to the end. I read it straight through without putting it down, just couldn't bring myself to do it. I can't wait to read the rest of the books in the Otherworld series.
Date published: 2006-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully dark The only female werewolf, Elena struggles to find her normality after having her life stolen from her. After being turned, Elena resentfully leaves the Pack, a "family" of werewolves, to pursuing a normal human life. Now, the Pack needs her, and Elena needs to decide between her two worlds. This novel is a stupendous work of modern fantasy/thriller with an alluring heroine. I have just now found out there is a sequel called Stolen, and hope it is just as good!
Date published: 2006-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a great starter book! This is the first and only Kelley Armstrong book I've read, but I thought it was fantastic. It was very different than anything else I've read, and perhaps this is why I enjoyed it so much. It has a great love story, good character backgrounds and lots of action. A must read for anyone who enjoys this genre.
Date published: 2006-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Wolves do run wild in Canada!!! I can't say enough about how fantastic this book is. I gave it to my sister, and she was sceptical - a book about werewolves - how good can it be? She, too, was blown away by Kelley's story. She was standing in line at a festival one day, holding the book, and another woman saw it and couldn't help but comment on how much SHE loved the book. The characters are so detailed. And Clay - the annoying man he is - but aahhh - CLAY!! I missed the characters when the story ended - one of those books you don't want to end - but was glad to meet up with them again in Stolen. And now onto Dime Store Magic - and magic it is. I'm slowly savoring the literary magic of Ms. Armstrong - and loving every word of it. (She also wrote a short story in the book "Like a Charm", and of course, was the best of all the authors.) You will NOT be disappointed in this book. I'm proud she's Canadian!
Date published: 2006-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful This book was the first in this series. It was the story of Ellena, a femal werewolf who is trying to have a normal life. Suddenly her pack needs her. She's drawn back to them and a man she once loved.
Date published: 2006-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FOR PARANORMAL LOVERS This book is the first of a serie of ' the otherworld'. the books mainly tells about lycanthropes and witches and a lot more. I absolutely love her work. It's easy to read and the plot evolving around each book makes it really hard to put it down.
Date published: 2006-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Full of action! This book was entertaining from the first page to the last. It's full of action and a little suspense. I would recommend it to any fan of the supernatural but also be warned that it's not for the squeamish. If you like Laurell K. Hamilton then you will definitely like this.
Date published: 2006-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest Werewolf Book of All Time I really can't stop raving about this book. Ms. Armstrong is an excellent, down to earth Canadian author. If you haven't read her works yet, be sure to pick it up, or drop by her website - www.kelleyarmstrong.com and you can read sections from all her books, as well as novellas that are only available online.
Date published: 2006-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A REAL PAGE TURNER I was intrigued because the author is Canadian. If you enjoy fantasy (werewolves, witches, magic ...) you'll love this book. Like JD Robb , Laurell K Hamilton and JK Rowling, Armstrong pulls you into the lives of the characters. She does a great job of making you see them as real people, with realistic problems (okay, maybe not the whole werewolf thing) and flaws. I can't really describe how she does it, but there is never a good spot to put the book down so you can go to sleep. It's always a case of just wanting to see what happens with this, and once you do, there's another issue to be resolved. I've read the whole series, the last book in two days (and that's with a full time job and two young children at home!)
Date published: 2006-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Canadian Novel This is by far my favorite book. When I read it the first time I could not put it down. The characters are unique, witty, and enticing, with a plot that is different from any other I have ever read. You will not be disappointed by this novel! Every time I read it I always find it as good as the first time.
Date published: 2006-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome story I found the author when I picked up Dates from Hell for Kim Harrison's story. I just had to try a "local" author and she is amazing! Looking forward to the rest of the series to see what comes next!
Date published: 2006-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bitten Amazing ,book I loved it couden't stop reading,Ialso read stolen and found it just as great!!!!cant wait for the next one.
Date published: 2006-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow I was not dissapointed by this book at all. It was very interesting to hear a tale about a woman who wanted to be human but couldn't. Most people deal with the supernatural as a gift of some kind but elena hates who she is. I found the story between her and Clay to be very fascinating and just the way a pack exist is in itself interesting. I really really liked this book and the others that follow. Pick it up and read it, you won't be dissapointed.
Date published: 2005-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bitten One of the best books i've read. Hopefully she keeps writing.
Date published: 2005-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Werewolves Rule An excellent debut novel with good characters, and fast paced plot. Elena makes a fun, proactive heroine who isn't worried about killing while in wolf form. Clayton Danvers, bodyguard, professor and werewolf, is her perfect foil.
Date published: 2005-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Werewolves Just thought I'd write a quick review. This book was a very interesting read. It's the first book I've read about werewolves and has peaked my interest to search out more. I'd for sure recommend it for anyone into fantasy and fiction.
Date published: 2003-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Proud to be Canadian Where has she been hiding indeed!! As a HUGE Laurell K Hamilton fan I was really skeptical, but I was extremely impressed with Bitten. It was fast paced and I didn't want to put it down. I am really proud to be Canadian after reading this book. Can't wait to read Stolen in September!!!
Date published: 2003-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book Ever Written! This is indeed the best book I have read in a LONG time. Every time I'm in Chapters, and I see someone looking for an interesting book, I always highly recommend Bitten to anyone who enjoys a good read. Even if they don't read books of this nature, they always thank me later for the suggestion. Kelley Armstrong deserves many awards and be on the Top 10 Book's of the Year. Not to mention that Stolen is just as wonderful as the first novel. I can't wait for more.
Date published: 2003-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You'll Howl For More!!!!! It's pretty simple really - you pick up Bitten and you don't put it down until you're finished. Highly recommended. A fantastic first novel from Kelley Armstong - can't wait to read her second, third, well you get the picture.
Date published: 2003-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book of 2002 To say that Kelley Armstrong's first novel is incredible would be an incredible understatement. I tore through Bitten in just two days and was left wanting more. Thankfully, Stolen is now available for fans of her first novel to devour. Looking forward to more from Kelley Armstrong.
Date published: 2003-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Where has she been hiding?? Kelly Armstrong's book wraps the reader in a warm cocoon, painting a landscape I wanted to step into, danger be damned! To say the characters have depth would be a drastic understatement. I devoured this book in just two days and was left hungry for more. Waiting for the sequel will be the hard part.
Date published: 2002-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I loved this book ... fast paced, lots of action, funny. I can't wait for the sequel.
Date published: 2002-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An engrossing read This book is sharp, well-written and hard to put down. Even those who claim not enjoy the fantasy or horror genres will find this book engrossing. Elena, the reluctant werewolf, is trying to live a normal life in Toronto until she is called back by the Pack to deal with renegade werewolves. Elena is forced to deal not only with this problem but with the relationships, resentments and unique lifestyle she left behind when she separated from the Pack. In the midst of mayhem Elena has to decide what she truly wants. I can't wait for the sequel!
Date published: 2002-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Four Paws in the Air Elena can't shake her past. Her ex gave her something to remember her by - nope, not AIDS but the werewolf virus. As if she hadn't always felt enough of an outsider. She is living as normal a life as she can without them but is called back to deal with a threat to the pack. Threats to her life and threats to her heart all add up to threaten the life she had been building in Toronto, the place Elena ran to to escape her wild nature. Well written - a fascinating world, convincing characterizations, complex relationships filled with ambivalence. Not as gory as in the world of Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter, and none of the mystical stuff. Just as addictive though. This werewolf tale seems almost autobiographical, it's so 'real'. How fitting that Toronto would represent normality, civilized human behaviour, self control, safety. I got a real kick out of all the TO references. Put all your paws in the air and surrender to Elena's story.
Date published: 2002-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great first effort! This was a terrific first novel. Kelley Armstrong really makes you understande her characters and the playful way she portrays the werewolves is endearing.
Date published: 2001-11-01

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Bitten: Women Of The Otherworld

by Kelley Armstrong

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 8 × 5.16 × 0.87 in

Published: August 25, 2009

Publisher: Random House Of Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307358038

ISBN - 13: 9780307358035

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I HAVE TO. I''ve been fighting it all night. I''m going to lose. My battle is as futile as a woman feeling the first pangs of labor and deciding it''s an inconvenient time to give birth. Nature wins out. It always does. It''s nearly two a.m., too late for this foolishness and I need my sleep. Four nights spent cramming to meet a deadline have left me exhausted. It doesn''t matter. Patches of skin behind my knees and elbows have been tingling and now begin to burn. My heart beats so fast I have to gulp air. I clench my eyes shut, willing the sensations to stop but they don''t. Philip is sleeping beside me. He''s another reason why I shouldn''t leave, sneaking out in the middle of the night again and returning with a torrent of lame excuses. He''s working late tomorrow. If I can just wait one more day. My temples begin to throb. The burning sensation in my skin spreads down my arms and legs. The rage forms a tight ball in my gut and threatens to explode. I''ve got to get out of here-I don''t have a lot of time left. Philip doesn''t stir when I slip from the bed. There''s a pile of clothing tucked underneath my dresser so I won''t risk the squeaks and groans of opening drawers and closets. I pick up my keys, clasping my fist around them so they don''t jangle, ease open the door, and creep into the hallway. Everything''s quiet. The lights seem dimmed, as if overpowered by the emptiness. When I push the elevator button, it creaks out a complaint at being disturbed at so ungodly an
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From the Publisher

An erotically charged thriller, Bitten will awaken the voracious appetite of every reader, as the age-old battle between man and beast, between human and inhuman forces, comes to a head in one small town and within one woman''s body.

Book 1 in the Otherworld series.

From the Jacket

“[T]his debut novel from a Canadian writer proves that solid storytelling and confident craftsmanship can rejuvenate one of the hoariest of all horror clichés. … Filled with romance and supernatural intrigue, this book will surely remind readers of Anne Rice’s sophisticated refurbishings of the vampire story.” -- Publishers Weekly

“. . . it’s as smooth as cream all the way, sure to gain fans.” -- Kirkus Reviews

“[An] impressive debut thriller. . . . Kelley Armstrong is very good on the sheer exhilaration of shape-changing, of running on four feet through forests, suburban greenery and urban back alleys.” -- Amazon UK

"[I]t's terrific. I'm a sucker for this kind of novel anyway, and the heroine is the most appealing I have come across in ages. It's clever, quirky, hip and funny, skating between genres with style and grace. More please!" -- Joanne Harris

'There is nothing overtly gothic about this fast-paced, sexy thriller and its model contemporary heroine -- it's just that she's a werewolf who is trying to make a go of things among humans. -- Bookseller (UK)

"A hair-raising story for the she-wolf in us all." -- Shannon Olson, author of Welcome to My Planet: Where English Is Sometimes Spoken


From the Paperback edition.

About the Author

KELLEY ARMSTRONG is the internationally bestselling author of Omens and Visions, the first two books in her Cainsville series, the 13-book Women of the Otherworld series and the Nadia Stafford crime novels. She is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling young adult trilogies, Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising, and Sea of Shadows, the acclaimed first novel in her newest YA fantasy series.

Editorial Reviews

“This debut novel from a Canadian writer proves that solid storytelling and confident craftsmanship can rejuvenate one of the hoariest of all horror clichés. … Filled with romance and supernatural intrigue, this book will surely remind readers of Anne Rice’s sophisticated refurbishings of the vampire story.” Publishers Weekly

"As smooth as cream all the way, sure to gain fans.” Kirkus Reviews

“An impressive debut thriller...Kelley Armstrong is very good on the sheer exhilaration of shape-changing, of running on four feet through forests, suburban greenery and urban back alleys.” Amazon UK