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Publisher Comments:

With rights already sold in seven countries, Bitten is a daring literary suspense novel that is causing an international sensation. Ever since her parents were killed in a car accident when she was five, Elena Michaels has longed for a normal family life. Smart, beautiful, and engaged to be married, Elena hopes to fulfill that dream when disaster strikes. Not only has her fiancé lied about his secret life as a werewolf, but he's made her one, too. She has no choice but to join him at Stonehaven, the upstate New York home of an elite pack of werewolves.

In an attempt to break away, she moves to Toronto to lead a normal life. Working as a journalist, Elena now lives with her new architect boyfriend, works out in the basement gym of their high-rise apartment, lunches with girlfriends from the office, and — once a week, at four in the morning — runs naked and furred through a downtown Toronto ravine, ripping out the throats of her animal prey. But when a band of outlaw werewolves threatens the Stonehaven pack, Elena's feral instincts drive her back there to join the defense. What follows is a war for territory, for pride, and ultimately for Elena herself.

Writing with the visceral power of Anne Rice, Kelley Armstrong has created a fascinating story of a woman struggling for her identity.

Review:

"It's not easy to find a fresh angle for the werewolf theme, but this debut novel...proves that solid storytelling and confident craftsmanship can rejuvenate one of the hoariest of all horror cliches....Filled with romance and supernatural intrigue, this book will surely remind readers of Anne Rice's sophisticated refurbishings of the vampire story." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Armstrong's lycanthropology, though vivid, lacks the depth of Whitley Streiber's epic The Last Vampire, but it's as smooth as cream all the way, sure to gain fans." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"While the plot is as predictable as gang warfare, readers will cheer for Elena as she beats up the big boys and has the courage to choose her own path." Library Journal

Review:

"It's terrific. I'm a sucker for this kind of novel — the heroine is the most appealing I have come across in ages. It's clever, quirky, hip, and funny, skating between genres with style and grace. More, please!" Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat

Review:

"A hair-raising story for the she-wolf in us all." Shannon Olsen, author of Welcome to My Planet

About the Author

Kelly Armstrong lives in rural southwestern Ontario. Bitten is her first novel. She is currently working on its sequel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670894710
Author:
Armstrong, Kelley
Publisher:
Viking Adult
Location:
New York
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
Werewolves
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Women of the Otherworld
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
October 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.26x6.33x1.10 in. 1.35 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages Viking Books - English 9780670894710 Reviews:
"Review" by , "It's not easy to find a fresh angle for the werewolf theme, but this debut novel...proves that solid storytelling and confident craftsmanship can rejuvenate one of the hoariest of all horror cliches....Filled with romance and supernatural intrigue, this book will surely remind readers of Anne Rice's sophisticated refurbishings of the vampire story."
"Review" by , "Armstrong's lycanthropology, though vivid, lacks the depth of Whitley Streiber's epic The Last Vampire, but it's as smooth as cream all the way, sure to gain fans."
"Review" by , "While the plot is as predictable as gang warfare, readers will cheer for Elena as she beats up the big boys and has the courage to choose her own path."
"Review" by , "It's terrific. I'm a sucker for this kind of novel — the heroine is the most appealing I have come across in ages. It's clever, quirky, hip, and funny, skating between genres with style and grace. More, please!"
"Review" by , "A hair-raising story for the she-wolf in us all."
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