Format: eBook, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 978-0-307-35878-3 (0-307-35878-X)
Pub Date: August 25, 2009
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An erotically charged, addictive thriller from the future queen of suspense.
Living in Toronto for a year, Elena is leading the normal life she has always dreamed of, including a stable job as a journalist and a nice apartment shared with her boyfriend. As the lone female werewolf in existence, only her secret midnight prowls and her occasional inhuman cravings set her apart. Just one year ago, life was very different. Adopted by the Pack when bitten, Elena had spent years struggling with her resentment at having her life stolen away. Torn between two worlds, and overwhelmed by the new passions coursing through her body, her only option for control was to deny her awakening needs and escape.
But now the Pack has called Elena home to help them fight an alliance of renegade werewolves who are bent on exposing and annihilating the Pack. And although Elena is obliged to rejoin her "family," she vows not to be swept up in Pack life again, no matter how natural it might feel. She has made her choice. Trouble is, she's increasingly uncertain if it's the right one.
An erotically charged thriller, Bitten will awaken the voracious appetite of every reader, as the age-old battle between man and beast, between human and inhuman forces, comes to a head in one small town and within one woman's body.
From the Paperback edition.
“[T]his debut novel from a Canadian writer proves that solid storytelling and confident craftsmanship can rejuvenate one of the hoariest of all horror clichés. … Filled with romance and supernatural intrigue, this book will surely remind readers of Anne Rice’s sophisticated refurbishings of the vampire story.” -- Publishers Weekly
“. . . it’s as smooth as cream all the way, sure to gain fans.” -- Kirkus Reviews
“[An] impressive debut thriller. . . . 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.” -- Amazon UK
"[I]t's terrific. I'm a sucker for this kind of novel anyway, and 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
'There is nothing overtly gothic about this fast-paced, sexy thriller and its model contemporary heroine -- it's just that she's a werewolf who is trying to make a go of things among humans. -- Bookseller (UK)
"A hair-raising story for the she-wolf in us all." -- Shannon Olson, author of Welcome to My Planet: Where English Is Sometimes Spoken
From the Paperback edition.
"I really enjoyed it. Much better storyline and characters than other books in the same genre. I have already picked up the next in the series from my local library, and given a copy of Bitten to my friend."
- Erin M, Ontario
"I loved it. The opening scene really made me feel like I was a werewolf. There are way too many romance-type paranormal books right now (some are great, don't get me wrong) and this stands out as being more action packed. It is suitable for men and women."
- Amy T, Ontario
"I loved it. Ms. Armstrong puts a terrific new spin on werewolves. It is fast paced and very gripping. Couldn't put it down."
- Lora G, Ontario
"This is a lively adventure tale that had me turning pages late into the night."
- Karen W, Ontario
"Bitten was a very fun book to read. Interesting characters, lots of action, and a strong female protagonist — made this a wonderful 'before bedtime' novel. I have to tell you that I went out and purchased two more Otherworld Series books when I finished Bitten — Stolen and Broken — and plan on getting them all, eventually."
- Katherine C, Ontario
"At first I wasn't sure I'd enjoy it, but it ended up being absolutely fantastic. I've already purchased Stolen and Dime Store Magic by the same author, and can't wait to read 'em!"
- Nathan M
"Because this is out of my usual genre I am surprised that the story is captivating, the writing is superb and once "Bitten" it's hard to put down. I plan to read other books by the same author."
- Tina S
"I am an avid fan of Ms.Armstrong - I have read almost all of her books and await her next one with bated breath!"
- Barbra K
"I am pleasantly surprised by the the way I couldnt put this one down.. a must read!"
- Lee C
"I enoyed it so much I am going to loan it to my grand daughter. It was very unusal to what I normally read."
- Joan M
"I have yet to finish Bitten but I'm really enjoying it. I gave a copy to my friend and she is surprised at how much she is loving it as it is not her usual choice in fiction."
- Leah B
"I liked it so much I bought all the rest of the series and read them too!"
- Tracy G
"I really enjoy Ms. Armstrong's writing, even more so because she is Canadian. Bitten is a wonderful and unique telling of a person who becomes a werewolf. Often werewolf books don't really say how the werewolf comes to be or goes into much detail about the changes that occur and what the person has to go through. This book does that, and I know appreciate other werewolf stories more because of it."
- Zita H
"I started the book but my husband looked at it started reading it and now I have to wait till he's finished with it. Apparantly after I've read the book there is a waiting list for it from other members of the family. I can hardly wait to finish reading it."
- Rosa T
"My daughter and I both read the book and really enjoyed it. I thought it was unique and look forward to reading the rest of the series."
- Denise H
From the Hardcover edition.
About this Author
Kelley Armstrong lives in rural Ontario with her husband, three children and far too many pets. Bitten is her first novel, and will be published in the United States by Viking, in the United Kingdom by Little, Brown, as well as in the Netherlands, Sweden, Brazil and Germany.
From the Hardcover edition.
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