Rating: ★★★★★ – excellent!
Elena Michaels is a werewolf. In fact, she is the only female werewolf in existence. After leading a normal life pretending to be human, the Pack that adopted her after being bitten calls her home to fight an alliance of mutts—werewolves who don’t belong in a pack—who threaten to expose and kill the Pack.
I just loved Elena. She is so amusing—even when she doesn’t mean to be. Also, she is tough—and I admire all strong heroines—but has quite the temper! Before, when she was only human, she had been “even-tempered, passive, [and] caring,” but this changed once she turned into a werewolf.
Another great character is the leader of the Pack, Jeremy Danvers. When Clay, Elena’s ex-lover, was turned into a werewolf as a child, Jeremy took him in, helping him through everything. He also took care of Elena after Clay bit her. There is an interesting dynamic between Elena and Clay because he remains very protective toward her—and very much in love with her.
Laura Vandervoort, who is set to portray her in the TV adaptation (which I’m very, very excited about!), is definitely the right woman to play Elena!
Overall, Bitten was AMAZING! It had me compelled from page one. I definitely cannot wait to read the next book, Stolen, and the rest of the series, as well as other books written by Kelley Armstrong. Now I’m beginning to think werewolves are better than vampires…