THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING OTHERWORLD SERIES.
“Frisky...Tells a rather sweet love story, and suggests that being a wolf may be more comfortable for a strong, smart woman than being human.”—The New York Times Book Review
Elena Michaels seems like the typically strong and sexy modern woman, She lives with her architect boyfriend, writes for a popular newspaper, and works out at the gym. She's also a werewolf.
Elena has done all she can to assimilate to the human world, but the man whose bite changed her existence forever—and his legacy—continue to haunt her. Thrown into a desperate war for survival that tests her allegiance to a secret clan of werewolves, Elena must reckon with who, and what, she is...
It's not easy to find a fresh angle for the werewolf theme, but this debut novel from a Canadian writer proves that solid storytelling and confident craftsmanship can rejuvenate one of the hoariest of all horror clich s. Elena Michaels is a self-described "mutt," a werewolf who left her secretive pack in upstate New York for a life among humans. In the year since she relocated to Toronto, she's embarked on a career as a journalist and begun a pleasingly mundane relationship with a decent man. All this is jeopardized when she agrees to help her old packmates hunt some troublesome mutts who are converting common criminals to werewolves and leaving a trail of conspicuous carnage. Reunited with her former lycanthrope lover and forced into brutally predatory confrontations, Elena finds the call of the wild subtly reasserting itself. Armstrong prepares readers for her tale's twists with several key revisions of werewolf lore the werewolf taint is mostly hereditary, and werewolves can be killed as easily as any human or wolf. Her true achievement, though, is her depiction of werewolf nature in believably human context. Elena's feral sensibility, like her psychological vulnerabilities, seems a natural outgrowth of her abusive childhood, and her relationship with the pack is that of any prodigal child to a close-knit family. The sensuality of Elena's transformations and the viciousness of her kills mesh perfectly with her tough personality. Filled with romance and supernatural intrigue, this book will surely remind readers of Anne Rice's sophisticated refurbishings of the vampire story.
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I truly enjoyed this story. The action never ends. Love the characters!
I found out about this book series and author through the television series Bitten, loved it so much that I had to pick up the book feeling I would get more information and details that way and wasn't disappointed. Of course there are differences between books and their televised versions, one being that I was a bit surprised at the main female leads personality being she wasn't as strong physically or mentally but reading her go through her struggles of finding herself and what she wants was I thought a good process. The main male lead, he was swoon worthy material much more personal in the book compared to the television series, supporting characters are amusing and fun. Very intriguing plot and the details involved, I very much enjoyed this first book and am off to read the next.
Book gone Netflix show
Loved the book and now the show is on Netflix! Elena is torn between being human with her boyfriend or her werewolf life with her ex. Love it.