"Philip doesn't stir when I slip from the bed. There's a pile of clothing tucked underneath my dresser so I won't have to risk the squeaks and groans of opening drawers and closets. I pick up my keys, clasping my fist around them so they don't jangle, ease open the door and creep into the hallway. My legs now itch as well as hurt and I curl my toes to see if the itching stops. It doesn't. It's too late to drive to a safe place now - the itching has crystallized into a sharp burn. I stride out onto the streets, looking for a quiet place to Change."
Young, beautiful, and successful, Elena Michaels seems to have it all. Her happy, organized life follows a predictable pattern: filing stories for her job as a journalist, working out at the gym, living with her architect boyfriend, and lunching with her girlfriends from the office. And once a week, in the dead of night, she streaks through a downtown ravine, naked and furred, tearing at the throats of her animal prey.
Elena Michaels is a werewolf.
The man who made her one has been left behind, but his dark legacy has not. And though Elena struggles to maintain the normal life she's worked so hard to create, she cannot resist the call of the elite pack of werewolves from her past. Her feral instincts will lead her back to them and into a desperate war for survival that will test her own understanding of who, and what, she is.
©2004 Kelley Armstrong; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Filled with romance and supernatural intrigue, this book will surely remind readers of Anne Rice's sophisticated refurbishings of the vampire story." (Publishers Weekly)
Great book, very well written and read. Real escapism with lots of thrills and twists to keep you interested. I would continue with the series but where is book 2??
It was well read and fairly well written for what it is. You will like the characters and the way the author told the story over time was good. The downside is : it's another werewolf story pretty similar to the rest if somewhat better than the general run. It isn't original.
I'm a relationship coach (QueenBeesCoaching), survived raising my children and have a loving relationship. Life is good!
Honestly, I couldn't finish the book, not even the first half. I tried. Truly. But for me, a self-identified wuss, it was just too dark. There are parts that talk of child molestation in the past, then being turned into a werewolf against her will, then grisly murders ... and I couldn't do it. Of course, I also cannot watch CSI or scary movies, as I carry the story with me for a few days.
I finally stopped reading the book when I realized I was afraid of turning it back on, especially at night while driving home in the dark. That's when the realization struck that for me, a story is simply not enjoyable when there is a darker story line. I simply empathize too much with the character and her pain.
Which DOES say a lot for the writing skill of the author! I did not find the book poorly written. Not at all. It was just too much for me.
I am so tired of the femails all acting like they have a defect in their body. A male puts a hand on them and ... oops ... their legs pop open. Oh ya and then "they HATE them for that but don't ya know .. it just keeps happening. As far as this femail .. give ma a break .. she just loves her life only to "F" an old flame two days after seeing him again and then calls her man and feels guilty. YA THINK!!!!! Not only that the dumb bimbo "just hates him for what he did to her years ago when he took her future away" but oops there goes that defect again and darn it if her legs just don't pop open again. I can't even finish this book. I will just add this author to the long list of authors that takes away the femails ability to think beyond her "tight little spot." and try to find someone that can tell a story with depth.
great story and great narrator, I was actually thinking of buying the second one as well but I saw that it is not narrated by Aasne Vigesaa but by someone who did not do a good job in my opinion, this one however is worth buying
Kelly Armstrong can create characters by the truck load and make them interesting. I am enjoying this series. And it seems that the characters from one book turn up in others, it really brings the stories together.
Harlequin romance disguised as and Anne Rice wanna be novel. Take a miss and save yourself the boredom. Author should pay us to listen to it.
more filler than a strawbery mousse.
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