Werewolf with Lola at @LolasReviews ~ Monster and Book Guest Post

Posted October 14, 2016 by Michelle in And A Book / 18 Comments

A Monster and Book

During the month of October, I asked a few of my friends, what their favorite Monster is (some are not so scary) and what book(s) they read that they loved that associated with the Monster they picked. The answers are great and the recommendation are even better! Enjoy!



Werewolves and Bitten


Shifters are one of my favorite paranormal creatures to read about. I always thought there was something magical and amazing about being able to change your shape and experience life from a different point of view and shape. I image it would be nice to change into an animal shape and no one know that it’s you, the places you could go and how the world would look different. It just seems it would be cool to change into an animal and I like reading how different authors write werewolves or shifters. I also like seeing how shifter characters usually aren’t fully human and have some animal traits as well and how that shines through in their human personality as well.

I’ve read a lot of werewolf and shifter books over the years, but when asked for my favorite werewolf book or series, I would mention Kelley Armstrong her Otherworld series. Bitten is the first book in the series and after reading it I was hooked and read a lot of the rest of the series soon after it until I caught up and had to wait for the next books to release.

I love how Armstrong writes her werewolves. I can’t even pinpoint one thing about how she writes them that works for me. It’s everything. How the characters have a bit of their werewolf nature even in human form, how she describes the shifting, how the shifting takes time and the scenes that she writes from the wolf point of view are always amazing.

Bitten will always have a special place for me, as it was one of the books that introduced me to shifters, urban fantasy and Kelley Armstrong. And all three of those are some of my favorite books to read. I also remember fondly how I read this series during my university study and how I devoured book after book until I had to wait for the next one to get released.

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About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!

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18 responses to “Werewolf with Lola at @LolasReviews ~ Monster and Book Guest Post

  1. Bitten is one of my favorite all-time shifter books as well, Lola. It was my introduction to Armstrong and her Otherworld and I’m a huge fan. I agree that being able to shift shapes and experience life from a different perspective would be very interesting. But since I can’t, I’ll experience it through the eyes of those characters. 🙂

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  2. I haven’t read any of Kelley Armstrong’s books yet, Lola, but I actually own Bitten… I am so bad these days, there are so many books I own that I want to read, and still, I go for the newest and shiniest one 😀
    I think I’ll enjoy The Women of the Otherworld, though 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love Shifters/werewolves as well! Haven’t had a chance to read many lately, but I’ve read so many over the years. I haven’t read Kelly Armstrong’s yet though 🙁 been in NY list for years. I think my favorite shifters so far are Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson & Alpha and Omega series. They were also my first UF books so hold a special spot for me 🙂

    • Same here, I used to read so many shifter/werewolf books and then didn’t read one for quite some while. I recently read Alisa Woods her River Pack trilogy and it was so much fun, makes me want to read more shifter books again.
      I haven’t read the Patricia Briggs series, but I do see how your first UF series holds a special spot for you, as that is the Otherworld series for me.

  4. I love almost everything paranormal and shifters/werewolves are definitely included. However, I just didn’t like Bitten. I hated Elena so much I’ve never read another Armstrong book. Once again, I’m on the opposite spectrum of everyone I know because they all love the series. lol

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    • I also love almost everything paranormal, but shifters and werewolves always will be one of my favorites. Ah that’s a shame you disliked Bitten so much you never read another Armstrong book. Maybe one of her other books will work better for you?
      I personally liked Elena, although she does grow a lot during the series, so it’s possible my view of her is a bit colored of who she becomes. I did remember she did some questionable things in the first book.

  5. I love werewolves so was very happy to see this post! And someone just recommended Bitten to me a few days ago. I’ve read exactly one Kelley Armstrong book but I want to read more, and since I like werewolves so much I think I’m going to try this one (it’s either this or Mercy Thompson). I haven’t read a lot of werewolf stories as much as I like them, and I think because the PNR angle maybe scared me away, but I’d like to find a good werewolf series that is gritty but isn’t horror either. Maybe a tough call.

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    • I love Kelley Armstrong her books, she’s one of my favorite authors. And Bitten was the first of her books I’ve read. I haven’t read Mercy Thompson myself, so I can’t say anything about that, but I do hope you pick up Bitten. If you love werewolves I think you will enjoy this one, she writes werewolves really well. Her books are definitely gritty, but not horror. I think they are sometimes even categorized as thrillers, but I think gritty urban fantasy fits better.

  6. This series by Armstrong is one of the best out there in my opinion. I’ll always love Elena and Clay. I have always been drawn to wolves so I think that’s why I love shifter stories so much. However, it always nice to run into ones that aren’t your traditional wolves as well.

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