The Nine, by Tate James | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my book review of

The Nine, by C.M. Stunich, and Tate James. 

The Nine is the first book in the Foxfire Burning trilogy.

Trigger Warnings: Blood, Sex Scenes, Attempted Murder, Abandonment Issues, Death of a Parent mention.

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38094530._SY475_-2Tricky, like a fox.
As a kitsune–a fox shifter–I have to be to survive.
Sometimes it seems like the whole world wants me dead.
Ironic, considering that’s my job–to kill people.

Thea Hunt, professional assassin at your service.
But that’s not my only vice.
I’m also attracted to the darkest denizens of the supernatural world, the men I should run from instead of fall for. Men like Mikhail, the leader of the assassins guild, Barrett, the local alpha wolf, and Nix, the skinwalking coyote that’s likely to bring the entire shifter community to their knees. And then there are my exes–Riot and Fin.

Somebody’s killing off old gods, stripping shifters of their ability to change. And a trapped shifter doesn’t last long without losing their mind. Nix knows; Mikhail wants me to kill him; Barrett wants me dead. Oh, and Riot and Fin are determined to make my life a living hell.

As the youngest kitsune to ever get nine tails, I should be able to trick my way out of this one, right?
Right?!

THE NINE is the first book in the FOXFIRE BURNING series. It is a full-length reverse harem urban fantasy/paranormal romance with a spunky kitsune (fox shifter) main character and her six love interests: a vampire, a werewolf, a coyote shifter, and a few mysteries. This book includes cursing, violence, steamy scenes, and a whole lot of magic.

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

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The Nine is one of the first Kitsune books I’ve actually finished reading. I was very excited when I came across Thea’s story. In fact, I almost started reading The Nine right away. I Could. Not. Wait.

Though I was excited to read The Nine, I didn’t know what to expect. So I didn’t expect anything aside from knowing that there were shifters included in this story. Yet I genuinely found that The Nine was interesting since I rarely have the joy of reading a story in which kitsune is involved.

Story is fast paced and frankly, it’s never dull either. I like how Thea is so sure she’s straight and then another character comes into the story, and then Thea is questioning her sexuality. I’m kind of obsessed about the fact that Thea has all of these lovers. 

Thea is badass, more prone to violence than she lets on, and, frankly, horny as fuck. LOL.

I love this first story but I’m not sure if I’m going to continue on with the rest of the trilogy… I’m going to have to read the synopsis for book two to know for sure. The feeling I had when I finished reading The Nine was something I did not desire, so yes, I’m mildly curious about what happens in the second book. I just have absolutely idea if it’s worth reading. 

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Have you read The Nine? If so, what did you think of it? — Also, have you read any books that involve Kistune? If you have, please recommend them to me. 

Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!
Adele

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