Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Review of Wolfsbane and Mistletoe

If you are a fan of werewolf tales then this is a book for you. Werewolves and Christmas, what a combination!

15 wild and wolfy tales of werewolves on the prowl during the holidays by some of the hottest authors of paranormal and urban fantasy books like Charlaine Harris, Keri Arthur, Carrie Vaughn, and Patricia Briggs.

Some of the stories were normal urban fantasy tales set during the holidays others were downright twisted and perhaps a little...wrong. :-) Like the story where the werewolf ate Rudolph or the tale where Santa is the main course.

My favorite story is the one by Charlaine Harris, it features Sookie at Christmas all alone. I love getting a glimpse into Sookie's world because I still have not had the chance to start reading the Sookie Stackhouse series. I plan to, if I can get my hands on the first book - I must read them in order (a quirk of mine).

I read the whole book cover to cover and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a great holiday read for werewolf lovers and fans of the genre.


The editors of Many Bloody Returns deliver the perfect howl-iday gift, with new tales from Patricia Briggs, Carrie Vaughn, and many more.

New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, Keri Arthur, and Carrie Vaughn—along with eleven other masters of the genre—offer all-new stories on werewolves and the holidays, a fresh variation on the concept that worked so well with birthdays and vampires in Many Bloody Returns.

The holidays can bring out the beast in anyone. They are particularly hard for lycanthropes. Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner have harvested the scariest, funniest and saddest werewolf tales by an outstanding pack of authors, best read by the light of a full moon with a silver bullet close at hand.

Whether wolfing down a holiday feast (use your imagination) or craving some hair of the dog on New Year’s morning, the werewolves in these frighteningly original stories will surprise, delight, amuse, and scare the pants off readers who love a little wolfsbane with their mistletoe.


Anonymous said...

I was looking for this book last month but it was available only via Amazon and I've been forbidden to play there by my family, lol. I really like the cast that's come together in this set.

chichai_hana at hotmail dot com

Sophia (FV) said...

I'm really not a fan of anthologies but I have to admit this one has caught my eye several times. I'm tempted.

Sherry said...

This sounds like a very good book and I can't wait to read it.

Judy said...

I enjoy these books that put alot of short stories together about certain topics. They are usually very good. Werewolfs and Christmas is an interesting combination!!

Kris said...

Oh this is one I really want to read!

Abigail said...

I've been saving this one for December. Guess I better get reading :)