Sunday, March 25, 2012

Book Review: Bitten by Dan O'Brien


Author: Dan O'Brien
Paperback: 268 pages
Publisher: (September 16, 2010)
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Note: I received a review copy of this book free from the author, Dan O'Brien. The review posted below is based on my personal thoughts while reading the book.

Ratings: ★ ★ 

My thoughts:

I had high hopes for this book as I'm really into werewolf stories. The book started out strong, nice plot, a lot of action but it slowed down after the first quarter, picked up after a few more chapters and then slowed down again when I was almost halfway. I just lost interest in the main character, Lauren Westlake, there's nothing special with this FBI agent. I hate to compare but I'm thinking of Anita Blake whenever she's discussing some case with the police, seemed like a baby FBI agent to me. I also didn't like the werewolf guy, Dominic and I never felt their connection even when they are on a date. 

I didn't like the writing style, the book is written in third person, with too many short narrative lines which I guess led to my dislike in reading the book. It would have been better if the author wrote more character dialogues instead of the narrative lines. 

A werewolf book I didn't finish reading. To read some positive reviews of the book, click here.

About the book:

A predator stalks a cold northern Minnesotan town. There is talk of wolves walking on two legs and attacking people in the deep woods. Lauren Westlake, resourceful and determined F.B.I Agent, has found a connection between the strange murders in the north and a case file almost a hundred years old. Traveling to the cold north, she begins an investigation that spirals deep into the darkness of mythology and nightmares. Filled with creatures of the night and an ancient romance, the revelation of who hunts beneath the moon is more grisly than anyone could have imagined.

About the author:

Dan O'Brien is a writer and screenwriter. He currently attends a California university and is pursuing a graduate degree in Psychology. He has written over 10 novels, several screenplays and is working on a graphic novel. A philosopher and martial artist, his days are filled with writing and training. 


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