If anyone is a fan of the Syfy original series “Bitten”, some of you may or may not know it is based on a book series entitled The Otherworld Series by Kelley Armstrong. This series surrounds the lives of a variety of different women with supernatural qualities. I had actually purchased a few of the books unknowingly out of order. I realized this as I sat down a few months ago to read Stolen (book number 2) and noticed my mistake.
A big pet peeve of mine is to read books, including the novellas, in the order they were intended. This past March, I happily stumbled upon a broken spine first edition of Bitten sitting on a shelf at my local library Spring sale. Ok, outwardly I immediately grabbed it off the shelf. Inwardly, though, I was jumping up and down with glee. I had been looking for this book for months for a great price and to find a first edition copy was even better.
The book surrounds the life of a young Canadian journalist named Elena Michaels who has a dark secret. She lives in an apartment with her boyfriend Phillip Madden in Toronto, Canada. Elena goes out for a “run” of sorts in the middle of the night with her psychiatrist “cousin” Logan. We find out that Elena is truly a werewolf only not by blood case. Then out of nowhere, Elena receives a phone call from her former lover Clayton, which sends her back home to her “family estate” Stonehaven.
We find from her pack leader, Jeremy, their need for her to track a mutt who is attempting to frame their family with the bodies of devoured townspeople. As the story continues, we go deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole of secrets, betrayal, death, and werewolf politics.
I give this book 10 out of 10 Book Charms. It’s one of those stories you do not have not heard anywhere else. If you are in love with the show, you’ll fall even deeper with the books. What do you think of this series, television and book? Do you agree with the rating? Let me know in the comments.
If you want to read the books along with me, here are the books in order:
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