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A series of novels by MartinMillar who also wrote the award winning ''TheGoodFairiesOfNewYork''. A teenage werewolf named Kalix is alone in London, and the best case scenario for a lone werewolf is to stay hidden. Otherwise hunters tend to come after you. Of course, Kalix has just sold the charm that was designed to keep her hidden, because she lacks any skills that would allow her to hold down a job, and has a laudanum addiction. What's worse is that a new vote has come around for the new leader of the clan and, whether she's there or not, she has a seat on that council, and will until she dies. When it comes down to a tie, the council has a problem, and when you hold a seat for life, people start thinking the obvious.

The eponymous first book of the series was released in 2007. The Second book in the series called ''Curse of the Wolfgirl'' was released at the end of July 2010. In this The Avenaris Guild takes a collective level in badass, Kalix and Agrivex try to attend college as normal human students, Markus throws a charity event, Thrix tries to keep her fashion house solvent in the recession, and Malveria's past comes back to haunt her.

The third book, ''The Anxiety of Kalix the Werewolf'', came out in the UK on August 1st 2013.

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!!Contains examples of:

* AbusiveParents: Both of Kalix's parents. Physical from her father and mental and emotional from her mother.
** Malveria is also emotionally abusive to her adopted niece, in her case it is unintentional and gets better when she is called on it.
** In ''Curse'' Kalix's mother, Veresa, does lament how she screwed up her kids and is shown to be trying to make amends, just too little and too late.
* {{Adorkable}}: Daniel.
* AerithAndBob: Moonglow and Daniel (and you could argue Markus for the [=MacRinnalch=] Clan as it is just an XtremeKoolLetterz version of "Marcus" a rare, but normal name, compared to the clan names of Thrix, Sarapen, Dominil, Kalix, etc).
* AllLovingHero: Agrivex. Loves everyone and everything, especially deranged, self destructive werewolves? Check. Constant inspiration to others? (Well, just Kalix so far.) Check. Acting on most pure motivations and values in world of BlackAndGrayMorality ? Check.
* AloofAlly: Dominil (and to a lesser extent Thrix)
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny!: Agrivex
* AxeCrazy: Not that any of the Werewolves wins a prize for mental stability, but Sarapen really excels in this trope.
* BadassAdorable: Kalix.
* BadassBookworm: Dominil, especially in book 2.
* BatmanGambit: The plot of the BigBad in ''Curse of the Wolfgirl''. And it worked, the only reason it fell apart was [[spoiler: Albermarle's attack of BondVillainStupidity in stopping for some EvilGloating, and Distikka's underestimating just how unstoppable Kalix's UnstoppableRage is]].
* BecomingTheMask: Dominil becomes Beauty and Delicious's band manager first because she's told to keep an eye on them and to try and bribe them to support Markus, but genuinely comes to like them and her job.
** Werewolf hunter Easterly in book 2 sets out to make Thrix fall in love with him, with predictable results.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Dominil and Sarapen
** in book 2 Decembrius and Kalix also have a fair degree of this after the former's HeelFaceTurn. Theirs is a more comedic TakahashiCouple version as opposed to Sarapen and Dominil's more dramatic and sinister version.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Moonglow verges on BadassNormal when she [[spoiler:knocks out Princess Kabachetka with a bottle.]]
* BigScrewedUpFamily: This {{trope}} could be made for the [=MacRinnalch=] clan.
* {{Bishonen}}: Markus
* BritainIsOnlyLondon: For much of the book one; it gets better in book 2.
* BroughtDownToNormal: A lunar eclipse does this to all werewolves, see the {{WMG}} for some FridgeBrilliance on how this applies to Kalix.
** Fire-Princess Kabachetka works a spell that simulates an eclipse for the set-piece battle for book 2.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Malveria may seem to be a brainless fashion-obsessed {{Ditz}}, but she climbed to power through ruthless, bloody battles and rebellions; is an extremely capable administrator of her realm.
** Her Ditziness does get her into trouble in book two when someone comes back to haunt her.
* CausticCritic / [[YourVampiresSuck Your Werewolves Bite]]: Kalix reviewing a werewolf comic book for class:
-->"The artist has no idea what a werewolf looks like and should be forbidden to draw anything ever again, and also sent to prison. The editor of this comic is obviously mentally defective for letting such rubbish go into print. The story is the most stupid story ever written, and the heroine, Arabella Wolf, is the most annoying person ever. She should be punched in the face. Also, it's not true that werewolves eat children. Very few children have ever been eaten by werewolves. Maybe one or two, but it's not a big problem. The comic should be withdrawn from sale before it poisons people's minds."
* ChangedMyMindKid: Malveria leaves before the big set piece battle with Sarapen citing it not being her fight and being almost out of magic, to [[GenreSavvy no one's surprise]] she uses the last of her magic to return with a big club [[HonourBeforeReason deciding it is her fight too]].
* ChekhovMIA: Thrix's mentor Minerva [=MacRinnalch=] the [[OldMaster most powerful werewolf sorceress to have ever lived]], mentioned freely throughout both books before [[BigDamnHeroes making an appearance]] in the final third of ''Curse''.
** Vanishes again in ''Anxiety,'', as [[spoiler: the Avenaris Guild murders her offscreen.]]
* ChickMagnet: Would someone please tell me Sarapen, the second-most psychotic, AxeCrazy and sociopathic werewolf in the clan (Absolute most of all those goes to Kalix) managed to have Dominil, Marwanis, and Kabachetka pining after him?
* ChristmasCake: Thrix
* CMOTDibbler: The Merchants [=MacDoig=] are a more sinister version of this.
* CombatByChampion: The Thaneship is eventually settled when Markus decides it is [[ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself something he needs to do himself]] by beating a giant Werewolf in single combat to prove worthy.
* CoversAlwaysLie: They're not trying to get her vote, they're trying to ''kill her''. And thereby get her seat.
* CricketRules: Daniel accidentally causes 'Vex to pass out when he tries to explain the rules.
* {{Crossdresser}}: One of Kalix's brothers alternates between being [[VillainousCrossdresser villainous]] and [[WholesomeCrossdresser wholesome]].
* DatingCatwoman: Thrix and werewolf hunter Easterly from book 2.
* DealWithTheDevil: Moonglow (a human PerkyGoth) does a deal with the queen of the fire demons to save Kalix's life at the cost of her right to romantically pursue Daniel.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Dominil, still quite chilly at the end of book 1, but her PetTheDog moments increase and her lack of empathy moments decrease.
* DemonSlayer: The Avenaris Guild of Werewolf Hunters. They kill werewolves [[VanHelsingHateCrimes simply for being werewolves]] regardless of any actual wrongdoing or lack thereof. This is just as full of UnfortunateImplications as it sounds.
* TheDragon: Decembrius is Sarapen's somewhat more sympathetic aide.
* [[DrowningMySorrows Drowning Our Sorrows]]: Thrix and Gawain get drunk lamenting their pitiful love-lives, or course this leads to the inevitable WhatDidIDoLastNight. The answer for Thrix is: Gawain.
* DrugsAreBad: Kalix and [[spoiler:Dominil]], although it may be a BrokenAesop.
* [[KickTheDog Eat The Dog]]: Kalix in an UnstoppableRage after being attacked by some werewolf hunters mistakes a family pet for an attack dog.
* EmotionlessGirl: Dominil.
* EnemyMine: In book 1 Kalix, Dominil, and Sarapen team up to kill a load of hunters who have arrived to kill Dominil and the twin's band. That was also Sarapen's goal as well, but he wasn't going to let a bunch of humans do it. After the hunters are killed they call a brief truce until the next time they meet.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Hell, even Kalix can see that Daniel is absolutely spoony over Moonglow (and tells him word for word to his face), and that Moonglow has feelings for him as well.
* EvilChancellor: [[spoiler: Distikka]] in ''Curse''.
* TheFairFolk: The elementals for whom justice and horror are but a whim, but shoes are [[SeriousBusiness deadly serious]].
* TheFashionista: The [[PlanetOfHats Hat]] of the Fire Demon with the dueling fashions of Malveria and Kabachetka being [[SeriousBusiness an important]] subplot in book 1. Being a fashion desginer this is pretty much [[JustifiedTrope justifed]] in Thrix's case. And then there is [[{{Crossdresser}} Markus]]...
* FreudianExcuse: In ''Curse'' [[spoiler: Distikka's]] is pretty good. Malveria had killed her entire family after all.
* GambitPileup: in book one. Kabachetka uses Sarapen to destroy Malveria's clothes, Sarapen is using Kabachetka to spring a trap on Kalix, Beauty and Delicious, Thrix is using Kalix, Daniel and Moonglow to hide her designs, Dominil is using the sisters to get a chance to kill Sarapen, Markus and his Mommy dearest are using everyone to gain the Thaneship or so Markus thinks as it's his mommy using him to use everyone else, Malveria is using Agrivex and Daniel to get Moonglow to confess her love for Daniel knowing that Moonglow [[DealWithTheDevil traded that]] earlier in the book for [Malveria's] entertainment value, and Thrix is using Gawain to to work out her issues about being a ChristmasCake.
** Book 2 goes for a more straightforward BatmanGambit and a stronger villain.
* GenkiGirl: 'Vex tends to come across as one.
* GoodIsNotNice: Dominil, has no patience, and tends to be brusque at the best of times. However ''Curse'' reveals [[spoiler:she was genuinely nice to Kalix when she was a child, singing her nursery rhymes and playing with her]], and does her best to look after Beauty and Delicious even if it is in a snarky way.
** She did want to kill Sarapen with a forbidden weapon, but we're guessing that probably applies to a lot of people where Sarapen is concerned. He's that kind of guy.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: No one is really heroic in this tale, Kalix killed her father, Sarapen is batshit insane, the rest of the werewolves downright callous and manipulative, Moonglow cheats on her boyfriend, Daniel is trying to be a DoggedNiceGuy to Moonglow, Malveria a RetiredMonster, and the Avenaris Guild are trigger happy sociopaths.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Werewolf wannabe musicians Beauty and Delicious, rarely sober.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler: Easterly had just decided that he loved Thrix more than his job as a werewolf hunter]] and then they [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped An Angry Werewolf On Him]].
* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: Moonglow insists she has no feelings for Daniel and they are JustFriends, to the point she willing trades her love for him to go unrequited (see DealWithTheDevil). As soon as she's made the deal Malveria starts playing ShipperOnDeck for entertainment value.
* HelloKitty: Agrivex has a number of ''Hello Kitty'' clothes, including the pyjamas she wears to Camden Market for shopping with her aunt.
* HeroicBSOD: Gawain has one when he sees Kalix kissing Daniel, Markus has a {{Villainous BSOD}}/{{Heroic BSOD}}[[note]] being a GrayAndGreyMorality Character it's hard to pin down which he has[[/note]] when his girlfriend is killed.
* HypocriticalHumor: Dominil has just got done telling [[spoiler:Susi]] about how werewolves are actually very civilized when [[spoiler:Susi]] asks what Dominil does for a living. Her response: "I kill people for money."
* HyperCompetentSidekick and ServileSnarker: Ann, Thrix's indispensable secretary.
* [[IJustWantToBeNormal I Just Want To Be Rid Of My Crazy Werewolf Family]]: Thrix
* ItHasBeenAnHonor: Malveria thanks Thrix for being a good friend and making all her lovely clothes just before popping off to a battle that will almost certainly be her death. [[LesYay Thrix tells her to stuff it as she is coming with]].
* KissingUnderTheInfluence: While under the influence of her Laudanum Kalix kisses Daniel. This leads to Gawain having a minor HeroicBSOD and having having his own KissingUnderTheInfluence moment with Thrix (see DrowningMySorrows)
* LadyDrunk: Thrix indulges herself a bit much, probably understanding [[TheChewToy her place in the universe.]]
* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: The Fairy Queen Dithean shows up in one of the last scenes in book 1, then gets an expanded role in book 2. [[spoiler: Susi Surmata]] in book 2 also has shades of this, though since there's no word on a third book yet, who knows?
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* MagicAIsMagicA
* TheManBehindTheMan: By the end of the book [[spoiler:Kalix's mother]] becomes this. [[spoiler:Though it leaves it open as to whether she will ''stay'' this.]]
* {{Manipulative B|astard}}itch: The Mistress of the Werewolves, so manipulative she'd give [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]] a run for his money.
* TheMasquerade: as per standard in this genre, {{Lampshaded}} by the werewolf hunters acknowledging "but I thought they were a werewolf" not working as a defence in court if they nail a human instead of werewolf-in-human-form.
* TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife: It is a sub-plot in ''Curse'' that none of the [=MacRinnalch=] women have a dating life. This hits home hardest with Thrix, who ended up in a DatingCatwoman situation with a werewolf hunter.
* MiddleChildSyndrome: Thrix gets hit pretty hard by this the clan not really contacting her unless they want something, her father preferred Sarapen, her mother Markus, but at least she isn't treated like her younger sister [[TheUnfavourite Kalix]].
* MoralityPet: in book 2 Kalix is adopted by a kitten.
** And Agrivex to Kalix, who goes out of her way to be... well, herself to keep Kalix from dropping out of college.
* MuggingTheMonster: When a pair of bullies target Agrivex they do get away with it due to Vex's inherent niceness, then [[OhCrap Kalix finds out]].
* MundaneFantastic: Not too "mundane," but this is the kind of series where two college students trying to get cable shares as much page space as the politicking for a new leader of the high clans of the werewolves.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Sarapen's approach to diplomacy and negotiation.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: Sarapen]]. Killed on page with a magic knife that leaves people DeaderThanDead, but no body is able to be recovered for a funeral.
** In ''Curse'' it transpires that Fire-Princess Kabachetka is keeping his body in an OnlyMostlyDead state in the basement of her volcano until she gets the power to bring him back.
* NiceJobBreakingItHerod: Malveria ensured her conquest of her realm by killing all the children of her family. She missed one.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Dominil in ''Curse'', her one night stand with the band's guitarist [[AscendedExtra Pete]] in book 1 really comes back to haunt her.
* OnlyMostlyDead: Malveria brings Kalix back from the outskirts of the Forest of the Werewolf Dead.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Fashion obsessed, although still willing to steal someone's ability to love for a favour.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: There are no dragons left in the Fire Elemental's realm because Malveria killed tham all and turned them into dragon-scale dresses. A fact that [[spoiler:Distikka's]] half-dragon co-conspirator really ought to have borne in mind when he goes all OneWingedAngel in ''Curse''.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: In this universe werewolves may have issues but they are not the Ragemonkeys that are seen in other media.
* ParentalFavouritism: Sarapen was the favourite of the late Thane (both being AxCrazy {{Jerkass}}es), Markus is MommasBoy, leaving [[MiddleChildSyndrome Thrix]] and [[TheUnfavourite Kalix]] a little cold.
* ParentalIncest: It's hinted that Markus's relationship with his mother flirts with this trope, whether the line is crossed or not Markus definitely has MommyIssues.
* PerformanceAnxiety: One of the biggest problems Dominil has acting as manager for werewolf punk-rockers Beauty and Delicious is preventing them getting completely drunk due to their stage fright. Yep, werewolves with stage fright.
* PuppyDogEyes: A curiously literal version is performed by Kalix in Lonely Werewolf Girl when she transforms fully into her wolf form to look cute for Moonglow at one point.
* [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Werewolves]]: [[IncrediblyLamePun Kalix]]. Also Agrivex (Malveria's adopted niece) who was raised by a fire-demon.
* RandomEventsPlot: ''Epically''. It seems sometimes that every last plot twist is an AssPull, DiabolusExMachina, or ContrivedCoincidence. Somehow, [[TropesAreNotBad it still works]], despite repeated FridgeLogic moments.
* RetiredMonster: Malveria, she only has time to be a fashion obsessed ditz because all her serious enemies are long dead. One of her titles is Persecutor of Mankind, but that is a bit old hat these days.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Gawain in book 2. Kalix in the same book, [[spoiler: after Gawain is murdered.]]
* TheRival: Fire-Princess Kabachetka is TheRival (and more than a bit of the AlphaBitch) to Malveria.
* Music/TheRunaways: Kalix loves there music, and it was Daniel having a Runaways Album that helped her to think about giving up her homeless lifestyle. She also likes to fantasise that Music/JoanJett is her [[ChangelingFantasy real mother]].
* RummageSaleReject: Agrivex, mostly as rebellion against her Aunt, Malveria.
* SacredHospitality: Whenever Werewolves meet it is considered absolutely essential that they offer each other some whisky. Refusing to do so is considered as bad as murder.
** This is also the moral of the [[ShowWithinAShow Werewolf fairy tale]] of Robber-Wolf and Poor-Wolf. While Poor Wolf got into trouble by helping Robber-Wolf, because she gave him shelter he comes back in the middle of winter with a meat feast to repay her Hospitality.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Gawain, who is defined primarily by his longing for Kalix, his somewhat creepy feelings for Kalix (he had sex with her when he was 18 or so and she was 14.) and the fact that he CanNotSpitItOut. [[spoiler: Possibly why he dies early in book 2 to make room for the more interesting relationship between Kalix and Decembrius.]]
* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: The Werewolf castle is located somewhere in a ThemeParkVersion of the Scottish Highlands, and the Werewolf King is called "Thane", an old Scottish title.
* SelfMadeOrphan: Kalix through murdering her father. We never hear his side of the story but by other characters descriptions, he probably deserved it.
** His ghost is briefly met in book 2, yeah he [[AssholeVictim deserved it]].
* SheCleansUpNicely: Kalix looks pretty good when she's not abusing the hell out of herself with sleep deprivation, starvation, drugs, and cutting.
* SnarkKnight. In book one this is Thrix's role, but by ''Curse'' she has been replaced in this by Dominil.
** Daniel likes to think he is one, but really is fooling no one but himself.
* SongsOfSolace: Kalix and Daniel both indulge in this at various times.
* SpotOfTea: New drinking game, take a shot everytime a character is offered a cup of tea, if you are still alive at the end of the book call an ambulance for a stomach pump.
* SquishyWizard: Averted with Thrix, who can more than handle herself hand-to-hand. Averted even harder with Malveria: [[spoiler: Deprived of her magic in book 1, she starts beating up werewolves ''with a club''.]]
* StalkerWithACrush: Gawain's "feelings" for Kalix tend to come across as more than a little creepy. Especially by the start of ''Curse''. Not that Kalix's feelings for Gawain are that much better.
** And of course [[{{Yandere}} Albemarle]] for Dominil.
* TheStateroomSketch: In ''Curse of the Wolfgirl'', fashion designer Thrix is preparing for a date and is visited by almost every non-villain character.
* SympatheticMurderBackstory: Part of Kalix's backstory is that she killed her father. It's part of the reason she is so lonely.
* TeamMom: Moonglow is so Kalix, Daniel, and Agrivex's mother-figure.
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Curse'' the Avenaris Guild take a collective one from the more or less ineffectual villains of book 1, and at the climax [[spoiler: Agrivex in both her defence of Malveria's realm and the cancelling of the curse on Moonglow and Daniel]].
* TrueCompanions: Kalix, Daniel, Moonglow, Agrivex, Malverie, and Thrix eventually make a pretty good group despite a lot of TeethClenchedTeamwork along the way, as does Dominil with Beauty and Delicious.
* {{Tsundere}}: Kalix, she shifts from type A to type b over the course of the book.
* UndeadTaxExemption: The Fire Demons and centuries long lived werewolves can live and integrate just fine with human society, no questions asked.
* TheUnfavourite: Kalix. Although this seems to be changing a little by book two, but even then it is noted in narration her mother has pretty much given up on any sort of relationship.
* UnfazedEveryman: Daniel, see SpotOfTea for his default response to every situation.
* UnstoppableRage: Do not make Kalix angry. You won't like her when she's angry.
* UrbanFantasy: On a scale normally only seen in vampires ... [[FantasyKitchenSink who are conspicuously absent]].
* VillainExitStageLeft: [[spoiler:Distikka in ''Curse'' lets her lover face the music while she dissapears]].
* WaifFu: Kalix. Even her werewolf form is painfully thin.
* WeHaveBecomeComplacent
* WhatDidIDoLastNight: This question is asked by Thrix after a night of DrowningOurRomanticSorrows. The answer is, her sister's boyfriend.
* {{Yandere}}: Male version, Albermarle from book 2, an {{adorkable}} friendly comic-book {{Otaku}} who is also a creepy StalkerWithACrush on Dominil who just wants her to admit he was attractive at University (and that she stole his place on the quiz team), and then to humiliate and kill her.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Beauty and Delicious, though via hairdye
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Sarapen's spy and [[VampireWannabe werewolf wannabe]] Madrigal is [[GenreBlind surprised]] to find Sarapen pulling this one out the villain's handbook.
* YouAreNotAlone: A [[spoiler:Finnish]] werewolf is discovered near the end of Book 2 and is overjoyed to discover she is not the only one.

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