Recently, I’ve been asking for recommendations and I thought that it was about time I returned the favor, and where better to begin than with an epic list of werewolf books. I’ve also thrown in a couple of anti-recs and a smattering of titles that have been recommended to me but that I haven’t yet tried. Enjoy!
(You should totally read these books)
- Tempting Danger by Eileen Wilks–This is a series, but I’ve only read book one and I really enjoyed it. It’s Urban Fantasy with a dash of mystery, complete with a werewolf love interest.
- Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh–This one is Mercy and Riley’s story and one of my favorites in the Psy-Changeling series. Mercy is just as strong-willed as Riley; they make a combustible pair.
- Kiss of Snow–The only excuse for not having read this book yet is if you haven’t read the rest of the books in the series yet.
- Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock–An unexpected surprise! I hadn’t heard anything about Hemlock before I read it, so my enjoyment of it was untainted. Beware: There is a love triangle, but I don’t think Peacock handles it too badly.
- A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole–Probably an all-time werewolf favorite!
- Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night by Kresley Cole–Bowen–the hero of Wicked Deeds is probably my favorite Lycan in the IAD series. He’s tortured in addition to being an extremely hot #NakedWerewolf. BONUS.
- Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione–Larissa Ione is another one of those authors that so nails the alpha hero (and really, is there any other kind?), so even though the heroine is the werewolf in this book, it’s still great read.
- Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson–Another book where the heroine is the werewolf (though the hero is a shapeshifter, too), and a delightful debut.
- Moon Called (and series) by Patricia Briggs–Probably my favorite werewolf series of all time. There’s no way I wasn’t going to mention the Mercy Thompson books.
- Cry Wolf (and series) by Patricia Briggs–The Alpha & Omega books are a spinoff of the Mercy Thompson books and almost as good.
- The Summoning (and rest of trilogy) by Kelley Armstrong–Nope, this is probably my favorite werewolf series of all time. I love Derek!
- Unleashed by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie–A quick, fun read. I don’t think I realized how much I enjoyed it until I caught myself checking for the release of the next book in the series over and over again.
Just…don’t read these books, okay?
- Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin–The hero wears moccasins. ‘Nuff said. (Read my review)
- Fateful by Claudia Gray–Historical werewolf fiction? Yes, please. Poor execution? Unfortunately, also yes. (Read my review)
- Big Bad Wolf by Christine Warren–So bad I’m still shuddering from it. (Read my review)
- Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber–Bad writing, crummy characters–a DNF. (Read my review)
Recommended but haven’t yet tried:
(I should totally read these books!)
- No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong–The Clay and Elena books didn’t work for me, but I heard that she has some other werewolf characters and this is one of the books that features them. Considering my great love of The Darkest Powers books, I think Armstrong has earned a second try.
- Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause–I’ve avoided this one because the heroine is the werewolf, but the hero isn’t. HOWEVER. Small tells me I should read it–and to just trust her. How can I not?
- Six Moon Summer by S.M. Reine–I actually have a copy of this and I just need to get to it! Why haven’t I read this yet? Pure, unadulterated laziness.
- Killing Moon by Rebecca York–This is a series I’ve got to try–don’t you think?
That’s it for me! Do you have any recs or anti-recs to share?
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