A friend recently came across a review of Rachel Vincent’s STRAY, in which the allegation is made that STRAY bears some plot/character similarities to Kelley Armstrong’s BITTEN, and asked me about it. (She has read BITTEN, but not STRAY.) At first I had to admit there are some similarities, but enough differences that I don’t think it matters. I also have to admit to having the same feeling when I finished STRAY, but it quickly went away as I recalled the differences– mainly the authors’ voices/styles and the attitudes of the main characters.
But I thought I would put it to you readers, to hear your opinions, and I’d like to have a closer look at the similarities.
(Smackdown behind the cut.)