9 Ferocious Books About Werewolves and Shapeshifters
If you want a book that will help you unleash your wild side, then you've come to the right place. The nine novels listed here feature werewolves and other shape-shifters who get in touch with their inner beast under the light of a full moon. Ranging from passionate paranormal romances to high-stakes crime novels, these works explore the lives of lycanthropes from all angles. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
Novels About Shapeshifters: Our 9 Picks
Fun Activities for Horror Fans
If you love classic monsters like werewolves, chances are you have an interest in the horror genre. If that's the case, here are some fun ideas for how to make Halloween a year-round event:
- Read horror books and Creepypastas
- Get a fog machine and make your own haunted house
- Bake spooky desserts, like zombie gingerbread men
- Host a horror movie night
- Decorate with cauldrons and skeletons
- Use a Ouija board to hold a seance
- Play a horror video game
- Podcast about your favorite monsters & lore
- Make a spooky playlist on your favorite music app
8 Great Werewolf Movies
- The Wolf Man (1941)
- Silver Bullet (1985)
- An American Werewolf in London (1981)
- Ginger Snaps (2000)
- Big Bad (2016)
- Cursed (2005)
- Blood and Chocolate (2007)
- I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
Where Did Werewolf Myths Come From?
Werewolves have been around for decades, and their wide appeal still reaches fans of the supernatural today. The books listed here approach lycanthropy from different angles, including young adult, horror, and paranormal romance. In no particular order, here are nine titles about those whose true nature lies somewhere between human and beast.
At #1 is "Blood Moon" by Graeme Reynolds, third in the "High Moor" series. In the werewolf-ridden town of High Moor, humans have become aware of the supernatural threat in their midst. While they prepare to launch an attack against the beastly members of their community, the wolves themselves are divided by factional tensions. As some of them fight to hold the pack together, others are planning a reprisal against the humans which could lead to the destruction of both species.
In the #2 spot is "Unknown Touch" by Gina Marie Long. Kara, a young girl living in Hamlin, Kentucky, discovers that she has the ability to control thoughts and feelings. She is called upon to use these powers to help reunite a pack of shapeshifters. Some wolves have broken from their ranks and are committing dramatic, violent acts, bringing undesirable attention to the woods they call home. Kara's job is to create mental bonds with these rogues and persuade them to let go of their anger. But even with her powers, getting through to them won't be easy.
She is called upon to use these powers to help reunite a pack of shapeshifters.
At #3 is "Wheel Wolf" by January Valentine. Jack Bailey and Jenny Rudea are happily in love and living in upstate New York. On his way home one night, Jack is attacked on a back road by a mysterious being. He wakes in the hospital and discovers that he is now both a paraplegic and a murder suspect. Apparently, a dead body was found next to him on the road. As he struggles to clear his name and learn to live with his injuries, he also begins to experience bizarre physical changes. Jack and Jenny start to suspect that whatever attacked him may not have been entirely human.
At #4 is "Awakening the Fire" by Ally Shields. Arianna Calin is a cop, but she's also a fire witch, sworn to protect the town of Riverdale from the preternatural creatures that threaten it. Together with her human partner, Ryan, she keeps order in both the mundane and paranormal worlds. The stakes of her job get even higher when a new drug begins to circulate on the streets. Soon, a mysterious gang of werewolves is disturbing the peace, and Ari and Ryan are pulled into a desperate struggle for occult power.
At #5 is "Running Wild" by Kristen Strassel. The Alaskan Bloodhounds are the hot new team in football and Sebastian Connall, a lycanthrope, is their running back. Sebastian was kicked out of his pack by his twin brother seven years ago, and fled to the world of professional sports. When he meets Naomi Hart, a travel blogger, he experiences an instant attraction to her, and the feeling is mutual. But Sebastian's past continues to haunt him, and he knows that soon he will be forced to return home and face his brother again.
The Alaskan Bloodhounds are the hot new team in football and Sebastian Connall, a lycanthrope, is their running back.
In the #6 spot is "The Aureate Spectacles" by Eliott McKay. Michaela was born with a pair of luminous green eyes, which she keeps hidden behind a pair of golden glasses. Now a high school senior living with her aunt Hazel, she is kidnapped by a werewolf, who tells her that her father was a powerful vampire. As his daughter, Michaela has a responsibility to protect the people of his city, who are being threatened by her other, power-hungry family members.
At #7 is "Hungry for Her Wolves" by Tara West. For years, Amara has been living as a lone wolf, believing that she is the only one of her kind and trying to keep up a normal existence. That all changes when a stranger named Luc appears at her workplace. Luc caught Amara's scent from four hundred miles away, and immediately knew that she was the destined mate for him and his three brothers. Amara, however, is reluctant to get into a relationship, especially with four men. The arrival of Luc's brothers only serves to complicate the situation, as Amara struggles with her attraction to them and her wariness of intimacy.
At #8 is "The Ash Moon" by Michelle Dare. Ari is a book nerd, constantly going from one volume to the next. At a party held by her favorite writer, she meets Orion, a cover model, and soon discovers that he transforms under a full moon. Things get even more complicated when a psychic tells her that she and Orion are fated to be mates. Shortly thereafter, Ari is pulled into the middle of a war between Orion's pack and another local group. As events move towards violence, Ari must try to prevent the rapidly approaching conflict.
Things get even more complicated when a psychic tells her that she and Orion are fated to be mates.
And finally, at #9 is Tim Collins' "Adventures of a Wimpy Werewolf." Luke Thorpe is your average teenage nerd: good at math, bad at gym. His life gets very different as he starts to experience dramatic physical changes. He becomes abnormally fast and strong, goes through growth spurts that tear his clothes, and starts to sprout patches of hair. This is more than just puberty, which Luke discovers as he starts to explore his new lycanthropic abilities and the supernatural community of his town.