Buy this book at
To Past Reviews Index
Back to Last Page


Kelley Armstrong

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (2 Reviews)
Book Details

Publisher : Little, Brown and Company

Published : 2001

Copyright : Kelley Armstrong 2001

ISBN-10 : PB 0-316-85539-1
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-316-85539-6

Publisher's Write-Up

Meet Elena Michaels. She's a wolf in chic clothing.

Elena Michaels is a 21st-century girl: self assured, keenly intelligent, fighting fit. And like every woman, she has her secrets. Nothing extraordinary about that. Except that Elena really is extraordinary. In fact, she may well be the most extraordinary woman alive. Because Elena is the only female werewolf in the world...

From dangerous back allies to the dark, luscious forests of New York State, Bitten is a gripping, fast paced thriller with a brilliant supernatural twist: as dangerously exciting and seductive as its heroine.

Once bitten, not so shy...

'The most appealing heroine I have come across in ages'

Joanne Harris
Column Ends


Reader Reviews

Why not Submit a Review your own Review for this book?

Review by Victim (010602) Rating (8/10)
Review by Nigel (010202) Rating (7/10)

Review by Victim
Rating 8/10
I was recommended this one by Nigel so I picked it up, although I had not read a review. It has taken me a while to get around to reading it, as it is a large format paperback copy that I now own and for some reason I always put them off.

That is almost the only problem with this book. The writing style was excellent, the plot and characters very well portrayed. Written from a single perspective, the Pack are all three dimensional. The opposition, not as well defined, which is logical, when the perspective is Elena's. I wholeheartedly endorse this one. Nigel as usual supplying good advise when it comes to reading material (Shame about the Music!!!)

The other problem: Now that involves work. Getting up to go to work is not very good when you have been so engrossed in a book that you don't notice the time. Four hours of sleep isn't a lot!

Self-inflicted, I know, but well worth it!
Victim (1st June 2002)

Review by Nigel
Rating 7/10
This is Kelley Armstrong's debut novel and it concerns the lupine side of our heroine, Elena Michaels, who is a werewolf living in New York trying to create a normal life for herself. She has a boyfriend, a job and a flat and gets along pretty well apart from the odd walk in the woods.

She then receives a summons from the pack, a group of like-minded people with whom she 'grew up', or rather learned how to deal with being a werewolf. They have a small problem and need the help of all the pack members, even those who have left to create a 'real' life for themselves.

What ensues is a thriller where the main protagonist are two groups fighting for the freedom to be what they want to be. This is interspersed with Elena's story of her change and her relationship with the pack and herself.

The novel is well written with the right amount of tension between the bouts of self-examination and introspection. A very good first novel that is well worth a read.
Nigel (1st February 2002)

Back to Top of Page
Column Ends