The second encounter with Elena Michaels and her vicissitudes is as good as the first, if not better (thanks to some relatively unexpected twist in the end), but what I like most of Kelley Armstrong is the quick pace that she keeps throughout her books....Continua
Finished Bitten last night, and moved on to Stolen the second in this ‘verse created by Kelley Armstrong.
In it we are introduced to a wider supernatural world. Bitten only had werewolves, now Elena learns that there are witches, demons, vampires and others out there, and of course runs in to trouble. This time with those in the normal human world who want to learn the supernatural world for a variety of reasons. Some see it as a research opportunity, others just want the excitement of a hunt.
This is the book which introduces the character of Paige Winterbourne, the witch who goes on to narrate the next two novels. I don’t like her as much as Elena, but she is still an interesting read....Continua
This book introduces some more characters, who will play even bigger parts in future books. I loved this one as much as the first.
An enjoyable page turner, and I'll be sad to see the back of the werewolves. Still, I can't help feeling that there's something missing from these otherworld books, and that stops me from giving them full marks.
I also find the gratuitous sex scenes between Clay and Elena a little out of place, they're more eye rolling moments than a natural part of the book.
Still very entertaining though, and I do like the way the characters have been fleshed out....Continua