Women of the Otherworld 03 - Dime Store Magic
I'm not so hot about hearing Paige's POV. Blackcoolace - Actually, one of my favorite book in the series is Industrial Magic. What I've realized is that I don't love all the books in this series Enjoyed it much more than Broken. Home Reviews Archive Breezing Through. Sigh, I didn't intend to leave this till the last minute Anyhow, onto something more cheerful: my re-read review : This month, I've chosen Bitten by Kelley Armstrong.see url
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It led to the re-read of the sequel, Stolen 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.
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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. It has taken her years to adapt to this new life, accept reality and forgive Clayton. However, after killing a human to protect Pack, Elena realizes that she's become too comfortable with what she is and has crossed a line she never intended to.
As a result, Elena freaks out and decides to break off from Pack, move to Toronto and pursue a normal relationship and a normal life. However, Jeremy Danvers - the Pack's Alpha - is now asking Elena to return and help them resolve a mutt matter.
Elena is not thrilled; however, the truth is that she owns Jeremy and so returns. Then, what Elena fears happens - her closeness to Clay makes her re-evaluates all her efforts in the past year Although, before she can get to that, she and the rest of the Pack will have to survive. However, Bitten doesn't figure into my favorite books of this series and to tell the truth, if I didn't have Stolen when I read Bitten Just not what I was used to - it's a bit less romantic and a bit more 'gory.
As a result, I don't very often re-read Bitten and prefer the later books where Elena and Clayton's relationship is better and more solidly established.
So what did I think of Bitten on this re-read? I enjoyed it a lot. I remember the main lines, but my memory was a bit fuzzy on details and that's why it was so fun to re-read it : I've always loved the setting of this book, i. I think that was a clever idea, especially with all of Elena's emotional baggage. For sure, Elena is emotionally torn and I think that Ms Armstrong captured that emotions very well. It's not simply being a werewolf, but the fact that she still loves Clayton, but can't accept that he's bitten her and her relationship with Jeremy.
She thrives for his acceptance and respect, but she doesn't want to All those relationship and interactions between the Pack members were the strength of this book It was also a great introduction to the universe of werewolves and the dynamics between Pack members and mutts. I like how all the action was intertwined with the relationship stuff and how Ms Armstrong didn't brush away the issue of Elena's relationship with a human or at least, dealed with it separatedly.
What makes Ms Armstrong's characters and relationships so interesting is that they are all flawed. Nobody is perfect, nobody is trying to be perfect Best example is Clayton and I just love him for that. I was very relieved at the end of the book when Elena and Clayton got together Again, that is why Ms Armstrong's relationships are so interesting. She doesn't hand them the easy happy ever after ending. Instead, you see how the relationships improve and what they have to work on. The compromises, the obstacles, the sacrifices. I think that in a way, my re-read of Bitten was even more enjoyable than my first read, because of Ms Armstrong novellas and the other books in the series.
Men of the Otherworld and the other novellas have given me great insight into the Pack prior to the events of Bitten - for example, why does Daniel hate Clayton so much, I've also gotten to know Logan and Peter better, how Clayton and Elena met and the beginning of their relationships. So all those events made Bitten more cohesive to me. However, there are also some drawbacks. I think when Ms Armstrong wrote Bitten , she had a strong idea for the series, but I think she was a bit uncertain about where all this was going and that led to some inconsistencies in the storylines.
For example, if I'm not mistaken, it's hinted in Bitten that Elena was molested in foster home, which made her stronger I think that Ms Armstrong was looking for a reasono why Elena was so strong mentally There are also a few more details - Logan was not adopted and Jeremy's abilities beyond werewolf. So those are things that I picked up. My Grade : B.
Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong
Bitten was definitively a good, solid read - a good beginning to the series. However, contrarily to many series, the first book is not the best in the series Stolen by Kelley Armstrong published by Random House in September When a young witch tells Elena that a group of humans are kidnapping supernaturals, Elena ignores the warning. After all, everyone knows there's no such thing as witches. As for the thought of other 'supernaturals', well, she'd just rather not dwell on the possibility. Soon, however, she's confronted with the truth about her world, when she's kidnapped and thrown into a cell-block with witches, sorcerers, half-demons and other werewolves.
As Elena soon discovers, dealing with her fellow captives is the least of her worries. In this prison, the real monsters carry the keys. Genre : Urban Fantasy Series : Women of the Otherworld, Book 2 The Story : Elena is on a mission, checking on werewolf information being sold and meets Ruth and Paige Winterbourne who announce to her the existence of supernaturals.
In addition to this unexpected turn of event, they also warn her of a group of people kidnapping supernaturals for study and who'd be very glad to get their hands on a werewolf. After actually being a target, Elena and her Alpha, Jeremy, have no choice then join this supernatural council meeting in order to get more information about this threat.
My thoughts. You will know what it means once you have read it. Someone's about to make a killing This sounds very The writing style is the same as the 3 books before and the POV is with Paige again witch is great.
Kelley Armstrong has to be the best Author out there because she is such a great writer. Paige is in it as the 2 before.. She is brave, honest , strong and she does everything she can to help others and she thinks before acting most the time.
I loved this book though some parts were boring or not as good. Location: Canterbury, Kent, UK. Anonymous 1 November at Tara- Jayne 1 November at