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Body Thief (The Body #2)

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  52 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Shapeshifter Camille Solomon and XCEL agent Griffin Mercer learn to trust each other as they infiltrate a shifter faction in Las Vegas-only to find that their growing passion for each other puts their hearts and their lives in danger.
ebook, 336 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Berkley Books
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All Things Urban Fantasy
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BODY THIEF by C.J. Barry is the second book in The Body series which is a paranormal romance/science fiction mashup. Don’t let the science fiction part scare you off since the ‘aliens’ in this book are shapeshifters. Honestly apart from a few references to the Shifters home planet, you could really read this as a straight paranormal romance.

The writing and subtle worldbuilding is quite good. I picked up on a bit of an Alias vibe when it started out wit
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Catherine
*4.5 Stars*

This book had a weight to it that I wasn’t expecting. I guess I’ve come to associate shifter books in Paranormal Romance with mating games, dominance plays, and a group of badass guys running around sweeping women off their feet. There’s nothing wrong with that but I love when a book comes along and shakes things up for me. The shifters in this book don’t change into animals. They’re actually a group of aliens that have the ability to change their shape into any human whose DNA they h
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Ellie
Body Thief, The Body #2, by C.J. Barry
Grade: D

“You want me, but you hate yourself for it. You want your old life back, but you know it wasn’t much of a life. You don’t know where you fit in, and you’re too afraid to find out.”

Griffen Mercer had his life ruined by shapeshifters. His wife left him, his credit is ruined, his partner is dead and he was framed for the murder. As a shapeshifter hunter and one of the few humans that can identify and freeze a shifter, Mercer has gotten his old job back
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Bookaholics
Body Thief by C J Barry
Futuristic Paranormal Romance Nov. 1st, 2011
4 stars

C.J. Barry returns to her spectacular futuristic paranormal series with this second book that can easily be read by itself.

Camille Solomon is an alien shapeshifter scamming the casinos for money when she is approached by the government officials. They blackmail her to work for them and find other shifters. Although she does not want to betray her fellow shifters, her dying father is being held hostage and his only hope for
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Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Paranormal/Science Fiction

Body Thief is the second book in this series. Set in a near future Earth the Shifters have crash-landed and have no place else to go. Their home planet was rendered unlivable when an asteroid hit their moon. The survivors fled to a near by planet and were allowed to settle. They were never trusted and fled where the planet’s natives started hunting and killing any shifters they could find. Their name comes from their ability to use DNA to mimic the any human form. Like
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Crystal
3.5 actually. Because it's written as a standalone, it's a bit confusing after reading the previous book in the series. Set some 5 years later (apparently), with a whole new set of issues, and an equally whole new set of complications, I found myself picking up the previous book just to reassure myself that they really did only have a few things connecting them. Still interesting, but I'm still trying to picture a shifter in his/her primary form. And who told them they couldn't reproduce with hu ...more
Chadwick Saxelid
This review first appeared in the February 2012 issue of the Concordian.

Body Thief, the second book in C.J. Barry’s series about alien shape shifters and the human beings they fall in love with, is not only a fun and exciting read, but it is also a distinct improvement over the first book in the series, Body Master.

Barry’s story has all the elements one expects in a romance novel. A heroine that is both heart stopping gorgeous and strong willed, a brooding and tortured hero that also has the mus
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Rachell Nichole
Cam and Griffin are perfect for each other! Griffin was burned by a Shifter in the past, one that ruined his entire life and got him imprisoned. He holds a real grudge against this race of alien beings who have been chased off their last planet by systematic genocide. Cam is a hard-nosed cynic who believes in looking out for herself and her father, and no one else.
Together, they have to find a way to thwart an evil plan to kill Shifters everywhere, which also might just kill humans too.

This bo
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Chelsea
I thought the first book was way better than the second. I did however enjoy the two main characters in this book. The idea of the alien race taking over human bodies was great, and a whole new way to do paranormal. I would probably read more if it was more like the first book. I feel like there was something missing or a book in between the first and second that needed to have been written....
Catherine
I saw this book in the library, read the excerpt and figured what the hell... I'm glad I did it was and interesting read and also the fact that shifters were portrayed as aliens is one I haven't encountered before so I really enjoyed the fact that it was something different I was reading. Also the action and the chemistry between the characters was good.
Glenda Bettin
wow is this author wonderful, loved this book
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C.J. grew up reading science fiction novels, comic books, and her brother's Cracked magazines. In high school, a creative writing teacher told her she should be a writer, but she decided to go to college instead. In college, a writing professor told her she should be a writer, but she decided to be a computer programmer instead. A husband, a cat and two kids later, an adult education teacher told ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Body (2 books)
  • Body Master (The Body, #1)
Unearthed (UN-Forgettable, #1) Unmasked (UN-Forgettable, #4) Unraveled (UN-Forgettable, #2) Unleashed (UN-Forgettable, #3) Redemption (Soul, #1)

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