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Bitten

3.27  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  14 reviews
In the not-too-distant future, Italy is in disarray. It has voted to leave the EU in an attempt to regain control of its laws, finances and commerce. Even so, the country's economy is shrinking and its national debt rising. There is a marked escalation, too, in unemployment, bank loans and immigration. Production and service companies are in difficulty. The only thriving b ...more
Paperback, 440 pages
Published February 7th 2018
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Wesley Britton
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it



Bitten is one of those novels that’s very difficult to try to pigeonhole. Yes, it’s dystopian in that it’s set in the future when the consequences of global warming are affecting the earth. But much of the story has absolutely nothing to do with any normal science fiction trope. True, many passages can be best classified as horror. Others are best defined as belonging to the thriller genre. In short, many of the plot lines take us to places and down roads no reader could predict. I think that’s
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Carla
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing

An excellent novel that really pushes you to open your mind and examine your own actions with how you treat the environment and the limited power have as humans versus Mother Nature.

The novel starts off examining politics in Italy with a focus on finances, job unemployment and general dissatisfaction with the government. At first, I did not understand how this would tie into the novel but as you keep reading everything comes full circle. At the heart of the story is Mother Nature and her power t
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Leila
Jun 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Wow. I am really at a loss as to what to write.

First and foremost, this book was rated as ‘R’ on the book tour site for “profanities, intermittent sex and violence, incl. one violent sex episode, together with scenes of explicit disaster, distress and death”. Honestly, I have read ‘R’ rated and this was definitely on the verge of more than R.

I would say the most disturbing aspects of the book were a very detailed specific scene which lasted probably two chapters that was – gruesome. There is no
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David Watson
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
The whole world is in disarray and Italy may be getting the worst of it. In the future Italy has left the EU, their economy is shrinking and their National debt is rising. The only financial market in the world that is doing well is the black market. The Russian Mafia is trying to find a buyer for a stolen rare painting which sets off an important chain of events.

Organized crime and financial problems in the world aren’t even the planets biggest problem. Humans are ruining the environment and th
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Marilyn R.
Jun 16, 2018 rated it liked it
I am a big sci fi fan and get little chance to indulge, so was looking forward to reading Bitten. While an interesting idea, the book just doesn't quite hold together. It really is two separate stories that run parallel with each other without ever really connecting. Either could have been taken out without affecting the other's plot line. So perhaps this should have been two books.

One story is that of the Italian mafia trying to sell not only arms, but what could be an original work of art by a
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Ruth B
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, urban-fantasy
Mosquitoes are a worldwide problem, even here in Uruguay they are a threat in certain seasons. These little devils bring chaos in fear when people start to get sick by their bite. Now, imagine a future Italy where on top of economical problems you start to witness the consequences of global warming and all the damage we have done to Earth. Huge mosquitoes and mayhem start to happen and Claudia is the one that could have all the answers. And.. also add a stolen piece of art of invaluable price, t ...more
Angela Thompson
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Bitten offers a unique blend of thrills for readers. As readers navigate two storylines--with intertwined characters and plots--they encounter suspenseful thrillers from multiple angles. Part crime/political thriller and part thought provoking, futuristic environmental/science thriller--the author keeps readers interested through a series of twists, disasters, and dramatic turns.

Bitten is both disturbing and thought provoking. This novel has a number of graphic scenes and dark, disturbing events
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AK Mama Reads
Jun 14, 2018 rated it liked it
As you might have gathered from the synopsis, Bitten is a very politically and socially conscious piece of speculative fiction.  I never felt like the author tried to hard to push a certain agenda, making this book a much better experience.  I just despise being preached at, especially in fiction.
Rather fast paced, even with all the information provided, Bitten takes the reader on a fascinating and tumultuous journey that forces you to examine the "what ifs" of our destructive tendencies and bla
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Dawn
Jun 20, 2018 rated it liked it
I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

This is a difficult book to review. It has two separate plots and the only way that they're related is through some of the characters. Speaking of characters, there are a lot of them and it took me quite a while to keep them all straight. There wasn't a lot of character development, I'm sure because there were so many and there was so much going on.

Claudia is an ecologist who spe
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Jessica
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it

A book about friendship, lies, disaster and love

This book is an amazing read. It is a book about friendship and their wildest dream. It is a book about lies and individuals just want their evil needs to conquer and ruin other people. It is a book about disaster. Humans are the only ones that ruin the earth and the nature. When you do not take care of nature, it will haunt you and make big damages that kill thousands of people and their homes. This book is about love which is my favorite part. L
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Cheryl
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
I struggled with this book. Which, from the thoughts of other readers; it seems that I am the minority. This is why I tried to stick with this book. I wanted to find that "magic" that the other readers had found in this book. The issue for me were the characters. There was no strong connection with any of them for me. This is a shame as the story did seem to have an interesting plot. Yet, without strong characters the storyline is lost.

If you can stick with this book as it starts out slow and f
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Truly
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Bitten is a dystopian novel that is set in the future with consequences of global warming on earth. The plot line takes you on a roller coaster of a ride into a world that no reader could predict with a group of characters that are relatable and realistic. They have interesting backgrounds that help to create an overall remarkable read. A story that is unlike any other, one that is sure to stay with you. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. **
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