Meet shapeshifting skinwalker Jane Yellowrock in the first novel in the New York Times bestselling series that captures “the essence of urban fantasy” (SF Site).
Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind—a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a…
Shepherd is reader supported. We may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through links on our website. (learn more)
Why read it?
4 authors picked Skinwalker as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?
While this urban fantasy series isn’t Japanese per se, it’s full of realistic martial arts action. I love this series because of the unique mixture of concepts, and the well-imagined and likeable characters, even the bad guys. Jane Yellowrock is a shotgun-toting, motorbike riding, kick ass woman. She’s also a Cherokee Skinwalker (shapeshifter) and a security professional who works for vampire organizations to hunt down and kill their rogues; those who can't control themselves from biting humans. The books are set in modern New Orleans, which is quite an interesting location for me. I just don’t think you can get…
While she’s technically not a detective or a PI, Jane is a beast of an investigator. Literally. A skinwalker who hunts the things that go bump in the night, Jane’s animalistic abilities give her an edge over the competition. My background in Biology makes Jane’s shifting into various, highly dangerous animals fascinating to me. Plus, when she’s in human form, she’s a weapon-clad, 6’ woman on a Harley.
Jane’s own supernatural ability helps her survive the witches, werewolves, and vamps, but doesn’t help her solve the mysteries of her own origins as the last skinwalker on earth.
Our community of 6,000+ authors has personally recommended 10 books like Skinwalker.