The Devil’s Shadow (Wild Beasts #4) by T. Birmingham was a unique, dark, suspenseful read, that had me flipping the pages.
Not my first read by this author, but it is my first read for this series, and for this authors paranormal books. I didn’t know what to expect, but man oh man, I will tell you that, no one will know what to expect. This book is fresh, original and downright epic. Also from what I have gathered in this book, it reads like a standalone, but I did at times not get past references, so I suggest reading the first three books. Something that I will be definitely doing.
This story is more then multi layered, it’s hard core complex, engaging and has this dark mystery, that overlaps an endearing love story. This is all piled on top of just as complex, well rounded, 3D characters, that make you feel like you’ve known them all your life, but still can’t figure them out. They pull you in, mess with your heart, then just before crushing it, smile like a long lost friend. Like wow, I don’t think I have read such a book, that has cause such a intense reaction before.
To tell the truth I can go on and on, but I’m going to leave you here, with my spoiler free super high recommendation and my stamp of approval. I promise you will not be disappointed in this hidden gem of a book.
-Review by @eawalsh