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Wolf Blood: The Werewolf Apocalypse Begins

(Lycanthropic #1)

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The werewolf apocalypse begins ...
When a wave of vicious attacks sweeps across London, there are reports of a Beast on the loose. There are fears of a Ripper stalking the streets.
But the truth is more terrifying than anyone wants to admit.
Werewolves are prowling the city. Hunting and killing.
Lycanthropy, a disease as old as humanity, now threatens to destroy
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Paperback, 426 pages
Published January 1st 2018 by Landmark Media
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Deborah
My genre is romance but very occasionally a book comes along that pulls me from my romance filled comfort zone and this was one of those books.
I can’t even tell you exactly what it was about the cover and the blurb that drew me in but it did.

Honestly this book wasn’t exactly what I expected and that’s not a criticism at all, it was more.

I want to say it’s a slow build but that’s not exactly true it starts in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania where Professor Norman Wiseman is holed up.
It’s
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Sara
Mar 08, 2018 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

It starts with a professor, cast out of the scientific community for discovering a serum that can turn people into wolves, and ends with a rampage in London where humans are turned into killing lycanthropes.

This has such a unique premise, different from the normal apocalypse type novels. It centres on werewolves as the catalyst to a civilisation's downfall as opposed to zombies or vampires and I certainly appreciated the change of
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Annika
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Well, at least I learned something about myself reading this book: I don't seem to be into werewolves. Not the blood-thirsty monster kind of werewolves, anyway. Which came as a surprise since I usually love anything dystopia, gore and monster. I love to lose myself in a good, thrilling horror flick or novel, but for some reason, werewolves don't seem to do it for me.
But that had nothing to do with Steve Morris's take on that myth.

Actually, the book was pretty good. Very atmospheric writing,
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Fangs for the Fantasy
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
The apocalypse is beginning

Werewolves have come to London, and subtly put their plans in motion. Their actions lost and mistaken for a rampant increase in serial killing and a new deadly plague taxing the resources of the city.

As people react to the growing panic, the growing demand on emergency services - very few people guess the truth and several people find themselves on the front line of the upcoming war.


This book is a dystopian development story, as we begin the eve of an apocalypse - this
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Speed
I have to admit that this book caught me completely by surprised. I totally freaking loved it! The word building is intense and the characters are very well developed. This story starts off with Professor Wiseman proving that werewolves do exist, or in this case Lycanthropy. While he is discredited and basically called all manners of names by his peers, his students believe him. Case in point 3 of his students have turned from human into werewolves. Veritable shapeshifters and their plan is to ...more
Allison
Think American Werewolf in London minus the American but redone with a 21st century twist!
There's no waiting for the action to start, from the beginning you're into the story line and it quickly escalates from there.
The story line starts with a Scientist with a wild idea, who has escaped to the Carpathian Mountains to do research, about werewolves of all things. While we don't get a lot of back story on the research, a bit comes out during the story, the rest of the characters do keep the story
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Fee (Ebook Addicts)
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, read-in-2017
I absolutely loved this book! For so long Zombies have been dominating the apocalypse end of the world, that I loved this fresh take on it, and apart form the fact I love werewolf stories just added to it.

When a Professor discovers Lycanthropy and presents his findings to the medical world he becomes a laughing stock, so he and three students hole up in the Romanian mountains to continue their research, that is when things go horribly wrong for the Professor and the start of lycanthropy
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Jessica Bronder
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Professor Wiseman and three of his students are hiding out in the mountains after his discovery of lycanthropy. No one believed him but he is having the last laugh now. We follow along as the werewolves attack, bite, and kill humans. Of course humans have either one of two options, become a werewolf or die. The apocalypse is upon us and it is brought by a bite.

I love this horror story. It’s a fresh take since it seems everyone is into zombies and I really enjoy a good werewolf story. You have a
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Joyce
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars

Please be aware that is a cliffhanger of sorts. The next in this series is to be published.

Dr. Wiseman is in trouble. He is the author of a breakthrough treatise on lycanthropy – the changes exhibited in people who complete the transformation from human to wolf. He was laughed out of the scientific community. Even his friends abandoned him. He retreated to the Carpathian Mountains with three research assistants. Slowly, the students became infected with the disease.

Some moths later in
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Paul
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received an advance copy from net galley for review.

It can be hard to do a good werewolf story. They usually fall into 2 categories. The old school type story of "i'm cursed" story line like the original wolf man film, or the earth protector, wolf pack story line, like twilight and such.

This is neither and incredibly refreshing. I really enjoyed the book. It starts out with a Professor Wiseman in a cabin in the carpathian mountains. He is trapped in this cabin with two former student
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Acanthea Grimscythe | The Ghastly Grimoire
Wolf Bloodis a fresh, new take on the apocalypse--free of zombies and nuclear fallout. It's a welcome breath of fresh air in a market that's already overly saturated with the same tropes, and for that Steve Morris deserves props. That's not to say that there aren't issues withWolf Blood. There are several, actually. It does, however, mean that this is a title worth taking the time to read if you're sick of the same washed up material.

Professor Wiseman and his three students, Samuel, Leann, and
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Jasmine
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wolf Blood is the first book in the Lyncathropic series, and it is, in fact, about werewolves. Now, fun fact before I get into my review: Werewolves terrify me. I first saw Stephen King's Silver Bullet when I was maybe six or seven years old. That movie traumatized me, and to this day, I still cannot handle werewolf movies or books. You may be wondering why I chose to read and review this, then. Well, let's just say I wanted to try and face my fears...

Wolf Blood does for werewolves what The
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J.A. Ironside
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Wolf Blood reads completely unlike most other werewolf novels out there. For one thing, it isn't a curse and the focus is on science not magic or the esoteric, which I found made a refreshing change. In fact it read more like a zombie apocalypse scenario but with werewolves rather than zombies and that really worked for me. Morris gives the story the time it needs, building the suspense and holding back the monster - again unlike most
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Joyce
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

Please be aware that is a cliffhanger of sorts. The next in this series is to be published.

Dr. Wiseman is in trouble. He is the author of a breakthrough treatise on lycanthropy – the changes exhibited in people who complete the transformation from human to wolf. He was laughed out of the scientific community. Even his friends abandoned him. He retreated to the Carpathian Mountains with three research assistants. Slowly, the students became infected with the disease.

Some moths later in
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Janet Robel
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Horror fans are in for a treat! These werewolves are cunning and unstoppable at spreading the lycanthropy disease. I was very excited to read this. This author pulls out all the stops so there's lots of gore and action to be had among these pages. Loved this from the moment I started reading. This is the first book in the series, so yes, it does end on a cliffhanger, but now I can't wait for book two.

We start off with Professor Norman Wiseman who is studying the lycanthropy disease in Romania
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M.C. Chronister
Dec 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was granted a copy of Wolf Blood by Landmark Media through Netgally.

Steve Morris hit it out of the park with this amazing book. I love apocalyptic books, but it seems like the same thing every time...zombies. To have a book where the spreading virus is lycanthropy is not only refreshing, but truly exciting. Getting to see how the virus spread and the research the professor made this book move to the top of my favorites list. I absolutely love horror books and I cannot wait to read more of
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Gina Stamper
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror
Wow! There is a lot of action that unfolds throughout this novel. There is a lot of backstory that needs to be given and details on the world Steve Morris has created. He does a great job of doing that without bogging down the reader with details and keeping the story fast paced. The sheer amount of action, twists, and surprises was shocking to me. It is very rare that a novel can surprise me as many times as this one did. It will definitely keep its reader on their toes. I think this is a ...more
Ever Leigh
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror
I think that overall this is a very interesting concept and the execution of both the plot and the compelling characters were very well done. Fast Paced and Fun fueled. It is a wonderful addition to the post-apocalyptic genre. Once I was in this novel I was immersed for sure. One of my favorite things was the pacing. I felt like everything really flowed smoothly and led to an easy read.
S.K. Gregory
Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
When a professor takes a group of grad students into the mountains, it doesn't end well. Now a werewolf virus spreads like a plague through the country. I thought this was a very interesting story and I liked how the story unfolded. A must read for werewolf fans.
Ellen morais
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Werewolves going global.

Always something happening. You really get involved and there is just enough gore....I am already invested in book number two!
GothicMom'S Reviewers
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: janet
Horror fans are in for a treat! These werewolves are cunning and unstoppable at spreading the lycanthropy disease. I was very excited to read this. This author pulls out all the stops so there's lots of gore and action to be had among these pages. Loved this from the moment I started reading. This is the first book in the series, so yes, it does end on a cliffhanger, but now I can't wait for book two.

We start off with Professor Norman Wiseman who is studying the lycanthropy disease in Romania
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Leslie Koester
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Interesting

This book kept my interest up and was difficult to put down. Made me wish for more. Characters are very easy to see in my mind while reading.
Ron Clark
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was very tempting to give this book the full 5 stars. It could be worthy of it just because of the new trail it blazes in Apocalyptic tales. Blood Moon is twenty stars above any EMP story and completely avoids the well-used zombie catastrophes.
Congratulations on the writing, editing, character development. Fantastic Job.
Suzy
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOLF BLOOD is the first in the LYCANTHROPIC apocalyptic werewolf series. If you enjoy the zombie apocalypse, dystopian or post-apocalyptic science fiction, horror, grimdark or dark fantasy, or multi-protagonist sagas, don’t miss out on the next big trend in apocalyptic fiction.
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My genre is normally Fantasy Smut Science Fiction and romance, but occasionally a book comes along that pulls me from my romance filled comfort zone
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Ziggy Nixon
Oct 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Werewolf fans who don't really like horror
Summary:
3 stars as 'liked it' is a good description ('really liked it' not so much and definitely lacking in the 'wow' category). Well-written and with an interesting cast of characters both good and bad; however, unfortunately nothing really that 'new' is introduced and it comes across as just a standard - even sometimes boring - monster tale. A lot of unknowns - motivations, origins, etc. - held my enthusiasm in check, as well. Speaking of motivation, I have to confess that I'm not motivated
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Marissa
Dec 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Wolf Blood is the first book in a new werewolf series that should appeal to fans of good old-fashioned horror. Be forewarned, this is a far cry from the typical trend of young adult/paranormal romance werewolf books that have been the trend as of late, which is definitely not a criticism. This book gets right to the point, opening up in the forests of Romania in the dead of winter where a
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Allison
Think American Werewolf in London minus the American but redone with a 21st century twist!
There's no waiting for the action to start, from the beginning you're into the story line and it quickly escalates from there.
The story line starts with a Scientist with a wild idea, who has escaped to the Carpathian Mountains to do research, about werewolves of all things. While we don't get a lot of back story on the research, a bit comes out during the story, the rest of the characters do keep the story
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Maria Estrada
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When I first read this book, I thought it had too many plot lines and too many characters. However, after page 400, the author tied all the character stories together well. In general, the story was written excellently, with clear conflicts and character development. I enjoyed the explanation of how the wolf disease spread from person to person. I found the main character Liz to be likeable. I also appreciated the commentary on immigration, towards the end of the novel. My only criticism is that ...more
Kevin Kelly
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
BLOOD AND GUTS GALORE.

If you like a good horror story then this must be one of the very best by a country mile. The story starts slowly but soon gets into its stride and from them onwards it's a full speed ahead blood fest, making An American Werewolf In London seem like a childrens picnic. This book screams to be made into a movie and handled the right way by keeping to the story, (as written) could make its writer, movie company and producer a small fortune. That said, time to start book two
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Crystal Hutchinson
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
This would make a fantastic wolf movie. The set up with a scientist having empirical evidence and the exponential increase in a genetic change over a period of time was fascinating. I liked following all the different characters that had very different stories, but were all followed on New Years Eve.
There were a few too many foreshadowing statements at the end of the chapters. One foreshadow is good and maybe two is plenty. I love the cliffhanger ending and look forward to the next in the
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