*Book Review* A Werewolf in Riverdale (Archie Horror #1)- Caleb Roehrig

44575180. sy475 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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My Review

“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 the 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!!

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