Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Morph (Gate Shifter Book One) by JC Andrijeski

Science Fiction 

From Goodreads:

Dakota Reyes, a twenty-something private eye who specializes in what she calls ‘hard-to-prosecute’ cases, finds herself in a dark alley one night, about to end up dead at the hands of a young Ted Bundy in training...that is, until a lost, shape-shifting alien named Nihkil rescues her, and inadvertently takes her home with him. The problem is, his home is in a different dimension, and Dakota has no clue how to get back to Seattle, or Earth, or even her own time period. She finds herself bound to her rescuer, Nihkil, through his ‘lock,’ a quasi-biological structure that controls whether he can shape-shift, among other things, which he needs to be able to do in order to get her back home. Only Dakota has no idea how to open Nik’s lock, and the longer she spends in his world, the more forces begin to align against them, trying to prevent her from getting home.

The Morph has a lot going for it.  There is world building, character development, and a lot of description.  What it lacked was a plot that made sense.  I was as lost as Dakota as I read.  That did not stop me from continuing in the hope that I would understand what the lock was and how Dakota could use it.  There are hints scattered throughout the book but each left both Dakota and I needing more.  The ending was unexpected and while it did bring Dakota and Nik where they wanted to be it left a lot unresolved. 

I will be looking for the next book to see if my questions are answered.

White Sun Press published The Morph by JC Andrijeski in 2013.

I received a free ARC of The Morph from Netgalley in return for a honest review.

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