Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2022) Featured Review of Artie and the Wolf Moon by Olivia Stephens

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Artie and the Wolf Moon by Olivia Stephens
Graphic Universe/Lerner
Publication Date: September 7, 2021
ISBN: 978-1728420202

After venturing out into the woods alone against her mother’s instructions, Artie discovers her mom is a werewolf–which means, of course, that Artie is a werewolf, too. As Artie grapples with her new identity, she also learns that she’s part of a werewolf community with a major enemy: vampires. Epic battles ensue as Artie fights to unite her community and conquer the vampires. 

Artie and the Wolf Moon features beautiful, dynamic artwork, clean lettering, and a thrilling plot. Readers will cheer for Artie, a powerful female protagonist on a compelling journey toward self-discovery. Fans of the horror genre will appreciate the descriptions of werewolf and vampire lore. For readers who enjoyed the Witch Boy series by Molly Knox Ostertag and Snapdragon by Kat Leyh. 

–Carolyn Vidmar, Baltimore, MD

Other Nominated Titles

  • The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass (July 13, 2021)

The Selected Lists teams read throughout the year in search of the best titles published in their respective categories. Once a book is suggested (either internally or through the Title suggestion form), it must pass through a review process to be designated an official nomination. 

Each week, the teams feature a review of one of the officially nominated titles. Additional titles to receive this designation are listed as well. At year’s end, the team will curate a final list from all nominated titles and select a Top Ten. The previous years’ lists are available on The Hub.

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