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Bitten: Number 1 in series (Otherworld) Paperback – 6 May 2010

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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit; Movie-tie-in Edition edition (6 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841499188
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841499185
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.9 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (187 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,352 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Elena, heroine of Kelley Armstrong's impressive debut thriller Bitten, never planned that a casual sexual encounter would transform her into a werewolf. Neither did Clay, her lover and one of the leaders of the exclusive werewolf clique known as the Pack; women do not generally change or survive if they do. Elena's considerable reservations about her new life come to a head and she walks out on the Pack to return to something like normality, finding herself a boyfriend who turns a blind eye to her occasional disappearances in the middle of the night. She may have done with the infighting of werewolves, but they have not done with her; her former family call her back when they find themselves under threat from those they have excluded and dominated. Kelley Armstrong is very good on the sheer exhilaration of shape-changing, of running on four feet through forests, suburban greenery and urban back alleys; if there is a weakness here, it is that Elena's relationship with the taciturn, untrustworthy Clay is sometimes a little too conventionally romantic--but the dark poetry of the best of the book overcomes this entirely. --Roz Kaveney --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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It's terrific. The heroine is the most appealing I have come across in ages. It's clever, quirky, hip and funny, skating between genres with style and grace. More please! (Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat )

A hair-raising story for the she-wolf in us all (Shannon Olson, author of Welcome to my Planet )

Entertaining new take on an old thriller story form. Makes Buffy look fluffy (Daily Express )

Armstrong's true achievement is her depiction of werewolf nature in believably human context ...the sensuality of Elena's transformations and the viciousness of her kills mesh perfectly with her tough personality. Filled with romance and supernatural intri (Publishers Weekly ) --Publishers Weekly

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Elena seems a normal young woman. She has a job, and lives with her perfectly normal boyfriend. However, things aren't always what they seem to be: Elena is a werewolf, the only female werewolf in the world to be precise...
Elena was turned into a werewolf by her previous fiancée, Clay, who wanted her to be with him forever, and thus did something forbidden by Pack Law: he bit her. Against all odds Elena survived, but she felt betrayed by Clay and ultimately left the Pack.
Now, however, the Pack needs her: a band of mutts (not Pack werewolves) are killing humans, and they must be stopped. So when Jeremy the alpha werewolf calls her, she decides to return and face her past, even though she isn't specially eager to do so.
Truth to be told, this is the first book by Kelley Armstrong that I have read, and I discovered it by chance. A friend told me to visit Armstrong's website ([...]) to read some of her free novellas, and I did exactly that when I had some free time. I didn't regret it: the three free novellas that Kelley offers in her website are just awesome. "Ascension", "Savage" and "Beginnings" are prequels to "Bitten", and quite different to other things I have read (different in a good way, though).
My immediate reaction after reading Armstrong's free novellas was to buy "Bitten", Armstrong's first published novel and coincidently the first book in the "Women of the Otherworld" series. I don't regret doing that. As a matter of fact, I liked this book so much that I gladly recommend it to you, provided you like fantasy/horror books with non-stopping action, an interesting plot and a little bit of romance :)
Belen Alcat
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I recently discovered Kelley Armstrong's books by chance in my local bookshop and have become completely hooked on them!

"Bitten" is the first book in the series and introduces us to Elena Michaels, the world's only female werewolf. She is still coming to terms with becoming a werewolf after her lover, Clay, bit her and at the beginning of the book is trying to maintain a "normal" life with human partner Philip. However, her Pack soon need her help and when she returns to them she has to battle with her feelings for Clay and the others and decide whether home is with Philip or with her Pack, while at the same time the Pack is in terrible danger from a group of "mutts", rogue werewolves who kill to survive.

Elena is a great character, a typical "stand up for yourself" woman with a troubled past that makes her sympathetic and likeable. By the end of the book you may feel as though she's an old friend. The first person narrative allows readers to get into her mind and this book explores her confused hopes and fears and her longing for a normal life and a happy home.

All in all, an excellent book, and it will certainly leave you desperate to read more of Elena's adventures!
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Bitten is the first book written by Kelley Armstrong. All Kelley Armstrongs books are interconnected using the same "other world" characters, though can be read independently. Bitten I think is written slightly differently to her other books.I feel it was slow in forming the story line and wondered for the first 80 pages where this story was going. Perservere with the book, it was well worth it as it evolved. The book is about a woman called Elena who was turned into a werewolf by a former lover called Clay. Clay decided he couldn't live without Elena so bit her. This set into motion a series of events that cumilate in Elena being abducted because she is the only know female werewolf.I have read all Kelley Armstrong books and eagerly await the next, they just get better and better.
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This is my all time favourite book and have read it so many times. I did well in a subject at high school and picked this as a prize as we were given book tokens. It had been awarded 5 stars in a book review in Heat magazine and I so I made a beeline to it in Waterstones. This was 2003 and my Mum was mortified that I had chosen a young adult book with *gasp* raunchy scenes in it. Even worse, it was presented to me on stage by the First Minister of Scotland! Thankfully the book is so good that I have absolutely no regrets in choosing this over War and Peace...

It's a love story between Elena and a hunky blonde werewolf called Clay. He is part of a pack of werewolves and Elena ends up becoming the world's first female werewolf. It's got some great supporting characters, a riveting story and a proper ending (none of this sacrificing yourself for love which seems to be a popular ending these days). I love a book with a kick-ass female who can hold her own against men, both physically and intellectually. Fast forward over 10 years and there is a brilliant TV series based on the book which I thought was really well executed and didn't disappoint like many adaptations do. I bought this for a friend who had watched the TV series and loved it. If you enjoy a romance novel but fancy one with a bit of bite (pardon the pun) then you must buy this book. Unfortunately I didn't love the rest of Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld novels but she does some fantastic short stories based on the Pack documenting how Clay became a werewolf, how Jeremy came to be pack Alpha and more which are well worth a read if you get caught up in the world she creates. I certainly did!
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