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Recovered

(The Shapeshifters' Library #3)

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4.10  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  19 reviews
"A fantastic novel" --Midwest Book Review

"From the award-winning author of THE SHAPESHIFTERS' LIBRARY series, RELEASED and RETRIEVED, comes the long awaited third installment!"

Bliss D. Light was just an ordinary children's librarian until one day she discovered she could grow a tail. Now her life is filled with more magic than any of the fairy tales she tells the children
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Paperback, 264 pages
Published July 7th 2013 by Blue Merle Publishing
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Teddy
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
I don’t read novels with shapeshifters very often but ‘Recovered’ makes me think perhaps I should! I tend to stick with more serious books however; my mood tends to get dark at times. I think reading more fun novels like this would brighten my mood. ‘Recovered’ made me laugh and smile a lot!

Librarian, Bliss D. Light comes to realize she sometimes becomes a dog. Yes, the kind with four legs and a tale, a greyhound, in fact. J Thus begins her adventure with her friend Harry, a werewolf/dog-shifter
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Clare O'Beara
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In this horribly plausible version of our modern world, the dog shapeshifters love books and work in libraries, while the werewolves try to burn books. So a political campaign to create employment and remove a nuisance by hiring a million dog-catchers and running a free spay-neuter programme to reduce dog numbers, just has to originate with werewolves. The evil genius Sybilla has plans to take the dog reduction a step further, in order to wipe out dog-shifters, but first the werewolf family has ...more
Autumn Is Azathoth
2/06/17 (blog tour)

Review of RECOVERED by Amber Polo
[The Shapeshifters Library #3]

RECOVERED is a doggily-licious, dog-delightful story, and I can't wait to read this entertaining and imaginative series in full. In Southern Ohio, there is a pack of dog shifter Librarians (yes, you read that accurately), most of whom are late-in-life shifters, and other Librarians who are shifter friends. This small community also houses a more aggressive and generally unfriendly werewolf pack. The Dog shifters a
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Oliver Michael
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those going through hard times,
The review of the book RECOVERED by Amber Polo
(The Shapeshifters' Library, #3)

This book is an interesting book to read. It started with Bliss being almost captured and Harry the wolf coming to her aide, it starts with the kind of “hero” feeling which captivates one to want to read further.

Bliss, the dog shape shifter, loves books a lot and works in a library. While Harry the werewolf, a former book burner held back the growth of the shifters library for a very long time, undergoes a great chang
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Mike Bove
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
BLISSFULLY DELIGHTFUL.

I had read "Released, The Shapeshifters' Library #1" after enjoying Amber Polo's writing in other genres -Mystery, Romance, and Self-help.
Paranormal and Fantasy are not my usual reading choices, but, I enjoyed it so much, I wanted more.
Book #2, "Retrieved" did not disappoint, so I grabbed "Recovered" #3 in the Shapeshifters' Library as soon as it came out.

I can say "blissfully delightful" because I am one of the first to offer a review of "Recovered."
Bliss D. Light is th
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Sue Marie
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In book 3 of The Shapeshifters Library, we find beautiful Bliss D. Light as the librarian for the children. Bliss decides that she must set off to locate an ancient library in danger of being destroyed by evil wolves. Harry, Blisses self appointed protector and wolf shifter, refuses to let her go off alone. This book is one I thought sounded interesting when I posted it on my blog. After having read it, I am now caught in this series and will most definitely looking into picking up the rest in t ...more
Bookgirl86
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"I absolutely could not put this book down. When I first started reading it I was a bit confused.
Of course I did that thing once again where I pick up a book halfway into the series and get surprised when all of the characters seem oddly fleshed out already. But this book brought me in from the first page and made me go back and read the first two as well.

The main character, Bliss is a children's librarian who occasionally—in her off hours, of course-- shifts into the form of a dog. A greyhoun
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Kristin
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I learned one thing about myself as a reader that I hadn't experienced before reading this book. I don't like shifters who are able to talk as a human while in their animal form. It seems too fanciful for me. That fact in itself is the only bad thing I can find about this book.
The book itself can be read as a standalone, I didn't feel too out of the loop even though this is the third book in a series. There was enough of the backs
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Susan
Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dogs
Do you love the Harry Potter series? Enjoy a bit of fantasy? Love dogs? Then you need to fetch Recovered by Amber Polo. You're in for a real treat!

Recovered is the third book in Polo's Shapeshifters' Library, a delightful dog adventure series. Bibliophiles will be charmed by the "Dewey-speak." Dog lovers will find new beloved canine characters.

I laughed, as well as trembled with fear for Bliss and Harry. I also marveled at the imagination of Polo. It didn't take me long to be fully immersed in h
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Lynn Smith
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 stars



Bliss in the children's librarian at the Shipsfeather Public Library. She is also a dog shifter. A greyhound to be more exact. Her boyfriend Harry a werewolf was in love with Bliss. She had taught him so much. On his way to meet Bliss he hears her calling for help. She was being restrained by what looked like dogcatchers. This leads up to Harry and Bliss going on a quest to save an Lost Library of the ancients from destruction.

This is the third book in the series and can be read as a st
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Danielle Smiley
A novel like RECOVERED elicits a happy sigh from me. This is the type of book you want to curl up to read by the fire with a cup of hot tea on a rainy day. It's exciting, engrossing and has the sweetest of romances. I've really enjoyed all of the Shapeshiters' Library books, but RECOVERED is my favorite!

RECOVERED has a National Treasure (love that movie!) vibe with mystery and adventure at it's core. There's a race to discover a long-lost treasure which existence has been disputed, and woven in
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Christy
Jan 25, 2014 rated it liked it
This book has some great things going for it. 1.It's for sure YA which is something I love to read. 2. It paranormal with werewolves, dog-shifters, a mention of a half vampire, and a druid queen. It is a good fast pace read, that seems to be part of a bigger story line, while still able to work as a stand alone. Bliss Light at times is so perfect that it made me hard to connect to her and that is part of why this book is 3 stars. Another reason is the book is filled with repeated information tha ...more
Lita Acevedo
This book seemed a slow at first but eventually picked up. I liked it. It was sweet but somewhat predictable. The ending seemed a bit rushed.
United Indie Book Blog
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review by Laura
This is an unusual book. I had never read a dog shape shifter story before.
It took a little getting used to at first. But I really like Bliss. She and Harry went through quite a bit to find the ancient library. There was a lot of suspense as Harry's ex-wife, Sybilla, was on their trail. It kept me on the edge of my seat. I enjoyed this story. It can be a stand alone book even though it is in a series. The former characters are explained well.
*** I was given this book as a gift in
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Laura
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is an unusual book. I had never read a dog shape shifter story before. It took a little getting used to at first. But I really like Bliss. She and Harry went through quite a bit to find the ancient library. There was a lot of suspense as Harry's ex-wife, Sybilla, was on their trail. It kept me on the edge of my seat. I enjoyed this story. It can be a stand alone book even though it is in a series. The former characters are explained well.
*** I was given this book as a gift in exchange for m
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InD'tale Magazine
The third book in The Shapeshifters' Library series, “Recovered” has an intriguing plot with great characters and lots of action.

Read full review in the 2013 Dec/Jan Holiday issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Kaley
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Apr 19, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Rickie
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An absolutely wonderful read of whimsy and fantasy that even the jaded would enjoy. The idea of late in life shifters that are there for the furrbabies and these characters are well developed within their roles through the story. Of course there always has to be an evil element, but they only add to the story’s suspense. I truly loved this read and would read Polo again down the road. Nope….all I’m saying as I don’t want to add spoilers for those who haven’t had a chance to read for themselves. ...more
Jessica Bronder
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This world is a battle between werewolves and dog shifters. The dog shifters are those that promote reading and education where the werewolves are wild and crave power. This story is about Sybilla Dinzelbacher Romano who is smarting from being defeated by a dog shifter. Sybilla has a plan to increase dog catchers, offer free neutering and spaying, and create dog fighting areas. The plan is to remove the dog from the country.

Bliss D. Light is a librarian that is in for a surprise when she changes
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Amber Polo’s lifelong love of libraries and dogs led to a fascination with lost ancient libraries and curiosity about why werewolves outnumbered dog-shifters in literature and inspired her urban fantasy series The Shapeshifters Library.

The mystical side of Sedona became the comic paranormal setting for Hearts in the Vortex. One day a plane flew past her office window and she turned her pen to her
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Other books in the series

The Shapeshifters' Library (4 books)
  • Released (The Shapeshifters' Library, 1)
  • Retrieved (The Shapeshifters' Library #2)
  • Reprinted (The Shapeshifters' Library, #4)