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Kelley Armstrong
The Women of the Otherworld Series #1: Bitten
Elena Michaels is the world’s only female werewolf. And she’s tired of it. Tired of a life spent hiding and protecting, a life where her most important job is hunting down rogue werewolves. Tired of a world that not only accepts the worst in her— her temper, her violence—but requires it. Worst of all, she realizes she’s growing content with that life, with being that person.

So she left the Pack and returned to Toronto where she’s trying to live as a human. When the Pack leader calls asking for her help fighting a sudden uprising, she only agrees because she owes him. Once this is over, she’ll be squared with the Pack and free to live life as a human. Which is what she wants. Really.

This book was a great read! Not just because of the awesome “GIRL POWER”, but the internal struggle of heart and mind, which all females can relate to. Elena’s character has a great mind, and it was a joy to be able to accompany her on the journey to find where she really belongs.

The struggle to live in a life that was forced upon her was a major factor in this story. She was not born a werewolf, she was an orphan who really only wanted a family. She did find a family, but not the kind she would have ever imagined. I don’t believe there is another equal to her strength to survive and fight.

The relationship between Elena and Clayton was very fun to read. The love/hate relationship that they endured throughout the story made it more realistic. The fact that Elena was trying to have a normal human life outside of her “curse” created tension between the two lovers. Clay didn’t understand human ways because he was changed at a very young age, but his love for Elena made him want to do anything to make her transition easy.

There was quite a bit of action in the story as well. Elena was forced back into her hunting duties against the mutts that threatened the Pack. The finesse that these characters created in the disposal of the mutts was very inventive.

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to take a closer look at what types of creatures can exist in our seemingly “monster-free” human world.

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