Bitten (An Otherworld Novel Book 1) – Kelley Armstrong
So when Netflix began airing a show called Bitten, a Canadian production cast full of our northern friends, I was on-board.
Before we talk about the book, I would just like to mention the amazing job they did when they cast this show. For once, I actually feel the show was better than the book. Please watch the show (even though it was cancelled after 3 seasons).
Back to the book—
I had a hard time with Elena, the main protagonist. Unfortunately, her whiny attitude was embellished in the book and it was not until the end that I started to forgive her/like her. I have only read the first in the series, so perhaps it is too early to judge, but I prefer the Elena from the TV series over the original version. I feel like the TV show explains everything just a little bit more fully, so you can tolerate Elena’s anger and victim blaming she pins on Clay, her on again/off again lover.
BUT WAIT! I actually really liked the book! Even though I loved the TV show, the book was truly well done. It kept me fully engaged and excited to keep reading, all the characters were developed and slightly complicated, the romance was spicy and fulfilling. The problem is, I saw the show before I read the book, and I can’t help but compare.
I’m excited to read the rest in the series and only hope that they start to match the strength of the show.
Synopsis: 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 recon with who, and what, she is in this passionate, page-turning novel that begins the Women of the Otherworld series.