My week of top ten lists wouldn’t be complete without the best werewolf books of 2012 so here they are!
|10||Secret of the Wolf by Cynthia Garner
There wasn’t enough werewolf action for my tastes which is the reason why this book is in the number 10 spot but, the uniqueness of Garner’s universe is indisputable. I also enjoyed the fact that it was the heroine who did the chasing in the romance side of the storyline; that’s not something that you see very often.
|9||Moonshifted by Cassie Alexander
Unfortunately Alexander’s wolves aren’t exactly the most upstanding of citizens but that doesn’t change the fact that her werewolf lore is rich and unique. Also, the main heroine of this series is amazing; she’s so… normal, which is a rare thing in the realm of paranormal fiction.
|8||Kept by Shawntelle Madison
The pacing of this book was excellent, the story entertaining and the characters showed amazing growth and maturity compared to Madison’s debut book Coveted. I’ve never seen an author bounce back so completely after a questionable debut. I’m anxious to see what the next installment has in store.
|7||Haunted by Amber Lynn Natusch
Ruby, the heroine of this series, really makes reading these books worthwhile. This installment didn’t focus as much on Natusch’s werewolves as I would have liked but it’s a great read nonetheless.
|6||Blood Vow by Karin Tabke
Werewolves are basically part man and part wolf; depending on the author’s take, they usually lean one way more than the other. For the most part, Tabke’s wolves are more animal than man which means they fight a lot and they have a lot of sex. So, if you’re looking for an intense experience, this is a great choice.
|5||Pride’s Pursuit by Cat Kalen
Few authors can pull off writing a riveting first person POV from a werewolf’s perspective quite like Cat Kalen. Her storytelling is top knotch and her heroine is unforgettable. I loved this conclusion to her trilogy but I can’t help but feel like the experience was over far too soon.
|4||Primal Possession by Katie Reus
One of the things that I enjoy the most about werewolf fiction is the mate aspect and you won’t find stronger bonds than in Reus’ Moon Shifter books. There’s a nice balance of romance and action in this series that makes it a must read for all werewolf fans.
|3||Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
The finale to Cremer’s trilogy is picture perfect for werewolf lovers but not so much so for regular readers which made opinions of this novel split down the middle. This book has a serious case of you either “love it” or “hate it”; I happen to count myself among Andrea’s adoring fans.
|2||Werewolf in Denver by Vicki Lewis Thompson
This novel pairs the quirkiness of blogging with our furry friends and I for one think that it’s a brilliant combination. The back-and-forth between the couple in this book is cute and fun, and the story is pretty decent too for a paranormal romance. Definitely worth checking out if you’re a blogger with a weakness for werewolves like myself!
|1||Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson
Amanda Carlson is on the verge of uprooting Kelley Armstrong as the queen of the werewolves. Her debut novel featuring Jessica McClain rocked my world. Her lore is unique and detailed, her heroine is just plain awesome and there are so many yummy men to drool over!