Tuesday, May 29

Book Review: Frostbitten



Title: Frostbitten

Author: Kelley Armstrong

Pages: 352

Summary: Elena Michaels knows that being the world's only female werewolf has its advantages - like having her pick of the Otherworld's most desirable males - but it's also a lot of work. There's nothing the werewolf community dislikes more tan calling attention to itself, so when a pair of rouge man-eaters begins hunting humans outside Anchorage. Elena and her husband, Clay, journey to Alaska in the dead of winter in order to hunt down the dangerous predators. The northern wilderness is a harsh landscape in the best of conditions, but with a pack of wayward werewolves on the loose, it's downright deadly.

Trapped in this savage, untamed winter realm, plagued by ghosts from their past, Elena and Clay learn more than they bargained for about their own beasts within. And their bond will be put to the ultimate test as they follow the bloody trail of gruesome slayings.

My Rating: 7.75/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: This book was enjoyable, slightly darker than some of the others in the series, but it was  good addition to the series. Elena and Clay are one of my favourite couples in the entire series, and while I think some aspects of their relationship are repetitive throughout the books, I found it to be fun to read nonetheless.

This was a darker book than some of the others, and I enjoyed the setting and some of the other supernatural beings that we meet in the novel.  I wished we could have learned more about these shape shifters, as it was an interesting addition to the plot - I hope we see more like them in the series. There were some classic Elena and Clay moments, and the authors humour and voice shine throughout the novel. I also enjoyed the overall plot in this book, it was written more naturally than some previous books and it wasn't too over the top.

I did find that this book had a lot of repetitive interactions and scenes than in previous books. Elements of Clay and Elena's relationship for instance. After awhile, their hunger for food and each other and how it's described can get old. I also found the reoccurring theme of attempted rape to be repetitive and unnecessary to be reused against the characters as much as it was.  While it helped move the story along and gave some good development to the characterization, I found it to be overused - and frankly caused me not to want to continue on with the book because of that. Otherwise, I did enjoy the book, and looking forward to the next installment of the series.

Would I recommend it to read: Of course! It, like the rest of the books in the series are well worth reading.

What to read next: Waking the Witch




8 comments:

  1. I've not read any Armstrong yet. She's visiting Yellowknife in the fall, however, so I'd like to read something before then.

    My initial reaction to your post was, "Alaska? Why Alaska?" Not that there's any wrong with Alaska except seeing as Armstrong is Canadian, I wonder why she didn't didn't go with a Northern Canadian setting. Trying to break into the American market? Then, I've not read the book or series, maybe it makes sense to the plot.

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    1. She's a good writer, but not for everyone. I have meet her a couple of times and she's really nice, worth stopping by when she's visiting if you get the chance.

      I'm not sure why Alaska. Most of her books do take place in the USA. Although Elena is Canadian, most of it takes place outside Canada. I never really thought about it before.

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  2. I can't decide if this is a series that I want to pick up, or if it would be something that might not work for me. I know that my mother, who is an avid reader of this genre would love these books, so I will be pointing her towards this review. In fact, I think I will email it to her now!

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    1. If you enjoy paranormal romance, werewolves, witches etc. Than this would be a good series for you. I'm not sure what else to compare it too, because I'm not a huge fan of the paranormal romance genre. If you're mom is an avid reader of the genre, than it's the perfect series for her.

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  3. I just finished this one. I enjoyed it but I agree. I wish they would have talked more about the shape shifters.

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one. Also glad that I'm not the only one still trying to catch up to the end of the series! Two books left to read for me!

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  4. I think they're my favourite couple in the series too, so I'm really looking forward to this one (have a couple between me and it, though, I think).

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    1. Paige and Lucas beat them slightly - or maybe they're tied. Not sure on that one. But they are definitely the most entertaining couple.

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