Another year has come and gone which means that it’s time to participate in Two Chicks On Books, Fiktshun and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads annual TOP 10 OF 2013 week long meme. Not only do I love lists but these posts are easy to put together and schedule during the holidays so that I can spend time with my family. Also, my werewolf list was a huge hit in 2012 and continues to get hits to this day so I decided that I best bring it back! All of these books were published in 2013. Enjoy!
*Click on the book cover to read my review.*
10. Werewolf in Alaska by Vicki Lewis Thompson
WILD ABOUT YOU is one of my go-to werewolf series; these books are light and fun. This wasn’t my favourite installment but it’s still well-worth the read. This novel has a nice mix of humour, romance and furriness. Great for chick-lit lovers who like a a bit of paranormal in their stories.
09. Hot Blooded by Amanda Carlson
The first JESSICA MCLAIN installment was my top werewolf read of 2012 so I’m a little sad to see book 2 way down here in 9th place. These novels continue to entertain with plenty of action and cool mythology but the wolf-y goodness seems to have been put on the back burner which is why I ranked it as I did.
08. Hunter’s Moon by Lisa Kessler
I wasn’t overly wowed by MOONLIGHT but book 2 definitely made me take notice of this series. This is a great paranormal romance with an intriguing plot line and believable insta-love. A definite must for readers that enjoy the mate aspect of werewolf fiction.
07. The Accidental Werewolf 2: Something About Harry by Dakota Cassity
This is the first novel that I’ve read by this author but it most definitely won’t be the last. In fact, after finishing this installment, I wanted to go back and read the 7 books that came before it. Always a good sign! I loved the humour, pop culture references and fun paranormal tidbits.
06. Celtic Moon by Jan DeLima
There’s only two books on my list that are by debut authors and this is one of them. I adored the unique mythology, unlikely heroine and the author’s layered writing style. And, I fully expect that the next CELTIC WOLVES installment will be on my top werewolf books of 2014 list next year.
05. Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin
I don’t typically read a lot of YA but this novel really made an impression on me. For one, the cover is absolutely gorgeous! Plus, the werewolf lore is rich and fascinating and, I really enjoyed the secondary characters. I also liked the similarities between this book and Jennifer Estep’s MYTHOS ACADEMY series.
04. Heart of Iron by Bec McMaster
This isn’t a werewolf series but this LONDON STEAMPUNK installment’s main character is a Verwulfen which is McMaster’s lupine equivalent. It’s not often that you come across werewolves in Steampunk so I really enjoyed experiencing my fav supe in a different paranormal sub-genre.
03. How to Run with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper
You can never go wrong with a book by this author; her sense of humour is unmatched and, if you’re tempted to go the audiobook route, you won’t find a narrator more suited for her quirky characters than Amanda Ronconi. I also really liked the entertaining bounty hunter story line.
02. First Bite by Dani Harper
It’s important to note that Harper’s furry beasts aren’t considered werewolves but “changelings” which makes for some interesting differences even though they do still technically shift into wolves. I enjoyed this novel’s love story and the character development; a definite must if you like there to be a good balance of romance and action.
01. Alpha Girl by Kate Blommfield
This was my first New Adult read and hands-down my top werewolf book of 2013. Bloomfield’s wolf-y lore kicks some serious ass and the taboo-ness of her story line makes it difficult to put down in a train wreck sort of way. It’s not for everyone but I for one LOVED this book!