Bitten: Women of the Otherworld
3 journalers for this copy...
Well, surprise, surprise! I liked it. In fact, I liked it a lot!
I picked it up while I had a couple of other books on the go, thinking I would get through it in dribs and drabs as a break from my other books or when I only had a few minutes of reading time. However, once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. It was fast paced and interesting and you wanted to find out what Elena was going to do about her problem and what would happen next.
Elena Michael's problem is that she happens to be a female werewolf. She wasn't born a werewolf - she was bitten. Most humans who are bitten do not survive the "change", females never do, except that Elena did. So she is the only female werewolf. (Now, I did have a bit of a problem with that insofar as the author tells us (through Elena) that historically werewolves favour male children, so presumably there must be females too. But I didn't let that little discrepancy spoil the story.) Now the problem is Elena doesn't want to be a werewolf, she wants to return to the normal human world, live a normal life - marry a normal good man and maybe have normal children.
And, it seems that she was going to get what she wanted. She had a good job as a journalist, an apartment in Toronto and a kind and decent guy who loved her. So what if she had to sneak out of the apartment while her man slept, skulk down an alleyway and take off her clothes about once a month when the urge to change took over her. So what if she had go for a run on all fours, kill something so as to eat raw meat every once in a while. She could live with that little secret.
But when the pack calls her home, she feels obligated to go. When she left the pack, the leader agreed he'd only call her in an emergency. And so she goes and, in returning to life with the pack, she must come to terms with who she is and what she really wants.
The book is fascinating, funny and sexy. I don't know if this one read will motivate me to read the rest of Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series (this is not a first novel) but I am glad to have read this one.
handed off to puffintart. Enjoy!
I am going to try to pass this onto a friend; maybe convince them to log the catch. They put me onto a far more engaging series in the same genre awhile back - the first book of which is: "The Becoming (The Anna Strong Chronicles, Book 1)" by Jeanne C. Stein.