Series: Otherworld #1
Published by Orbit on September 21, 2008
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Elena Michaels is the world’s only female werewolf. And she’s tired of it. Tired of a life spent hiding and protecting, a life where her most important job is hunting down rogue werewolves. Tired of a world that not only accepts the worst in her–her temper, her violence–but requires it. Worst of all, she realizes she’s growing content with that life, with being that person.
So she left the Pack and returned to Toronto where she’s trying to live as a human. When the Pack leader calls asking for her help fighting a sudden 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. Really.
Kelley Armstrong is one of the most famous authors in this genre, that’s probably why many of you expect me to say that I loved so much this book, but I’m not gonna say it because the truth is that I had a fight with myself about it . . .
My opinion is that this book has potential but it’s frustrating to read. I think the plot is not a very strong one and it took a while for things to get on. Some parts, like the moment of the Change or the action scenes, went on for pages and this made my mind wander elsewhere . . . To keep a good concentration it would have been better to have less descriptions and more dialogues and, of course, characters development.
I wasn’t involved on an emotional level at all and that’s what really bothered me. Perhaps I’m with the minority, but this is one aspect very important to me when I read a book.
Anyway, I considered the fact that this was the first novel Kelley Armstrong has ever written so, I’m inclined to think that this series gets better, but I have to find the right mood to give it a chance to prove that.