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Shifted Perspective (Tails of Change #1)

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Caleb Byrne is a bright high school senior who has enough to deal with between college choices, taking care of his single dad, and dealing with his headstrong girlfriend Joanna and an eccentric set of cousins in California. He was managing to get by until the day he woke up a Cocker Spaniel. Even if it only happens monthly and is more embarrassing than painful, the so-call ...more
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Published August 28th 2012 by J. Bridger
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Natasja
Shifted Perspective by J. Bridger was a very entertaining debut novel. I was asked by this author for an honest review and when I read the book description I thought it was interesting.

Caleb is a young man who wakes up one morning to discover that he is in dog form. It appears he is from a shifter family and apparently can shift into a dog. Caleb’s mother left him and his father six years ago and never bothers to tell them that she is from a canine shifter family. Because Caleb never showed any
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Jessica Knauss
I was first attracted to this story because, unlike most fantasies in which people can change into animals, this one is told from the perspective of someone who is not the top dog -- literally. Caleb is a late bloomer who only discovers his shifting ability in his last year of high school. Such a special power doesn't thrill him because he doesn't turn into a cool werewolf or a panther or an eagle or something fierce, but a Cocker Spaniel. It turns out that his shifter relatives also look down o ...more
Jessica  `~Blahyze~`
I like the idea of this read, I have never heard of a plot similar to this one before and it intrigued me right from the get go. The first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a shifter is something bad-ass like a werewolf, not so much a cute and cuddly dog. It was neat when Samson the family dog started communicating with Caleb, he had a bit of a sense of humour that dog as well, it added a fun element to the story.

I didn’t particularly care much for a few of the female characters, I
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Nada
Shifters Perspective is what the title says. It is a story of a newly late shifted shifter who shifts into a cute little curry Cocker Spaniel. Caleb is 18 and is considered a runt to his shifters family because he shifted late. It is a fictional book that basically speaks about Were-dogs and how Caleb deals with his new life as a shifter.

When I first saw read the synopsis of this book, I didn't know what to expect. It was different and to be honest I kind of giggled when read it, because I didn
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Amie McCracken
Shifted Perspective by J. Bridger is about a werewolf, but he's really only a were-spaniel. When Caleb suddenly turns into a Cocker Spaniel once a month, he and his father don't know what to do. Until they find out that his mother's side of the family all do it too.

The characterization in this book was wonderful. From the very beginning I loved everyone. They are all very authentic and complex. The beginning has this great little twist, and as the story progresses it just moves in ways that aren
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Susan
I’m going to let you in on a little secret:

This book is so not me: No sex, little violence, like 3 cuss words, high cuteness factor. And I LOVED every minute of it.

But I am not going to beat myself up over that. No, instead I am going to tell you all why J. Bridger is now on my watch list. If she is this good a writer now, imagine what she can do in the next few years.

This book was a fast-paced, fun read full of humor and wit. I read it in three nights, the last night reading over half the book.
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Melissa
This review was originally posted on Melissa's Midnight Musings on November 29, 2012.

This is an interesting take on shape shifting. I don't think I've ever read a story where the main character shifted into a cocker spaniel. I have to admit that at first I thought this was really strange. I just couldn't wrap my head around shifting into a dog. I know that werewolves aren't that far of a stretch, but a cocker spaniel was just...different.

I was slightly disappointed that there wasn't more backsto
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Sandra (Rather Barefoot than Bookless)
This book was just not my cup of tea and it fell flat for me. The reason that I accepted this review request was because I read the blurb and thought it was interesting and different to what i´m usually reading. Sometimes everyone needs something new. This review is really hard for me to write since I feel so bad about giving this book such a bad rating, but I always give my honest opinion so here it goes.

The charachters overall was good and the story was well written and it was kind of funny wi
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Maghon Thomas
k, first, I gotta say the main character is the CUTEST shifter EVER!!! Umm, I wouldn’t chose a cocker spaniel, but they are still so cute! LOL! This is a special kind of story. I am calling it cute, because it is, but not like reading a 5 year old’s book. It’s got some romantic sides, some mystery, and even some action I am trying hard to think of how to review without being spoilery… Ever have this issue? I want to tell you “this”, but then I’d give something major away so I will talk about thi ...more
Sarah
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to J. Bridger.)
Caleb thinks that the most he has to worry about is tuition, and leaving his dad on his own when he gets an early admissions letter to Duke University to study engineering. That’s until he wakes up naked in the basement one morning.
No knowing what’s going on, he thinks he must have started sleep-walking, but nothing prepares him for the morning he wakes up to find that he isn’t himself at al
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Lianne (The Towering Pile) Lavoie
Caleb is a senior in high school with a pretty normal life, when he wakes up one day as a Cocker Spaniel. He soon learns that it runs in the family; his mother was a carrier, and he is a runt (because he changed years later than normal). He goes to stay with his mom's side of the family in California, so he can become part of the pack and learn the ways of the shifters.

This was a neat spin on the usual shifter mythology. I love shifters, and the idea of there being a hierarchy based on the type
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Mandy Sickle
I received Shifted Perspective in return for an honest review from the author. Caleb has big plans for the future his toughest choice is choosing which college to attend. Suddenly everything changes and he wakes up a Cocker Spaniel, who happens to now be able to speak to his old blood hound Samson. Thankfully for him it only lasts one day and the first few times he can play it off to his dad that some stray dog must have gotten in but soon he's caught by his dad who helps him on his "puppy days" ...more
Anna Dye
Shifted Perspective is a clean and entertaining tale that will take the reader to a place with shape shifters that are not of the normal kind and many ways to get in trouble. It is a good story, well thought-out, a must for readers of any age. This read is a paranormal story full of werewolves, witches and dogs.
Caleb is a normal young adult who has just started his senior year in high school. That is until he starts to wake up naked in his house and can’t remember how he got there or why.
For Ch
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Angela
Kindle version free via author for honest review

The Goodreads summary was a great one, so I am not going to write my usual one just to repeat the above. I will jump right into what I thought about the book instead.

When I was contacted by the author to read this book I was totally sucked in by the summary. It sounded like such a different and interesting book I had to say I would read it. I was not disappointed. I found this book to be fast moving, interesting, and full of adventure and fun. I l
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Cherese A. Vines
Sep 14, 2012 Cherese A. Vines rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: werewolf,humor, older YA
Recommended to Cherese by: j. bridger
*A little bit of spoilers*
Shifted Perspective by J. Bridger is about eighteen-year-old Caleb Byrne. Everything is going well for his senior year of high school. He’s been accepted to his first choice college, Duke University. He has a great girlfriend who is going to college near his. And his father is supportive and actually pushing him out of the nest even though Caleb is concerned about his father being alone. Then he wakes up as a Cocker Spaniel. Well, he’s only a dog for one day out of the
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Kelly
I've come to realize that I have a very low tolerance for characters in books -- especially family members -- keeping information of the life-altering variety from our heroes. While part of me understands this from a storytelling point of view, the other part of me gets weirdly ragey and gives everyone the side eye. I did like that both Caleb and his father called his family on the information-hiding. I do understand that they kept the information from him because it was a sacred law that they w ...more
Monica
I enjoyed this book. It is fun, different, and interesting. It is well written and has some great twists and turns. I really liked the characters, especially Caleb, his dad, Joanna, and Penny. I thought it was rediculous that Caleb couldn't tell Joanna, and I hope he will in the next book. There is a big surprise at the end that makes you want to scream and then pick up the next book. There is some language and violence in this book, along with some innuendos, that make it inappropriate for youn ...more
Lisa
A good paranornmal fantasy for young adults (and not so young adults) with a touch of mystery thrown in. Not too gory or violent, which I liked. I really liked the protagonist Caleb as well, I think the author nailed a teenager going through "changes" really well. I enjoyed reading it.
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