Theme Thursday

Theme Thursday: Werewolves

Hi everyone and Happy Thursday! I’m sure you all know what that means…

It’s Theme Thursday time!

By the way, I don’t have any specific themes planned for the next few months so feel free to leave any ideas in the comments 😊

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Theme Thursday - Werewolves

Theme Thursday is a new monthly feature created by Sophie @ Blame Chocolate where bloggers can share recs and newly found books featuring that month’s theme.

  • There will be a different theme (genre, trope, etc) every month. Check the calendar here.
  • Those participating have to list titles that feature that theme in some way (doesn’t have to be the main theme of the book).
  • You can choose one of the four (or five) Thursdays of every month to post.
  • You can use the three main categories: Books I’ve Read/I’m Reading, Books I Want to Read, and Other Books That Fit The Theme but this isn’t mandatory.
  • Please use this boxed text (or similar) in your post, which doubles as a pingback.
  • Additional info is available on the Theme Thursday page.

This month’s theme is: Werewolves!

I have to say I’ve always loved the concept of werewolves, especially because my favourite animal is indeed the wolf. But I don’t feel like I’ve actually read a lot of books about them? Or, at least, not with them as the main characters? (Yes, not even shifter romances!)

Thankfully, werewolves were once very popular (just like vampires), with a a huge wave of urban fantasy and paranormals hitting the shelves all over the world – so there’s plenty to choose from!


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🍫 Books I’ve Read/I’m Reading:

Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

I love this book/series so much! I haven’t read it in a while but I plan to get back to it in October.

If you’re looking for an insanely fun, action-packed, and super cheeky urban fantasy, Magic Bites is your book!

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer The Lunar Chronicles

Another book I adore – actually, my favourite The Lunar Chronicles instalment!

It’s also about my favourite pairing in the whole series, which makes Scarlet pure perfection ❀

Weregirl by C. D. Bell

This is a special one for me as it was my first ever physical ARC!

Weregirl‘s not really well-known and I find it super underhyped… It’s true that I loved the first and second books but unfortunately had to DNF the third 😦

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Of course I couldn’t not include Prisoner of Azkaban here…

I think it was probably the first book I ever read that had werewolves in it – or at least the first one that left a mark!


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🍫 Books I Want to Read:

Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn Kitty Norville #1

Ok, so Kitty and the Midnight Hour would have never caught my eye if not for some glowing bloggers’ reviews… I mean, that title and cover are just horrific.

But apparently it’s a really good series! So I’m excited to try it sometime soon.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1)

After falling completely in love with Stiefvater’s writing in The Raven Boys, I have high hopes for the Shiver series.

Not only is the cover GORGEOUS but the whole story sounds like a winner too.

Soulless by Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate #1)

Soulless has the kind of blurb I seem to love but, for some reason, never end up reading about… Hmm.

Basically: Steampunk London high society + vampires + werewolves + murder investigations + treacle tart. YES.

Black Rook by Kelly Meade (Cornerstone Run Trilogy #1)

You guys know how much I love enemies to lovers, and the bounty hunter / hunted trope only makes it more exciting!

Black Rook sounds surprisingly complex and intricate for a werewolf/shifter romance too, and I’m intrigued.

Haven by Mary Lindsey

I feel like Haven might be a huge let down, but both the cover and the premise hold a lot of potential.

Candace described it as “baby Twilight but with only werewolves” and nothing has ever left me more conflicted in my life!

Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega #1)

Another hyped up author I never managed to get into… Will it be anything like Ilona Andrews? Hope so!

I’ve heard you’re supposed to read the prequel before diving into Cry Wolf, though.


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🍫 Other Books That Fit The Theme:

The Fifth Elephant  by Terry Pratchett (Discworld #24)

I don’t know much about the Discworld series, but it’s one I’ve been meaning to read for a very long time!

In The Fifth Elephant, Commander Vimes runs into some vicious werewolves in Uberwald… Dun dun duuuun!

Cycle of the Werewolf is a classic, and one I’ll never be caught dead reading!

There’s a werewolf murdering people in the small town of Tarker Mills – this horrific ordeal takes place over a full year (thus, the cycle). The novel is both short, haunting, and beautifully illustrated.

Lycanthrope rivalries, a kindhearted, lovesick dogcatcher, and the object of his affection: a female werewolf who has abandoned her pack.

You can find them all in Sharp Teeth, in the form of free-verse poetry.

The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore

This is to werewolves what Dracula was to vampires, and I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty cool to me.

The Werewolf of Paris is creepy, historical and sexy… Three words one rarely finds together but hey, it has my attention!

 The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

Gothic, feminist fairytale retellings… I mean, need I say more?

The Bloody Chamber sounds like an amazing anthology (the good kind) and the perfect Halloween read!


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That’s it! Make sure to pingback so I can check out your recs. And if I missed your TT post, feel free to send me an email or comment below with your link and I’ll check it out πŸ™‚

The next theme is: Office! Check out the calendar here.


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34 thoughts on “Theme Thursday: Werewolves

  1. I love wolf shifters the best because wolves are in my top 5 favorite animals. I’m currently reading β€œBeing Alpha” by Aileen Erin (Alpha Girl, book 5), which is a YA paranormal romance you might like. Shifter books are great ❀

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  2. I love this post so much!! I think that there aren’t enough werewolf books, and that’s honestly really unfair. the only werewolf book I’ve read is Scarlet, and I LOVE IT SO MUCH. for some reason, it’s everyone’s least favorite in the series, but it’s my fave. Scarlet and Wolf are my fave couple!!

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    1. Thank you, Caitlin! Oh yeah, I agree, but there are still a lot more than I was expecting to be honest… Though probably not all good hahaha
      I know right?! I don’t get it, it’s the best one in the series – and yeah, Scarlet and Wolf are totally couple goals 😍😍😍

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  3. What a great list Sophie! I will admit that I like werewolves paired in a paranormal world but not as the main focus. But I have hit some of your recommends!! Illona Andrews series is really fun and a little different take on shifters and vampires. I enjoyed it. And Patricia Briggs feels like one of authors who made it popular with good reason. ❀ I love the Others series by Anne Bishop which has shifters of other animals but wolves are a big part of it.

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    1. Thank you, Dani! Ah that’s understandable… I hope you enjoy them! I need to try The Others – my first ever experience reading Anne Bishop was just soooo bad (Daughter of the Blood) that it turned me off for all other books of hers. But I’ll give her another go πŸ™‚

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  4. I feel like I don’t read as many books with werewolves as other creatures as well! The Shadow Falls books have werewolves as well, but there are several more species present, so they aren’t the sole focus – but still πŸ˜€ I also LOVE Scarlet and especially the pairing πŸ₯° For the October theme something spooky Halloweeny might be cool, maybe Ghosts? πŸ‘»

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  5. Oh my god I love this theme! So my favourite werewolf story ever is from YA series I read in my actual teens by Kelley Armstrong called Darkest Powers featuring the cutest werewolf man by teen (and tbh, adult) self was obsessed with. He’s the moody, protective (but not in a creepy way) problem solver of my dreams. Oh, I want to reread those books now…

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    1. Hahaha aww that sounds so cute! I’m definitely a sucker for moody, protective yet non-creepy guys ❀ I just like my alphas not too alpha, if it makes sense. It's just sooooo outdated and usually abusive, which is not my cup of tea… I love it when they act all tough but then are like gooey caramel on the inside *sigh* So yeah, yours sounds like the perfect man!
      I see a pattern here, Lydia xD It makes me strangely giddy to know I'm getting you want to revisit your faves! *dances around happily*

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  6. I ADORE the Lunar Chronicles with all my heart! It’ll always be a super special series to me! ❀ I haven't read Shiver yet, but the cover really is gorgeous. I recently purchased the hardcover for the first book, so hopefully I'll read it soon! I adore The Raven Cycle, so I'm hoping it'll be a hit for me! Great post, love! ❀

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    1. Ugh YES same! I think it was the first ever series I got into because of book blogging, as everyone was talking about it and hyping it up, so definitely a special one for me too ❀
      Same here, I just hope Maggie doesn't disappoint! (Or my expectations get in the way)
      Thanks so much, Kelly πŸ™‚

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  7. Nice list! I’ve read and enjoyed Haven! I also agree with you on Scarlet! I’m not fan of werewolves but I did read some books from that genre. some of my favorites were the Grey Wolves series by Quinn Loftis, The Darkwoods Trilogy by J.A. Redmerski, and The Tale Of Lunarmorte By Samantha Young! I also want to check out Patricia Brigg’s werewolves series! I hope you enjoy it!

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  8. How many amazing books! 😍 The Fifth Elephant and Cry Wolf are two of my recent reading and I loved them both! Pratchett is a genius and this book was even better than what I was expecting! And Cry Wolf was quite good too! Also, the main series by Briggs is quite good.
    And I am in love with Kate Daniels series 😍 and The Parasole Protectorate 😍 they both are amazing!

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