I'm not sure that I can write a review that will do justice to this story. Initially, I thought this was going to be a book about zombies, but it turned out to be a new take on Shapeshifters. The story is captivating, full of twists and turns and near misses and evil and good and blood and gore and death and life. And if that isn't enough for you the characters suck you in and tie you up into little knots. Then there's the slow burn leading to almost-too-much hot, intense, I-must-have-you-now-or-die sex. Adrienne Wilder eluded to the possibility of this becoming a new series and I must say I second that plan 100%.
NoX was a mixture, a small dose, of "a companion to wolves" by Monette and Bear, and a stronger one of "sacrament" by Barker, some childish instances of Luca's, few absurdly sex scenes, and still I enjoyed it. Hey! NoX is by far better M/M novel than the Majority of this genre these days. This author is very promising. I'll read more of her books, and not on KU.
Very uniquely interesting take on a shifter mythos. I am super impressed. A bit too complex to really follow or understand the “science” created but that doesnt detract too much from the story. Personally I just got a vague hand wavy guess even after having nearly every other scene involve the scientist trying to explain something... again. It got very technical and incomprehensible. But its action packed and full of mysterious questions that apparently I will have to wait for a sequel in order to get answered. So I am equally annoyed and overjoyed!
Honestly if I could give this book more than 5 stars I would. This is a terrific book. Labeled as a shifter m/m romance it is really more of a detective/adventure story. So often I have read books that I can tell where they are going in the first few pages. This book kept me guessing and enthralled till the end. I can’t wait to read the sequel.