Carmel from Rabid Reads, the furry side of fiction,
has stopped by to share her top werewolf reads of 2012.
A big thanks to her for taking the time out to share this with us.
I've now added 2 new series to my TBR list.
Feel free to comment below with your own favorite werewolf reads
this year. We always love receiving recommendations!
I haven’t been this excited about a new werewolf series in a long time. This debut has everything going for it from its unique lore, to a top notch heroine, to extraordinary secondary characters. Kelley Armstrong fans should definitely give Full Blooded a try because Carlson actually manages to give my all-time favourite author a run for her money. If anyone can uproot Bitten from its top spot on my best of the best werewolf book list, it’s Amanda. Go team Jessica McClain!
I’ve been a fan of these books since the get-go because of Thompson’s chick-lit approach to werewolves but she takes it a step further in this 4th installment by adding blogging into the mix. The back-and-forth between the main couple is cute and fun, the romp action is sizzling and the story is pretty darned decent too. A great, light read with fur.
The conclusion to Cremer’s Nightshade trilogy was pretty controversial and the final verdict among readers ended up being a fairly even split between love/hate. I can understand why some fans were upset with regards to the love triangle but that point aside, the ending was picture perfect for true werewolf fans. I might get some hate e-mail for saying this but… if you hated the conclusion then perhaps you should stick with vamp fiction.
Katie Reus really wowed me with her second Moon Shifter book. She handled the mate (a.k.a. insta-love) hurdle beautifully and the result is a well-rounded paranormal romance book that stands out from the crowd. The plot is just as important as the main couple’s relationship, there’s a nice balance of violence and lovin’, and the werewolf action is plentiful.
If you’re searching for a truly unique experience and a young adult book that’s not toned down then definitely check out Pride’s Pursuit. The third installment in Kalen’s trilogy is the perfect ending to a fabulous series. Cat’s first person POV writing style is gripping, primal and just plain awesome; plus, her novels are as close as you can get to experiencing the world through the eyes of a werewolf.
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