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Theuniverse67 What did you all think of this book if you have read it?


Melissa Terrible. I was so disappointed.


message 3: by Theuniverse67 (last edited Mar 17, 2013 08:11PM) (new) - added it

Theuniverse67 I've been seeing a lot of reviews like this.
I myself haven't yet read the book, and I don't know if I will. (nothing to do with the reviews; I'm just not into werewolves)
I was just curious to see what others might think of it. There's going to be a second one coming out in October I hear.


message 4: by John (new) - rated it 1 star

John Slow, plodding, pretentious, cloying and self-indulgent. Another good idea gone down the drain. And there's a sequel coming.


Delancey I wasn't a fan. I couldn't finish it. She did manage to create that dark atmospheric mood... but not much else to recommend.


Cathy I actually enjoyed it. I guess I'm in the minority.


message 7: by John (new) - rated it 1 star

John Nothing wrong with that.


Sherri I was sorely disappointed also.


S.G. I struggled a bit with this one, but there were parts I did like.:)


message 10: by John (new) - rated it 1 star

John If anyone's interested, I just pasted my Amazon review of Wolf Gift over here.

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


Wil i love this book soo much so far and cant wait for her second novel with this character ...


message 12: by Nike (new) - rated it 5 stars

Nike Baenre In this book Anne Rice is coming back to his origins, I love it!


message 13: by Emma (new) - rated it 5 stars

Emma I really want to read it, but I can't because of my parents, why? Why parents. Soon I will.


message 14: by KJ (new) - rated it 4 stars

KJ Vollaro I thought it was good, not great. definitely not up to par with the vampire chronicles, but I'd put it in the same class with some of her other one-offs, like The Mummy, Servant of the Bones, etc.


message 15: by Lisa (new) - rated it 5 stars

Lisa Quillin I am not much of an Anne Rice fan but I did enjoy this book it was different and I read it in 3 days.


Martine I enjoyed it, I thought the story line was pretty good. But it was definitely not my favorite Anne Rice novel. Somehow, it was not as "magical" as reading the vampire chronicles or the mayfair witches...

I heard that there will be a sequel... will you give it a try? I think I will... I'm curious!


Angie I loved this book,it seems like a natural progression to go from vampires to werewolves. I'm skipping over her religious books. I liked how she described the change and that they could feel evil and felt compelled to fight against it. It was strange that Laura has sex with Reuben in his transformed state. That was like Anita Blake in the Laurel K. Hamilton novels. I remember in one of the later ones she sleeps with Nathaiel that way. I liked the other characters as well, especially when the other werewolves turned up.


Angie I loved this book,it seems like a natural progression to go from vampires to werewolves. I'm skipping over her religious books. I liked how she described the change and that they could feel evil and felt compelled to fight against it. It was strange that Laura has sex with Reuben in his transformed state. That was like Anita Blake in the Laurel K. Hamilton novels. I remember in one of the later ones she sleeps with Nathaiel that way. I liked the other characters as well, especially when the other werewolves turned up.


Bernice Very slow, over descriptive. I was really disappointed since Anne Rice is the author who inspired my love of reading. I wanted so badly to like it


Victoria I very much liked it; perhaps I've become less plot-directed, or my sense of pace like my age has kept up with Anne's. Of course Anne would make the conversion a sensual experience instead of the thus-far universal painful change!


message 21: by Tim (new) - rated it 4 stars

Tim I enjoyed it very much, but the ending did not live up to the rest of the story. I think Rice bit off more than she could chew, with the characters pondering Man and Beast, Man and God, and Good and Evil. For the story and all except the final chapter, I wanted to rate this 5-stars, but the ending pulled it down to 4, for me.


message 22: by Hayley (last edited Jun 30, 2013 09:38PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Hayley  Brentmar Don't bother! It was (almost) as bad as Twilight. It was not even close to the quality of her earlier works.


Leona Didn't any one find the idea of a wolf man running around in a forest dancing and singing cringe worthy? And all those old fashioned sleep shirts being ripped up, why would a reclusive woman living in a forest have so many back ups of such outdated sleep wear?!


Angie I enjoyed it and can't wait for the next one to come out in October. Surprised by how many don't like it.


Wil I loved this book and have started the count down for the second book in October. I also don't get why people don't like this novel it's personally my favorite novel I've ever read and I just can't believe that it's this naturaly easy for her right a story so amazing


Adormina Maria Klingsporn Martine wrote: "I enjoyed it, I thought the story line was pretty good. But it was definitely not my favorite Anne Rice novel. Somehow, it was not as "magical" as reading the vampire chronicles or the mayfair witc..."

I agree with this opinion :)


Martine Is the second one out yet??


Wil Yes it is called wolves of midwinter and is better than this book


Angie I liked the first book but to be honest I need to read it again before reading the new one. I don't mind doing this though, as I didn't find it to be as I said. Not a scratch on Lestat, but that's a hard act to follow isn't it?


Martine Book wrote: "Yes it is called wolves of midwinter and is better than this book"

Thanx! Do you guys think it's Worth getting Hardcover? Paperback? Or epub??


Martine I have to mention that no matter how disappointed I was in the Wolf Gift (because I had very high expectations), I truly enjoyed that Rice had a different approach to werewolves than what I'd read so far...


Katherine I thought this was interesting. I picked it up because I loved the books her sister, Alice Borchardt, wrote with wolves and I wanted to see Anne Rice's take on the genre. Alice Borchardt's Silver Wolf, Wolf King, and Night of the Wolf were set during Ancient Roman times and the characters completely shifted into wolves instead of the werewolves or Man Wolf of The Wolf Gift. It was difficult to labor through The Wolf Gift but I think it can be complex to set up such a detailed world.


Meghann Mason I quite enjoyed it! I liked the mystery and intrigue- especially towards the last quarter of the book. I've just started "The Wolves of Midwinter" and like it so far as well. Do I like it as much as the Vampire Chronicles or "The Mummy"? No. But I think it was a fun read and look forward to more :)
@ Martine : Paperback would suffice for this one.


Meghann Mason Martine wrote: "Book wrote: "Yes it is called wolves of midwinter and is better than this book"

Thanx! Do you guys think it's Worth getting Hardcover? Paperback? Or epub??"


Paperback is fine for this one :)


Robin I love this book and I love Anne Rice - the sequel is awesome too and I hope there is a third book soon!


Kevinreadstoomuch I loved The Wolf Gift. All I want when I read a book is an interesting story that's worth the time it takes to read it. Just an fyi . . . do NOT begin reading this book expecting it to be a horror story, there is very little horror to be found. It's more just a dramatic story with some seriously exciting sequences.


Julie I didn't enjoy this book. I had too much frustration with the main character. In my review I called him an irredeemable knucklehead. I will not be seeking out the 2nd book.


Virginia I loved the first half of the first book...then it got too philosophical. I loved the whole of the second book. Part of it was listening to the audiobook version. Ron Mclarty could read anything and I think I'd love it.


Melissa I enjoyed this book and I am on the waiting list at the library for the second one.


message 40: by Thea (new) - rated it 4 stars

Thea Akers I started reading this because I finished the vampire and witch series. Honestly it didn't hold a candle to the vampire chronicles.


David Wickham tedious


Leona Ha Ha, I agree David, but it had so much potential....what a shame


message 43: by Tom (new) - rated it 4 stars

Tom I thought the book was pretty good but wasn't compelled to read the second book right away....maybe some day.


message 44: by Lee (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lee just finished the first book, it was OK but I think
I expected more.I will now be starting the second book.
Lucky find in our library, both books just sitting
there on the shelf.

I am looking on the first book as a kind of introduction
to the series, so have hopes that the second book will be
better and have a good story line.


message 45: by Wayne (new) - rated it 1 star

Wayne I found it slow to start then it picked up for a bit before descending into tiresome theological debate around a dinner table. The climax of the book seemed a total let down.


Karen I'm reading it now and struggling for all the reasons mentioned by low star reviewers. As a long time Rice fan (vampire and witch era), this saddens me.


message 47: by Lee (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lee Karen wrote: "I'm reading it now and struggling for all the reasons mentioned by low star reviewers. As a long time Rice fan (vampire and witch era), this saddens me."

keep going the second book is much better
but you need to read the first book.

What I am saying is pretty much what
everyone else said who had read this
series before me

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Florence Cardinal Ann Rice should stick to what she knows best -- vampires.


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