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Devil’s Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5) by T. Birmingham – Review by Carrie Reed

Devil's Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5)Devil’s Backbone by T. Birmingham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Devil’s Backbone by T. Birmingham
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

What a great read. The characters were all fantastically written, the story line, interesting and entertaining and the fantastical world they live in, wonderful.

Tess and Ben are such a great couple. She is self conscious about her appearance because of scars she receives from her family years prior. Tess is a strong, courageous woman but a little on the shy side. I feel like she doesn’t think she is an asset to anyone in her life, but in reality everyone loves her and appreciates all that she does at The Lodge and Ben thinks she is beautiful regardless of her appearance and wants to be with her.

It is aggravating that Ben doesn’t just fess up and tell Tess his feelings until he is pushed to when he has to move back “home” to protect the people of the Lodge, especially Tess. It is a relief when the two finally share their attraction and feelings for one another and team up to find the murderer.

This is a good read, I enjoyed the action and the love connection between the two main characters. I would definitely recommend this book to any paranormal lover. This book can be read as a stand alone, but why would you when the other books in the series are fantastic as well?

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Devil’s Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5) by T. Birmingham – Review by Emily Walsh

Devil's Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5)Devil’s Backbone
By: T. Birmingham
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

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.

Happy Reading

-Review by @eawalsh

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Devil’s Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5) by T. Birmingham – Review by Debi Kircher

Devil's Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5)Devil’s Backbone by T. Birmingham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Devil’s Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5) by T. Birmingham

5 Stars

Ok so I’ll start this with how much I love this author and this series, but this one in some ways is not my favorite so far…I’m not sure what it was, I can’t put my finger on why it felt different but I wasn’t as hooked on this one as I have been the others. Now in saying that, I loved Loved Loved the characters in this book. Tess had been through H*** in her life and watching her come through that because of the love of a good man who also had his own demons to fight was awesome.

I loved Todd, and he made me smile often, and I loved that the ongoing story still continues and can not wait for more of what is happening, the twists and turns are always placed perfectly and I love that all my favorite characters from earlier books are still mentioned and always there.

Can not wait to see how this author takes this story next and I’ll be the first in line to read more.

Review by @debikircher

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Devil’s Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5) by T. Birmingham – Review by Erica Fish

Devil's Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5)Devil’s Backbone by T. Birmingham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Devil’s Backbone is the fifth book in the Wild Beasts series by T. Birmingham. This story can be a stand alone story but it is recommended that you read the other books in order. This will give you more insight to the characters and give meaning to what is going on in this particular story. Devil’s Backbone is a paranormal fantasy romance with some mystery mixed into the fold. Tess and Ben are the main characters who are fated mates. Tess has been having some weird scents around here. It is as if she is smelling body parts that is showing up out of nowhere. In the meantime Ben is coming around as well. Ben needs to get Tess to look at him in a different way and not as a bad guy. Another thing about T. Birmingham I love is the way she lays roots that intervenes with the characters which makes me feel closer to Jess and Ben. Will Jess and Ben figure everything out or will it push them apart? Only the book will tell you. .

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Devil’s Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5) by T. Birmingham – Review by Sue Kemp

Devil's Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5)Devil’s Backbone by T. Birmingham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Devil’s Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5)
By T. Birmingham

Devil’s Backbone is the fifth book in the Wild Beasts series by T. Birmingham. Ok so far this has been an awesome series, but on saying that I don’t think this book is as good as what the others have been. Probably needed a little more interaction with the characters of the book. However, I did like the main characters in this book. So, this book centres around Ben and Tess.
Ben:
Is the strong one that sees it as his thing to keep everyone together. But what is going on that he now starts to feel rather unsettled? There are missing people and their cases are popping up constantly.
Tess:
Has been hiding from other people for as long as she can remember, these people were meant to be the ones that loved her. So, because of the life she has led she turns to books for comfort.
As with the other books in this series there is a lot action, but like I mentioned before with more interaction between the characters, I feel the storyline would have been better. However, you would be crazy if you miss this series.

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Devil’s Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5) by T. Birmingham – Review by Jana Teppih

Devil's Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5)Devil’s Backbone by T. Birmingham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Devil’s Backbone is the fifth book in T. Birmingham’s Wild Beast series that is filled with action, danger, mystery, suspense, magic … everything that one superb paranormal romance needs to have! I know that some say that you could read each book as a standalone but I have read them in the order and as you meet the leads of different books again in the other ones, there is a lot of backstory and information that is in each of the books (not repeating) then it is in your own best interest to be familiar with them to fully enjoy the series!
Devil’s Backbone is the story of Tess Thompson, our shut down kind and caring Tess who also has a unique genetic traits, and Benjamin Oliver, our ultimate protector! Like all the other books, Devil’s Backbone is so multi-layered and intricate so you better really pay attention as the story is intense and the writer goes straight to the point! I was rooting for Tess and Ben from the first moment and I was wishing for a happy ending but nothing comes easy so be prepared for one heck of a ride! I am really happy that there will be more stories in this mindbending series!

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Devil’s Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5) by T. Birmingham – Review by Angela Hayes

Devil's Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5)Devil’s Backbone by T. Birmingham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

The Devil’s Backbone is the fifth book in the Wild Beasts Series by T. Birmingham. It is a fantastic paranormal romance with lots of action, danger, drama, emotion, mystery, suspense, shifters, Gods, magic, second chances, and self-discovery. As I have said before through this superb series, I love the way Ms. Birmingham builds the tension and adds a mysteriousness, and suspense to her books. And as I have come to expect from her, she had me on the edge of my seat, anxiously reading to discover where the story would lead.
This book could be read as a standalone, but I don’t recommend it. If you haven’t read the other books, I strongly suggest that you do- because there’s so much back story, character introductions, and other relevant information contained in those books- and having all that information on board will greatly enhance your overall reading experience of not only this book, but the series as a whole.
As with the other books in this series, this has a complex, multi-layered storyline- which Ms. Birmingham has masterfully woven into a quite an engrossing read.
This story focuses on Tess Thompson and Benjamin Oliver- although characters we’ve met in previous book/s also make appearances. I really enjoyed following along on their ‘adventure’- finding out all about them, and what got them to this point. I really felt for Tess and what she’d been through. All that pain and suffering at the hands of the people who were meant to love and protect her. But even after everything she’d been through, and taking her unique genetic traits into account, she didn’t like to see people suffer, and was still kind and caring. But, she’d kind of shut down, wasn’t ‘really’ living- just making the motions really- never revealing her true self, or letting others get too ‘close’. She had a few friends- James (The Lodge leader), Devon (her former student), Annie (an Other), and Ben (a previous resident and trainer at The Lodge)- but even with them she never gave herself completely. This story allows us to see her struggles, what she had endured, and the self-realization and discovery she goes through. She’s a really special character, and was really easy to get emotionally invested in. Add Ben to the mix and I was hooked. I was rooting for them the whole way through. And that ending! I hope that was setting us up for the next book!!
The world-building, legend, and lore was incredibly well done, superbly developed- and entirely believable. The characters are extremely interesting, endearing, and fully developed. There were a lot of emotional factors to this story- moments of extreme heartbreak, as well as other moments that were truly heartfelt, tender, and touching.
My favourite of the series so far. I can’t wait for “Devil May Care” (Book #6).

Thank you, Ms. Birmingham!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Devil’s Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5) by T. Birmingham – Review by Michelle Austin

Devil's Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5)Devil’s Backbone by T. Birmingham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Devil’s Backbone was a good 4 star read and book 5 in the Wild Beasts series.

This is Tess and Ben’s story. I was pulled in right from the beginning.
Tess’s childhood wasn’t great, her parents experimented on her quite often. When she finally got away she lived with her pet lizard staying away from others as much as she could. When she makes a discovery, it’s something than sends her spiraling into fear.

Ben is a protector and has been sent to investigate the murders and missing persons cases. Tess ends up helping Ben and they start to grow closer. Can they discover who the killer is? Can they find a HEA with each other?

There are some very interesting secondary characters that added a great element to the story. I really liked Ben and Tess, they were good for each other. We get some hot and steamy and edge of your seat moments, action and so much more. If you’re looking for a great paranormal series to read this is the one for you. 1-click and get started today.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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Devil’s Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5) by T. Birmingham – Review by Maura Harper

Devil's Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5)Devil’s Backbone by T. Birmingham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“It is when you stepped outside that safe world you’d created, into other’s perspectives, that the world became askew…”

The fifth book in the series, this paranormal fantasy can be read as a stand-alone. It is one of the shorter books in the series and gets right to the point.

It’s a complex tale and I think all of the main points of the story are explained in a quick and detailed manner so there is very little confusion as to who is who and what role they play. There are a few times that I found myself wondering if something came from one of the previous stories (which I’ve read).

The author’s writing is very descriptive and I am always able to play the movie in my head as I read along. There is a lot of symbolism in this story that at times I found reassuring and other times frightening. No matter my underlying feelings, overall there was always pleasure at what I was reading.

The way this book is formatted with sections and chapter headings was as intriguing as the story. The metaphors made what was about to happen an interesting twist to the read.

I’ve really enjoyed reading this entire series and based on the epilogue, the enjoyment is going to continue.

Review by @mauraharper

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Devil’s Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5) By T. Birmingham – Review By Stacey Baxter

Devil's Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5)Devil’s Backbone by T. Birmingham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a fantastic novel i wasn’t at all shocked that the storyline was so engaging and captivating as the author hasn’t ever disappointed me in the past so i knew as soon as i read the first page I was a goner again. What i love is how i got completely enthralled and lost in the storylines world it was an amazing adventure to be taken on. There was enough romance, suspense , mystery and paranormal to keep your interest throughout and also keeps you on your toes. It’s safe to say once i started i couldn’t pull myself away i was eager what was going to happen next!

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