Book Review

by Kelley Armstrong

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy

2009 Urban Fantasy Protagonist Nominee

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Elena Michaels's journey has been one of the strongest points of the compelling Women of the Otherworld series. Now Armstrong sets her on a new and influential path in this arctic adventure. The icy, wild setting gives this tale a special edge. It seems there's more in the wilderness than even the werewolves dreamed of. Armstrong outdoes herself again!

Juggling their pack duties and parenting preschoolers has kept Elena and Clay hopping. Leaving the kids is tough, but when Jeremy hears about supposed human "wolf" kills in Anchorage, he feels Elena and Clay must check it out. Soon they realize something is seriously wrong in the woods. Not only are men being killed, but some women have disappeared too. The likely culprits are a band of vicious rogues, led by the Tesler brothers. But after Elena and Clay have a run-in with a "monster" in the woods, they realize something else is stalking the wilderness. (BANTAM, Oct., 352 pp., $26.00)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: BANTAM

Published: October 2009

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4.5 Stars

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Submitted by Robin in PA on January 2, 2013 - 10:30pm.

Elena Michaels and her husband, Clayton Danvers, find themselves traveling to Alaska on the trail of a mutt. They need to warn him he is in danger, but he doesn't want anything to do with them. While tracking their prey, they hear about a couple of humans who have been victims of wolf attacks. Knowing they have a group of rogue mutts on their hands, Elena and Clay investigate and find a supernatural beast who may be behind the murders.

The 10th book in the Women of the Otherworld series is a good one. Along with the investigation into the murders in Alaska, we see how events of the past are affecting Elena's decisions about this case and about her future in the Pack. Elena and Clay have come a long way since we met them in the first book. I believe this is the last book in the series that will told from Elena's point-of-view. I'm going to miss these characters. My rating: 5 Stars.

Elena Michaels is my favorite

Submitted by francesdinagen on August 25, 2010 - 4:13pm.

Elena Michaels is my favorite character in Kelly Armstrong’s Otherworld series. She is the first turned female werewolf in a world of all male werewolves. She is turned against her will, by her mate Clay Michaels, the enforcer of the pack and most feared. . Clay is not a natural born werewolf, he was turned as a child and lived in the woods until the pack alpha discovered him. Elena is thrown into a world she never knew existed. Ms. Armstrong shares Elena’s journey of discovery, self acceptance love and respect for her mate and their pack leader, creating a family she never had and enriching the family that has bonded with her. I hope we will hear more about Elena and her family in future books, especially now that Elena and Clay have twins.