Tuesday, May 24, 2011

"Bitten" by Kelley Armstrong


SERIES: Women of the Underworld #1
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
SOURCE: Purchased
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

Elena Michaels is your regular twenty-first-century girl: self-assured, smart and fighting fit. She also just happens to be the only female werewolf in the world... It has some good points. When she walks down a dark alleyway, she's the scary one. But now her Pack—the one she abandoned so that she could live a normal life—are in trouble, and they need her help. Is she willing to risk her life to help the ex-lover who betrayed her by turning her into a werewolf in the first place? And, more to the point, does she have a choice?


Kelley Armstrong is one of the most famous authors in this genre, that's probably why many of you expect me to say that I loved so much this book, but I'm not gonna say it because the truth is that I had a fight with myself about it...

My opinion is that this book has potential but it's frustrating to read. I think the plot is not a very strong one and it took a while for things to get on. Some parts, like the moment of the Change or the action scenes, went on for pages and this made my mind wander elsewhere... To keep a good concentration it would have been better to have less descriptions and more dialogues and, of course, characters development.

I wasn't involved on an emotional level at all and that's what really bothered me. Peraphs I'm with the minority, but this is one aspect very important to me when I read a book.

Anyway, I considered the fact that this was the first novel Kelley Armstrong has ever written so, I'm inclined to think that this series called Women of the Underworld gets better, but I have to find the right mood to give it a chance to prove that.

RATING: 2.5/5
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