Skulk by Rosie Best
Published: October 1st 2013
When Meg witnesses the dying moments of a shapeshifting fox and is given a beautiful and powerful stone, her life changes forever. She is plunged into the dark world of the Skulk, a group of shapeshifting foxes.
As she learns about the other groups of shapeshifters that lurk around London – the Rabble, the Horde, the Cluster and the Conspiracy – she becomes aware of a deadly threat against all the shapeshifters.
They must put aside all their enmity and hostility and fight together to defeat it.
The synopsis had me cheering and excited to read this book. It was much better than I could have even dreamed it to be.
Rosie Best is an extraordinary talent. She has such a bold style of writing that I was completely enthralled with. She did an extraordinary job of capturing a world hidden within our own. See, I have already used extraordinary twice in this review, that shows something!The author clearly loved her characters and the world she built for them.
Skulk was such a refreshing take on the age-old story of shifters. The way the world of shifters connect and the structure within their society was dare I say, realistic. It was written so well you really had to question if you were reading fiction.
London served as the perfect setting for the world of Skulk. The detailed setting was rich and vivid. I loved the world just as much as I loved the characters. Most female protagonists are dull, Meg, however was great. I loved that she was a graffiti artist and networked with the London underground to connect with other graffiti artists. It was definitely an original concept, and very cool.I could gush about all the great things of this novel. Instead, I will simply say: read it. You won’t be disappointed.
I can’t wait to see what is in store for Rosie Best and these great characters.
Thank you, Strange Chemistry for the review copy.