The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice Book Review

Yes, I am only 33 years old and about to say those dreaded words…   ”In my day…”

So here we go, 

In my day… Vampires didn’t sparkle, or date high school girls or order blood out of bottles at the local bar. Well ok, there was Angel who was probably a little hold to be dating Buffy, but allow me a little artistic license here. Although I do enjoy some of those fluffy supermarket trash vampire novels out today, in my day, the Queen of all paranormal novelists was Anne Rice. Does anyone even remember Lestat and Louis people? Come on now, those weren’t just vampire books, those books were true art. 

And for the love of all that is truly dark and broody, the Queen is back! Anne Rice is about to release a new paranormal novel, The Wolf Gift. I was truly blessed to be able to get an advance copy to read, which I devoured eagerly in only two days. 

The Wolf Gift made me remember why I started reading paranormal fiction in the first place. I’m sorry to disappoint people, but there are no sticky high school love triangles in this one. Instead there is a whole lot of thoughtful, brilliant writing by one of the best authors around. Anne Rice has given us intelligent adult werewolves and realistic situations (well, as real as they might be should a man wolf be traipsing the night of your neighborhood). 

Rice has written this in her style, giving us an incredibly good story interspersed with theology, philosophy, science and emotional thoughtfulness, with a touch of romance thrown in. The Wolf Gift comes out on February 14th, 2012 and is truly a valentine’s gift of love to Anne Rice fans everywhere.  


  1. I can't wait. It's been a while since i've read a good book. I love her novels, and after reading her Vampire books, and other. I can't just read many others, because what she captures is the best writing ever. Congrates, on this release, I wait for it's realease, with excited anticipation.

  2. I am a huge Anne Rice fan and I cannot WAIT for this book to come out! I love paranormal stories with intelligent, robust context and back story and Ms. Rice never disappoints. Pre-ordered for my Kindle!

  3. Oh thank God you have a book coming out! I have been craving your writng :). Im devout fan.... also following you on twitter and love watching movies that you have recommended. Good luck and great reviews. I can hardly wait for this read

  4. Any good vampire fan knows
    Lestat: he's even mentioned (not my name) in one of the popular teen novels you're down playing. Although I am a fan of afew supernatural teen series( a good story is a good story) I'm very excited to get my hands on a copy of Rice's werewolf world, after all she did create my love of supernateral stories in the first place.

  5. I could not agree with you more. Ann Rice creates worlds so vividly real you long to return to it time and time again. Ann's Books are my prized possesions.

  6. I'm very excited to see what Mrs. Rice have to offer concerning werewolves. It's something I've been waiting for a long time to read! I continuously come back to her novels again and again and just like James, her novels are my prized possessions. Thank you for this review.