{read online pdf} FrostbittenAuthor Kelley Armstrong – Albawater.co

WrensReads Review Elena and Clay had their twins This couple has come such a long way and I absolutely loved this journey with them Elena has come to terms with herself being a werewolf, and she actually enjoys itthan she doesn t now, and Clay is less of a hovering spouse and knows that she needs space.Sometimes though, as young parents, they need time to themselves So when Elena is trying to tell a young mutt the danger he is in and he goes to Alaska without hearing it, the two make WrensReads Review Elena and Clay had their twins This couple has come such a long way and I absolutely loved this journey with them Elena has come to terms with herself being a werewolf, and she actually enjoys itthan she doesn t now, and Clay is less of a hovering spouse and knows that she needs space.Sometimes though, as young parents, they need time to themselves So when Elena is trying to tell a young mutt the danger he is in and he goes to Alaska without hearing it, the two make a trip up there together to find him and warn him And boy, do the wolves love the snow.And I don t just mean werewolves We run into a lot of regular wolves and weird beast like wolves in this book which I absolutely loved They are kindred spirits in a lotways than they realize They even run into a werewolf who lives with the wolves instead of humans It never crossed my mind that a werewolf would rather live as a wolf than a human I find that super interesting.Well anyway, a bunch of mutts from America and Russia are trying to form a pack and take over America One of them, I kid you not, even looks like this Well, that s what I imagine him as He takes steroids so his already werewolf pumped strength will be even bigger and greater He has a thing for women who don t consent and when he gets a whiff of Elena, you know the only living female werewolf besides his daughter that is too young for anyone to care about , he sets his instincts before basically anything else.I love this series so much I especially like the werewolf books Not really the one with the zombies, because it wasn t really up the werewolf alley, but the characters themselves make it enjoyable enough on their own Even the side characters, like Nick and Antonio, are some of my all time favorite characters to read about I wish Nick had his own side series that I can read about all his adventures.I m going to get one part out of the way here this book does contain rape like acts and thoughts It deals with a rape victim Elena and her coming face to face with the act itself and her hearing from one of the men foster fathers who did the deed I am saying this because it might have some triggers for people so it might be wise to way reading it or not.Now, in the werewolf world because yes, we are finally back for the final werewolf based book , rape is going to be a big issue and has been since book one Wolves don t do the whole consent thing, so werewolves, being half wolves, sometimes don t want to see that as a thing either We have the pack that are actual great human beings or, er, werewolves and would never do that, and we have mutts who don t care who you are they have needs, you can fill them one way or another.What I do like about this book is Elena deals with her nightmarish past She has moments when her fear takes over, but she doesn t let it run her life So take that as you may It isn t too graphic in my own opinion, but it is an adult book and adult words and acts are done here consent or no.In conclusion, this book was legit It s actually the first book I ever read of Kelley Armstrong not knowing it was in the middle of a series and being in middle school which I don t advise doing reading it at such a young age or reading it and not the first ten books that is I m done.But I love it, anyway.Sidenote The audio book was actually pretty legit for this book I liked it better than the last three.WrensReads Goodreads Twitter Instagram 3.5 bleeding starsGotta to say that this series by Armstrong is at it best in the werewolves front, and Jamie I am not fan of Savannah the witch , so I skip those books.And now, about this book First TRIGGER WARNING lot of rapists running around and violent attempted rapes.The story Elena follow a mutt a werewolf without pack trying to warn him b c was framed for murder The guy flees and so Elena and Clay end in Alaska There, Clay find an old friend , andmutts, andcrimes an 3.5 bleeding starsGotta to say that this series by Armstrong is at it best in the werewolves front, and Jamie I am not fan of Savannah the witch , so I skip those books.And now, about this book First TRIGGER WARNING lot of rapists running around and violent attempted rapes.The story Elena follow a mutt a werewolf without pack trying to warn him b c was framed for murder The guy flees and so Elena and Clay end in Alaska There, Clay find an old friend , andmutts, andcrimes and murder and people missing and maybe some old folk tale There were no humans here No werewolves No mysterious beasts Just something else Something primitive, capricious and cruel Some magic, deep in the forest, that cared little for my survival.Between glimpses of family with phone calls of the twins, and Pack decitions, and now Clay is feeling a bit old and not at his top conditionSo Even with your arm, you can take on guys like that half your age, twice your size and the outcome s never in question But ten years ago, I wouldn t have had to take them on I wouldn t have had to worry about Cain stalking you The second he realized I was with you he d have been on the next bus out of town Now, with you becoming Alpha, the kids getting older I don t want to keep proving I still deserve my reputation That was the point of He trailed off The point of what I was about to ask, when I understood That was the point of what Clay had done at seventeen, dissecting a mutt while he was still alive, then taking pictures and all the changes in the years, the main point is how she has to deal with old wound Or maybe not so old.The story is action packed A lot of running, some investigation and speculation And yeah, they talk about their relashipship The ideas of Elena about dominance and abuse are not exactly of my liking But, well, are very intense Anyway, Elena never quit and not take the threats lying down Not at all.The litle bit of mystery is interesting view spoiler I like the idea if the old shifters They feelcivilized in many ways than the other werewolves and not to say of the humans hide spoiler It s a good story Though very hard I ve spent the last decade learning to stand firm and face my problems or at least batter them until they re unrecognizable Frostbitten is the last full length book in the Women of the Otherworld series that is told through Elena s point of view Throughout the series our main character has grown into her skin, settled in with her mate, advanced higher in the pack, and adapted to motherhood In a way I m bummed the final Elena book, like the second to last, takes a breather from Stonehaven I ve spent the last decade learning to stand firm and face my problems or at least batter them until they re unrecognizable Frostbitten is the last full length book in the Women of the Otherworld series that is told through Elena s point of view Throughout the series our main character has grown into her skin, settled in with her mate, advanced higher in the pack, and adapted to motherhood In a way I m bummed the final Elena book, like the second to last, takes a breather from Stonehaven There s something charming about their property and the bonding that goes on there Whatever the reason, the author took us out to the Alaskan wilderness, which actually had a cool small town setting The snow and winter storms added to the creepy feel around an isolated cabin with death inside, wolves and werewolves outside Armstrong introduces a new form of shifter, but throws in a mystery with it so I can t reveal much other than to say there s a few surprises and nice twists.The twins are adorable but Skyping with them was enough Taking Elena and Clay away from Stonehaven gives them alone time to solve the crimes and ride the highs of mystery while giving the readers a break from parenting overload Jeremy is hardly around until the very end bummer , but he and Jaime are spoken of briefly This is an unusual story in that there aren t many regular gracing the pages other than through phone calls and memories Nick makes a stand at least once, however, and we get two new important werewolves that may shape the future stories that will remain untold since the series is ending.Cleverly twisted, Elena runs into some sick individuals who hold little remorse for man or shapeshifter She has to confront her last biggest fear before she steps onto the higher step of alphahood It was interesting on a psychological level, but I have to wonder if it was completely needed She didn t grow beyond the fear who would but instead learned to accept it and ignore it for the bigger picture It was never a phobia or necessarily holding her back, so I m not sure if the author had that particular scenario in this book for a bigger meaning that I didn t fully grasp.Clay is awesome, he ll always be awesome, and we get a good dose of him here Romance, steam, fight, vulnerable moments, the whole package in one.Frostbitten is a dark book that finishes with a hopeful feeling The pace is calmer than a few others in the series, but this only heightens the sense of isolation that complements the winter setting Clayton and Elena, how do I love thee Let me count the ways 1 You are ridiculously fun Whether you re tossing each other around in the snow while in wolf form, or contemplating how difficult it would be to maneuver in the back of your SUV, you fill me with D E L I G H T.2 You are the perfect example of partnership I know you got off to a bit of a rough start with the biting and the changing , but you weathered that storm spectacularly even if it did take 10 ish years to do it , and you a Clayton and Elena, how do I love thee Let me count the ways 1 You are ridiculously fun Whether you re tossing each other around in the snow while in wolf form, or contemplating how difficult it would be to maneuver in the back of your SUV, you fill me with D E L I G H T.2 You are the perfect example of partnership I know you got off to a bit of a rough start with the biting and the changing , but you weathered that storm spectacularly even if it did take 10 ish years to do it , and you are a shining example to the rest of us mere mortals Neither of you can refrain from confiding in each other when you are troubled, and you know and understand each other so well, that you always say exactly the right thing.3 You are also everything IM humble O that werewolves should be You are stronger, faster, andfierce than humans, and you are fiercely loyal to your pack You are canny, especially you, Elena, who has absolutely no problem using mutts assumptions about a female s place in the pack against them to get the upper hand And there s none of that leaping through the air as a human, and landing as a wolf nonsense, nor are you 3x the equivalent of your human size.And that ll do for now Frostbitten is the tenth book in the Women of the Otherworld series, and it begins with Elena trying to chase down a young mutt who she fears is about to be murdered as a scapegoat for other mutts crimes She and Clay round him up in Alaska and send him to the pack, but they stay to investigate a few alleged wolf killings The plot is gritty and gruesome as these books often are, but at least this time no small children are threatened and or killed Small mercy that b c what does happen forces Elena to face down some of her darkest demons Unlike a lot of the Women of the Otherworld books that include a wide variety of characters , Frostbitten is almost solely focused on Clay and Elena Jeremy checks in a few times when they call to talk to Kate and Logan who are adorable , and the rest of the pack shows up for the very end, but other than that, it s just the two of them facing down various enemies But as their POV is my favorite of this series, that did not bother me in the slightest It also allowed for further insight into the new and improved Clay and Elena in which Elena is no longer trying to hold Clay at arms length.Overall, this is one of my favorite installments, and even though I already used this gif in a status update, I m using it here too, b c Clay and Elena make me feel all warm and fuzzy and so does this gif May contain spoilersBook Blurb 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 findthan they bargained for among the snow and trees of the savage Alaskan wilderness.Fros May contain spoilersBook Blurb 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 findthan they bargained for among the snow and trees of the savage Alaskan wilderness.Frostbitten focus on Elena Michaels, the world s only female werewolf and how she reconciles accepting herself being part of the wolf pack and learning that she has been chosen to be the future alpha of the pack We also see her struggling to forgive Clay for turning her into a werewolf and dealing with her life with him and their children.This is the 10th book in the Women of the Otherworld Series and the fourth that features Elena, who has come a long way from the 1st book, Bitten, and Clay Whilst I understood her feelings towards Clay, regarding her turning, I always rooted for them as a couple Yes, Clay was a bit of a overbearing, cold and cynical guy but there was something about him that I engaged with.so I was so happy to see them finally together, married and with the most adorable twins I loved seeing their relationship develop into something deep and lasting and wow.their scenes together.in bed.hot and sexy The plot is fast paced, filled twists and turns, surprises, new and mysterious characters, amazing setting.just couldn t stop turning the pages.The author has built a very interesting and compelling world and though I am sad that this is the last book of Elena s POV, I am eagerly waiting to readabout the characters that I have become familiar with Frostbitten is a nice addition to the Women of the Otherworld series after two not so great books In it Elena cements her feelings for Clay by admitting that she missed him whilst he was away, she confronts her past fears head on, and learns that she is strong enough if not quite ready to become Alpha Clay is as wonderful as ever both protecting Elena and giving her the freedom of her independence The rest of the pack also make an appearance if only towards the end We meet two former pack me Frostbitten is a nice addition to the Women of the Otherworld series after two not so great books In it Elena cements her feelings for Clay by admitting that she missed him whilst he was away, she confronts her past fears head on, and learns that she is strong enough if not quite ready to become Alpha Clay is as wonderful as ever both protecting Elena and giving her the freedom of her independence The rest of the pack also make an appearance if only towards the end We meet two former pack members who fled the pack when Malcolm and Jeremy were fighting to become Alpha as well as the Alpha of the Russian werewolf pack who I hope we seeof in future I m curious to see if a proper relationship can be established between the two packs As for the story, a group of mutts consisting of Eastern European and American members have decided to settle in Alaska and have been killing off all werewolves on site before they move their very illegal gun running business over However the supposed Alpha has a penchant for raping and murdering and can t stop himself from preying on the local girls As soon as he gets a whiff of Elena he wants her, badly The rest revolves around rescuing a teenage werewolf called Noah, trying to stay out of the clutches of the rapist and trying to bring down the mutt pack.I instantly took a liking to Noah, despite his age and criminal record he was very brave and honorable when he tried to protect Elena from being raped and killed at great risk to himself.Finally without giving too much away we get a much needed new pack member, an almost pack member and a possible future pack member Thank goodness for the new young blood I really didn t want the pack to die out Frostbitten was a good read, Elena and Clay are my favourite characters with their children not far behind I love little Logan and I hope to seeof them and the growing pack in future books Okay, okay, I was going to write a nice balanced review and all that, but let me start with my complaint.What is it with bloody scent I get that Elena being the only female werewolf means that all the other male werewolves are gunning for her, either because of her or to get to Clay If her smell, however, is an equalivent of an in heat signal that opens a host of questions If Elena is in heat in wolf form than wouldn t that turn on Clay Wouldn t it make it difficult for Elena to exist any w Okay, okay, I was going to write a nice balanced review and all that, but let me start with my complaint.What is it with bloody scent I get that Elena being the only female werewolf means that all the other male werewolves are gunning for her, either because of her or to get to Clay If her smell, however, is an equalivent of an in heat signal that opens a host of questions If Elena is in heat in wolf form than wouldn t that turn on Clay Wouldn t it make it difficult for Elena to exist any where there was four legged pooches Wouldn t it be, well, really messy If it is in heat like in Benighted, please Mrs Ms Armstrong make it bloody clear Okay, the scent idea s is good but not well thought out and it really annoyed me because I was wondering about it for most of the book.This is a good addition to the series, much better than Personal Demon I haven t read Living with the Dead yet because I really don t like Hope I have to give Armstrong a huge amount of points for the following 1 Aging her characters It isn t little bitty aging It s been ten years since Elena s first appearance She is ten years older That s cool.2 It is nice seeing a married couple with children Armstrong has several couples in varying degrees of commitent in her series I enjoy this.3 Elena as alpha, very cool 4 Even cooler, Clay acts in character in regards to the news.5 Elena relyingon herself than Clay.6 Clay letting Elena take care of herself.7 Describing fight scenes and sex scenes with the same detail.8 Elena and Clay operating independently from each other.Armstrong also opens up her world a bit She even gives a plausible reason for Elena s being able to surive the bite and opens the door for other possibilites I m not sure if I think the addition of shifters is totally well thought out, but I like the link to Bigfoot.A word of warning, this book does deal, very heavily, with the issue of rape and abuse There is attempted rape, and a frank discussion of Elena s past If that is something you want to avoid, you are warned.Elena has grown greatly over the course of the series becoming farthan the quasi Mary Sue she seemed to be in the first novel She wasn t a full out Mary Sue, but she had some of the character points of one It s good to see that Women of the Otherworld might be an Urban Fantasy series that has a strong dose of the romance novel in the books however, it is a series that shows women being strong, relient, and independent I loved this book, ok I am biased I am a Clay fan and anything he is in I seem to love This book is a little different but it shows just because they had kids doesn t mean they aren t still an incredible team When shit goes awry you better watch out because Clay and Elena are just around the corner to make it right I loved that this book was set in Alaska, it just seems like an incredible place to be and I bet the view isn t bad either Finding out there areWerewolf pre curser races is I loved this book, ok I am biased I am a Clay fan and anything he is in I seem to love This book is a little different but it shows just because they had kids doesn t mean they aren t still an incredible team When shit goes awry you better watch out because Clay and Elena are just around the corner to make it right I loved that this book was set in Alaska, it just seems like an incredible place to be and I bet the view isn t bad either Finding out there areWerewolf pre curser races is really freaking neat, and that things aren t always as they seem I loved the ending getting everyone together and knowing Jeremy is ready, and Elena is warming to the idea of becoming Pack Master that is going to be one heck of a book I can t wait I liked the narration, I really liked that she did Clay s accent a lot better than any but the first have Smart, sexy, supernatural the men and women of the Otherworld live and love, fight and die, among us Unseen and unsuspected, this realm of witches, ghosts, and werewolves is now threatened with exposure by a brutal series of bizarre murders that has left even the supernatural world baffled and cold with terrorBeing the world s only female werewolf has its advantages, such as having her pick of the Otherworld s most desirable males And Elena Michaels couldn t have picked a dangerously sexy and undyingly loyal mate than Clayton Danvers Now their bond will be put to the ultimate test as they follow a bloody trail of gruesome slayings deep into Alaska s frozen wildernessThere s nothing the werewolf community dislikes than calling attention to itself So when a pair of rogue man eaters begins hunting humans, it s up to Elena and Clayton to track down the predators But any illusions their task would be simple are quickly dispelled For even in werewolf terms, there s something very disturbing taking place in the dark Alaskan forests A werewolf wolf than human and unnatural than supernatural is on the hunt a creature whose origins seem to spring from ancient legends of the shape shifting WendigoAnd if that wasn t bad enough, Clayton and Elena find themselves confronting painful ghosts from their pasts and an issue neither of them is eager to discuss For one of them has been chosen to become the new Pack leader, and as every wolf knows, there can be only one Alpha They ve always been equals in everything Now, when their survival depends than ever on perfect teamwork, will instinct allow one of them to leadand the other to follow Great introduction to urban fantasyThis is the first of Kelley Armstrong s books that I have read Obviously, that means that it is my first from the Otherworld series too Frostbitten was recommended to me by friends, despite being in a different genre to anything that I have read in my past I really didn t think that I would enjoy it too much, but I wasthan pleasantly surprised I would therefore thoroughly recommend it to anyone who has not tried this genre before.There is a strong plo Great introduction to urban fantasyThis is the first of Kelley Armstrong s books that I have read Obviously, that means that it is my first from the Otherworld series too Frostbitten was recommended to me by friends, despite being in a different genre to anything that I have read in my past I really didn t think that I would enjoy it too much, but I wasthan pleasantly surprised I would therefore thoroughly recommend it to anyone who has not tried this genre before.There is a strong plot, and there are masses of strong characters who interact amaxzingly well There are goodies and baddies, adn there are those who fall in between the two.Elena is the pack leader alpha elect, and she has a relatively normal relationship with her beta male husband, and they have childre n who spend their time wondering where Mum and Dad are In this book, they have pursued a mutt, who doesn t realise that their intentions are all positively weighted in his direction, to Alaska However, when they arrive in the frozen north, they are confronted by much bigger problems than they expected There is absolutely no choice for them other than to clear up the mess, and they put themselves in terrible danger in doing so.I love the desciptions of the fighting and of the sex scenes Both have just the right level of detail Even better, for me, are the graphic descriptions of how it feels to change from human into wolf and back again The pros and cons of being in each form are brought out very well too.This book is a great introduction to the genre, and I shall definitely be picking up others, especially from this author