The Devouring Wolf
The Devouring Wolf

A queer tale about kid werewolves, big bad mistakes, and terrifying creatures, perfect for fans of Katherine Arden and R.L. Stine.

Little wolf, little wolf, here I come. 
It's the eve of the first full moon of summer and twelve-year-old Riley Callahan is ready to turn into a wolf. Nothing can ruin her mood: not her little brother Milo’s teasing, not Mama N’s smoth-ering, and not even Mama C’s absence from their pack’s ceremony. But then the unthink-able happens—something that violates every rule of wolf magic—Riley and four other kids don’t shift.

Riley is left with questions that even the pack leaders don’t have answers to. And to make matters far worse, it appears something was awoken in the woods that same night. 

The Devouring Wolf.

The elders tell the tale of the Devouring Wolf to scare young pups into obedience. It’s a terrifying campfire story for fledging wolves, an old legend of a giant creature who consumes the magic inside young werewolves. But to Riley, the Devouring Wolf is more than lore: it’s real and it’s after her and her friends.


Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Animals
  • Fantasy
  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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Riley Callahan has always wanted to turn into a werewolf. Because Riley comes from a family of wolf magic, every kid turns into a wolf on the first full moon of summer between the ages of 9-12. Riley has always been eagerly waiting, but to her disappointment, at 12-years-old she still had not turned despite many of her friends (and her best friend Stacey) having already transitioned. However, since Riley is now 12, she knows she has to transition this year! Nothing can bring her down, even the possibility of transitioning the same year as her 9-year-old younger brother Milo.

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