Thursday, October 30, 2008

Review: Bitten (No Vampires, but Werewolves!)


Its Vampire Day at My Friend Amy's! I'm a huge Buffy fan and am watching True Blood, so I thought I'd play along. Unfortunately, other than Buffy graphic novels (okay, comic books), I don't read many vampire books. I've successfully avoided the Twilight books and haven't read any of Charlaine Harris's books (which True Blood are based on), so the last vampire novel I read was probably Bram Stoker's Dracula back in high school.

I did read a good but trashy werewolf book recently, though. It was Bitten by Kelley Armstrong. From Armstrong's website, here is a description of Bitten:
Elena Michaels is the world's only female werewolf. And she's tired of it. Tired of a life spent hiding and protecting, a life where her most important job is hunting down rogue werewolves. Tired of a world that not only accepts the worst in her— her temper, her violence—but requires it. Worst of all, she realizes she's growing content with that life, with being that person.
So she left the Pack and returned to Toronto where she's trying to live as a human. When the Pack leader calls asking for her help fighting a sudden uprising, she only agrees because she owes him. Once this is over, she'll be squared with the Pack and free to live life as a human. Which is what she wants. Really.
There is a lot of sex and violence in Bitten, which would usually turn me off, but this book had me glued to its pages. The plot was fun and the characters were interesting to get to know. Bitten was the first in the Women of the Otherworld series, and though I haven't read any of the others yet, I plan to soon.

Buy Bitten on Amazon.

6 comments:

  1. I liked this one a lot, too, even though I normally don't read vampire/werewolf books. Though I somehow haven't gotten around to the sequel. Hmmm. Have to remedy that!

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  2. In honor of Halloween, I think I am going to read the first Charlaine Harris book tomorrow. :)

    I saw Bitten the other day and almost bought it.

    Have you kept up with the Buffy comics? Will they be released omnibus anytime soon? I lost track of them.

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  3. I was thinking about getting a Charlaine Harris book, too, but I'm too busy to tackle anything new right now.

    I've gotten two of the Buffy Season 8 tpb's (that's trade paperbacks for the non-comic book readers out there) as they've been coming out, "The Long Way Home" and "No Future for you." There are going to be more, I assume. I also have all four of the Buffy Omnibuses (or is that omnibi?) that have come out, so I imagine the rest of the Buffyverse comics will find their way to omnibus form sooner or later.

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  4. Good review, sounds like a book I'd enjoy.

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  5. I haven't read that one... yet. My vamp list is growing. Sounds tho like I'll need to scout out some Buffy tapes. Be fun to watch again! Why'd they take Moonlight off??

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