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1Rubita12
Oct 5, 2010, 10:29pm

I'm trying to get together a (somewhat) comprehensive list of werewolf books from the Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Teen categories to post on my blog. I've gotten started but I know that I've only scratched the surface. Can anyone think of any werewolf must-reads I should include on my list?

Here's the link for my blog:

http://rubysreads.wordpress.com/

2GirlMisanthrope
Oct 6, 2010, 2:39am

Rubita,

As most posters may give you werewolf series, (as they do abound these days) I thought I would contribute my favorite stand-alone werewolf novels:

Dreadful Skin by Cherie Priest features a werewolf nun. (Do yourself a favor and read ANY book by Cherie Priest--she rocks)

Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow, beautifully written in verse. I've read it 3 times.

Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Millar; excellent story and full of humor

Werewolf In Paris which I believe is the godfather of werewolf fiction

And, okay, my favorite series are

Patricia Brigg's Mercy Thompson series, Ivy Cole And The Moon by Gina Farago (now a series), and the first book in Kelley Armstrong's series entitled Bitten. (I don't enjoy the subsequent books unless they feature werewolf Elena such as Stolen and Frostbitten.)

3Morphidae
Oct 6, 2010, 7:03am

Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series has werewolves.

4AHS-Wolfy
Oct 6, 2010, 11:03am

I've recently added The Sacred Book of the Werewolf by Viktor Pelevin to my collection. It's still on my tbr pile as yet though so I can't add my own impressions but it may give a Russian take to your list.

5readafew
Oct 6, 2010, 11:11am

there's the Prowlers series by Christopher Golden

And White Wolf Publishing has a bunch of werewolf novels and short stories taking place in their World of Darkness setting.

6Rubita12
Oct 6, 2010, 7:54pm

Girlmisanthrope, if your favorite series includes the Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson books, then I have to get the Ivy Cole series pronto. I love Briggs' werewolf books.

7GirlMisanthrope
Oct 7, 2010, 10:11pm

Forgot one! Benighted by Kit Whitfield. I hope this becomes a series, but I'm not sure. Werewolves are the majority of the population and anyone born just human is considered a birth defect. Amazing novel, touching on family, race, and loyalty.

8Rubita12
Oct 19, 2010, 10:03pm


In case anyone's interested, I completed, cataloged and alphabetized my (Somewhat) Comprehensive List o' Werewolf Books. I was able to get a number of suggestions. It's still by no means a complete list of werewolf books (hence the somewhat), but I like what I have so far. You're all welcome to check it out.

http://rubysreads.com/somewhat-comprehensive-list-o-werewolf-books-2/

9Shaddowjr
Nov 18, 2010, 12:35pm

A good book to read before getting into this is Raised By Wolves... unfortunatley can't remember author so... sry.

10bluesalamanders
Nov 18, 2010, 12:45pm

Blood Trail by Tanya Huff, second book in the Blood series, involves a pack of werewolves.

11kblake
Apr 27, 2011, 3:20pm

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The second book in my just released series is Werewolves Rule. The first is Vampires Rule, and it is out now, but the other will soon follow. You can read a sample chapter here: http://kasi-kcblake.blogspot.com

The villain is the werewolf, and he's trying to build an army to take over the world one werewolf at a time. Unlike the other werewolves I've read about, he's very smart, charismatic, and funny.

12Violeten
Jan 13, 2012, 4:22pm

I can't believe nobody mentioned the Kitty Norville series!

13Ezinwanyi
Jan 15, 2012, 7:54pm

Patricia Briggs Alpha and Omega series is a must!

14benuathanasia
Edited: Jan 20, 2012, 12:42am

Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis
The Ultimate Werewolf (an anthology)
Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright

These are my recommendations.

15Storeetllr
Edited: Jan 20, 2012, 1:49am

I can't believe no one mentioned The Last Werewolf! I'm about halfway through, and so far it's fantastic!

And the Kitty Norville series is really the cat's meow. (sorry, sorry, terrible pun)

ETA The series by Gail Carriger that starts with Soulless includes werewolf characters, among other supernaturals.

16KimarieBee
Jan 20, 2012, 4:05am

#15 I was thinking the same thing about no one having recommended The Last Werewolf.....not really one for the teens though!

17AHS-Wolfy
Jan 20, 2012, 10:45am

@15-16, I think it's probably because when this thread was started, The Last Werewolf hadn't seen the light of a full moon yet. Oh! You do both know that there are a further two follow-up books planned for release over the next couple of years?

18Storeetllr
Jan 20, 2012, 4:05pm

*gasp of drawn-in breath* Wolfy ~ No! I didn't know. I haven't gotten to the end of the book yet, so I didn't even know whether Jake survived. Now, of course, I guess he must have, else there'd be no sequels. Right?

imager ~ I hadn't realized this thread was for teens. You're right; Last Werewolf would definitely not be for the younger set. Parts of it are a bit much for me, and I'm waaaaay beyond that!

19AHS-Wolfy
Jan 20, 2012, 6:53pm

Storeetllr, There's nothing I can say that wouldn't be a spoiler and as that's not the done thing then I'll leave you to finish the book and find out for yourself. The hardcover version of the next book is due for release on 5th April this year in the UK and a couple of months later for the US.

20KimarieBee
Jan 20, 2012, 6:54pm

#17 Thank you! I hadn't been aware of any planned sequels but I did hope that would be the case. I have another of Glen Duncan's books ordered from my local library because I did like his way with words.

#18 LOL....my teens are also long gone! I don't think the thread is only for teens but the paranormal genre seems to be attracting lots of new readers in that age group.

21AHS-Wolfy
Jan 20, 2012, 7:30pm

@imager, I've read several (actually 5 and 2 more residing on the tbr shelves) of his books now and would say he's definitely aimed at the adult market place. I'll be very interested to see how he handles certain aspects of his next book though.

22KimarieBee
Edited: Jan 20, 2012, 8:51pm

Must agree Wolfy, I'm keen to know what path the sequel will take. The book I've ordered is A Day and a Night and a Day and perhaps I could compare notes with you later if you've read that one.

23AHS-Wolfy
Jan 21, 2012, 11:17am

Yeah, that's one I have read. Went on a mini-marathon of 3 of his books last November/December and didn't rate one of them less than 4★'s. I've added him to my favourite authors list and do want to read all of his work eventually.