Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, Book 1) [Hardcover]

by Kelley Armstrong | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0670894710 Global Overview for this book
Registered by CheriePie of Campbell, California USA on 9/7/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Tuesday, September 07, 2004
I'm willing to LEND books from my Personal Collection (PC) to RESPONSIBLE individuals, on the condition that you return them to me when you're done. Please see my profile for details.

I'm reading this book now... about halfway through. I like it so far, but will give a better opinion after I finish it.

From Publishers Weekly:
It's not easy to find a fresh angle for the werewolf theme, but this debut novel from a Canadian writer proves that solid storytelling and confident craftsmanship can rejuvenate one of the hoariest of all horror cliches.

Elena Michaels is a self-described "mutt," a werewolf who left her secretive pack in upstate New York for a life among humans. In the year since she relocated to Toronto, she's embarked on a career as a journalist and begun a pleasingly mundane relationship with a decent man. All this is jeopardized when she agrees to help her old packmates hunt some troublesome mutts who are converting common criminals to werewolves and leaving a trail of conspicuous carnage. Reunited with her former lycanthrope lover and forced into brutally predatory confrontations, Elena finds the call of the wild subtly reasserting itself.

Armstrong prepares readers for her tale's twists with several key revisions of werewolf lore the werewolf taint is mostly hereditary, and werewolves can be killed as easily as any human or wolf. Her true achievement, though, is her depiction of werewolf nature in believably human context. Elena's feral sensibility, like her psychological vulnerabilities, seems a natural outgrowth of her abusive childhood, and her relationship with the pack is that of any prodigal child to a close-knit family. The sensuality of Elena's transformations and the viciousness of her kills mesh perfectly with her tough personality. Filled with romance and supernatural intrigue, this book will surely remind readers of Anne Rice's sophisticated refurbishings of the vampire story.

Journal Entry 2 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Friday, September 10, 2004
Just finished this book. It was really good and I look forward to reading Stolen, the next book in this series, which I'm doing right now actually.

When I've finished the series, I'll see if anyone's interested in a BookRing for these Kelley Armstrong books.

Journal Entry 3 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Sunday, September 26, 2004
Earmarked to go out on loan to explorer1118m, along with Bitten and Dime Store Magic, when I'm finished with DSM (as of 26-Sep-2004, on page 168 of 414).

After she's done with them, they'll be returned to my Personal Collection, at which time they may be available for other loans or a possible bookring.

Released 14 yrs ago (10/2/2004 UTC) at Sent to a Fellow BX'er in Atl Highlands, New Jersey -- Controlled Releases

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Lent to explorer1118m in Atl Highlands, NJ (Controlled Release). To be returned to me upon completion.

Journal Entry 5 by explorer1118m from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey USA on Friday, October 08, 2004
I'll get this started Monday or Tuesday after i finish up my current read.

Journal Entry 6 by explorer1118m from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey USA on Thursday, October 21, 2004
This was my first taste of Kelley Armstrong. They seem to be right up my alley, i'm just suprised i haven't heard of her sooner. Simular to L. H. Hamilton. This and the next two books in the series are off to NeedSun, thanks to CheriePie.

Journal Entry 7 by explorer1118m at fellow bookcrosser in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey USA on Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Released on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at about 11:00:00 PM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at fellow bookcrosser in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey USA.

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To Needsun, enjoy!

Journal Entry 8 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, November 03, 2004
This book arrived today and I will be reading it right away. Thank you to CheriePie for sharing and to explorer1118m for sending them to me.

Journal Entry 9 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Monday, November 08, 2004
It started off a little slow but it certainly picked up and towards the end, I didn't want to put it down. Thanks again for sending this to me.

Journal Entry 10 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Friday, November 19, 2004
I finally got this into the mail today to Bren. So sorry this took so long... life gets in the way sometimes.

Journal Entry 11 by BrynnSC from Chesapeake Beach, Maryland USA on Tuesday, November 30, 2004
It's my day for books! 5 of them from CheriePie! lol

I was so mad at my mailman today. Granted he was filling in, but still. I was outside with my 3 year old and my puupy, Beau. Trying to reinforce the idea of staying in the yard to my baby, I waited until the mailman had put the mail in my box and passed the house before going to check. There was a slip to pick up a package from the post office in there! So I snatched up my 40 lb. baby and ran down the street (really!) to catch him. His excuse for putting the pick up slip in my mailbox was that he didn't want to take any chances with my dog.

Now, Beau may be a little bit intimidating, at first. He is well over 100 lbs. But that is before he gets up and wags his whole body to any stranger for attention. He was curled up on the porch waiting to be let in so he could go curl up on his pillow & blankie in my room and didn't even open his eyes when the mailman passed! lol

Pictured is my ferocious beast. He was laying on his back but he's scared of the camera and tryed to back away from it when I took the pic. lol

Journal Entry 12 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Wednesday, June 01, 2005
It's back home now (for a little while at least) since I believe everyone must read these books! *grin*

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