Monday, March 17, 2014

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong [Review]
Bitten (Women of the Otherworld #1) by Kelley Armstrong
Format: paperback
Source: purchased
Date read: December 21, 2013

Women of the Otherworld
1. Bitten - Paperback | Kindle
2. Stolen
3. Dime Store Magic
4. Industrial Magic
5. Haunted
6. Broken
7. No Humans Involved
8. Personal Demon
9. Living with the Dead
10. Frostbitten
11. Waking the Witch
12. Spellbound
13. Thirteen

Kelley Armstrong
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Elena Michaels seems like the typically strong and sexy modern woman, She lives with her architect boyfriend, writes for a popular newspaper, and works out at the gym. She's also a werewolf.

Elena has done all she can to assimilate to the human world, but the man whose bite changed her existence forever, and his legacy, continue to haunt her. Thrown into a desperate war for survival that tests her allegiance to a secret clan of werewolves, Elena must recon with who, and what, she is in this passionate, page-turning novel that begins the Women of the Otherworld series.
Thoughts on Bitten: Women of the Otherworld has long been one of my favorite urban fantasy series. It was one of the first books written in first person narrative that I actually enjoyed. In the years since I read book 1, I've developed a serious love affair with werewolves and demons -- no doubt, in part because of this series. Going into this reread, I'm a little nervous to see how it'll hold up as a whole. I mean, I've changed since I first picked it up. Will it still resonate with me?

You know what, guys? NOBODY FRET! Me and the Pack are still rockin' the casbah. Or something. We're tight. We got it going on. I AM STILL IN LOVE WITH THIS SERIES.

Yeah, so this reread shouldn't be any problem. None. Plus, I'm super excited to get caught up on the last few books. Even though I don't want it to end.

As for this book, Elena and Clay have their issues. Elena's stubborn refusal to give in to her werewolf side and her desire for a "normal" life were tough to read at times. Only with the Pack can she let her darker side out and the way she brutally smothers that dark side to try to fit in with ordinary humans... well, you could just imagine it wouldn't end well.

I do love the Pack. I love how Clay is just so... Clay. He knows his own worth and he's not worried about how he looks to the outside world. Jeremy. Strong, silent Jeremy. Oh, I adore him. And playboy Nick. And... and ALL OF IT.

I need to continue with my reread. Immediately.


  1. I finished this yesterday! I am now HOOKED! This was in my Seriously Series --Series to try list! :) Jeremy--I TOTALLY agree. Clay ---I was torn between wanting to sock him or tell Elena that she clearly was meant for him. Nick--I was going to be mad if something happened to him!

    1. I've reread the first 4 books and I'm still all flaily about them! *flails*

  2. I am dying to do a reread of this series. It was one of the series that got me hooked on paranormal. Love Clay and Elena! I need to do a reread seriously.

    1. Rereading it has been a blast. I highly recommend it if you have the time!

  3. Yay for rereading this series! I'm on book 9 right now, but I love Bitten! I think my current reread has made me love the series even more, so I hope it does that for you too :)

    1. So far, it's ENTIRELY living up to how I remember it. Fun, sexy, and fabulous!

  4. I have been harassed, er...I mean many have suggested that I must read this series. Knowing that it's as good through a re-read as a first-read is a very good sign.

    1. The world grows with every book. It's pretty amazing like that. And, yes, the reread is keeping me entertained. That's always a good thing.