Kelley Armstrong is a very competent writer and her command of the urban fantasy genre is also really good. She knows how to manage dialogue and keep pace with both action and character development. So, Bitten, the first book of the Women of the Otherworld series, should be a great book, right?
Ok, I despised Bitten because the main character, Elena Michaels, is such a ridiculous brat that I simply couldn’t stand her. Armstrong has created such a completely unbelievable character that I was happy when the book was over and the totally predictable ending brought my suffering to a close. Elena just didn’t seem to fit an urban fantasy novel, but felt like the sort of paranormal romance characters that normally repel me. I just can’t stand the strong-willed, independent, defiant females who turn into a puddle of mush for the ultra-handsome maverick male who they’ve been hurt by in the past and still can never stop loving. BARF!
So, Kelley Armstrong is a really good writer, but her main character, the focal point of the Women of the Otherworld series, is so repellant to me that I won’t read any further.