Saturday in the Stacks

TBR Pile – Such Sharp Teeth

Saturday is the perfect time to wander through the stacks (that’s librarian-speak for “bookshelves”) and talk about books and the people who write them. Pull up a comfy chair and settle in, because today I want to chat about the book that has recently risen to the top of my to-be-read pile, Rachel Harrison’s Such Sharp Teeth.

Right there on the cover, this book proudly proclaims itself to be “A Werewolf Novel” so it was pretty much an instant buy for me. When I did a little more digging into the author after I got the book safely home, I became even more excited to dig into it. Rachel Harrison is the author of Cackle and The Return, which was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel. This says to me, this an author who knows their horror stuff.

Reading the ‘back of the book’ blurb, I was struck by how this book seemed poised to explore themes that I myself was eager to delve into when it came to werewolf tropes. The novel presents us with Rory, a reluctant heroine, and turns her into a werewolf. The question then becomes what to do with her newfound wildness – embrace it or run away from it? Is being true to who she now is putting others in danger? Or is the real danger in denying the fullness of what she has become?

Add to all of that a little bit of romance and a whole lot of comedy, and it almost feels like Rachel Harrison wrote this book just for me. It is definitely my next read and I can’t wait to rip into it.

What about you all? What’s at the top of your TBR piles? Anything you’ve been dying to get to for a while? Share in the comments!

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Published by rsjeffrey

Robin Jeffrey was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming to a psychologist and a librarian, giving her a love of literature and a consuming interest in the inner workings of people’s minds.

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