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Wounded (The Wereling #1)

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,419 Ratings  ·  90 Reviews
Kate Folan comes from a family of werewolves. She'll only become fully 'wolf herself when she mates with a male werewolf. But she vows that will never happen. The last thing she wants is to give in to her evil heritage.
Then she meets Tom Anderson. Tom is a wereling-a werewolf who retains his humanity even in his wolf form. He was "turned" by Kate's mother, who chose wisel
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 27th 2005 by Razorbill (first published December 31st 2003)
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Feb 23, 2010 XxzombiegrllovesuxX rated it it was amazing
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Dec 25, 2015 Sandie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: stephen-cole
I just loved this series. I thought this first book was a little slow in the very beginning but once you get past the turning point its actually quite good.

The book is much like the Twilight series or Harry Potter series, except that this one is a werewolf community. Its a very smooth and easy read like the series I mentioned above. They are quite a bit smaller then those books but very good.

The main characters are around 16-17 and even though there is attraction there, its ill-fated. The moth
Dec 18, 2014 Aelvana rated it it was ok
Tom Anderson's vacation turns into a nightmare when he ends up in the Folan house. He is an invalid, so why lock his door? And every suggestion he makes to leave or contact someone outside gets shot down. The enigmatic Kate may prove his only salvation . . . if both of them can trust each other long enough to get away. And even then, there may be something bigger going on than just the two of them.

What begins as an accident ends up as something far more sinister. Through no fault of his own, Tom
Apr 17, 2009 earthy rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy, ya, horror
Boring, stereotypical characters wading through a violent, uninteresting world. I was interested in the werewolf mythology used for the story, so I did stick with it to the end, but in retrospect, I probably wasted my time.
May 22, 2014 Heather rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, own, reviewed

Wounded, Prey, and Resurrection are the books that made me start reading for fun. I remember going through the aisle's of my local book fair and seeing Wounded on the shelf. After reading the synopsis, I decided to buy it. It was also one of the first bargain priced books I ever bought (with my parent's money since I was still a kid). When I started reading, I fell in love with the story. It was interesting and kept my attention throughout (This was a big thing for me since I seem to
Jul 08, 2008 Kate rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2008, age-ya, werewolves
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Aug 12, 2014 Rachel Patrick rated it it was amazing
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I love this book (and, of course, series). I believe I first discovered Wounded my freshman year of high school, when I asked the school librarian for some recommendations of books I might like since I was on a Twilight high. She steered me toward Stephen Cole's Wereling series, and THANK GOSH she did--otherwise, I don't know that I would've ever known about these books, and that would be
Ginna Marciel
Dec 13, 2008 Ginna Marciel rated it it was amazing
I liked the book Wereling because it has to do with a regular seventeen year old boy, and he is normal like everyone else but then something happens to where he goes on a trip with his family and while he was by himself, playing in the river. He got swept away by the current and well, more like everything start going downhill from that. What I didn’t like was the fact that everyone that they met were werewolves, and they couldn’t find a few nice people that were not connected to that wolves. I a ...more
Jan 03, 2012 Yis2017 rated it really liked it
A Book Review of Wereling: Wounded
By Yup Myu, Grade 7, Yangon International School
“A new creature that wore his skin had crept in to replace him: something from the dark pits of a nightmare, a bestial force of hideous strength.” Stephan Cole uses these words to describe the way Kate thought when Tom turned into a werewolf for the first time in Cole’s novel Wereling: Wounded. How does Kate feel when her friend is a hideous beast? In this novel, Cole develops distractions Tom and Kate must face w
Edgar A
Apr 08, 2013 Edgar A rated it it was amazing
In the book the wereling by Stephen Cole it is an amazing story that is about a boy named Tom goes on a trip with his dad and gets lost in a wave of water and when he awakens he finds that he is with this family that helped him and he thought that they were a normal family that just wanted to help him. They kept on keeping him there until he found out what they were and when he tried to leave some of their kids tried to stop him. they fought but tom won the battle to the death and ran away with ...more
Oct 31, 2014 Betelgeuse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: chi crede che non tutti i licantropi siano uguali
Shelves: fantasy
Recensione pubblicata su Cronache di Betelgeuse

L’avventura è incentrata su una concezione particolare dei lupi mannari. Ne esistono di tre tipi: di sangue puro, sangue argento e mannaride. Gli ultimi due sono chi è stato morso da un licantropo. In particolare il mannaride è refrattario alla trasformazione e riescono a conservare la mente umana nel corpo della bestia. Tom è catapultato in questo mondo assurdo poiché è stato morso dalla madre di Kate, una donna folle che desidera conservare la sti
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Sixteen-year-old Tom Anderson is a typical teen. Ticked off to be spending his summer vacation with his parents and younger brother, Tom storms out of their rented cabin in the Seattle forest, needing some time to himself. Next thing he knows, he's wading in a fast-moving river, with a bear between him and freedom. After being tossed unmercilessly down-river, Tom passes out--and awakes in a strange bed in a strange house.

Tom's now at the mercy of the Folan fam
Nov 09, 2009 Beth rated it liked it
At 16, Tom is less than thrilled at the idea of a family vacation in the wilderness. He takes off hiking in the woods one morning and while fleeing a bear, falls into the rapids-filled river, ended up battered against some rocks. A kindly local family takes him in to nurse him back to health, but things are not what they seem - they are werewolves, and he's been chosen as the suitor for their duaghter, who needs a mate to turn herself. She isn't keen on becoming a monster either, though so the t ...more
Jan 17, 2008 Dracolibris rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-lit, 2008
Tom Anderson is resentful that he has been dragged along on a boring family vacation. He soon learns how much he should have appreciated boring. After being chased by bear in the woods into a open river and getting dragged away by the current, Tom wakes up in a strange bed. He was found and nursed back to health by Marcie, a nurse, and her family. He assumes he must have been hurt pretty badly, as he feels weak and unable to get out of bed, and seems to sleep all the time, but it is not restful ...more
Sep 27, 2007 Alan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Spoiler: A teenage boy( Tom Anderson) around the age of 16 went camping with his family but ends up getting bitten by a werewolf. Tom wakes up on an island inhabited by a family of werewolfs. Tom does not know the families true intents until he realizes that he has been gone for months and was told by Ted( son of the 2 were wolfs) that he is one of them and the mother murices wants him to mate with her daughter kate so the wolf in her will also awaken and so the family name will be passed down. ...more
Nov 19, 2013 Reshy rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
The story's pretty good, the beginning of the book is very strong and has this neat horror aspect to it that I enjoyed greatly. However it does have some problems, mostly that the Villains seem to know too much too fast. For example they know he's a wereling without even seeing him change. Before that the only person who would have noticed was the wolf that changed him and that wolf is dead, and was crazed at any rate.

At the end of the book there's another issue as the secondary villain is laid
Samuel Bradley
Sep 29, 2011 Samuel Bradley rated it it was amazing
"The Wereling" is an exhilarating fantasy/horror novel by an author called Stephen Cole. The story is about a teenager called Tom Anderson who begins a vengeful mission to attempt to defeat an evil werewolf pack that battles mankind to claim human land and freedom. Tom is one of a select few people who has been bitten by a werewolf and lived to tell the tale. He is a Wereling, a human who is able to resist werewolf venom, however his resistance against the venom begins to fade and he too can be ...more
Emma T
Kate was born into a family of werewolves, but since she is a pureblood she must mate with another wolf in order for her to become one herself. Kate dislikes what her family does (killing people) and swears that she will never become a wolf.

This is when her mother changes Tom. He got into an argument with his family while camping and went for a walk into the woods. But when he was attacked by a bear and washed down stream, he had no idea he won't see his family again.

He woke in the Folan househ
Apr 24, 2011 Amanda rated it really liked it
I really liked this story! There was never a dull moment! It is about a boy who is on vacation with his family (which he is not so happy about), when he is almost attacked by a bear and then washed away in a river. And if that wasn't bad enough he gets washed up on sure and taken in by strangers who claim to be nursing him back to health. Little does he know that he has been bitten by a werewolf with the intentions of being a mate for a member of the pack! After realizing what has happened to hi ...more
Apr 15, 2016 Anna rated it it was ok
A slightly dissapointing series, worth a read is you have nothing else available. Nowhere near as developed as other paranormal stuff, the plot is thin on the ground and all a little too easy. I would recommened Kelley Armstrong Darkest powers trilogy as a superior read. Start with the Summoning.
Sep 11, 2014 Zen rated it really liked it
I read this book years and years ago. I was at the airport and I had to board my plane within a few minutes, so I picked it up in a hurry because I needed something to entertain me during the flight. I never regretted this purchase once. It is such an entertaining, fast-paced read that has none of the ridiculous nonsense that can be found in abundance in some recent series *cough*Twilight*cough*.

The characters act like normal teens, their attraction is believable, the story is exciting and keep
Jan 20, 2013 Rana rated it really liked it
3.5 Surprisingly better than I expected. Of course after just a few pages, my expectations had dropped down significantly. The character development in this series isn't that well, it's not there. Some characters are startlingly two dimensional, but yet, after the 1st book, I just kept reading. I'll tell you this much, the author did good in holding off on answering some of my questions, otherwise I probably wouldn't be reading this. I find it kind of hard to place an age limit on this due to th ...more
Nov 01, 2013 Ilaria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, werewolves
Questo primo capitolo della trilogia di Stephen Cole è davvero molto interessante. A parte un inizio un po' lento (ma nemmeno tanto) e più che comprensibile, il resto è un susseguirsi di eventi uno a ritmo più incalzante dell'altro.
C'è da precisare che c'è qualche scena macabra descritta al dettaglio a cui non a tutti può piacere (io ormai ci sono abituata e quasi non ci faccio più caso).
I personaggi principali mi sono piaciuti entrambi... avevano una bella caratterizzazione.
Come ho detto all'
Nov 09, 2014 Sarah rated it it was amazing
I read this book about 2yrs ago-before i came here to goodreads--
But i do remember this book is full of suspense and action and i had a hard time putting this book down

Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Remembered checking this and Vampire Kisses out from the library. VK was okay but this one while also okay had its moments. Then it got a little weird. Quite the read.
Cassie Trogani
It was a fantastic novel, intrigue, murder, conspiracies and a touch of young romance! I could hardly put the book down for days it was so fascinating a read!
Jan 11, 2012 Kell rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
At last, a young adult horror/paranormal trilogy that’s NOT about vampires! (Especially of the sparkly variety.) This is werewolves all the way and is a lot of fun with some decent thrills and spills along the way, and a fairly original premise to boot. On top of all this, it’s fairly short. All three of the books could have been put together in a single volume split into three parts, but it would have been a little chunky and perhaps intimidated the youth audience, so this bite-sized morsel (fo ...more
Jul 06, 2014 Kristy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good quick read. Past paced with plenty of action and likeable characters. Will certainly be reading the next one.
"Kyro Anderson"
May 14, 2009 "Kyro Anderson" rated it it was amazing
a teenage boy named Tomas Anderson who meets a girl named Kate Folan who is the daughter of two werewolves. Kate’s mom, Marcie Folan tries to turn Tomas into a werewolf but he resists. So Marcie keeps trying to turn him into a werewolf until it happens! Unaware of it, Tom is warned by Kate a few days before. And when Tom goes to talk to Kate he runs into Kate’s brother Wesley. They fight as the fight drags on Tom learns who these people really are. And only Kate knows who can turn Tom back to no ...more
David D.
Sep 28, 2008 David D. rated it really liked it
This book was pretty interesting and fun to read. The action scenes in this book come one after another. There is hardly ever a dull moment. The characters are interesting and seem very real. I really liked this read.

I really liked the detail about every moment in the book. I liked the different view on werewolves also. In this book they show that werewovles are just like regular people when they aren't in lupine form. The chemistry between the two main characters is also very interesting. Tom w
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See also: Steve Cole.

Stephen Cole (born 1971) is an English author of children's books and science fiction. He was also in charge of BBC Worldwide's merchandising of the BBC Television series Doctor Who between 1997 and 1999: this was a role which found him deciding on which stories should be released on video, commissioning and editing a range of fiction and non-fiction titles, producing audioboo
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