Thursday, August 4, 2011

My Review of Bitten

Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, #1)Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was an awesome book. I really enjoyed the protagonist's struggle with her werewolf side and her desire to be normal. I loved that we are introduced to her in the middle of her life. We don't begin when she's bitten or at her first change. She's an established werewolf who is used to her existence. Some of the situations of the other pack members seemed way too perfect. Everyone's rich! But Elena and Clay were great characters. I could've read another 500 pages, which is good since I have the sequel Stolen sitting on my shelf.

I've seen a few reviewers compare Elena's struggle to the modern woman's struggle. Girls are indoctrinated to be sweet, soft creatures. That idea has been eroding over the past fifty years, but it hasn't eroded completely. And Elena's struggle with her concept of normal and who she truly is resonated with me and made the story much richer than many urban paranormals I've read. Her revelation that she was a bitchy, argumentative woman, not because she was a werewolf but because she was human was a beautiful thing.

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