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Who is the Riverdale Ripper? And why is Jughead waking up covered in blood?Based on the original Archie Comics characters! Everyone knows the characters from Riverdale: popular Archie Andrews, girl-next-door Betty Cooper, angsty Jughead Jones, and the sophisticated Veronica Lodge. But this is not the Riverdale you know and love. Something twisted has awoken in the town with Who is the Riverdale Ripper? And why is Jughead waking up covered in blood?Based on the original Archie Comics characters! Everyone knows the characters from Riverdale: popular Archie Andrews, girl-next-door Betty Cooper, angsty Jughead Jones, and the sophisticated Veronica Lodge. But this is not the Riverdale you know and love. Something twisted has awoken in the town with pep. Inspired by the iconic Archie Horror comics, this reimagined universe takes the grittiness of the TV show and adds a paranormal twist.Someone is killing the citizens of Riverdale. And after a bloody full moon, Jughead realizes he is the killer! Jughead is a werewolf. Can he keep this secret from his friends -- including werewolf-hunting Betty Cooper? Jughead has to get his dark side under control -- before it is controlling him.The Archie Horror series contains all-new, original stories that fans of horror AND fans of Riverdale will eat up!


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Who is the Riverdale Ripper? And why is Jughead waking up covered in blood?Based on the original Archie Comics characters! Everyone knows the characters from Riverdale: popular Archie Andrews, girl-next-door Betty Cooper, angsty Jughead Jones, and the sophisticated Veronica Lodge. But this is not the Riverdale you know and love. Something twisted has awoken in the town with Who is the Riverdale Ripper? And why is Jughead waking up covered in blood?Based on the original Archie Comics characters! Everyone knows the characters from Riverdale: popular Archie Andrews, girl-next-door Betty Cooper, angsty Jughead Jones, and the sophisticated Veronica Lodge. But this is not the Riverdale you know and love. Something twisted has awoken in the town with pep. Inspired by the iconic Archie Horror comics, this reimagined universe takes the grittiness of the TV show and adds a paranormal twist.Someone is killing the citizens of Riverdale. And after a bloody full moon, Jughead realizes he is the killer! Jughead is a werewolf. Can he keep this secret from his friends -- including werewolf-hunting Betty Cooper? Jughead has to get his dark side under control -- before it is controlling him.The Archie Horror series contains all-new, original stories that fans of horror AND fans of Riverdale will eat up!

30 review for A Werewolf in Riverdale

  1. 5 out of 5

    Caleb Roehrig

    I grew up with these characters and now I’m feeding them to werewolves, dreams really do come true 😭

  2. 4 out of 5

    Stay Fetters

    "When he finally lunged, his teeth sank deep into helpless flesh, and blood-spattered the rollicking jukebox. Jughead always enjoyed eating at the Chock’Lit Shoppe." It’s really no secret that I’m a whore for Riverdale/Archie Comics, especially if it’s horror based. I’ve binged the entire series and I was hooked. A few months back, I checked out some of the horror-based graphic novels and was ecstatic. I’ve read a graphic novel called Jughead the Hunger and I loved it. So when I heard it was bein "When he finally lunged, his teeth sank deep into helpless flesh, and blood-spattered the rollicking jukebox. Jughead always enjoyed eating at the Chock’Lit Shoppe." It’s really no secret that I’m a whore for Riverdale/Archie Comics, especially if it’s horror based. I’ve binged the entire series and I was hooked. A few months back, I checked out some of the horror-based graphic novels and was ecstatic. I’ve read a graphic novel called Jughead the Hunger and I loved it. So when I heard it was being turned into a full-fledged novel, I jumped right in and I wasn’t disappointed. Gory deaths are flowing through the little town of Riverdale. Nothing ever happens in this quiet little town. Well, that is until mutilated bodies start showing up during full moon phases. When the full moon rises in the sky, the Riverdale Ripper comes out to play. Jughead wakes up in a panic because he’s covered in blood. As the day begins, he learns an ugly truth. One of his classmates was brutally mauled last night. As pieces start to come together and he starts having visions of a brutal and bloody scene, he realizes that maybe he’s the notorious Riverdale Ripper. The buzz going around is that it’s animal attacks but Betty and Archie know they truth.... werewolves. They both train with Bettys Aunt to learn how to fight and kill those wild beasts but could they kill a werewolf if it was one of their closest friends? A Werewolf in Riverdale is a unique take on a graphic novel that I loved. Caleb does this novel justice and I was left needing more of this story. Even though I’ve read the book this was based on, I was glued to the pages and looking forward to reading what was going to happen next. It was magnificent. I can’t wait to see Caleb take on more Riverdale tales!!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Anomaly

    Sometimes, you just want a little, campy fun. You find a b-movie that has a ridiculous sounding premise and a few elements you like - a slasher flick, disaster movie, vampire story, werewolf adventure, shark-based horror film, whatever it is you enjoy - then settle in with some popcorn, eager for a few laughs at just how entertainingly terrible it is. Except... it isn't bad at all. You find yourself rooting for the characters, caring about the plotline, laughing with its campy moments instead of Sometimes, you just want a little, campy fun. You find a b-movie that has a ridiculous sounding premise and a few elements you like - a slasher flick, disaster movie, vampire story, werewolf adventure, shark-based horror film, whatever it is you enjoy - then settle in with some popcorn, eager for a few laughs at just how entertainingly terrible it is. Except... it isn't bad at all. You find yourself rooting for the characters, caring about the plotline, laughing with its campy moments instead of mocking them. You end up having a great time, and you don't even care that the movie was "Alien Sharks from Neptune Vs. Blue Flamingos from Antarctica" because, damn it, Dr. Buffguy and Professor L'Vinterest had the truest friendship ever and you're still feeling the emotional rush of having watched something so completely entertaining. This book is the literary equivalent of that experience. Except, y'know, the character names are ever so slightly less cheesy. Slightly. (But if you're familiar with the Archieverse, then you know to expect as much. Jughead Jones is a main character's name, after all.) I don't know how to articulate my feelings on this one, other than to say it was the unapologetically campy horror movie-worthy experience that I needed to drag myself out of a reading slump. I enjoyed this so much, I never stopped to think critically and my suspension of disbelief stayed comfortably enabled, allowing me to just have fun watching characters I already know and love get thrust into the depths of a werewolf story. Though it began with the vibe of "Goosebumps, but make it gorey and a little older," this book quickly became something more than just a hit of nostalgia. Once the first chapter, which was a little shaky on quality, was out of the way, I was hooked! Then I was halfway through, with no complaints. Three-quarters, no complaints... And then I was done, and my only complaint was that it doesn't have a sequel despite the kind of ending which I'd call 'sequel bait' in a movie. (Not a cliffhanger, thankfully!) The characters here are based on the Archie comics iterations of familiar characters - not the edgier Riverdale versions - and that took me a moment to adjust to, but I found them far more likable than the inconsistent characters in the Riverdale-based novels I've read. In many places, the characters and plot beats felt similar to Jughead: the Hunger, a comic series I enjoyed for a few issues, but they were different in ways which fixed the criticisms I had for the comics and avoided any risk of being repetitive. Maybe the familiarity made me care about the characters, but I think the author's fairly skilled as well. It's practically impossible for me to get through even a book I've known and loved for years without at least once pausing to be grumpy about a plot hole, typo, etc. Yet here we are, and this book managed to keep me so thoroughly engaged that I had no complaints. There were no dull points; something was always happening in a way that kept me reading in every moment of free time instead of hopping between books or running off to play video games for a while as I normally would. And though I had a few theories as to how the book would end - some based on the comic this is very loosely based upon - I was genuinely surprised by the outcome. As you can probably tell, I'm not that good at turning "that was good, I loved it" into a lengthy review. I can't think of anything else to say, other than I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes YA characters and horror stories containing werewolves and a medium level of gore paired with character exploration. Yes, it's campy. Yes, the characters have ridiculous names. Yes, it's totally full of horror tropes. But, damn, is it ever fun anyway! And, as a bonus, it contained absolutely zero main character relationship drama (or even main character relationships at all, only strong friendships). That's one thing which usually goes south fast and ruins an otherwise entertaining horror story - especially in the YA category - so the absence was refreshing. This was exactly the break I needed from annoying things.

  4. 4 out of 5

    J.D.

    Something evil is stalking the streets of Riverdale every full moon and it's leaving behind torn up victims in its path. Jughead has a family secret but he's not the only one. Betty has a hidden family agenda as well, leaving poor Archie stuck between a dangerous werewolf and a skilled werewolf hunter. I really liked this book. The writing style was really good, making it an easy quick read. It was also the second book from Caleb Raehrig that I've enjoyed and it won't be my last. The story is se Something evil is stalking the streets of Riverdale every full moon and it's leaving behind torn up victims in its path. Jughead has a family secret but he's not the only one. Betty has a hidden family agenda as well, leaving poor Archie stuck between a dangerous werewolf and a skilled werewolf hunter. I really liked this book. The writing style was really good, making it an easy quick read. It was also the second book from Caleb Raehrig that I've enjoyed and it won't be my last. The story is set in yet another alternate / separate Achie-verse than both Vampironica and Riverdale. Dilton Doiley seems to be really popular in these Archie Horror books for some reason. Betty really stepped up and impressed me in this one too. She was actually a bit of a bad ass. Definitely an exciting YA read for Archie fans!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Completely Melanie

    I read this with my 14 yr old son. I gave it 3.5 stars and he gave it 4 stars, so I average that to 3.75 stars. We enjoyed it. I adore Caleb Roehrig and want to support him. He is such a great storyteller. If you want to hear all my thoughts on this book, then stay tuned for my August 2020 Wrap Up Vlog coming soon to my YouTube channel called Completely Melanie.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Yas (whatifitsbooks)

    This is a fun read for everyone who likes Riverdale and Teen Wolf. A bit corny, but it does that well. Also: The power of friendship!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Renata

    ugh these Archie Horror books go too hard!! I want ONLY CW levels of violence no further pls http://www.frowl.org/worstbestsellers... ugh these Archie Horror books go too hard!! I want ONLY CW levels of violence no further pls http://www.frowl.org/worstbestsellers...

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jocelyn Gray

    Okay, I think I enjoy Riverdale books because they are just fun. This one in particular cause it is based off the comic characters, not the show.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Zac

    I don’t nerd out with comic books or superhero movies. . But Riverdale and this book. . Really good. I love the fact that Jughead is a werewolf in the book. Seeing the internal struggle of someone who is forced to be a beast when he truly doesn’t want to be is eye-opening. . We all go through internal struggles. “The beast” is the worst part. Something you genuinely struggle with even on a good day. Our moral compass is always tested. Sometimes the beast wins. Sometimes morality wins. . . I migh I don’t nerd out with comic books or superhero movies. . But Riverdale and this book. . Really good. I love the fact that Jughead is a werewolf in the book. Seeing the internal struggle of someone who is forced to be a beast when he truly doesn’t want to be is eye-opening. . We all go through internal struggles. “The beast” is the worst part. Something you genuinely struggle with even on a good day. Our moral compass is always tested. Sometimes the beast wins. Sometimes morality wins. . . I might have taken the meaning way too far, but that’s what I took out of it. Good read.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Christy

    We have a GIVEAWAY for A Werewolf in Riverdale + a Riverdale prize pack happening until April 17th! Enter here. — Move over, Riverdale, there’s a new take on the Archie-verse in town and it’s just as full of your fav characters and drama! The Archie-verse is multifaceted. You have the comics you’re likely most familiar with, plus a modern version with many spin offs (Katy Keene! Kevin Keller! Josie and the Pussycats! Betty & Veronica!). There’s Riverdale, Katy Keene, and The Chilling Adventures of We have a GIVEAWAY for A Werewolf in Riverdale + a Riverdale prize pack happening until April 17th! Enter here. — Move over, Riverdale, there’s a new take on the Archie-verse in town and it’s just as full of your fav characters and drama! The Archie-verse is multifaceted. You have the comics you’re likely most familiar with, plus a modern version with many spin offs (Katy Keene! Kevin Keller! Josie and the Pussycats! Betty & Veronica!). There’s Riverdale, Katy Keene, and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina for TV. And, if you like things a little darker, there’s Archie After Dark and Archie Horror. Enter A Werewolf in Riverdale, the first Archie Horror tie-on novel. In talking to Caleb, he shared that Werewolf ties into Jughead: The Hunger, a comic series. What I love about this alternative universe is that the characters maintain the things we love about them most. In Werewolf, Archie is tripping over his feet and making awkward entrances. Jughead is hungry. Reggie is…Reggie. And Ronnie is aloof but you know under it all, she’s a good person. We also see familiar characters in the verse, like Kevin Keller, and Bingo Jones (a character from way back) plays a central role in the story. And Betty? Of course, she’s doing everything she can for her friends in the form of a werewolf hunter. Not going to lie - I totally want to go to her training gym. I appreciate that she and Archie are doing that are-we-or-aren’t-we and there’s some hint of the inevitable love triangle with Veronica, too. A Werewolf in Riverdale opens with an ominous feeling and a run through a graveyard. Surely nothing good can come of this, and no one is safe. Caleb balances the feel of the Archie-verse (friendship, small town familiarity) with the horror we’ve come to know him of. Oh, and there’s a good amount of snark, too. At the end of the first part, there’s a perfect quip that had me laughing out loud on a bike ride. I imagined Caleb typing with a sly smile. Werewolf is a solid start to the tie-in verse, with fans of Archie finding familiarity while looking for something a little different. I can’t wait to see what comes in Interview with the Vixen (and I hope we see more Caleb in Riverdale, with an ending like that!).

  11. 4 out of 5

    Blue

    Want to see more... Bookstagram Website Thank you Scholastic for this book in exchange for an honest review Okay. First things first. Can we please acknowledge that we need more werewolf books out there? We cannot let any generation’s first thought be of Jacob and his buddies from Twilight when the word ‘werewolf’ is mentioned. Not only is that thought depressing but also HIGHLY disturbing. So bring on all the bigger and better werewolf books! *cough* Getting back into this one without any further Want to see more... Bookstagram Website Thank you Scholastic for this book in exchange for an honest review Okay. First things first. Can we please acknowledge that we need more werewolf books out there? We cannot let any generation’s first thought be of Jacob and his buddies from Twilight when the word ‘werewolf’ is mentioned. Not only is that thought depressing but also HIGHLY disturbing. So bring on all the bigger and better werewolf books! *cough* Getting back into this one without any further side traction. While we all know that Riverdale pretends to be this quiet little town where nothing is going on but we all know the fictional reality is far from it. Jughead wakes up covered in blood and throughout the course of the day realises the truth behind where the blood came from. And as the story progresses he begins to learn the truth. I loved this spin offs to Riverdale that have a dark edge on them! They are interesting, brilliant and creepy and I am all here for it, just could have thought there could have been a little more depth to the story!!!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kelsey

    Despite the three star read, I liked this a lot better than I thought I would! It was funny, and the writing was genuinely good. That being said, while it was a cute read, I wasn’t glued to its pages, and it took me a long time to finish, as I didn’t find it to be that engaging. I think, though, if I was the target audience (young adult), I would have liked it much better. All in all, 3 stars because I was pleasantly surprised, and because I like the Riverdale gang, but only 3 stars because it wa Despite the three star read, I liked this a lot better than I thought I would! It was funny, and the writing was genuinely good. That being said, while it was a cute read, I wasn’t glued to its pages, and it took me a long time to finish, as I didn’t find it to be that engaging. I think, though, if I was the target audience (young adult), I would have liked it much better. All in all, 3 stars because I was pleasantly surprised, and because I like the Riverdale gang, but only 3 stars because it was just a tad simple, plot wise.

  13. 4 out of 5

    TJ

    I wish I liked this more than I did, but I was just so apathetic to everything happening. Roehrig is so good at writing campiness, so it has that going for it, but I just didn’t connect with any of the characters and the stakes felt so low. The characters that got offed were meaningless to me. I hope this title gets Roehrig’s name out there more, but this isn’t his strongest work. I’d recommend his White Rabbit and/or Fell of Dark. 2.5/5 stars.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Joelathan

    If you’re a fan of the Archie Horror comics you’ll 100% enjoy this book. If you’re a fan of the first two seasons of Riverdale you’ll for sure enjoy this book. If you’re a fan of Buffy The Vampire you’ll enjoy this book. Fans of Teen Wolf will also likely enjoy. Caleb Roehrig is the voice of YA horror and this book is worth the read simply out of respect to his talent.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Hades

    The storyline is very well written, but I am easy scared. I love the original Archie comics, this is my first time reading the Archie Horror Comics. This book a lot better than the Riverdale. I recommend it if you like horror books. In my opinion I give this book two in a half stars.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Holly Letson

    This was an enjoyable audiobook. I liked the story, but I feel like I would have liked it better if I had read the *Jughead the Hunger* comics series first.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jamie

    Fluffy fun. A good palate cleanser.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Nicki

    Genuinely enjoyed this book, a great light read, Betty and Archie the werewolf hunters and poor Juggie, all immense fun 🤩

  19. 4 out of 5

    Alexsaray

    I am pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I picked it up at the store by chance not really reading what it was even about. I'll be honest here, the cover art is really what got me. I'm looking forward to the next installment in the series. I am pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I picked it up at the store by chance not really reading what it was even about. I'll be honest here, the cover art is really what got me. I'm looking forward to the next installment in the series.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kai Charles(Fiction State Of Mind)

    The first in a series of Archie horror novels based on the popular Archie horror comics! This one is about a Werewolf offing some popular Archie characters.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Reading Robyn

    I am a long time Archie fan and I’m here for anything with the Archie crew. I’ve got comics preserved somewhere from the 80s. This was a fun read. I didn’t have to fall in love with the characters because I have history with them. I do think that if this is your first introduction to Archie (which is kinda impossible in my mind) then this is not the book for you. You have to already know Betty’s family history which can be anything really but alllllways is high strung and extreme. You have to kn I am a long time Archie fan and I’m here for anything with the Archie crew. I’ve got comics preserved somewhere from the 80s. This was a fun read. I didn’t have to fall in love with the characters because I have history with them. I do think that if this is your first introduction to Archie (which is kinda impossible in my mind) then this is not the book for you. You have to already know Betty’s family history which can be anything really but alllllways is high strung and extreme. You have to know that Veronica is sweeter than she seems. That Archie can be useful even when He seems like a screw up. That Jughead is more than just a big appetite. This book just kinda expects you to already know these characters. Which is fine for me because I do. But probably won’t work for new people.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Nia Dragin

    Originally reviewed on Cyn's Workshop A Werewolf in Riverdale was a great novel. Fans of Archie comics and Riverdale will love this blend of the macabre with the quirky gang who band together to take down a werewolf…who just so happens to be one of their best friends. Loosely based on the comic series Jughead: The Hunger, A Werewolf in Riverdale features many of the elements that make that comic series a hit. However, Roehrig does an even better job of taking that comic, deconstructing it, and ma Originally reviewed on Cyn's Workshop A Werewolf in Riverdale was a great novel. Fans of Archie comics and Riverdale will love this blend of the macabre with the quirky gang who band together to take down a werewolf…who just so happens to be one of their best friends. Loosely based on the comic series Jughead: The Hunger, A Werewolf in Riverdale features many of the elements that make that comic series a hit. However, Roehrig does an even better job of taking that comic, deconstructing it, and making it something new and different. Furthermore, it works brilliantly The tension in the novel is masterful, drawing the reader into the story with ease. Sure, Roehrig reveals the werewolf identity early on but there is something else lingering within the confines of the story. It is a brilliant plot twist that takes the reader by surprise, adding more tension to the story, and gripping the reader. These are all characters that fans are familiar with brought to life in a different way to make for compelling character dynamics and increased tension, driving the plot forward brilliantly. Roehrig even manages to bring to life the atmosphere with clear, detailed writing, and uneasy narratives that give life to the horror that lies within the pages. He paints the image perfectly, creating an incredible scene to draw the reader in, and he manages to keep it up. There is brilliant detail to keep the story alive, allowing the reader to use their imaginations wonderfully. Final Thoughts A Werewolf in Riverdale is a great novel that is chilling, action-packed, and will make the reader bloodthirsty for more. See more reviews at Cyn's Workshop and follow me on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Spotify Podcast | YouTube | | Goodreads+ | LinkedIn

  23. 5 out of 5

    Cynthia

    I tend to like heavier reads, no matter what the genre is, and even when it’s campy, I want it to be meaningful, too. So this book is very different from what I typically gravitate towards. I’m not sure it can be called fluffy, given some of the gruesome content, but it’s definitely an amusing read that does as it promises: A Werewolf in Riverdale wholly entertains. I know many of us went through an Archie comic phase and I am a part of that group. I did not know about all of the spinoffs, includ I tend to like heavier reads, no matter what the genre is, and even when it’s campy, I want it to be meaningful, too. So this book is very different from what I typically gravitate towards. I’m not sure it can be called fluffy, given some of the gruesome content, but it’s definitely an amusing read that does as it promises: A Werewolf in Riverdale wholly entertains. I know many of us went through an Archie comic phase and I am a part of that group. I did not know about all of the spinoffs, including a television show, until someone on Litsy mentioned this series. It looks like I have a lot to catch up on! The author did a nice job developing an interesting story. I especially appreciated how he sculpted a strong female character and even saw fit to make a poignant statement about the monsters women have to fear in everyday life. The writing is well-done and I think this book is perfect for the young adult target audience. I would have liked it if there had been more mystery to it, as we know who the werewolf is almost immediately, but there were still a few surprises thrown in and some enjoyably suspenseful elements. Will this book change your life, provoke thoughts, or enhance your knowledge base? Probably not. But it’s a lot of fun to get lost in for a while. It’s a superb throwback Archie read with an enticing horror twist. I’m always hungry for new takes on old favorites and A Werewolf in Riverdale fully satisfied.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Liberty

    Wow. Just, wow! A Werewolf In Riverdale did not disappoint. The book is split into three parts: In Sheep's Clothing. The Beast Must Die! New Moon. For me, this book was outside my normal fare of sweet YA and fairy Tale retellings but genre-hopping is okay now and then. Truthfully the only reason I wanted to read this one so badly is the fact that I'm a rabid Riverdale fan and with the book's darker, broody atmosphere I said “Why Not?” Like I said before, I wasn't disappointed! Despite its monstrous vill Wow. Just, wow! A Werewolf In Riverdale did not disappoint. The book is split into three parts: In Sheep's Clothing. The Beast Must Die! New Moon. For me, this book was outside my normal fare of sweet YA and fairy Tale retellings but genre-hopping is okay now and then. Truthfully the only reason I wanted to read this one so badly is the fact that I'm a rabid Riverdale fan and with the book's darker, broody atmosphere I said “Why Not?” Like I said before, I wasn't disappointed! Despite its monstrous villain, this book wasn't all blood and gore. Though, it did have its moments I won't lie. It was more like, “I know I should do this but it could be someone I know and I don't want to do it”. That was Betty and Archie's constant struggle while Jughead had to fight his instincts. In all I totally would recommend it!

  25. 5 out of 5

    DS Bigham

    Written like a chapter book for upper-grade elementary school readers, but with graphic content appropriate only for older YA readers. Filled with plot problems and contradictions from one page to the next. Neither as earnest nor as tongue-in-cheek as the source material, this book fell very flat.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Daniel

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 3.5 of 5 I am finding that the older I get the more I have started to enjoy reading non-fiction, specifically biographies and histories.  And if you had ever suggested to my younger self that I would ever enjoy history, I would have laughed in your face. Ah, how we change. Admittedly, part of my interest in this particular book comes from having lived for almost a decade in the New Windsor, New York area (home to Washington's canto This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 3.5 of 5 I am finding that the older I get the more I have started to enjoy reading non-fiction, specifically biographies and histories.  And if you had ever suggested to my younger self that I would ever enjoy history, I would have laughed in your face. Ah, how we change. Admittedly, part of my interest in this particular book comes from having lived for almost a decade in the New Windsor, New York area (home to Washington's cantonment - his last encampment) where Revolutionary War history is all around. Also, my visit to Valley Forge with my young family is still something we talk about.  And also, strange as it may sound, there's an art museum in my community that has (owns) the Washington Crossing the Delaware painting that once hung in the White House.  How can you not be inspired to know more about Washington, the Revolutionary War, and perhaps one of the most famous encampments, when you gaze at such representations of history? Not too long ago I read another book by co-author Tom Clavin (Tombstone) and just as I found with that book, here too I thought that the research that was done is just remarkable. The authors mention in their epilogue that George Washington and his aides produced 17,000 official documents, and having that much material direct from the subject, even though it is more than 200 years old, is certainly a tremendous resource. There is a lot of detail here and it can be overwhelming (which is probably the number one reason I grew up disliking history) but for those who really enjoy reading and learning about all this history (my son would be one of those), then this is an absolute treasure. I definitely came away with a better understanding of what it was like to be at Valley Forge with George Washington and his army, but I also came away with a new picture of the man George Washington and what he had to endure (from both sides of the war) and how impressive it is that he came out as he did. And perhaps for those who already know history pretty well (I am not one of them) this maybe is old, common information, but I have a better understanding of what foreign governments, specifically France, contributed to the successful outcome (for the Americans) to the war. I attribute my learning of these things to the solid presentation of the material by authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. Looking for a good book? Making history accessible and memorable is an art and the artists, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, have done a wonderful job with their book, Valley Forge. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jessie

    3.5/5 Archie was a very popular comic series that started in the 1940's and recently it made a revival due to the CW Riverdale series ( stopped watching after season one it has become a clusterfuc*). The Archie comics then branched into a horror alternative universes by giving darker twists through zombie apocalypses, werewolves, vampires, etc. While I was browsing through the bookstore I spotted this book, now I was craving to read some horror and while I might no longer like the tv adaptation o 3.5/5 Archie was a very popular comic series that started in the 1940's and recently it made a revival due to the CW Riverdale series ( stopped watching after season one it has become a clusterfuc*). The Archie comics then branched into a horror alternative universes by giving darker twists through zombie apocalypses, werewolves, vampires, etc. While I was browsing through the bookstore I spotted this book, now I was craving to read some horror and while I might no longer like the tv adaptation of Archie and his friends (Riverdale). I still have a soft spot for the series. I went into this book with very low expectations and it gave me what I wanted. Entertainment. Pros: Fast paced book, good amount of thriller action, spooky moments and great characterization of the wolves. Cons: The author definitely based the characters personalities from the ones in the tv show. If you haven't read the comics or seen the show the majority of the characters can get confusing becauses they are are rarely introduced with any proper background. I felt it needed more horror elements because the book felt more on the gory side than horror. The ending also left a lot of loose ends for a sequel. I don't know if they will go back to this story line because there will be a book two instead focusing on Vampironica.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Michael Loring

    To start off this review, I have a confession to make. I had absolutely no intention of actually liking this book. I had found it on a Target bookshelf and figured what the hell. I had read a few of the comics this is based on, and thought maybe this could be interesting to see in novel form. I did not expect to love this book as much as I did. The writing was superb, flowing so beautifully that I'd realize only after the fact I'd just read fifty pages in one sitting. The characters were familia To start off this review, I have a confession to make. I had absolutely no intention of actually liking this book. I had found it on a Target bookshelf and figured what the hell. I had read a few of the comics this is based on, and thought maybe this could be interesting to see in novel form. I did not expect to love this book as much as I did. The writing was superb, flowing so beautifully that I'd realize only after the fact I'd just read fifty pages in one sitting. The characters were familiar ones, but with such an interesting new take that I felt like I was meeting them for the first time all over again. It was fascinating to get to see them deal with this horrific thing; set in their own timeline yet still feeling very much in-character from their original, non-supernatural counterparts. Its been so long since I've read such a terrific werewolf story, and to think it would be an Archie novel. Jughead had always been my favorite character, and to see him turn into my favorite supernatural creature was spectacular! I simply couldn't get enough of it. My only wish was that there was more. I would gladly read ten sequels to this, as long as they were all written by Caleb Roehrig, and as long as they remained just as bloody and horrific as this one did. Five out of Five Stars!

  29. 4 out of 5

    idreamofallthebooks

    A romping horror-filled adventure set in the Riverdale universe we all know and love! This story follows our favourite crew of teens as they endeavour to find out what is behind the animal attacks that are plaguing their beloved town on the rising of each full moon. Not knowing much about the original comics (and the fact that I am not completely up to date with the Netflix series), I found this to be an absolutely engaging, entertaining and fast read. Though the story was riddled with clichés an A romping horror-filled adventure set in the Riverdale universe we all know and love! This story follows our favourite crew of teens as they endeavour to find out what is behind the animal attacks that are plaguing their beloved town on the rising of each full moon. Not knowing much about the original comics (and the fact that I am not completely up to date with the Netflix series), I found this to be an absolutely engaging, entertaining and fast read. Though the story was riddled with clichés and the twists were quite obvious, I still enjoyed being immersed within the Archie universe. The action sequences within this story would make for a fantastic graphic novel! I particularly liked how Roehrig told the story from multiple perspectives. It was great to have insights into the main three – Archie, Betty and Jughead – as well as a little look into the victims! I wished there was a bit more back story to Juggie’s cousin, Bingo, as this would have filled in some of the gaps that were left absent from Archie and Betty’s research. Thank you @scholastic_aus for gifting me a copy to read and review!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jan van Es

    FINALLY!!! I finally finished reading another book. A WEREWOLF IN RIVERDALE (Archie Horror #1) by Caleb Roehrig Everyone knows the characters from Riverdale: popular Archie Andrews, girl-next-door Betty Cooper, angsty Jughead Jones, and the sophisticated Veronica Lodge. But this is not the Riverdale you know and love. Something twisted has awoken in the town with pep. Inspired by the iconic Archie Horror comics, this reimagined universe takes the grittiness of the TV show and adds a paranormal twis FINALLY!!! I finally finished reading another book. A WEREWOLF IN RIVERDALE (Archie Horror #1) by Caleb Roehrig Everyone knows the characters from Riverdale: popular Archie Andrews, girl-next-door Betty Cooper, angsty Jughead Jones, and the sophisticated Veronica Lodge. But this is not the Riverdale you know and love. Something twisted has awoken in the town with pep. Inspired by the iconic Archie Horror comics, this reimagined universe takes the grittiness of the TV show and adds a paranormal twist. Someone is killing the citizens of Riverdale. And after a bloody full moon, Jughead realizes he is the killer! Jughead is a werewolf. Can he keep this secret from his friends -- including werewolf-hunting Betty Cooper? Jughead has to get his dark side under control -- before it is controlling him. The Archie Horror series contains all-new, original stories that fans of horror AND fans of Riverdale will eat up! If you are a fan of Archie Comics or Riverdale, then I totally recommend this series!

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