Monday, 22 December 2014
Review: No Such Thing as Werewolves
No Such Thing as Werewolves by Chris Fox
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I received a free copy of No Such Thing as Werewolves via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
No Such Thing as Werewolves is an extremely clever novel with a very unique and impressive plot, delivered at a gripping pace that will have you hooked from start to finish.
I found myself thinking many times while reading how impressed I was with how the plot was progressing and the way everything was tying together. This novel totally grabbed me and didn't let go, I didn't want it to finish and upon finishing I immediately wanted more. So much happens between the pages of this book and I honestly had no idea where the story was going to go, it wasn't even slightly predictable. It's a very mixed genre with everything from horror, to thriller, to sci fi, to mystery, really it's got it all and it works, boy does it work. It's non stop action right from the start and it doesn't let up right till the last page.
The character development was great, the back story and the progression of the characters really fleshed them out and made them all stand out. The dialogue was well done and I enjoyed the interaction between the characters. The writing style, well lets just say that I'm not a huge fan of stories with military and gun talk etc but I was totally hooked in this case, that says a lot about how well the author told the story and kept me turning those pages. The mythology, history, back story, plot, everything really, was fascinating and really made the book one that stood out for me. I honestly don't think I could write a review that would do this book justice.
That cliffhanger though, it killed me. I hate cliffhangers, I really do but in this case I get it, it's a long book and you can't put everything in and believe me there's a lot in this book but it's not complicated, it's cleverly done and easy to follow.
I believe this is the authors first full length novel and wow, just wow. For someone to turn out a book as unique, well paced and with such a well developed, researched and thought out plot, I'm impressed. I kept pausing while reading and finding myself actually in awe of how well everything linked together.
No Such Thing as Werewolves will appeal to fans of almost every genre and I highly recommend giving this one a read. I have said I'm impressed and enjoyed it but I can't say it enough, really I'm impressed and loved every minute of it! I need more, I'm dying to know what happens next.
An easy 5 stars, I would give more if I could.
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