Monday, August 24, 2009

Frostbitten by Kelley Armstrong

I was so excited when I received the ARC for this book a few weeks ago. Now as exciting as ARCs are I normally don't get all giddy over them. What made this one so cool to receive, other than I love Kelley Armstrong, was the fact that I won it from the author herself. She was holding a Twitter contest and I was one of five winners of a signed ARC of her new novel.

Here is the synopsis of the book:

The Alaskan wilderness is a harsh landscape in the best of conditions, but with a pack of rogue werewolves on the loose, it’s downright deadly. Elena Michaels, the Pack’s chief enforcer, knows all too well the havoc “mutts” can wreak. When word comes of a series of humans apparently killed by wolves near Anchorage, Elena and Clay are sent to check things out. But they find more than they bargained for among the snow and trees of the savage Alaskan wilderness.

Of all of Kelley Armstrong's characters Elena Michaels has to be my favorite so I tend to enjoy her books all the more. This book was no exception. It had everything I love and quite a bit more.

The interaction between Elena and Clay and that way it has progressed throughout the series of books has been a joy to read. Their relationship in this books seems stronger and more adult (if that is the right word). They seem to have matured as individuals and as a couple. Maybe that's what having kids does for you, it has for me at least.

I won't get into the plot specifics, because I want you to experience them for yourself, but I will say you will meet a new race of Others as well as potential new pack mates.

If you are a fan of her work this new novel by Kelley Armstrong will not disappoint. If you are new to her books this is a good sample of her skill as a writer.


Alyssa Kirk said...

This sounds great. Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorites. She's also one of the few adult writers that did a good crossover to YA. Everybody thinks they can do it, but it isn't as easy as they imagine.

Also, love the cover. Thanks for the review!

Krista said...

First off, congrats on the win! Too cool!

I have never read any Armstrong, but I might have to try it, thanks! Great review!

Becke Davis said...

I love her books!

Ryan said...

Alyssa, I'm glad you like the review. I actually picked up the first book of her YA series last night. I'm interested in reading it.

Krista, start with Bitten. It's the first book in the series and is absolutely wonderful.

Becke, they are good aren't they :-)

Beth (BBRB) said...

Very, very cool that you got it (signed nonetheless) from the author herself!

Ryan said...

Thanks Beth it was. I did my own version of the happy dance when the UPS guy handed it to me.

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

Lucky you to have won it from Kelley herself...too cool!

I have only read Bitten, but I absolutely loved it and plan to read the rest when I get the chance. This sounds like a good one.

Great review!

Alexia561 said...

I'm so jealous that you won a signed ARC from Kelley! But you're forgiven because you shared with us. *L* Can't wait to read it, as I love Elena and Clay! Thanks, and congrats on winning!

Krista said...

I would have done the Happy Dance too, Ryan! I have entered a few contests, so hopefully I can at least win one! LOL!