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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 4.3333 out of 5 by 24.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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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 hour. The first floor
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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


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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

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“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