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Throwback Thursdays (3) July 5, 2012

Posted by thehypermonkey in Book talk.
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Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books.

It’s the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven’t seen the “New Releases” shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile.

You don’t have to be a book blogger to participate! You can put up a Throwback Thursday post on your non-bookish blog; or if you don’t have a blog at all, just use the comments to tell us about a book you remember fondly.

Here’s how it works:
1. Pick any book released more than 5 years ago. Adult, YA, Children’s; doesn’t matter. Any great book will do.
2. Write up a short summary of the book (include the title, author, and cover art) and an explanation of why you love it. Make sure to link back to The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books in your post.
3. Link up your post at The Housework Can Wait or Never Too Fond of Books.
4. Visit as many blogs as you can, reminisce about books you loved, and discover some “new” books for your TBR list!

Title: Bitten

Author: Kelley Armstrong

Publisher: Plume

Publication Date: June 29, 2010 (Reprint; First published September 25, 2001)

ISBN-10: 0452296641

Available at: AmazonBarnes and Noble

From Goodreads: 

Elena Michaels seems like the typically strong and sexy modern woman, She lives with her architect boyfriend, writes for a popular newspaper, and works out at the gym. She’s also a werewolf.

Elena has done all she can to assimilate to the human world, but the man whose bite changed her existence forever, and his legacy, continue to haunt her. Thrown into a desperate war for survival that tests her allegiance to a secret clan of werewolves, Elena must recon with who, and what, she is in this passionate, page-turning novel.

I first read this book in 2008 and fell in love with Elena and Clay. I’m not sure why I stopped reading this series. I keep meaning to get back into it but something keeps me from it for some reason or another. I’m never sure if I should reread the series from the beginning or if I should just pick up where I left off.

I didn’t really like how the books didn’t stick with Elena and Clay. Not that I didn’t like the other characters in the subsequent books. I just wasn’t as crazy about them like I was over Elena and Clay. They’re cameos were a poor substitute for a good solid book about them. Maybe that’s why my enthusiasm for the series waned.

Hopefully I’ll be able to get back to the series one day since Armstrong is wrapping it up. I can only hope.

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