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Weeia #3

Unelmoija: The Spiritshifter

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Loi, an amplifier able to help young superhuman Weeia develop their abilities, is found dead of mysterious causes. Amy, like Loi, may be an amplifier. If she gets involved she might be next. Should she risk her life to help Weeia youth unlock their abilities?

In book three of the Weeia series, Unelmoija: The Spiritshifter, Amy’s courage is tested once again. Her boyfriend Duncan and the Youth for Change leaders want to find out why young Weeia have no abilities. Should Amy get involved? Is it the right thing to do?

They decide to bring Weeia youth to Miami so Amy can try to amplify their abilities without revealing her identity. Behind the scenes, powerful forces oppose her. Will Duncan, her sister Kat and their friends be able to protect her?

307 pages, ebook

First published June 27, 2014

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Elle Boca

10 books69 followers
Elle is the author of two urban fantasy series about superhumans called Weeia, the Unelmoija Series in Miami and the Marshals Series in Paris. Growing up the only child of a monkey mother and a rabbit father she learned to keep herself entertained and spend time reading. Elle makes her home with her king cat husband in South Florida.

Published ebooks and print books include

Weeia books

Unelmoija Series

Unelmoija: The Dreamshifter
Unelmoija: The Mindshifter
Unelmoija: The Spiritshifter
Unelmoija: The Timeshifter
Unelmoija: Paradox

Novella - In the Garden of Weeia

Marshals Series

Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia
Weeia on My Mind
Smells Like Weeia Spirit
An American Weeia in Paris

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Profile Image for Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm).
630 reviews73 followers
March 3, 2016
Thanks to Elle Boca for giving me this book to review.

Loi, an amplifier who is able to develop Weeia’s abilities, is found dead is mysterious circumstances in which the Elders seem to be involved. Amy along with her sister Kat and boyfriend Duncan investigate, but Amy fears she might be next as there is a possibility that she is an amplifier and the murder is targeting them. Amy also wants to help the young Weeia who seem to be not developing their abilities, but is she able to help without her identity being revealed and her life being in danger?

Unelmoija: The Spiritshifters is the enjoyable third book in the Weeia series and I found it was not as dark as the previous books. It is easy to read with humour, romance, and action (although not as much as the previous books). The one small problem I had with this book was that the beginning few chapters were very confusing as it came across as starting part way through.

Amy is selfless as she always thinks of others and is trying to figure out her unusual amount of powers and what it means for her. Kat and Duncan are good secondary characters and I love their interaction with Amy, with Kat’s protectiveness and Duncan’s humour.

I enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to reading Unelmoija: The Timeshifter. I would recommend Unelmoija: The Spiritshifter to fans of the rest of the Weeia series.

This and my other reviews can be found at Amethyst Bookwyrm
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July 21, 2015
I have to send this to the top of the heap of hidden gems!I spent most of this novel smiling, loving the action, the determination and the sheer grit of Amy, Kat and Duncan! Unelmoija: The Spiritshifter by Elle Boco is another spellbinding journey into the world of the Weeia, their arcane laws, a prophecy that some would do anything to stop and our Amy, stuck in the middle again. There is something fishy about the Elders, they are behind something sinister, but is it all of them or just a few? The Youth for Change group is trying to discover why so many young Weeia have not come into their powers, or are weak. Natural causes? A sinister plot for power? Amy is going to find out, at any cost, but is she ready to learn more about herself?

Once again, Amy is developing new powers, and they put her life at risk if she is discovered, but these very powers may be the key to unlocking the true powers of Weeia all over the earth. Prepared to jump from the frying pan and into the fire, Amy will risk all that she is, all that she is becoming to see justice done and wrongs righted. Running right into danger, watching her friends die for her and the cause, Amy must set aside her emotions and learn to deal with matters through strategic planning knowing others may suffer following her. Will she become the stealth weapon they need or will she do it her way, once again and bring the house down?

Rest up before re-entering this fresh and exciting world of the Weeia. Elle Boca uses her own powers of storytelling to cover each page with non-stop action, intrigue and Duncan’s amazing appetite! Her characters are alive; they are dimensional and full of unique personalities that help wrap this tale around you. Do you like being part of each scene as it plays out around you? Elle Boca makes each page fade away as she brilliantly rolls those mental cameras we all have. Sprinkles of humor, a touch of sadness, a few specks of doubt, the sweet blush of romance and a boatload of adventure will have you gasping for breath! Non-stop from start to finish, Ms. Boca keeps her readers glued to every scene and the amazing resilience of Amy and her friends. The question we have is, has Amy finally accepted who she may be or is she still lost in denial? All of her powers she takes in stride, how can she miss “The Signs?”

I was gifted this copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.

Series: Weeia - Book 3
Publication Date: June 27, 2014
Publisher: Poyeen Publishing
Genre: YA Fantasy
Print Length: 307 pages
Available from: Amazon
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Profile Image for S.A. Molteni.
Author 9 books36 followers
August 27, 2016
Unelmoija: The Spiritshifter by Elle Boca is another wonderfully written installment of the Weeia series.

It begins where the second book leaves off with Amy and her boyfriend, Duncan along with Amy's sister, Kat at a Weeia conference. Unfortunately, a death occurs while they are at the conference and the three young Weeia see the body before the Weeia Elders alter the scene. What looks to be a "natural death" of a fellow Weeia named Loi becomes a mystery worthy of being solved by Amy and her friends.

After being ushered out of the room, Amy dreamshifts back into the room where Loi's body is and tries to determine what the actual reason is for her friend's death.

From what Amy can find out, Loi was an "amplifier" and one who can assist other Weeia with strengthening their abilities. Amplifiers are rare and Amy soon discovers that she may be one as well. This puts her life in danger once more and she is determined to uncover the true story behind Loi's death. On this journey, she, Duncan and her sister, Kat discover much more than who killed Loi (and why).

As the stiry unfolds, Amy must stay under the radar of the Weeia Elders and what better way to do that than to be the lead singer in a band that will be playing at the Weeia Youth Conference? Right under the noses of the Elders, Amy hides in plain sight. This was an entertaining subplot in the book.

Although book three of the series is lighter than the first two, it stills has many suspenseful and thrilling moments. The characters are maturing quite nicely and coming to terms with their multitude of abilities.

This latest book does stand on its own, but I would suggest that the reader read the first two (Unelmoija: The Dreamshifter and Unelmoija: The Mindshifter) before this one.
Profile Image for Lani.
15 reviews
January 29, 2015
Unelmoija The Spiiritshifter by Elle Boco

WOW!! Another 5***** must read that I couldn't lay down!!!! This episode begans where the last book left off. Amy, Duncan, and Kat are at another Youth for Change gathering and almost at once the action begins. Loi, Ann's husband is found dead by Amy, Duncan, Kat and Ann in a room on the compound. An Elder along with two associates come in and immediately take over the scene. He commands that the young people leave. They are acting like zombies, except Amy, and she's wondering why??? They move down the hall to an empty room and sit down, Amy is complexed and ask them as to why they are acting so strangely. Completely unaware how to answer her, Amy goes over to a side chair to meditate and dreamshift back into the room unseen by the men so she can observe and listen to their conversation. What does she learn and is it murder or natural causes for Loi's death???

Amy finds that she has yet several more abilities which cause her, Duncan, Kat and a leader of the Youth for Change to be summons before the Council of Elders. But things DO NOT go as they should, at least not in a world where human rights are most usually upheld. What new family members will they meet in this book? And is Amy's love for beading going to cause problems? When will Amy and Duncan become more than boyfriend and girlfriend?

Although each book could be a stand alone novella, it's so much more exciting to began with the first book!!!! I highly recommend these books to anyone that loves urban fantasy, romance, action, and suspense. I can't rave enough for this talented author and her imagination to weave such a delightful tale(s)!!!!!
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1,947 reviews
July 4, 2014
Unelmoija: The Spiritshifter (Weeia, #3) by Elle Boca

In book three of the Weeia series, Amy finds her friend Loi dead. He is an "amplifier" and Amy discovers she may be one too, it is rare for Weeia to have more than one ability. Amy and her boyfriend Duncan, sister Kat and friends decide to go to Miami to get to the truth.

She must stay low profile and hide her identity to try to help the young Weeia and find Loi's murderer. Her life (and her friends) are in danger, but should she take this risk? Amy is determined to resolve the issue and find her friends murderer at any cost.

I really enjoyed this story, it delves more into Amy's life. Amy, Duncan & Kat are very likable. Well written and easy to follow, it felt as if I were part of Amy's group of friends. I feel that Y/A and Adult Urban/Fantasy lovers will enjoy Unelmoija: The Spiritshifter. Plus I loved the cover! A must read!

I also recommend Unelmoija: The Dreamshifter and Unelmoija: The Mindshifter.
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Author 43 books306 followers
July 22, 2014
'Unelmoija: The Spiritshifter' tells the continuing story of a young woman named Amy, who has superhuman abilities, as she finds out more about her people, the Weeia, and sees her abilities develop over the course of the story. Could she be an amplifier?

This book is somewhat lighter than the first two in this unique fantasy series; there was still a good bit of action and Amy is still in danger but there was also a strong sense of fun to this book, which had Amy combining a human talent with her new ability in order to help other Weeia in a rather unusual way. I found this entertaining to read and I also very much enjoyed Amy's many interactions with her sister and boyfriend.

Overall this is another enjoyable book in a very interesting and unique fantasy series. I look forward to the next book and seeing where Boca takes these characters next! Recommended for modern/contemporary fantasy fans.
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Author 20 books115 followers
July 18, 2014
In the latest book by Elle Boca, Amy unlocks yet another ability, coming closer to her destiny. This book was lighter in tone to the first ones, and I for one enjoyed it all the better for that. For one thing, it focuses on character development, specifically in the blooming relationship between Amy and Duncan. It's nice to read more about this, as the first books were too action-packed to allow us a chance to do so.

Not that this book lacks for action, starting with a murder and ending with a shocking conspiracy being the reason for the lack of abilities that has troubled young Weeia. Masks drop and powerful forces reveal themselves, forcing Amy once again to take matters into her own hands. The Weeia can be saved, but at what cost?

A highly enjoyable, well-written young adult/adult urban fantasy and a perfect summer read!
Profile Image for Dave Higgins.
Author 28 books44 followers
February 16, 2018
Boca continues her exploration of a world neither quite our own nor populated by well-known supernaturals. Mixing easily recognisable concerns with political intrigue and mystical powers, she provides a fantasy thriller that offers significant threats without challenging plausibility.

This novel is the third in Boca’s Weeia series. There are mild spoilers ahead.

Aligned with, if not a leading force in, the Youth for Change movement, Amy accompanies Duncan, Kay, and a couple of other friends to a gathering of the Weeia. However, when Loi—the husband of an acquaintance—is found dead, her foray deeper into Weeia society takes on a more dangerous air. Loi’s power was allegedly to unlock the powers of other Weeia, offering a possible solution to the issue of most young Weeia not developing a power; when a previously powerless Weeia manifests his power shortly after meeting Amy, she realises she might have the same gift. The Weeia Elders claim Loi’s death was natural causes, but Amy isn’t so sure. If someone did kill him because he could unlock powers, then should she hide that she might be able to do the same? Or offer Youth for Change the possible solution to their biggest issue?

The novel opens with Amy and a couple of other characters standing over Loi’s dead body, followed—almost immediately—by an Elder arriving to take charge. Although the narration and conversations that occur after Amy and her friends are ushered out do fill in gaps, the lack of any context for the opening image both leaves readers without a reason to care that Loi specifically is dead and—while it does evoke confusion—diffuses the reader’s attention with unnecessary questions such as ‘where is Amy?’ and ‘why is she involved?’ As such, readers might feel somewhat distant from what, to the characters, is potentially a brutal murder.

Once past the initial scene, Boca provides a better balance of context and mystery, adding a desire to uncover the truth to the any continuing interest in Amy’s life that the reader has carried over from previous books. With both Amy’s investigation and the threats against young Weeia growing more complex as the book proceeds, readers who forgive any initial lack of immersion are likely to find their decision rewarded.

However, further moments in which the order of things is odd do occur throughout the novel. On several occasions, Amy narrates that a man speaks then mentions the man’s name a few lines later, or mentions a person doing something then describes their appearance later in the scene; while a single incidence might create a feeling that Amy had been so caught off guard her rational mind took a moment to catch up, repeated delays in identifying people she’s familiar with (including Duncan) weakens the tension by suggesting any missing information might not be significant and might be provided in a few lines.

As with the previous volumes, this novel introduces new aspects of Boca’s world and metaphysics. Viewed through the lens of Amy’s unfamiliarity with Weeia society and the relative rarity of the new powers and events, this feels like more like the mention of things that had always been there than the addition of new things to support a further book.

Amy herself continues to be a sympathetic protagonist. She is proactive rather than reactive when faced with a possible threat to either herself or Weeia as a whole, and her improved understanding of her abilities is counterbalanced by a very plausible set of uncertainties in both what that means and whether she can actually use it effectively.

The supporting characters, reoccurring and new, display a similar balance of ability or understanding, and complexity of character. This depth of personality provides a pleasing human note to the wider plot.

Overall, I enjoyed this novel. I recommend it to readers looking for fast-paced urban fantasy that isn’t reliant on tweaks to common supernatural creatures for it’s sense of freshness.

I received a free copy from the author with a request for a fair review.
Profile Image for Ashley Tomlinson.
Author 11 books20 followers
January 7, 2016
This is one of the most creative series' I have ever read. There is so much detail in this magical world that I wish I lived in it, and that I was a Weeia. This book was lighter and more fun than the two before it, it wasn't quite so action packed and danger filled. Normally I would be upset by the smaller amount of action but there was more Duncan so that made up for it.

Amy is still trying to figure out everything there is to know about what she is, a Weeia. Along with her boyfriend Duncan and sister Kat they all look into the death of their friend Loi, an amplifier. When it comes to light that Amy may also be an amplifier they realize that she too could be in danger.

Even though there is less action in this book does not mean Amy is in less danger. The poor girl is a danger magnet. At least she has her amazing boyfriend and touch as nails sister to look out for her. Have I mentioned how much I adore Duncan? I was so excited this one had so much more Duncan than the second book, I was going through withdrawals. And Amy and Duncan together are the cutest thing ever. I also liked how many Kat and Amy scenes there were. I'm a big sister so I really enjoyed their bond and appreciate it. Their closeness brought humor to the book which made it more fun to read.

I've read so many books that I am automatically suspicious when there is a new character. That goes the same for Vlad. I did not trust him from the minute he was introduced and look forward to see what comes from him in future books. I know he's not gone yet.

There was so much to like about this book that it's really difficult to form my thoughts around each thing. This book explained more about Unelmoija and the different forms of Weeia abilities. It was fun to read, had humorous scenes, Amy showed a little more of her badass self and the many Duncan/Amy and Kat/Amy scenes. It delved into the musical atmosphere some which I always think is awesome.

This is just an amazing series and I can't wait to read more.
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167 reviews36 followers
October 27, 2015
I read the first two books in this series a couple months back one right after the other. I liked them a lot, but had to take a break from reading and reviewing because of my own personal stuff. I still had a few books on the back burner when I had time to review and this was one of them! I should not have waited to read this one because I liked it more then the first two. It was a lot of light hearted and fun. I enjoyed the fact that the story focused on Amy and Duncan's relationship more while still maintaining a good mystery plot. Also this book is not as dark as the first two, honestly the second one was really dark, which I enjoyed because you got more from the personable characters. You will still feel suspense while read this book and the pages will fly by when you read it. I recommend to anyone who likes paranormal, mystery, and urban fantasy. This is a great read!
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Author 15 books138 followers
March 18, 2016
Elle Boca has done it again. Inside of book 3, The Spiritshifter, Elle Boca has beautifully spun another suspenseful tale. Readers are pulled into the story from the beginning. The characters like Amy have a way of roping readers into their lives. Realistic characters with extraordinary talents that will blow readers away...The scenes are vivid and will take readers deeper into the danger that's about to explode...

Elle Boca is a talented writer. Her novels are brilliantly well-written. I can't find a single one that was not exciting or intriguing. Magic in a world with very ordinary people and some very dangerous magical ones...the fictional world and way of life told in The Spiritshifter entices readers to keep turning the pages and makes them eager to read more. I loved reading this story and the ones before it. I can't wait to read the next adventure by Elle Boca. Overall, I highly recommend this paranormal fantasy to readers everywhere.
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