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Shift by Em Bailey
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Jan 08, 12

Read in January, 2012

My friend gave this book to me to read and I'll admit that I really didn't want to. I'm not usually into the whole vampire/werewolf/fallen angel/shapeshifter thing, but Em Bailey has somehow drawn me in with a rich, exciting, suspenseful plot that explores social and phsycological issues. It's absolutely amazing.

I really liked that this book isn't completely romantic. There's space allowed for romance while the plot continues to thrill the reader.

The ideas in this book were well thought out and keep the story in real-life context. One of my favourite ideas was that shapeshifters are parasites. It's such a fantastic, original idea that gave the mythical creature a purpose.

The real world issues this book explored also kept me reading. Olive Corbett's recovery from psychological issues makes her even more of a strong female protagonist. I'm in high school right now and I can relate to her issues with the more popular girls at school (Katie and her friends).

All in all, this book was a thrilling, amazing read. Five stars.
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