Young, beautiful, and successful, Elena Michaels seems to have it all....
Kelley Armstrong begins her new series with Omens, featuring a compelling new heroine thrust into a decades-old murder case and the dark mysteries surrounding her strange new home....
Strange things are happening in Maya's tiny Vancouver Island town....
In the Forest of the Dead, where the empire’s worst criminals are exiled, twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with a dangerous task....
Let's get one thing straight - Ivy Wilde is not a heroine. In fact she's probably the last witch in the world you'd call if you needed a magical helping hand, regardless of her actual abilities....
Casey Duncan is a homicide detective with a secret: When she was in college, she killed a man. She was never caught, but he was the grandson of a mobster, and she knows this will catch up to her....
Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn't the only reason she's hiding from the law. Half vampire, half mage, she's spent years living as a rogue to stay alive....
Regulars at Nadia’s nature lodge don’t ask what she does in the off-season. And that’s a good thing. If she told them, she’d have to kill them....
Ally Marshall isn't just a wolf shifter - she's a Seer. But a girl doesn't exactly need special powers to know that Derren Hudson despises her entire kind....
The world of Faerie never disappeared: it merely went into hiding, continuing to exist parallel to our own.....
Supernatural Bounty Hunter isn't the sort of thing you see on LinkedIn. But with a rare type of magic like mine, I don't have many options....
Ever since being stuck with the job of pythia, the chief seer of the supernatural world, Cassie Palmer has been playing catch up....
Elena Michaels, the Pack's chief enforcer, knows all too well the havoc "mutts" can wreak. When they hear of a series of gruesome maulings and murders outside Anchorage, she and her husband, Clay, journey to Alaska in the dead of winter in order to hunt down the dangerous werewolves.
Trapped in this savage, untamed winter realm, she and Clay learn more about their own werewolf heritage than they bargained for, tapping a little more into the wild nature of the beast within.
This novel more than any others has a theme and premise that you will connect with. In this book we learn about the abuse Elena endured during her childhood, how she dealt with it and how she has become a stronger better person. We also get a full understanding of her growth with Clay. I have to applaud Armstrong for delivering a clean, concise theme without coming off preachy. It was believable and uplifting. This book was by far and away her best and, for me, made the series work while.
Unlike other series, by book ten you might be questioning the resolve to continue. I highly recommend that you listen to this book. If you've liked the series so far, this one will keep you listening even after you have arrived at you destination. Jen Taylor does her usual excellent job and delivers great performance.
I am anxious to listen to the next and hope Armstrong continues to belt them out!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I love Kelley Armstrong...but she got a little lost in this book. The reader changed the accents of the characters that had been well set from previous reads, that was very dissapointing. The writer ruined some of the characters that are previously written as heroes, making them seem week and needy? The worst part was the reader...big bad wolves in this book are not believeable because seriously she gave them mickey mouse has a sore throat voices? I dont understand how the publisher could ever let this happen, let alone the writer. Very irritating.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
The story was great as usual. The narrator was good just wish they used the one from Bitten!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Elena Michaels is my favourite Women of the Otherworld narrator and listening to her poignant point of view via audio this second time around made me love Frostbitten even more. Jen Taylor had me hanging on her every word because she reads this story as though it were her own. I only have one complaint with this novel and it’s that it was over far too soon.
Reading this book a second time was bitter sweet for me because on the one hand, I love Kelley Armstrong’s wolves and am ecstatic to be revisiting them but on the other, I know that this is the last installment in this series that features Elena as the narrator and it wasn’t nearly long enough for my liking. Compared to her other novels, this one felt more like a novella than a full length book; the plot is rather basic and the tone is much lighter than its predecessors. I did enjoy the descriptiveness of Armstrong’s writing in this installment as well as the playfulness that Alaska brought out in Clay and Elena but I couldn’t help but feel cheated. I wanted more.
Elena has come full circle as a character and Frostbitten really brings that to the forefront by sharing bits of her past, present and future. This installment was kind of a mini-recap of Michael’s life as a werewolf because it showcases aspects of her relationship with Clay, experiences as a mother and future role as alpha. It also revisits her life as a foster child by dredging up painful memories and putting her in situations that force her to confront her traumatic upbringing. These are the parts where Jen Taylor’s narration really shined; I could hear Elena’s distress in her voice, the pregnant pauses and contemplative quietness mirrored Armstrong’s writing beautifully.
Clay and Elena’s relationship is another element that has come a long way since Bitten and I enjoyed seeing them finally getting to experience their HEA. There’s an open line of communication between them which is something that they’ve struggled with in the past. Their dialogues about Michael’s struggles with alphahood and Clay’s inability to be the pack enforcer he once was were some of my favourite parts. It has been a long upward battle but I think that they’ve finally found their “happy place” and that’s more important to me than the overall ending of the Women of the Otherworld series.
I probably won’t be re-reading this series a third time because Armstrong’s other characters didn’t succeed in capturing me quite like her werewolves have. The only books that I’ll never grow tired of are the ones that feature Clay and Elena, and Frostbitten is one of them.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
I am a big fan of Kelley Armstrong. I read her first book reluctantly because I don't get into fantasy, but her characters are well developed and you end up feeling like they are close friends. This is audio is not different. I found myself on the edge of my seat and getting lost in this story.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
The book was a great installment - finally back to Elaina and Clay! Elaina kicks butt in this one and we even get to meet some previously mentioned, but long lost pack brothers. The only problem was the reader...ugh...she had really bad voices. For example: Jeremy sounded like an 80 year old pervert - previously he was much sexier. Oh well, the story was excellent and prepares us for more from Elaina as she ascends to the head of the pack!
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
Eliana and Clay are the focus of this book. As parents their lives have changed and so has their relationship, for the better. KA takes you to the woods of Alaska, a paradise for wolves but not so when they come upon some renegade werewolves "mutts" and meet a new tribe of the Otherworld. Eliana has become, much to her reluctance, the Alpha elect, finding herself making decisions and directions for the pack. She is the woman in charge! The dialogue between Clay and Eliana is as enjoyable as the descriptions of their romps in the woods and the hotel. It is a great addition to this collection. I would recommend reading the books in order to fully understand the characters.
The negative side of the audio experience was the reader. Her male voices sounded like middle school boys, and that is not how you imagine the characters. The voices sounded young and inexperienced to the point of distraction. Very disappointing audio recording!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
All i have to say is that of all the other of Elena and Clay stories this one topped them. this one brings them more to life. I love it when they go wolf and just have fun. so yeah i give this a five star. It is my favorite of the two yet. i hope she continues with these two, i love their interactions with one another not to mention their team work. a must read!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Thankfully Jen Taylor was a far cry better narrating this book than she was with Living with the Dead. Her pronunciation of forte and Neanderthal bugged me, maybe I’m just being picky but hearing forte pronounced like fort and Neanderthal pronounced like neanderTALL was annoying. At least she got Jamie Vegas right this time and all the characters didn’t sound like valley girls. She did an excellent Aussie accent as well as Russian, all in all it was rather enjoyable. The novel itself.... well I can’t say enough good things about Kelley Armstrong and her Otherworld. This novel had just as much surprise, mystery and intrigue that all of her other novels have along with a strong female lead just like all of her other novels have. You can’t go wrong reading any of her books in the Otherworld Series. However I wouldn’t read this one before reading the others it’s better to read them in order. Kelley Armstrong flushes out the characters more in the other books and then takes them on different adventures throughout the rest of her books and this is one of those adventures, and, just like the characters, the novels intertwine. It’s a wonderful world to lose yourself in.
I'm actually reviewing this book before I've finished it because I am greatly impressed by the improvement of the vocal talents of Jen Taylor. Especially since I reviewed "Living With the Dead" and complained about her voice range and accents. In this novel her accent for Clay is much better and Elena's internal voice sounds as adult as it should be. Even when Hope called, Ms. Taylor toned down the "valley girl teen" accent and made her sound close to normal. Good job Ms. Talyor!!
What also helped the narrator is the fact that this is a much better story line then "Living With the Dead." As much as I've enjoyed the past books (except Living With the Dead) it's nice to get back to Elena, Clay and the rest of the Pack. There's mystery, family drama, mythology and Clay and Elena kicking butt! A great combo and a good recovery from the last novel.