Bitten

Kobo ebook | August 25, 2009

byKelley Armstrong

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An erotically charged, addictive thriller from the future queen of suspense.

Living in Toronto for a year, Elena is leading the normal life she has always dreamed of, including a stable job as a journalist and a nice apartment shared with her boyfriend. As the lone female werewolf in existence, only her secret midnight prowls and her occasional inhuman cravings set her apart. Just one year ago, life was very different. Adopted by the Pack when bitten, Elena had spent years struggling with her resentment at having her life stolen away. Torn between two worlds, and overwhelmed by the new passions coursing through her body, her only option for control was to deny her awakening needs and escape.

But now the Pack has called Elena home to help them fight an alliance of renegade werewolves who are bent on exposing and annihilating the Pack. And although Elena is obliged to rejoin her "family," she vows not to be swept up in Pack life again, no matter how natural it might feel. She has made her choice. Trouble is, she's increasingly uncertain if it's the right one.

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.


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An erotically charged, addictive thriller from the future queen of suspense.Living in Toronto for a year, Elena is leading the normal life she has always dreamed of, including a stable job as a journalist and a nice apartment shared with her boyfriend. As the lone female werewolf in existence, only her secret midnight prowls and her occasional inhuman cravings set her apart. Just one year ago, lif...

Kelley Armstrong is a Canadian author, primarily of fantasy works. She has published twelve fantasy novels to date, most set in the world of Women of the Otherworld series, one crime fiction novel, and the Darkest Powers Trilogy. The latest novel in the Women of the Otherworld series is called Waking the Witch. Her title Thirteen made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 25, 2009Publisher:Random House of CanadaLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bitten Incredible! This book had me hooked from the start and as I quickly devoured the rest of the Women of the Otherworld series, Kelley Armstrong cemented her place as my favourite author.
Date published: 2016-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Literally my favourite book. I have never been so captured by a book before. The characters: Elena, the heroine is brave, strong and doesn't take anyone's abuse and Clayton, the hero...He's mean, he's strong. He loves Elena. The love between Elena and Clayton is one the best parts of Bitten. The Pack factor is great. I've never read about werewolves before and this book seriously got me interested. Kudos to Kelly Armstrong for writing Bitten. It is truly amazing. And Clay is really cute in my head. ;)
Date published: 2015-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Definitely would recommend to a friend I found this book to be a wonderful read, leaving you wanting more and making it quiet difficult to put down, everything is set up well and the characters are developed wonderfully. You definitely fall in love with Clay and Elena which makes it all the more exciting and easy to read as you want to know where things are going with them with each turn of the page. I enjoyed the vocabulary used as well as it really framed out Elena's character for you and gave you the sense that she was indeed a well educated woman. Definitely read this and share it with you're friends.
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just amazing I loved this book, I could not stop reading, MUST read. If you have seen the tv show you will love the book!
Date published: 2015-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bitten Just reread this. Loved it again! Kelley Armstrong is a wonderful and gifted writer and this series is a must read
Date published: 2015-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Bitten was a great book that has a great storyline, it focused on one thing and that was great. It shows that females can be strong like makes and teaches you to not run away from your problems.
Date published: 2015-03-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great I love books about werewolves and love and finding your way in life this good book and show was good too book os much better tho
Date published: 2015-01-13
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 Entertaining A good read, sexy, fun, light and adventurous. Great flawed characters with spunk. Can't wait to read more.
Date published: 2014-12-10
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 Good read I enjoyed this book. Had some slow parts.
Date published: 2014-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read I was never really an avid reader until a friend recommended this book. Since then I have read hundreds upon hundreds of books, but Bitten is one of my favorites. I go back to read it at least once a year. Elena is a strong women and has endured quite a bit in her life. Becoming a werewolf just adds to the chaos. Not to mention having to interact with all the male werewolves in her life. Her roller coaster ride of a life keeps me coming back to the book because doesn't everyone's life feel like a wild ride at times?
Date published: 2014-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read Great read. Made me fall in love with fantasy books all over again. This series should be the top on everybody's to read list. Highly recommend!!
Date published: 2014-08-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bitten I have not yet read the book , but the TV series was fantastic !!!!
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can put down this book!!!!!!!! I started out watching this new series called Bitten on the space channel (I pvr it first) then watched 2 episodes then found out it was based on a book so I stopped watching just recording. Now I can put the book down. Then go back and watch the series and see what's the same or different. :):):):):):););):):):):)
Date published: 2014-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bitten One of the best I have read in a while. Kelly Armstrong is a very gifted writer.
Date published: 2014-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from :-) Great read! ♥
Date published: 2014-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from :-) I really enjoyed this book. The characters and story are very interesting. Not like the werewolves from twilight! Not for a young teenage audience. This is a Canadian author and it's a great read!
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from :-) this book was as great as i thought it would be! such beautifully written, paying great detail of how things looked, i closed my eyes and i swear i could of been there, will for sure read the other books in this series, amazing book!!! kelly armstrong has me hooked from the first chapter!!
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from :-) Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. She develops the characters and the surroundings in a way that makes you feel as though you know them and you are experiencing what they are. That is one problem for me though, because when the story ends for the characters it makes me feel as though I lost them and I am still wanting more! Kelley releases novella's every so often that is narrated by one of her Otherworld characters and it allows for readers to still enjoy their new adventures because you just can not get enough of them! In Bitten you get to meet the pack, several mutts and side characters. The characters are unraveled before you and you are not left with any questions as to appearances or personalities of them which I believe is key to a well written story. You fall in love with the characters and want to read on to see how the relationships develop. As the Otherworld series progresses we meet more supernaturals and the story expands while still following the first characters we have met. Overall it is a well written novel and I would recommend the Otherworld series to anyone! (With the exclusion of young teens of course)! If you are wanting an intense series, and one that will leave you wanting to read more then I suggest reading Kelley Armstrong's Bitten. Just make sure that you have the spare time because once Bitten is completed you are going to want to start with Stolen (next book) and the ones that follow there after. Enjoy!
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from :-) A real page turner. Kelley Armstrong is an amazing writer. It was my first book I read of hers and has read many more of her collection.
Date published: 2014-01-25
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 4 out of 5 by from Greast read! A fantastic book though some parts could have been better written.
Date published: 2013-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bitten Bitten is an excellent book filled with mystery, love & werewolves. If you like paranormal books Kelley Armstrong has that and more. They keep you on the edge of your seat and turning those pages until its finished.
Date published: 2013-10-27
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