Running from the carnage, they hide out in the vault until morning, and emerge to see their city in ruins. While they attempt to survive the full moon cycle, Rick and Chesya meet Christian and his mother, Cathy. There is also a great deal of focus on morals; there are religious undertones that seem disjointed from the rest of the storyline. Recommended for adult fiction collections. Contains: language, gore, pedophilia Reviewed by: Kelly Fann. A Pack of Wolves by Eric S. Grand Mal Press, Available: Paperback and Kindle Edition. Graham, Zed, Yule, Sarah and Shannon are looking for their brother, Samuel, who is trying to raise an army.
This is no ordinary family. They are a pack of werewolves—pure blooded. That hatred has led him to seek out dark magic and a very powerful spirit that will allow Samuel to enact his revenge. They are called the Created and they are inferior to the pure werewolves. Samuel also has the help of a mysterious man dressed in white with the voice of an angel.
The family is on his trail…but can they stop Samuel before his plans reach fruition? Eric S. The prose is tight and flows easily, and Brown keeps things unpredictable, which is a huge plus in my book. Having already helped redefine the zombie sub-genre, Eric S. Brown continues to push the boundaries of the horror genre. Brown has revitalized zombies, Bigfoot, and aliens, and now seems to be expanding on the phenomenon of Western horror.
Highly recommended. Contains: violence, gore and adult language. Reviewed by: Colleen Wanglund. Available: Paperback. I try to find something positive about any book I review. This one was difficult. In Ms. Boyd's favor, she approaches the subject passionately and makes an honest attempt to thoroughly cover the subject, from traditional folklore to modern media representations. Run-on and awkward sentences and glaring typographical errors aside, at pages, Werewolves is rather thin, considering the broad brush Ms. Boyd is painting with, and the majority of the information within is readily available with a simple Google search.
In addition, after the first reading, the spine cracked and the pages became loose and bothersome to keep track of. Reviewed by: Bob Freeman. Gallery Books, Available: Trade Paperback. Grave Expectations is a mashup of the Victorian classic Great Expectations and werewolves.
It tells the story of Pip, the only werewolf pup to survive being born in his family. Pip is cared for by his sister and Joe Gargery, her husband and the village silversmith. As in the original Great Expectations , Pip is threatened by a convict on the run. Where the story diverges from there is that the convict is a werewolf.
In this world, werewolves, vampires and zombies known as Recommissioned exist and survive, despite normal humans. As in the original novel, Pip first meets Estella and Miss Havisham, then comes into a great fortune by an unknown benefactor. The story veers off on a slightly tangential course to account for the supernatural creatures in this version, but ultimately remains very similar. This is both the blessing and the curse of the book.
Others may feel a little bored. I found it was fantastic reading for the subway, for nothing is as boring as riding the subway for 45 minutes at a shot, unless of course you have a longer trip than I. This book is recommended for readers of classics, werewolf fiction, and towering Victorian romances. Contains: Violence, gruesome imagery, gore, Victorian profanity. Reviewed by: Benjamin Franz.
Jake is the last werewolf on earth. At years, he's seen a lot in his life. The fact he's the sole survivor of his species depresses him. He's contemplated suicide: what sort of future does he have? Jake spends his time sleeping with women he doesn't love. There is safety in this: he will never fall for a woman again.
However, circumstances change and Jake decides to preserve his life, able to finally accept the monster he has become.
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Told in a journal format, The Last Werewolf is not your average werewolf tale. It truly captures one man's evaluation of his soul, his life, and his purpose for living. Jake goes through a dramatic transformation throughout the book, not just physical, but also emotional and spiritual. By the end, he's a man, who happens to be a monster, and wants to preserve his species. Definitely more on the literary side of the spectrum, Duncan provides readers with a completely unique and innovative attempt at the werewolf tale. I wouldn't recommend it for someone looking for your average werewolf story.
Duncan's attempt is much more of a contemplative, introspective look at a werewolf's life. Above all, despite previous marketing, I would not promote this as " Twilight for adults. Reviewed by: Jennifer Lawrence. Maggie is the alpha of the pack, and despite kicking some tail to get the position, she finds herself cramped under the pressure to lead not just her people, but her family, into the future.
The former alpha, Eli, was caught trying to kill Maggie's brother, so things are tense in the pack, and a series of mysterious attacks aren't helping. Neither is Dr. Nick Thatcher, the gorgeous man Maggie finds poking around Grundy, Alaska trying to prove that werewolves are real.
Her libido, however, is just a distraction when it begins to look like another pack might be trying to take Maggie's territory from her. As a lead, Maggie is less fun than Mo, from Harper's first werewolf book. She's sassy, though, and a little mean, and a heck of a lot more conflicted. Harper is an excellent writer. She weaves a tale that feels ordinary despite the mystical elements, and integrates pack mentality and politics into the Alaskan wilderness seamlessly. Definitely recommended for public paranormal romance collections, Harper's werewolf books will also likely appear to urban fantasy fans as well.
Contains: language, graphic sex scenes, some violence. Reviewed by: Michele Lee. By the Light of the Moon by Larry Kerr. If you slap a howling werewolf on the cover readers know what your bad guy is and spending two hundred pages with your characters still in the dark can easily become tedious rather than a delightfully gory romp through a dark night. This is the most glaring problem with By the Light of the Moon , which stars a paranoid newspaper reporter, his girlfriend, and a small town cop squaring off against a vicious, strong, mysterious creature who gets really hungry every full moon.
It also doesn't help that the best and sometimes only real descriptions come from the characters telling each other how poignant that scene is, or how relevant this fact is. By the Light of the Moon is not a bad book. Kerr's strength is his characterization, and he recognizes how to strike all the dramatic moments.
Given its higher small press price tag, it's not the best option for public collections, but werewolf fans, especially the die-hard werewolf-monster-killer fans will dig it. Contains: violence and language. Available: paperback and multiformat digital. Anthologies like On the Prowl are becoming more common these days, particularly in urban fantasy and paranormal romance. On the Prowl is a shape shifter-themed collection of four novellas by authors writing in pre-established worlds. It features a prequel to Brigg's Alpha and Omega series, set in the same world as her Mercy Thompson books; a side story from Wilks' Lupi series, set between the third and fourth books but starring a secondary character; a story set in Karen Chance's Dorina Basarab world but led by side characters; and a short story from Sunny that's like a summary of the first four of her Monere books.
While these types of books are more for series completists than public collections they can help fans of the genre or a particular theme learn about new authors whose works they might love. On the Prowl is recommended for collections that have a lot of paranormal readers, and of course to librarians and booksellers themselves who like to have an understanding of the variety of books on the shelves.
It's a decent "sampler" of paranormal works that requires little investment and can certainly spark the urge to go out and try new books. Contains: sex, mentions of abuse, some violence. River Marked by Patricia Briggs. Ace, Available: Hardcover and multiformat digital. Just as Lord of the Rings established a plethora of fantasy standards Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series has left its mark on urban fantasy.
In this sixth book of the series, Mercy has made her commitment to the local werewolf alpha, Adam. In fact, after a surprise wedding like a surprise birthday party , Adam whisks Mercy off on a ten day camping trip in a plush trailer lent to them by the fae. Since the fae never give anything for free, both Mercy and Adam are suspicious, but determined not to let that ruin their alone time.
Then a river monster, an ancient Native American cannibal, rises and claims Mercy as its own. Briggs is excellent at drawing in both readers and multicultural magical elements. In this story she isolates Adam and Mercy from their pack, and sets them up against what might as well be a god. Briggs reminds readers that they don't need European vampires and Nordic werewolves for intrigue and adventure: America has plenty of secrets all its own. This series is very popular, for good reason.
It strikes a perfect balance between urban fantasy elements—romance, mystery, horror and magic. It is led by strong, but not perfect characters whose power might set them apart with a less talented literary hand. Instead Briggs keeps them human, valiant, noble, challenged and even light-hearted. Readers looking to try out urban fantasy would do well to start here, and a librarian on a tight budget will most likely see this series gives a high interest value for the money.
Contains: violence, language, sexual situations. Wild by Naomi Clark. KDP, Available: Kindle ebook. Lizzie is an addict in an abusive relationship. Abandoned on the street after a fight and attacked, she's now a werewolf too. Wild is at heart a tale of redemption and the crippling effect abuse has on a person. It's also a tale of werewolves on the cusp of exposure, fighting not to be defined by the worst and most stereotypical among them.
So it's not surprising that this book has yet to really connect with its audience. Collins' Sonja Blue books. While the popularity of urban fantasy has, in many ways, led to the solidification and some might say stagnation of the genre, it's books like these with a somewhat different tempo, but excellent story lines and writing, that fall through the cracks.
Wild is a fantastic book, dark in ways that are somewhat uncomfortable, but ultimately hopeful. Lizzie's struggle with addiction and self esteem makes it a book that will connect with readers unexpectedly and an excellent addition to public collections. Contains: drug use, sex, violence, language. Review by Michele Lee. Pocket, Mo is a woman so desperate to escape her overwhelming hippie mother that she moves all the way to Alaska. She ends up in the tiny town of Grundy, where bears and elk roam, where the whole town it seems is looking for a wife, and where her neighbor just happens to be a werewolf.
Cooper has a number of secrets of his own, including his lust for the pretty new outsider. Before Mo and Cooper can get together Cooper has to face up to his past, both emotionally and literally. How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf is a fun book, driven by a lead that's enchanting, hilarious and stubbornly charming. There's enough mystery and danger to keep things exciting, but this book shouldn't be confused with a horror novel or even an urban fantasy.
Fun all the way through, How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf hooks its claws in early and drags readers along for an off-beat, wilderness-spiked ride. It's a highly recommended and quite enjoyable addition to public and paranormal-loving private collections. Contains: violence, explicit sex. Dog World by Jason McKinney. CreateSpace , Availability: New. The terror responsible for this coming apocalypse is the werewolf.
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Werewolves evolved in the Dark Ages and for the most part stayed under the radar…. Not all of the werewolf population feels this way, though.
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There are quite a few werewolves who respect the humans and will do whatever it takes to keep them safe. Together, the humans and human-friendly werewolves will battle to the death to protect the world. The first waves of the werewolf take-over begin in Iraq with the military. Right away the action takes off. During the fighting there is a lot of military jargon. This is to be expected in a book featuring military personnel as the main characters, but as someone who is not that familiar with the military, I got bogged down trying to figure out the terms.
I thought this took away from some of the action. This was disappointing and threw off the timing of the combat scenes as well as dialogue between the characters. I really felt if the book had some hardcore editing done to it, the story would have tightened up and been way more enjoyable. There is hope. The werewolves and their plans for world domination are just beginning and McKinney left room at the end for a sequel.
With a lot of editing and proofreading I believe the author could create a sequel that would showcase his talents and be an asset in the werewolf genre. Not recommended. Contains: graphic gory violence and extreme sexual situations. Review by Brandi Blankenship. The Taming of the Werewolf by Sylvia Shults. Dark Continents Publishing, Available: New paperback and multiformat ebook. Rather, he took already existing stories and then retold them in such a way that they have endured through the ages.
For those of you not quite remembering the plot, Katharina is the eldest daughter of a rich gentleman who is required to be wed before her younger sister, Bianca can marry. Finally, a man named Petruchio presents himself and proceeds to tame Katharina through atypical, often cruel means, eventually resulting in a docile wife and a triumphant suitor.
The author weaves this explanation seamlessly into the existing story, and her writing ability carries us through to an ending that suggests more of a marriage among equals, which will resonate better with modern readers. I admire her rendition of the main plot. However, the lack of subplots leaves the overall work a bit wanting. Not having these tangents in Taming of the Werewolf at best leaves the novel used up too quickly, at worst creates some noticeable holes in the plot.
The most glaring example of this is how Petruchio recognized Vincentio, the father of one of the callers, on a road. Not only had he never met the father in this retelling—he never met the son, either! If only Shults had spent a little more time further developing the story…but alas. Contains: brief sex scene. Reviewed by: W. Battletree Books, Entitled "A Story of a Weir-Wolf", it was originally published in Set in the Middle Ages, it is a finely woven tapestry of intrigue, betrayal, love and tragedy. I would also highly recommend it as an addition to the personal library of anyone who enjoys reading classic literature.
I thoroughly enjoyed it, and Barger's introduction of the history of the werewolf in literature was priceless. Contains: mild violence, some peril. Review by: Rhonda Walton. Visible Ink Press, Available: New and Used. If you want to expand your interest in werewolves and other shapeshifters beyond fiction, to the realms of history, science and the occult, start with this book. Not only does The Werewolf Book have entries on all manner of shape shifting beings from myth, and accounts of supposed real life were-critters, it also encompasses the books and movies that influenced the image of shape shifting and werewolves throughout history and made it what it was today.
Nothing is treated as trivial. Even the effect of comedy, such as Abbot and Costello's monster movies, on the mythos, is dealt with respectfully. While the encyclopedia isn't exhaustive in its entries, it does offer a plethora of titles to seek out for further research. Certainly a core reference for the study of shape shifting beings, The Werewolf Book is an essential part of collections that cater to researchers, occultists, writers, and anyone interested in lycanthropes. Contains: some disturbing descriptions of witch trials and tortures Review by Michele Lee.
Unfortunately; there's a very old werewolf curse on her family, and although the conditions for the inheritance are real, they are also a means to lure Sophia to the arms of an evil creature that prowls outside the castle. It's not a bad book, but it's too passive for urban fantasy fans, and too vague for hardcore historical lovers. Scent of the Wolf is a stylish old classic werewolf tale that would especially appeal to fans of werewolf horror movies An American Werewolf in London, The Wolfman, etc.
Ivan is a total bad guy, a complete jerk who can point out people's stupidity with sinister calm while gleefully killing them. He's also the cargo of two stone cold, no-nonsense mafia transport men who are taking him across Florida to Too bad Ivan just got loose and is now roaming suburban neighborhoods slaughtering people. Jeff Strand's Wolf Hunt is a wild ride, full of characters who don't fall for all the typical horror novel tropes, and who face their circumstances with casual sensibility.
This is definitely a stand out in horror fiction, not just werewolf tales. This is the story for people disillusioned with all the other werewolves out there, especially the thinly veiled alpha male stereotypes. Highly recommended for private and public collections. Contains: Language, violence, gore. He is starting to believe it may very well consist of a full staff of werewolves. Lupo knows that getting himself involved in this case also puts his closest friends, including his girlfriend Jessie, at risk of harm as well. Could the two be connected?
Will Lupo be able to take down this shifty group no pun intended before anyone else gets hurt? Once again Gagliani has created a wonderful addition to the werewolf subgenre. Fans of this subgenre will definitely want to check out this novel, along with the two previous books in the series, as Gagliani puts a bit of a spin on werewolves.
Most werewolf novels tend to either have all good werewolves or all bad, but Gagliani mixes things up. Arctic Wolf Publishing, Many contain paranormal elements and some are written as human horror, but all of them are worth reading. I found each story to be easy to read, allowing readers of all levels to enjoy this collection. Not to name all of the stories in this book, but three in particular stood out to me. Most people would expect a very different destiny for a werewolf, but Jason feels strongly about his decision and has given up everything to make it happen.
What is the secret and what is the great sacrifice? I would recommend this collection to all horror fans and especially those looking to get into horror without worrying about picking up a book containing extremely graphic sex and gore. Contains: Adult Situations, Adult Language. Review by Rhonda Wilson.
Yet another literary mash up, Little Women and Werewolves is the classic tale of Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy, four girls trying to grow up, once rich, now poor, their father gone off to the Civil War and with werewolves running around. Unlike other mash ups there is no tongue-in-cheek take on the original, just a telling of the traditional tale with the occasional line, or scene, about werewolves crammed in.
If someone spliced frames from a slasher flick into a high brow romance then peppered in some morals, you'd get the same effect. Grand mimics Alcott's style very well, even rounding the edges a bit. Readers who loved the original will likely enjoy this tale particularly because Alcott also wrote gothic style novels, thus the set up of this being the "original" version of Little Women that was rewritten into what we know today is fitting. While it has a certain charm it also is unlikely to appeal to the contemporary audiences of most paranormal and horror books because of an overdose of generally repressive morals and a lack of plot.
The book encompasses about six years in the girls' lives, and a lot happens. Overall, despite promising prose, I found myself disappointed. Those acquiring for public collections should be assured that there are better mash ups out there. Contains: violence and some gore. Deadtown by Nancy Holzner. Available: mass market and digital. Deadtown depicts a world where parahumans have no civil rights and are forced to live in one area of town, to the point where they have to have permits to leave that area of town.
The lead character is Victory Vaughn, the latest in a recent line of Welsh true shape shifters, and a demon hunter. When one of her clients is found dead Vicky realizes that the Hellion that killed her father is now hunting her. She has to balance her personal life with dealing with a scientist who wants to make her a lab rat, and protecting a client who by all rights she should want dead. Somehow, she must also find it in herself to stop the demon she fears. Deadtown has all the makings of a good urban fantasy, but falls flat in the execution. Most of the characters are either blah, or completely annoying.
Holzner has created an interesting world with her oppressive society, but the plot doesn't revolve around making things better. The characters consistently make choices that are stupid, dangerous and even violent. It's hard to connect with the people in this tale, making it a lackluster example of urban fantasy. Deadtown is not without its charms, so collections that service voracious paranormal readers—or those with no taste for the full-on erotic scenes in other books—will still have a place for Deadtown in their collections.
Contains: Violence, language. Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews. Magic Bleeds is the fourth book in Andrews' a husband-wife writing team with a shared pen name Kate Daniels series. Set in a semi-post apocalyptic Atlanta where magic and technology are warring for supremacy over reality, it follows Kate Daniels, a mercenary turned knight protector of the city with a dark secret and a thing for the head of the city's shape shifter organization, Curran.
The fourth book in the series, where Kate faces down magical versions of the crazy and deadly family aunt and magically sentient viruses is not the place to start reading the series. However the whole series is fast paced, action-packed and features some of the best writing in urban fantasy today. Magic Bleeds , as well as the whole series, is highly recommended for collections as Andrews is only a few steps behind standards like Hamilton, Briggs and Harris in popularity.
Contains: violence, language, sex. Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs. Orbit, Available: New, used and digital. Raised by the ruler of the werewolves, and loved by the local pack alpha, one would think she's safe.tax-marusa.com/order/map12.php
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But what kind of a story would that be? In Bone Crossed , the area vampire queen, Marsillia, has discovered that Mercy killed two of her followers and in turn is trying to kill her, permanently. In a brutal first move, she drains Mercy's vampire friend Stefan and drops him into Mercy's lap, waiting for him to do the killing for her. But the depth of Marsillia's cruelty doesn't end there. Bone Crossed takes a wicked look at the vampires other series are painting as sexy, but ultimately benign fanged creatures. Briggs' vampires are malicious, sinister immortals who only have quests for power and socio-political manipulations to pass the time.
According to legend, only twelve-year-old Torak and his wolf-cub companion can defeat it. Their journey together takes them through deep forests, across giant glaciers, and into dangers they never imagined. Torak and Wolf are terrified of their mission. But if they do not battle to save their world, who will? The night Martine Allen turns eleven years old is the night her life changes completely. Martine's parents are killed in a fire, so she must leave her home to live on an African wildlife reserve with a grandmother she never even knew she had. But as he develops a relationship with his master and learns what being a Ranger is all about spying for the kingdom , he begins to embrace his new life.
Action, fantasy, adventure, friendship, excellent writing — this book has it all! Unfortunately, not only is their mom missing but their father went overboard in a bad storm. When her parents take a new live-in job at a motel, they end up working around the clock for very little pay. Mia helps out by working at the front desk. She befriends the weekly tenants and uses her English skills to write letters advocating other people in tough spots— like her uncle whose sweatshop boss has taken his passport and weekly, Hank, who needs a letter of recommendation to get a job.
Will she be as brave when her dragon family attacks the town? Best read with chocolate! A strange and unfamiliar feeling rand through me. It felt like the ocean, like sunlight, like horses. Like love. I searched my mind and found the name for it. Cousins Otto and Sheed accidentally stop time, freezing all the people in the town.
Because a sinister Mr. Flux on a gigantic beast can move about as can all the people related to time like A. Throw in some unexpected plot twists and excellent writing and it adds up to a delightful adventure that just proves you should be careful what you wish for…. The entire series is great. Your kids will zip through them, laughing all the way. A stunning novel about two young boys from very different backgrounds — one is a refugee from Syria and the other is an American living Belgium.
Interwoven in this timely, poignant story are the big issues of refugees, prejudice, fear, friendship, and kindness. To avoid the overcrowded refugee centers, Ahmed hides in the basement of the house where Max lives with his family. And it works. When another sweep tries to burn Nan alive, a charcoal golem, formerly a piece of charcoal left to her by Sweep, emerges to save her.
On their own, they are helped by a street boy and a kind Jewish teacher. Marcus is an entrepreneurial kid who makes the most of his intimidating size. When Marcus gets suspended, his mother takes the brothers to Puerto Rico, the home country of their father who abandoned them years before. Even though they are only meant to visit relatives, Marcus hopes to find his father and reconnect. Instead, he finds a loving, extended family, the truth about his dad, and a growing sense of his own identity. I loved every moment of this story.
Saving Fable by Scott Reintgen. As we become acquainted with this creative world where book Marks and DogEars roam the streets, the story grows into an exciting adventure and puzzling mystery — because someone is using dangerous magic that will damage the world of stories forever. Enchanting and unique, I can only hope that there will be more books set in this world.
Loved it! Langston is a former country boy who moves with his dad to Chicago in the s after his mother passes. This is a beautiful story of redemption, healing, and the power of words. Fairy tales come alive when Alex and Conner brother and sister find themselves trapped in the fairy tale world. Their only way home is to find the ingredients for a Wishing Spell.
Finding them will be dangerous, mysterious, and life-changing. The characters are memorable, unique, and familiar all at the same time. Kids love these books. So do I. The problem? Fast-paced and perfect for kids who love adventure and action. Fast-paced and adventurous, this book introduces kids to the science fiction genre and environmentalism. But he soon realizes that he was a cruel troublemaker.
This thought-provoking novel shows kids that our choices and behavior make a difference. And why is she trying to contact Molly?
This is a great action-adventure-mystery series with a zombie focus. Especially now in Arizona where her parents are the new managers a rundown theme park. This story is about restorative friendship, facing your fears, and discovering your true significant potential. I loved the physical and mental diversity shown with so much strength and compassion.
Added to my Physical Disabilities Book List. Set in the time of early American settlers, this is a beautiful story about a night-spirit who is still connected to the powerful wood magic of her ancestors. When Willa accidentally discovers that her clan is keeping human captives and forbidden technology, her Faeran clan leader wants her dead. Fleeing the danger of her home, Willa cautiously observes a human man, slowly learning to trust him.
When she realizes that one of his children was one of the human captives she saw, Willa knows she must return to her clan and make things right. The author deftly explores the meaning of family, as well as the themes of prejudice and caring for the natural world. What will they do? Charming and heart-warming. Teddy and Summer think so. M ystery, adventure, and humor will keep your readers on the edge of their seats in this unique story with quirky characters perfect for year-old readers. Well-written and hopeful about growing up and growing into yourself. Genius story crafting and meaningful life lessons.
Butler gives Carter purpose, structure, and belonging. Along this journey, Carter learns to do just what the title commands — pay attention to his life and to who loves him. The car trip builds up to the deeply disturbing church bombing where Grandma goes to church. This is a moving story filled with hope and humor. Newbery Award Winner.
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She finds her inner strength and fights back, freeing herself and the other household slaves. The author deftly sets the scene of rural Pakistan. Except, she kind of does. Which he kind of loves. Even though people are trying to kill him. This is a fantastic, fast-paced and hilarious adventure series. There he encounters unsavory carnival people who remind him of his uncle. And maybe in the process, his luck will turn around. Through the book are ciphers, codes, and tricks giving this already delightful story extra oomph.
Oliver wakes to find his house flooded and his father missing. After being thrown in the poorhouse for orphans, he manages to escape with stolen money only to be accosted by a highwayman. The conquering human ruler, Murdano, hunts and kills all the large, dog-like Dairne. All except Byx. Illustrations throughout make this even more appealing to read and imagine. Who would have thought?! Beetle Boy by M. Well-done and unique!