Flights of Fantasy

Monday, December 20, 2004

Bitten – Kelley Armstrong

Bitten - Kelley ArmstrongCategory: Horror

This is categorized as Horror because that is the section of Waterstones in which I found it. Personally I wouldn't have put it there, I've read more horrific fantasy novels. I think it's because it's about werewolves. Werewolves = Horror, right?

Well not in this instance no. Granted there are some pretty gory moments, but a few gory passages does not a horror novel make.

I enjoyed this book. It's about a young woman who is the only female werewolf in the world. The premise is that the werewolf gene is only passed down the male line so the only way to get a female werewolf is for one to be bitten, and the chances of surviving being bitten are extremely slim. She is trying to live a normal life, with a boyfriend (who is unaware of her abilities) and a job. However she gets a phone call from the werewolf pack leader, calling her back to their territory to assist in dealing with a threat to the pack. In responding she finds herself drawn back into the pack world, her old life and old relationships both wanted and unwanted.

It's a good story about accepting yourself for what you are, learning to live with that and understanding the types of relationships you have with other people and why you have them.

There are other books in this series and I will be picking them up in the future.

Rating: 6/10

The series:
Dime Store Magic
Industrial Magic
Haunted (due out May 2005)

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  • I like your well designed site and in depth reviews ! Great job !


    By Blogger Chris, at 12:53 pm  

  • I can't read or watch anything horror. I'm a big baby chicken and will have nightmares for a week!

    By Blogger Suzanne, at 1:31 pm  

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