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The Shifter

(The Shifter Extraordinaire #1)

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At the Institute for Dimensional Studies, shifters learn how to transcend space and time in order to fight supernatural threats. Insecure, awkward, and frizzy, fourteen-year-old Faedra Madison Mae has little to offer except for this one ability. As Faedra hones her talent, she becomes increasingly entangled in her training and longs for the time when her life was still her ...more
Paperback, 424 pages
Published March 4th 2014 by Archway Publishing
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Zoeytron
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Situated on a remote island in the middle of the Pacific is a very special facility, the Institute for Dimensional Studies. Cloaked in secrecy, the site provides specialized training for those who are dimensionally gifted. Make no mistake, the pupils here may be young, but they are far from powerless. They are shifters, and they are learning how to torque and perfect their special powers in order to defy time and space.

Smarter and more complex than other YA novels I have read, this one has the
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Claire
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have had such a great time reading and re-reading this book over and over again. There is a complexity to this book that I love. The way that the author brings math into the book I found enjoyable, and I do not find math fun. Not only is there an analytically side to this book but a different take on a romantic one. The author makes the characters so relatable in the way that they are presented in the beginning of book. I love this book so much and can't wait for the second one to come out.
Kimzey
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads, owned
I received the Shifter from the GoodReads giveaway. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was really excited to read this book and it did not let me down. I did get somewhat annoyed in the beginning by Faedra, nor did I see the selfishness that was used to describe her. I do love the new and different look on the romance. I cannot wait until the second book comes out, I really started procrastinating towards the end so the book did not finish! In the last 10 or so chapters I was completely in shock ...more
Katie
Aug 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
I won this book in a First Reads giveaway and I'm so glad I did because I loved this book!

This book made me laugh out-loud sometimes when characters would make jokes, I hardly ever do that! I really enjoyed reading this book, the chapters were short and it was pretty fast-paced. The plot was so interesting and as were the characters.

I really enjoyed the fact that I could relate to Faedra in some aspects, like her insecurities and having to perform or talk around big groups. Faedra character had
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Chloe Wisely
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as part of a Goodreads First read Giveaway. I loved the whole theme of the book and the way it was presented, I struggled to put it down. The though that was out into the relationships between Faedra and the other characters, especially Nic, was deep. This also made the book that much better to read because I felt like I could connect in one way or another to how Faedra felt towards people and their actions. I would definitely recommend reading if your looking for something ...more
Jessica
Jun 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
After finishing “The Shifter” book on my Kindle, I deliberately went and bought this book in hardcover.
HARDCOVER.
We all know that non-flimsy covers cost capital-m Money, so that should tell you just how much I loved this book.

Personally, I love a good spoiler, but I know other people commit murder over things like that, so I’ll just do a short character assessment.
Let me just say that I will support any heroine who can be depended upon to jump people and throw sudden, vicious punches without wa
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Sarah Ridgeway
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the goodreads giveaway and am so glad I did. It is an excellent read, well written and an original idea. I thought it made a refreshing change from a lot of young adult books at the moment. It really got my brain firing and can't wait to read the sequel. If you have liked The Maze Runner by James Dashner or The Maximum Ride series by James Patterson you will love this!
Beth
Jun 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At first I couldn't stand the main character but it just adds to the development you get to see her go through.
I never knew what was going to happen and that made it a hard book to put down. Hopefully there will be a second book.
I would definitely recommend this book!
Amanda Stockwell
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful. Energetic. Romantic without cliches. I could read this book over and over again.
Tammy
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I hope there will be a sequel soon.
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Mathematician and writer, Chris T. Acadian, has been trapped in the fourth dimension for a long time. A professional dabbler, Acadian is a sucker for anything new, be it mountain climbing or oil painting. Acadian has also dabbled in several mathematical careers, such as actuary, educator, editor, and researcher. THE SHIFTER is Acadian’s first book.

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