A Werewolf in Riverdale – Caleb Roehrig
Archie comics, horror, young adult, fiction.
Dilton Doiley was found dead in the Riverdale graveyard, torn to pieces, and because of the loss of a student at Riverdale High, school was canceled for that day for the students to mourn the loss as well as seek counseling for this troubling time. Jughead Jones remembered a dream about chasing Dilton and witnessing a murder scene. Jughead begins to think he murdered Dilton. Betty Cooper blames herself for not ready for the werewolf attack. She knew it had to have been because no wild animal would create such carnage. Archie finds Betty’s behavior to be very suspicious and confronts her about it. She tells him that she is a Werewolf hunter of Riverdale and reveals to him that there are a few families with werewolf genes and one name that stands out is Jones, their best friend’s family name. Archie doesn’t want to believe in the possibility of his friend being this murderous werewolf. Grundy and Pop Tate are found dead and half eaten. Archie teams up with Betty to hunt down the Riverdale Ripper and face their choice that can save more lives.
I love all things Archie Comics and this book brought my favorite world of fantasy to the world of Archie Comics. My boyfriend and I were book shopping, he saw this on the shelf and snuck it into the book pile to be purchased. I have to say this novel was so worth purchasing and reading as well. I could not put down the book because of the fact that it had werewolf lore that was legit. Most books twist some lore and change it, this one remained faithful to the werewolf lore I come to know and love. However, this novel is not for the faint of heart because there are descriptions of violence and gore.