How To Marry A Werewolf (Claw & Courtship, #1) by Gail Carriger

How To Marry A Werewolf (Claw & Courtship, #1)

Guilty of an indiscretion? Time to marry a werewolf.WEREWOLVESThe monsters left Faith ruined in the eyes of society, so now they’re her only option. Rejected by her family, Faith crosses the Atlantic, looking for a marriage of convenience and revenge.But things are done differently in London. Werewolves are civilized. At least they pretend to be.AMERICANSBackward heathens with no culture, Major Channing has never had time for any of them. But t...

Details How To Marry A Werewolf (Claw & Courtship, #1)

TitleHow To Marry A Werewolf (Claw & Courtship, #1)
Release DateMay 13th, 2018
GenreScience Fiction, Steampunk, Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical, Historical Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Novella

Reviews How To Marry A Werewolf (Claw & Courtship, #1)

  • Mandi Schreiner
    Gail Carriger writes such cute, quirky books and in this novella (although it felt like a long novella) she gives us a grumpy werewolf hero and a human heroine who loves to collect rocks.Faith had an indiscretion with a werewolf in Boston (it’s hinted at in the blurb and you will learn more about it as you read) and her family shuns her and sends her to live with distant relatives in England. In England, werewolves are titled and part of societ...
  • Stephanie
    This fantasy romance novella was absolutely delightful (like all of Gail Carriger's fantasy romance novellas - I really love them). The first third or so is just deliciously witty and fun, full of laugh-out-loud banter and hilarity, and then the story naturally morphs into something much more deeply emotional, and it becomes truly moving. The ending was absolutely lovely and made me very, very happy for both characters. I loved Faith as a heroine...
  • Roo Barb
    I just finished HTMAW. I wasn't sure if I'd like this book, Channing always irritated me, he's just so, "Major Channing Channing of the Chesterfield Channings." Oh boy was I wrong, so, so wrong.I may reread it shortly, I think I'll need to reread it today.if you're new to Gail's books you could start with this one, personally I'd start at the beginning with Soulless but this book will stand alone.I loved it so much, it had the feel of a good Geor...
  • Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
    awww this is Gale Carriger back to her Parasol Protectorate glory! Loved the characters and the love story!
  • Karina Read
    I really enjoyed this novella! It was great to learn more about Channing and Faith was lovely - my only wish is that it was longer! I adore this steampunk world Carriger has created and can’t wait for the next Custard Protocol book to come out. I hope i’ll be able to keep reading stories set in this world for a long while yet.
  • Jessica
    What a lovely novella about the prickliest member of the London Werewolf Pack! I loved that the love interest was from America and as always in Gail Carriger's works, a strong enough woman to stand on her own next to a very tough (yet surprisingly tender) man. I loved Faith's introduction to Biffy and the pack and the way that the entire pack ended up interacting with her and her cousins in London. Teddy, her cousin Theodora, was a delightful sid...
  • Ty Kuta
    I looked forward to this novella as Channing is one of my favorite side characters in the Parasolverse--and Gail did not disappoint! Overall I think How to Marry A Werewolf is definitely one of my favorite novellas of Gail's so far. Faith is a darling and I love, love, love her cousin Teddy! The pacing and the intertwining of romance and plot are just right, and it's always great to see Biffy, Lyall, and the rest of the pack again. Gail is in rar...
  • Ruth
    Probably more of a three and a half, but rounding up because I've always wanted to get Major Channing Channing of the Chesterfield Channings's backstory. And it was a delightful meringue of a story with cunning hats, protective werewolves, horse-mad cousins, and a bizarrely vindictive mother. Just the thing for a relaxing evening with a milkshake and chocolate chip cookies.
  • Mehsi
    One human girl, one werewolf, 2 broken people, 1 budding romance!I was so so so so so (x infinity) excited about this book. OK, I was a bit worried about Channing being the werewolf in the spotlight, he just never was that much of a favourite of mine. But I know that Gail Carriger will write something that will work out. And it did!Meet Faith, a girl from America who is being shipped to England due to something that happened in America, something...
  • Talia Hibbert
    I've been waiting for Channing's book since he first insulted Alexia, and wow, this did NOT disappoint. Delightful.
  • Angie
    Originally reviewed here @ AngievilleThe moral of this story is that it has been far too long since I read a Gail Carriger book. I discovered her back when her debut novel Soulless first came out and thought it was perfectly delightful. I read the next couple of Parasol Protectorate novels and then sort of lost my way a bit. I've always rather wanted to return and, my word, has she been prolific in the intervening years. When I began hearing ha...
  • (Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
    An enjoyable novella that revisits Ms. Carriger's Parasol Protectorate world with the wooing and romancing of a certain very grump gamma wolf and a young American woman for whom a moment of ill trust almost destroyed her.
  • Kelly
    It makes me want to go back and reread the rest of her works!
  • Yvonne
    Channing as we never expected to see him - in society interacting with human females. As always with Ms Carriger the writing is sublime and the dialogue is both clever and laugh out loud funny in places.
  • Bookworm Erica
    Loved!! Couldn't stop reading This story has it all. Werewolves and rocks and tea and a great villain...and an AMERICAN?! yes and she is wonderful. Also really funny Kudos
  • Dragana
    Maybe because of his absurd name, but Channing Channing was always one of my favorite characters in the Parasol protectorate series. I was happy for him to finally get his HEA. And Faith was a great heroine, just perfect for him.Recommended for the fans of Parasol protectorate series, who would like to see more from their favorite side-characters.
  • iam
    This was absolutely incredible, I'm still dazed from all the emotions.So. This is Channing's book. Channing Channing of the Chesterfield Channings (no, really, that's his name) has been a polarizing character from the very beginning when he first appeared in the Parasol Verse (and he's been there almost from the very beginning.) He made me snicker but he also made me sneer, with his grumpiness, arrogance, eating dogs and comments about women. H...
  • Altivo Overo
    This seemed to get off to a good start, and I found the first half of the book to be hilariously funny. Then it began to drag and get wrapped up in sordid details of the characters' pasts, as well as the truly boorish behavior of Miss Wigglesworth's parents (Americans, naturally.)I suspect that in order to appreciate this one it is best to be familiar with a number of the characters from their prior appearances in the author's works. This is espe...
  • Victoria
    I always have so much fun reading Carriger's books!I loved that the grumpy Major Channing was finally able to find some love! And both he and Faith were wonderful characters to follow! Seeing as this novella was nearly 200 pages, I would have like for it to have been stretched to a full length novel in order to provide more for the plot happening behind the romance. But the whole thing was cute and a pleasure to read. Although, I wouldn't necessa...
  • Maggie
    Gail's books are just fun and she has a wonderful sense for vocabulary. I've thoroughly enjoyed each of the ones I've read in this world. Don't know if this story would be as robust if you haven't read the Parasol Protectorate (FIRST) and the Custard Protocol (SECOND). But if you have - this is another fun romp in this universe. Some will say you could read it as a stand-alone (begrudingly, yes) but one of the main characters (and many supporting...
  • Lori S.
    This book takes place in the same universe as Romancing the Werewolf and, in fact, features the same London Werewolf Pack headed by Biffy and Liall. As such, it's great to get to visit with these characters again, while getting to know the Gamma wolf Channing and the protagonist of the story, Faith Wigglesworth. Their relationship flows through story with such ease and builds over the length of the story, with each facing and confronting their fe...
  • Nicole
    3.5 starsA really delightful and witty read. Rounded down only because of a personal pet peeve: (view spoiler)[hero had a wife (many many many years ago) and is still affected by her. Although it's understandable why he's still affected by her, I just don't enjoy reading such plots. (hide spoiler)] Ulric was standing next to him. “Who’s that with our little Faith?” He was already sounding protective. As if she were pack.“Another American,...
  • Master Frankie
    This novella is the culmination of Miss Carriger’s definitive style at its best. Witty, intelligent, delightful banter that we have all come to expect from Miss Carriger taken to the next level. And the emotions that befall our two love birds is real and conveyed to the reader so that you cannot help loving this couple. I have loved all of Miss Carriger’s pairings throughout the years and in different worlds, but Faith and Channing now have a...
  • Carolien
    Major Channing Channing appears in the Parasol Protectorate as a cold, very effective Gamma with a reputation for being difficult. This novella sheds light on the reason for his very private manner and general dislike of women. I loved the more sympathetic version of Channing as he falls in love for the first time in nearly a century and is completely discombobulated by the experience. Faith is a delight and it is lovely to meet up with the moder...
  • Rebecca
    One of her weaker novellas. Major Channing falls for a rock-hunting American. I found Major Channing's backstory...kind of less interesting than I was hoping. But if you want to know what's up with Channing, here's what's up with Channing. If you don't know who Channing is...this is not the book to start with. Go back to Soulless, start at the top.
  • Megan
    SO GOOD. SO SO GOOD. I was not “into” Channing before this (I liked him as a character and found him interesting, but wasn’t captivated). Holy cow this swept me in. I LOVE geologist Faith. :) Such a wonderful and different character. And, as always, Carriger’s writing is as clever, funny, and beautiful as ever. I want a whole series with these two! And Teddy!!! More Teddy!!
  • Alissa
    I'm not sure just how much I can express how much I love this novella. It's a delight and honestly reminded me of Alexia and Conall's relationship. Basically, Faith and Channing are my new favs. I could have read an entire novel of them getting together.
  • Abby
    Great characters and amazing banter!What a lovely story! I always love Carriger's characters and the witty banter. I get sucked into the world her words create and never want to leave! I felt thst way about this short story as well.
  • TJ
    What a delightful confection! This is my first foray into Ms. Carriger’s world so it took just a bit to become accustomed to the voice and slight wordiness but once the flow fit, it was a joy! I especially love how she developed hot sexual tension through emotion rather than step-by step instruction. And, it was surprisingly full of depth with a storyline that felt perfectly complete - a feat very few novellas are able to achieve. All in all a ...
  • Mari
    My first Gail Carriger book. I liked this novella. It was fun. The characters were witty. I liked the slow burn romance. I'll keep watching for the next book in this series.4 ***