Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Woman of the Pack


Written by: Kelley Armstrong

Released: September 10, 2001 by Seal Books

Summary: Ever since her parents were killed in a car accident when she was five, Elena Michaels has longed for a normal family life. Smart, beautiful, and engaged to be married, Elena hopes to fulfill that dream when disaster strikes. Not only has her fiancé lied about his secret life as a werewolf, but he's made her one, too. She has no choice but to join him at Stonehaven, the upstate New York home of an elite pack of werewolves.

In an attempt to break away, she moves to Toronto to lead a normal life. Working as a journalist, Elena now lives with her new architect boyfriend, works out in the basement gym of their high-rise apartment, lunches with girlfriends from the office, and once a week, at four in the morning runs naked and furred through a downtown Toronto ravine, ripping out the throats of her animal prey. But when a band of outlaw werewolves threatens the Stonehaven pack, Elena's feral instincts drive her back there to join the defence. What follows is a war for territory, for pride, and ultimately for Elena herself.

Writing with the visceral power of Anne Rice, Kelley Armstrong has created a fascinating story of a woman struggling for her identity.

I read this a few years ago but I wanted to re-read it, so I did. I love Elena and Clay as characters and their centric books are the ones that I’ve enjoyed reading the most out of the Women of the Underworld series.

Bitten is also, at least I think so, the best book in the series’ which is funny because it’s also the first. I’m not saying that the others weren’t good, but this was the book that I just completely ate up while reading. Some of the other books felt like I was forcing myself to finish.

If you haven’t checked out Kelley Armstrong’s books yet, you really should. Her adult books are good and her YA books are fantastic. Bitten, in particular, is a 9/10.

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