Information on Kelly Armstrong (Author) and a review of Bitten.
Kelley Armstrong was born on 1968, in Sudbury, Ontario in Canada. She is the oldest of four siblings. As a child, Kelly dearly loved reading both fantasy and horror stories, which encouraged her imagination and love for the extraordinary. Her favourite authors were Jack London, Richard Adams, and Mark Twain. She developed another love in high school, computers.
After graduating with a degree in psychology from The University of Western Ontario, Armstrong then switched to studying computer programming at Fanshawe College so she would have time to write.
Her first novel Bitten (said to have been inspired by an X-Files episode) was sold in 1999, and it was released on 1 October 2001. It was a huge success, soon followed by Stolen in 2002.
She has written a total of 12 novels and a number of novellas in the world of the Women of the Otherworld series, and her first crime novel, Exit Strategy, was released July 2007.
Armstrong lives in rural Ontario with her husband and three children she has been a fulltime writer and parent since 2002.
Bitten is well written, full of quirky characters and is sure to make you laugh. I have read it more than five times and I still find it just as enthralling as the time before.
Its main character is Elena Michaels, and she is no ordinary girl in fact she’s the worlds only female werewolf. And she’s fed up of it. Tired of a life spent hiding and protecting, a life where her most important job is hunting down rogue werewolves. She lives in a world that needs her violence and its taking its toll.
Most unpleasant of all, she realizes she’s growing comfortable with that life, with being that person.
So she left the North American Werewolf Pack and returned to Toronto where she’s trying to live as a human. When the Pack Alpha, Jeremy, calls asking for her help fighting an unexpected 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. Or dose she?
You’ll have to read the book to find out!