It’s WEREWOLF WEEK on Horror Bound! Why? Because WHY NOT?! Werewolves never get as much love as Zombies or Vampires and we’re here to bring them more attention. All of this week we’ll be pumping out werewolf themed content. Join us all over social media as we celebrate!
The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater
This will not be for everyone because it is a YA series. But I’m a sucker for YA and I’m a sucker for romance AND a sucker for werewolves…and so we have The Wolves of Mercy Falls series. It was written by the incredible Maggie Stiefvater and is a trilogy. There’s a fourth book that’s a sort of a follow up later but not required reading.
In the first novel, Shiver, Grace is a teen girl who is obsessed with the wolves that live in the woods behind her house. When she was young she was almost killed by them until one wolf in the pack saved her. Ever since she’s been fascinated by them.
These wolves shift differently than the classic tale. They stay human in the warmer months and shift into a wolf in the winter. Sam is a wolf who has shifted in the Spring and finds himself unable to shift back into a wolf. Grace and Sam meet and as people in the town start dying, and the wolves get hunted, the two teens must survive and make terrifying choices.
The Wolf’s Hour by Robert R. McCammon
Werewolves in World War II. Sold? Obviously.
Here’s the plot:
A werewolf, Michael, is a British spy during World War II has been tasked with going behind German lines to stop a terrifying secret weapon.
Yeah. Werewolf spy….fucking around with Nazis and killing them.
JUST GO PURCHASE THIS BOOK.
The Wolfman by Nicholas Pekearo
Starring Marlowe Higgins, a Vietnam vet werewolf. He’s had a rough life – prison, being dishonorably discharged, and eating people. But he only eats people who are bad. Kind of like a Dexter for werewolves.
He’s always struggled to find somewhere to fit in but when he moves to the small town of Evelyn, he finally feels settled. He befriends the police detective and works at a local diner.
But then a serial killer comes to town, known as the Rose Killer, and Higgins chooses him as his next dinner.
Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King
This is a novella written by my boy King and illustrated by the incredible Bernie Wrightson. It tells the story of a werewolf haunting a small town. Each chapter is a different month as the full moon progresses. It was made into a movie, Silver Bullet. The screenplay for that was also written by King.
Set in a small town called Tarker’s Mills in Maine, a werewolf is killing local citizens each month around the full month. Marty Coslaw, a ten year old boy in a wheelchair, is the main character watching all of this unravel.
Marty discovers the werewolf but no one in town will believe him. As each month comes to an end, and more and more people are dying, Marty must try and save his town.
Breed by Chase Novak
I did a full review of this novel on the site and you can check that out HERE. But here’s all you need to know: this is Rosemary’s Baby and An American Werewolf in London having a terrifying baby.
Alex and Leslie are struggling to have children even though it’s all they’ve ever wanted. After flying overseas and taking part in an experimental procedure, they finally give birth. Adam and Alice begin to grow up but at night they’re locked into their rooms, forbidden to leave.
Something strange is going on in their house and their parents seem to have a hunger that is insatiable.
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