It’s taken me a while to work through this book, partly because my head hasn’t been in the right place but also because although well written, the book is quite long winded.
Penned by Kelley Armstrong ‘Bitten’ follows the story of Elena, whom after being bitten by Clay years ago is the only female werewolf in existence. Leaving the pack behind her and moving to Toronto, Elena has started building a new ‘normal’ life and has even found someone to share it with. But pretty soon her new life is disrupted, as she is summoned back by her Alpha, Jeremy. A young girl has been found murdered and the Pack requires Elena’s ‘skills’ to track down the mutts who did it.
Don’t get me wrong, Kelley has created a really in depth protagonist with plenty of background drama to make her internal monologues alone an interesting read, but I felt that some of the storyline and characters were not believable enough. The pacing of the book was too slow, which could have easily have been avoided and some of the moments between Elena and Clay just seemed so cliché and cheese laden, that I found myself rolling my eyes. The so-called ‘tasty’ sex scenes between Elena and Clay were a lot milder than I’d been lead to believe. And the latter part of the book just seemed to be one cliché after another.
That being said, some of the characters were intriguing and the legacy of the werewolves was interesting enough. I’d probably read another in the series, but it would have to be pretty strong to keep me coming back for more.
Star Rating out of 5: 3.5
This book would be great for people who love fantasy and are looking for a relatively strong female lead in a book, also for fans of anything involving werewolves.