Series: The Shadow & Ink Series #2
Author: Nikki Rae
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 14 December 2023
Plunged into darkness after an eerie ritual, Corbin finds herself torn between the reality of her life with her mother and the nights she spends with Six. Even though she wakes alone every morning, the nights they spend together are worth it. Suspicion and unease surround her, drawing Jordan closer and closer while Six disappears deeper into the shadows.
Obsessed, Corbin sketches only him. As his monstrous image becomes clearer, etched in ink and gold, the pair and Jordan are enticed into a sensual world meant to feed him.
Six is reluctantly forthcoming with information about his origins and the mystical connection between the three of them. He has no control and little concern for the human world he affects with his mere presence—even when no one can stop the consequences.
Some cycles repeat for a reason, but is this one worth fulfilling?
Genre: Dark Paranormal Monster Romance
Tropes: (short list): Enemies to lovers, sapphic best friends to lovers, why choose, monster imaginary friend, artist meets creation, some horror elements, slow burn, shadow play, size difference, fated mates; mf, mff, ff scenes.
Trigger Warnings: mentions of SA, generational trauma, hallucinations, mental disorders, "Mommy" issues, Daddy issues, kn!fe play, bl00d play, tent@cle play, depictions of depression, squ!rting, su!cide/blood pacts, creepy crawlies like snakes & insects.
This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Nikki Rae!
Slither is the second book in The Shadow & Ink series and continues the story of Corbin, Six and Jordan
As some of you may know, Nikki Rae is one of my favourite indie authors because I love her dark and unique writing style. I really loved the original The Shadow & Ink books that were published in 2016, and I'm so happy that Nikki Rae decided to rewrite this series. The Shadow & Ink series deserves all the love and attention because this story is so interesting and unique, and you cannot not fall in love with the characters!
Slither continues the story of Shudder, the first book in the series. Corbin is trying to figure everything out about Six, what is he, what does he do, what does he need, ... And Jordan, Corbin's best friend, is there to help her. I really loved Corbin, Six and Jordan, I loved their history, their current relationships and just everything about them! I cannot find the words to describe these three characters, I just know that I loved reading their story, and that it was painful when I read the last page of Slither!
Nikki Rae did such an amazing job with this book. The story and characters are so addictive, you want to know what's going to happen to them and if they get their happily ever after or not... I'm really looking forward to the next book in The Shadow & Ink series, I hope it comes out soon! If you're looking for a unique and dark Paranormal Romance with M/F and F/F, then I highly suggest The Shadow & Ink series!