Friday, September 28, 2012

Review of Shift by Elle Beauregard


When Leah’s inability to control her new-found skill nearly sends her into a full blown shifter-tantrum in front of the entire high school, even she has to admit that the last week of school is no place for a new shape-shifter.
Keeping her new, unpredictable shape-shifting skills a secret is paramount, so Leah agrees to spend her summer vacation with her eccentric Aunt Cecelia, a fellow shifter who lives in the deserts outside Tubac, Arizona. Begrudgingly at first, Leah learns what it means to be a shifter, discovering that, in nature, her kind is not as rare as she first thought. While coming to terms with her new identity and learning to control her skills, she meets the son of her Aunt Cecelia’s life-long friends. But Drake King is different from other boys, and not just because he is a shifter. When cornered by a pack of wild dogs one night in the unfamiliar desert, Drake reveals an additional, extraordinary gift that saves Leah’s life.
Amidst rumors of rogue shifters who have broken their oath and revealed themselves to the public—threatening the tenuous new life Leah has just begun to love—she and Drake embark upon a journey that will redefine them as individuals and forever solidify them as a pair.


Hmm...this was a very creative read.  The shifter concept was unique and different from anything else I have read.  This story gets an A for creativity.

I really enjoyed the characters and it was obvious the author took a lot of time developing them.  I loved the relationship between Leah and Drake.  The attraction they faced was realistic for teenagers and I liked that the author didn't gloss over it.

I did find the story a little slow at times.  It lagged after her trip began and I was a little bored before the pace picked back up.  It happens in most stories, so I wasn't too disappointed.

There are two more books in the series, Recast and Drift.  I am interested to see what is in store for them.  I recommend this read for young adults and new adults as well.  I give this book three glittery stars!

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