Monday, November 5, 2012

Shifting by Bethany Wiggins

Summary:(from goodreads) After bouncing from foster home to foster home, Magdalene Mae is transferred to what should be her last foster home in the tiny town of Silver City, New Mexico. Now that she's eighteen and has only a year left in high school, she's determined to stay out of trouble and just be normal. Agreeing to go to the prom with Bridger O'Connell is a good first step. Fitting in has never been her strong suit, but it's not for the reasons most people would expect-it all has to do with the deep secret that she is a shape shifter. But even in her new home danger lurks, waiting in the shadows to pounce. They are the Skinwalkers of Navajo legend, who have traded their souls to become the animal whose skin they wear-and Maggie is their next target. Full of romance, mysticism, and intrigue, this dark take on Navajo legend will haunt readers to the final page. 
Review: I thought this book was just ok. I thought the plot was a little bit slow in the beginning and it took to long for the paranormal elements to be discussed. Towards the end things started to get more exciting but I think it could have been made a little shorter. After a while the paranormal parts of the book seemed to get a little bit repetitive. However, I did think the paranormal aspects were done really well. the concept of shape shifters was used really well in this story along with Navajo legends being tied in. The characters in it were believable although I thought they started to get a little bit annoying after a while. I'm also pretty sure that this book is a standalone, which I liked about it. It was nice to have everything all wrapped up in one book, which doesn't happen very often with paranormal books. Overall, I this was a good book and I know lots of people will enjoy it.

No comments:

Post a Comment