Devil’s Backbone (Wild Beasts #5) by T. Birmingham was a dark fantasy shifter read, that had me hooked from start to finish.
My first read by this author and for this series, I was hooked right from that chilling prolog. As the story moved forward I was drawn in deep by this authors steady writing and the stories darker tones. Though the pace isn’t fast, the writing pulls you in, and the intensities are spread out enough where you’re never bored and the bubbling romance keeps the reader engaged and hooked.
I have to say, this book is at the top of my, best reads so far this year, list. It has everything that I love about reading and about shifter romances. The MC’s aren’t your typical cookie cutter characters. They felt real, relatable, and the brokenness just adds to their realistic persona. Outside the the near perfect MC’s, the plot is building, multi layered and complex. It sets you up to something epic, and man it’s worth everything. I need to check out the other books in this series, because though this reads as a standalone, there are things that happen in the last books, that are referenced, and I need to read those scenes!
Overall this book is a must read, and I can’t stress enough how utterly outstanding this read is. This book gets my ultra stamp of approval and my golden recommendation.
-Review by @eawalsh