Which is not to say that it’s the most enjoyable werewolf novel ever. Wilding by Melanie Tem is the story of four generations of a pack of female werewolves in the season of the youngest’s pregnancy. The novel features no likeable protagonists (understandable – yes, sympathetic – yes, likeable – not in my world), incest, torture, killings of cute little animals and children, filth and slaughter. I’ve certainly read werewolf novels that were more fun but few that seemed as “realistic” as this one. Am I recommending it? If the above sounds interesting to you then yes. If anything in the above makes you hesitate then definitely not.
“I’m not trying to frighten people. If anything, I guess I would say I try to disturb people, to shake up how people look at the world. Mostly, though, I write out of an impulse in myself to understand something I don’t understand in human nature. That may be something dark, or it may not be. It may be just something mysterious that I don’t understand.” – Melanie Tem