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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 m
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Published May 25th 2010 by Vintage Canada (first published September 21st 2009)
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Aug 14, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, 2010
Let's face it, the werewolf stories are the best books in Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series. Yes, I enjoyed the rest of the installments, but there is something extremely appealing about the physical world of weres. It's just so much more fun to read about hand-to-hand fights, cracked bones, and torn-out throats. How can spell-casting, raising the dead, and (give me a break!) sensing chaos possibly compete with that?

In this novel Elena and Clay travel to Alaska to have a talk wi
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
“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.
Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 it more than 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
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
Feb 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves UF, especially werewolves.
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
3.5 bleeding stars

Gotta 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 , and more mutts, and more crimes an
Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
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
Alex is The Romance Fox
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Book 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 find more than they bargained for among the snow and trees of the savage Alaskan wilderness. photo Alaskan-wilderness--dweekly-flickr_zpsd79g6p6a.jpg
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
Pam Nelson
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 are more Werewolf pre-curser races is
Lance Greenfield
Oct 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great introduction to urban fantasy

This 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 was more than pleasantly surprised. I would therefore thoroughly recommend it to anyone who has not tried this genre before.

There is a strong plo
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

Elena Michaels is my favourite Women of the Otherworld narrator and listening to her poignant point of view via audio this second time around made me love Frostbitten even more. Jen Taylor had me hanging on her every word because she reads this story as though it were her own. I only have one complaint with this novel and it’s that it was over far too soon.

Reading this book a second time was bitter sweet for me because on the one hand, I love Kelley Armstrong’s wolves an
Elena is back! And this time she is taking no shit.

When I first started the Women of the Otherworld series, Elena was my least favorite character. I just felt that I did not connect with her, and I really need to connect to a character to really enjoy their story. So when it does come to Elena’s book popping up into the series, I cannot say I am joyful.

However, if I can complement an author on character development, Armstrong has done wonders with Elena. How she has grown from the first novel,
Beth The Vampire

Nick had said I was allowed to have a soft spot. I’d been certain I had only one, and Tesler had found it. But there were more ways to hurt me. Come after Clay. Come after my children. Come after my pack.
I had soft spots, Mutts would always target them. All I could do was shore up my defenses. Protect my pack. Protect my children. Protect my mate. And, yes, protect myself.

Elena has had a hard time acclimatising to being a werewolf, but she is getting to a place where she
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
I have to say that I seriously enjoyed this one. It was great to see that the Pack may be evolving.

Jeremy has officially asked Elena to become Alpha when he steps down. The way Elena and Clay discuss this and decide how to handle this while being mates was-for those two-surprisingly civil and mature. Their relationship really has come a long way. I love seeing them be open with each other. While they held back at some points, they always eventually discussed what was bothering them. I couldn't s
Oct 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You CAN go home again!

While Kelley Armstrong has never traveled too far afield from the werewolf clan that started the Women of the Otherworld series in Bittenthere have been many characters and storylines added since then. But, coming back to Elena and Clay was like a GOOD trip back to the place you called home. You can see how they've grown and changed over the years, but some part of them is still the same couple that I remember. And, even beyond the relationship aspect of the book, the plot
Jen Davis
Jun 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My beloved Clay and Elena are back and they're doing what they do best... tracking mutts. The story begins with Elena trying to catch up with a young Aussie wolf named Reese, who is being set up to take the fall for some man-eaters. (Armstrong set up a backstory for Reese in the short story "Chivalrous," but you don't have to read it to know what's going on.) She follows him to Alaska, where he is promptly attacked by mutts living there. Elena patches him up and faces the task of finding the mut ...more
Sep 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Wow! Frostbitten, the 10th novel in the Women of the Otherworld series gets my vote for best novel of the series so far! Frostbitten is told from Elena’s point of view, taking us back to our original (and my personal favourite) narrator. The story is set predominantly in Alaska, and features Elena and Clay almost exclusively. We do get to touch base with some of our other much-loved Werewolves, and we also get to meet some fantastic new characters that I hope we’ll be seeing more of in future st ...more
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-urban
Stars 3.5
Angela H.
Jul 11, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
I am giving this book a three star for these reasons:

1. The book is filled with nonstop, action-packed adventures.

2. The book brings closure to mending Elena's past. I appreciated it.

3. The author lures you into the adventure from the beginning of the read to the end.

4. The author does not bombard the book with lovemaking scenes. They are there in moderation.

***However, I was not impressed with the plot as a whole. It did not draw me in or leave a lasting impression of the book.

Aug 14, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
Yes!!!!! After a few duds, Armstrong has once again hit one out of the park by returning to her roots, characters Elena Michaels and Clayton Danvers. Thank vati! While Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series was not my first introduction to her writing, books 1 Bitten and 2Stolen were certainly my favorite books written by her, I think, maybe, I don’t know. Anyway, my love was no doubt due to the fabby and oh so enticing couple of Elena and Clayton. I had originally thought that anything writ ...more
Elena has been tracking a young mutt in need of pack protection but he does not want to be found. When he turns up in Alaska it gives the Pack the ideal chance to nose into possible werewolf kills and get in touch with former pack members who chose to go rogue when Jeremy took control. Elena and Clay realise that the three objectives might well be linked. So they have to find Reece and protect him, track the wolf kills and find Clay's friends, while watching out for something much more dangerous ...more
Frostbitten - Best of Clay and Elena so far - Great addition to Armstong's series

When the mutt Elena is chasing flees to Alaska, Pack enforcers werewolf Elena and her mate Clay are they are asked to do double duty and also check into some wolf mauling deaths in the frozen North - they suspect rogue 'weres' are behind the killings. As their search expands to include the mysterious disappearance of an old friend living the area, the pair is going to discover that that much is hidden in isolated A
It's strange comparing this series to other urban fantasy series. Most urban fantasy series have one point of view character through out the whole series. This series jumps characters. And even though Elena is the single character with the most books, there is still way too much of the riff raff for my personal tastes.

There is another way this series seems to differ from other urban fantasy series. Time seems to pass more quickly. In Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake books (which are up to #17)
Feb 01, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Elena's back! I fell in love with the WotO in Bitten, and Elena in particular. Everything about that book seemed so REAL, so emotional. Clay was so very hot but I was rooting for Elena to stick to her guns, knowing that would make their eventual coming together much stronger. She did and it did and the series moved on to introduce other characters I also loved. But I always wanted Ms. Armstrong to go back to the beginning . . .

With Frostbitten, I somewhat got my wish. Elena and Clay now have tw
Apr 15, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Elena and Clay head off to Alaska in Frostbitten to track and aid a young mutt in danger. While there they find something far beyond the supernatural they're accustomed to. Frostbitten takes the reader deep into shapeshifter mythology, while also providing a look at both Elena and Clay's pasts.

Frostbitten offers much in the way of action and passion. Elena and Clay away from the twins and their day-to-day lives allows for room to explore their relationship as well as how they've both changed fro
Kylie Briggs
Sep 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series-i-read
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I love this series and Elena and Clay are by far my favorites. This book was jam packed with lots of action, seeing all of the pack memebers, learning about the others in the world, and the pack changing.

With this book you can tell both Elena and Clay have grown up and accepted who they are and their lives, both what happened in the past and how their lives were now. Choices made in the past have lead them to the strong positions they are in, but as they have grown up so has the world around the
Jul 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the feeling of starting a new Kelley Armstrong book, it feels so comfortable and snug with characters who are more like old friends rather than words on a page. Do I get too involved in novels? Maybe! In Frostbitten we meet up again with the ever gorgeous werewolf couple Elena and Clay who are a joy to read about – Kelley Armstrong does a good job capturing the playfulness, love and companionship of their long standing relationship. This time they are headed to Alaska on the heals of a mu ...more
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In "Frostbitten", Elena starts to come to terms with who she will be in the future; but in order to do that she has to face some deep-seated fears from here past. In a cold, unforgiving landscape that has some mysterious creatures running wild, Elena and her fierce husband Clay have to find out what is going on. And they have to stop it while coming across some nasty "mutts" in the process.
This is s a great read, it brings Elena full circle, and then helps her rise to a new level. One of the b
Dec 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Frostbitten brings us back to the beginning by focusing on the werewolves Elena and Clay. It seems like Kelley Armstrong learned from her past mistakes and returned to what works for the stories. This is a strong story where the werewolves are in Alaska and end up hunting mutts and meeting potential pack members, unlike Broken. We also are not jumping from pov to pov like in Persona Demons. Hopefully the rest of the series fallows suit.
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Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. All efforts to make her produce "normal" stories failed.

Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked a

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Otherworld (1 - 10 of 16 books)
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  • Stolen (Women of the Otherworld, #2)
  • Dime Store Magic (Women of the Otherworld, #3)
  • Industrial Magic (Women of the Otherworld, #4)
  • Haunted (Women of the Otherworld, #5)
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“I don't forgive him," I said.
"Hell, no, you don't. And why should you? So he can feel better? Get on with his life? And what's he done to help you get on with yours?”
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