Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

I recently reviewed the latest in the Women of the Otherworld series, Tales of the Otheworld, so I decided to go back and review the rest of the series. This is the first of them.

Elena is a “mutt” – a werewolf without a Pack. Well, she has a Pack but she left them to try to live as normal a human life as possible. It’s harder than you might think when she has to Change regularly. Oh, not every full moon as some books would have you believe but frequently enough.

Then, Pack members start getting killed and Elena goes home to try to help. Things progress from there. Elena has several fairly startling – to her – revelations along the way.

This is the first of the series and I was captured immediately. I love Elena and, in future books, I’m always happy when she shows up. She is friends with Paige, who has a couple of books of her own, so we see Elena in those as well.

Armstrong is very good at creating a world so real that you forget that werewolves don’t, in fact, exist. I highly recommend Bitten to anyone who is a fan of urban fantasy. Armstrong is one of my favorite authors, if not my absolute favorite. You can count on anything she writes being a book you have to take an entire afternoon/evening to read because you won’t be able to put it down. Thank goodness I read fast!