IT TOOK A SECOND TO CHANGE ELENA’S LIFE…
FEW READERS WILL ESCAPE THE SENSE OF DEJA VU. YES, YOU’VE READ THIS STORY NUMEROUS TIMES BEFORE
(The Women Of The Otherworld, Book 1)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format: Paperback, 464 Pages
Date: 6th May 2010 (First Published 2001)
When Kelley Armstrong’s debut novel, Bitten, was first published in 2001 the urban fantasy genre was still very much in its infancy, hence the book didn’t need to do much to stand out; Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series was more or less the only high profile competition. As the market was not yet as saturated as it is today the tropes that readers now come to expect of the genre had not been established. One obvious benefit of this circumstance is that readers at the time would more than likely not have viewed the story as lacking in originality. Sixteen years later, however, anyone reading the book for the first won’t be able to escape the feeling they’ve read it all before.