Tuesday, March 1, 2011

FROSTBITTEN by Kelley Armstrong

Women of the Otherworld Novel, Book 10
Publisher: Bantam Books
Date Published: July 27th, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-553-58962-7
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher

For werewolf Elena Michaels, the job she was on was supposed to be easy...well in theory anyways. Trying to get a wayward Aussie werewolf to stop and listen is taking some time and Elena is about to give up until Clay, her mate and the pack’s enforcer joins her, as they trace his trail to Alaska. Trying to find their werewolf, Elena and Clay stumble upon crimes, that has them racing to find out who and what is causing human deaths. Can Elena and Clay find a way to solve the crimes, find their werewolf mutt and finally get some alone time?

FROSTBITTEN is one of the best books in the series. We get kick butt heroine Elena, back with her hunky mate, Clay. Some returning favorites from past books and a mystery that leaves the reader guessing. Ms. Armstrong delivers a strong tale with action, intrigue and adventure all within the borders of Alaska, to keep the reader turning the pages, eager to see what happens next. Tight writing, complex characters and heart pounding twists, kept me on the edge of my seat wondering if Elena and Clay can finally finish the job and go home to their kids. With each page, the reader is introduced to a new part of the beloved characters of Elena and Clay. This is an author who really knows how to get to the heart of her characters. I for one am thrilled to see the strong, likable characters of Elena and Clay are back and in a big way too. The storyline is fresh, riveting and definitely not for the faint of heart.

FROSTBITTEN returns the reader to the world of the werewolves and the pack we first met in BITTEN. Elena has come to accept her life as a human turned werewolf, mated to Clay Danvers, the pack’s enforcer, and the mother of twins. Now the reader is taken on a journey with Elena and Clay as they try to solve the case of murders in Alaska, while working out some issues in their relationship that have begun to crop up. I love Elena and Clay together. One thing is that Elena made Clay work for her and her heart with every inch of his being. The author shows us how these two work together and how their relationship continues to evolve and grow. With each page, we are drawn into their lives as they try to figure out the mystery that surrounds them and how to deal with their changing relationship as well. There were a few new characters introduced that had me hoping they would show up in future books and kept the story moving a long at a nice, even pace.

FROSTBITTEN is a perfect story for those who love strong female leads, multifaceted characters, action-adventure and a little romance to keep the blood pumping. Ms. Armstrong delivers all this and more in her tenth installment in her wonderful, diverse Otherworld series and I am eager to see what she conjures up next. If you enjoyed the other Otherworld books, then run to grab FROSTBITTEN. It will surely leave you anxious for more.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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