Bitten by Kelly Armstrong
Description from Kelley’s site:http://www.kelleyarmstrong.com/
***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.***
Why did I like this book so much? I like werewolves. 🙂 I liked how Elena is struggling to separate herself from her abusive childhood. She was orphaned at 5yrs old, then back and forth in different foster homes. As she grew older she started to be abused by the men that were supposed to protect her. Finally when she is on her own and trying to get through university (of Toronto) she meets a the man of her life and falls in love! They can talk, she can open up to him and she feels a connection. She thought she knew him. Little did Elena know that he was a werewolf part time. The man’s name is Clay or Clayton.
Clay bits her while she is at his house visiting his “family”. In a way the pack is family -albeit all male family. Only the male’s seem to survive the change plus male boys are separated at birth from the mother’s. How awful!! Elena survives but struggles with her feelings for the next few years. Finally she breaks off and moves back to Toronto. There she builds a life for herself including a boyfriend.
This is where the story picks up. Elena is called back home to deal with a threat. Another werewolf and his small killing pack are back and want to take over. The leader wants Elena herself. The outcome is that Elena finally makes peace with herself, with her lover Clay, moves back and settles into the pack. The threat is finally neutralized (literally killed off). All ends well.
I loved Kelley’s style of writing. I found she sometimes uses too many descriptive words but oh well. Plus it’s Canadian -which is always a bonus in my books!! 🙂 There is romance, love, fighting, and lots of action. Definitely a good read!