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Overwinter (Werewolves #2)

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  613 ratings  ·  78 reviews
In this stand-alone continuation of the tale begun in Frostbite, horror star David Wellington delivers another gripping werewolf tale in which heroine Chey is once again forced to fight for her own humanity.
Audio CD, 10 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Blackstone Audiobooks (first published January 1st 2010)
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Future Slayer Girl (aka: kitten)
There is just something special I have found in David Wellington.

Not only did I love Frostbite, but Overwinter just solidified how much I am in love with Wellington as a writer. I knew that there was a high possibility that it would end with a huge sacrifice, I was right. I knew that as the heroine, Chey was in the clear, but I pretty much knew from the previous book that anyone else was free game. I knew that it would be unrealistic for Chey to ever forgive Monty fully. I wouldn’t have, but I
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Sammy, Recovering Monster Sex Addict
4.5 Howling Stars for Overwinter
Wow. What an amazing action packed ending to the werewolf series. David Wellington's werewolves are wonderful. I love the idea of the human and the wolf fighting for domination over the same body. The wolf hates it's human form and would do anything in it's power to kill that human.
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Powell and Chey have teamed up and are fighting to survive as they are hunted by the Canadian government. Powell is starting to fall in love, but can Chey ever love him after all the p
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Red Lace
Cheyenne is travelling with Powell - the werewolf that killed her father and infected her, and both are heading north, deeper into the Artic, to hide from the people that want them dead. All they want is a quiet life, but along their adventure Powell’s crazy ex lover shows up, a blue skinned human is hunting them and it turns out there is a cure for lycanthropy. As Chey slowly loses her mind as the dire wolf takes over her mind and body, it’s a race against time to find the cure. But the cure re ...more
Cheryl
Overwinter picks up where Frostbite left off, with Chey and Powell travelling north, away from Port Radium. Powell still insists that there's a cure for lycanthropy and he's determined to find it. Along the way, Dzo turns up again, as does a new character, Lucie, with whom Powell has a past. Lucie wants Powell for herself, and to make matters worse, she's on the run from Varkanin, a Russian who she's made an enemy of. Unofficially backed by the Canadian government, which is determined to rid the ...more
Char
I found this book to be more consistent in how good it is but it never reached the level of awesomeness that Cursed did. I didn’t really sense the danger of the hunt. I felt that the biggest dangers to Chey were Lucie and Chey’s wolf. The writing is something that I really liked. I find Mr Wellington’s words easy to visualise and this adds the idea that the book triggers some mental movie. Mental in the sense that it’s playing in my head, not any other sort of mental, just to clarify, or dig mys ...more
Kate
Cheyenne and Powell have been slowly warming up to each other since Powell turned Chey into a werewolf. Then Lucie comes along. Lucie was the one who turned Powell, and they have a long history together. Powell loves Chey, but can't turn Lucie away. The three become an uneasy pack, made more complicated by the fact that Chey's wolf is taking over her human side, too. With Lucie comes a dangerous werewolf hunter who will stop at nothing to get his revenge. Can they find a cure for Chey before it ...more
Elle
This one really had the pick-up-and-go that I felt was missing in the last one. As with the last, I really enjoyed the naive innocence of Dzo, but the new characters that appeared in this sequel made it definitely worth the read for me. Also, the action was more intense - with Frostbite, I could easily put the book down without a second thought and pick it back up again later to find out the outcome of a skirmish; with Overwinter, however, once the action started, I couldn't stop until everyone ...more
Jean-Luc
It's David Wellington, so you know it's good, but... For sheer terror, it can't match his zombie books. For "this. can't. be. happening.", it can't match his vampire books.

The basic plot is that the 2 werewolves that survived the previous book (spoilers -_-) are set upon by pretty much everyone and, this time, help is *not* coming. It explains where werewolves come from in the first place. Wellington is always great when it comes to backstory, and this time is no different.

It's a bloody, lonely
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Rebecca
I happened to be looking at one of the publishing house booths at comic con featuring new books that have not yet been released and stumbled upon this book. I recognized the cover from the the first werewolves book and was so excited about reading it. You cant imagine my joy when the guy who I had been talking to actually let me have the uncorrected proof. It was a great continuation of the story. Although I do see why it ended the way it did, I cant help but be bummed about what happened to my ...more
Jenna Watt
This was a good book. Not as good as the first one but still good nonetheless. Wellington is so good at being consistent with his characters without being monotonous. I like that he slightly made a reference to 13 bullets. sometimes during this book it felt like he was digging for conflicts to make it better but sometimes it felt forced. You know people showing up at exactly the WRONG times. Kinda made me go uh again? but all round this book was good
Joseph
Meh, it was pretty dull two-book series that I really only finished because I bought the first one and felt pressure to get my time investment to pay off. The traditional Inuit folklore the author incorporated into the story came to the forefront in this, the second novel. Animal spirits, water sprites, fanciful ice age mythology of early humans. That helped matters a bit, but I still couldn't get past my indifference to the werewolf myth as a subject.

Truthfully, I was more interested in the bac
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Carolyn (Book Chick City)
7/10 on the blog

'Ravaged' is the second book in the 'Werewolves' series by David Wellington, and I must say it was a much better read than the first book, 'Cursed'. I did enjoy 'Cursed' but this was a much more exciting and engaging read.

The story is full of mythology, ancient stories and spirits. There are a few new spirits introduced as well as meeting Powell's spirit friend, Dzo again, who I find quite funny. All the characters are fleshed out nicely, with a lot of interesting backgrounds. Th
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Kaila
This right here, was a great squeal. i really love the way Wellington describes the action scenes. They were epic, i mean when he talks about injuries and combat i just say "whoa". Also i found it interesting how he in corporates the folk-lore in this book. i do think it was a little difficult to get at times when he describes it. Though the nice thing is when you read a lot of books they help. For instance they talk about the Direwolf and that made me think of Guardians of Ga'Hoole..than when t ...more
Read2review
(Warning: Might Contain Slight Spoiler)

I have discovered an author that has got me hypnotized by his work. The name is David Wellington and he has written a couple different series on vampires etc. This particular series that I love and I thought this has to be shared with the world! Cheyenne Clark is out for vengeance in the name of her father. Who was killed years before by a Lycanthropic (Werewolf) so violently in front of her eyes as a small child! This has been tragically tattooed to her br
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Anachronist
Synopsis:

Powell and Cheyenne, a pair of werewolves from the first novel in this series, Frostbite, are trying to spend safely their first arctic winter still looking for a cure for their state. It happens somebody else is looking for them and that particular somebody means trouble big time. Her name is Lucie. She is a sadistic French werewolf girl who had bitten Powell some hundred years ago and now treats him as her husband. Having made a total mess of her latest Siberia hideout, she decided th
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Dan
Frostbite was a decent enough book. It took werewolves, something I had no real interest in, and made it pretty interesting. I picked up Overwinter the last time I went into a bookstore, showing why going into a bookstore is a bad idea for me: I went in for one book and got four or five.

Following the trend set in Monster Nation, Wellington takes a relatively normal genre and adds all kinds of crazy stuff. In the case of the Monster trilogy I thought it was "interesting" but not necessarily "good
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Angie
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Mallory Heart Reviews
Jul 07, 2012 Mallory Heart Reviews marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Werewolf, Paranormal, excellent prose
The sequel to the outstanding “Frostbite,” “Overwinter” continues and expands on the tale of the human woman, Cheyenne Clark, who had trekked into the Canadian Arctic Wilderness tracking the werewolf who had killed her father, and nearly herself, the summer Chey was twelve. I don’t wish to spoil the plot and characters of “Frostbite” for those who haven’t read it, so I will say that “Overbite” can be read first, or by itself, but the reader would enjoy much more reading the two books consecutive ...more
Niva (Paula Navarro)
Aunque el relato de hombres lobos de Wellington habría terminado dignamente con la primera parte, había dejado ciertos frentes abiertos para poder extender su historia y darle un final espectacular. A Wellington no le gusta decepcionar a sus lectores y, sin duda, ha puesto todo su esfuerzo en esta segunda parte en la que no sólo tenemos las escenas violentas y sangrientas de la primera, sino que nos introduce en la mitología de un mundo mágico en el que lo terrenal y lo sobrenatural son parte de ...more
Brittany
I am torn with how to rate the Wellington Werewolves books... There is a part of me that is amazed and thoroughly enchanted with his take on werewolf lore--he shakes up traditional werewolf mythos and puts his own admirable twist on it. I love it.

Then there is a part of me that winces at the obvious plot devices that don't make much sense. (For example, the grandiose military elements that he more or less glosses over? Weird, right?) I realize this is kind of silly to say... I mean, it IS a book
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Azel Praer
Overwinter, is not your typical werewolf novel. as a matter of fact it is not truly horror,And in this case it is a good thing. a tale of a women who has to share her existence with a beast that hates man, and how her life drifts between the mystical and the aftermaths of the wolf who comes into our world through her. you will meet interesting charters some likable some not so likable. not everyone is who they seem in the world of overwinter, not even the story it self, David Wellington has a gi ...more
Reshy
Ah yes the sequel to the book that I loved so much, and it goes a step further and becomes slightly better than the book that came before. but that's understandable considering how much effort the first book has to go to establish the setting much less get a good story across. However I quite enjoyed the ending the most, it hurt and that's the great part about it. One of the two books I have in my mind that can make me cry and this was one of them. I know all about shaggy dog stories but when th ...more
Leevana
This was an interesting take on werewolfs. Though i did read the second one first and now the first one second, i still understood what was going on; but at times i did get lost. I do not think that it was beacuse i read it the wrong way, it was more like for some odd reason i kept on missing things in the book and had to go back and re-read what had happened to make sure i understood what was going on.

His style to me is grugh and edgie, it's was trule diffrent from what i have read in previous
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Emma T
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Daniel Kizlyk
Loved the first nations / first people mythology mixed in with this story, quite lovely.
Shelley Daugherty
I enjoyed that the story continued to explain what happened to Chey and Powell. However there were some twists in this story that I found a little more confusing and muddled the waters a little of the storyline. Don't get me wrong, I still really enjoyed the story, I just found the explanations of the spirits a little difficult to follow. If you read the first book and enjoyed it then I do recommend this one as well. I enjoy Wellington's ability to cover the many sides of what would go on in the ...more
aaron
the second in wellington's werewolves series is another good read. this one amps up the action to eleven...and does a great job doing so. i think that wellington really shines in his details of action scenes...in all of his books he just really seems to have a knack at grasping the nuances of action scenes. this one finds chey and powell traveling in order to find a cure. unfortunately for chey a "new" werewolf jumps onto the scene and throws the balance out of sorts. add a hunter who has done s ...more
Roxy
I enjoyed this more than the first in the series. It had more action and a well-laid out story with enough complexity to keep it interesting. Chey's internal struggle with her wolf provokes a sense of sympathy and apprehension in the reader. I didn't like her indecision in regards to her feelings towards Powell though. One minute she is jealous of Lucie and claiming that she loves him and wants a future with him and the next minute admitting she could never love him... which is it Chey make a de ...more
Shad
I must be the only person on here who loved Lucie. When that whole fingernail fiasco came to a head I couldn't help but laugh and say out loud to myself: "Damn that bitch is good!". That scene alone cemented my eternal love for her, crazy and all.

As the for the rest book, I thought it was OK. I didn't care for the Canadian secret ops perspective, it was useless and didn't lead to anything by the end of the novel. Im really just blah about it, maybe because I love the first one too much and felt
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Briana Taylor
Very mad about how it ended
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David Wellington is a contemporary American horror author, best known for his Zombie trilogy as well as his Vampire series and Werewolf series. His books have been translated into eleven langauges and are a global phenomenon.

His career began in 2004 when he started serializing his horror fiction online, posting short chapters of a novel three times a week on a friend’s blog. Response to the projec
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