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Shifted

(Siren Prophecy #1)

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4.10  ·  Rating details ·  396 ratings  ·  90 reviews
Rule #1: Never go out after dark.
Rule #2: Never go into large bodies of water.
Rule #3: Stay off of social media.

Myreen always knew her mom held some deep dark secret; the rules, the moving, the years of unanswered questions. But she didn't think breaking one rule, just once, would lead to the death of her mother. And she never expected to find out that she was a mermaid sh
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Nook, 426 pages
Published January 8th 2019 by Shifter Academy
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Angel Leya
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Clearly, I'm biased, but to be fair, I didn't write the whole thing. ;)

I'm so super excited for everyone to dive into this adventure! We've had so much fun creating this world, where different shifters (mermaids, dragons, and werebears, to name just a few) are pitted against vampires. And a secret society of human hunters are determined to eradicate both sides.

It's been so fun writing Kenzie, as well, and I'm super excited about continuing her story. And I'm super thrilled to be working with a
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Coco.V
Apr 02, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Blurb:
Rule #1: Never go out after dark.
Rule #2: Never go into large bodies of water.
Rule #3: Stay off of social media.

Myreen always knew her mom held some deep dark secret; the rules, the moving, the years of unanswered questions. But she didn’t think breaking one rule, just once, would lead to the death of her mother. And she never expected to find out that she was a mermaid shifter, or that her mother was killed by vampires.

Whisked away in the middle of the
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Ramona Plant
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shifted by Shifter's academy authors is a well written book that covers the paranormal in a unique way. I enjoyed how she brought the shifters together the way she did, with the vampires as their enemy, which yes is not 100% unique. However, she took it a step further, which I can't tell since that would be a serious spoiler and I don't like to ruin a book for my fellow lovers of the paranormal. So do yourself a favor and go read it. This book started of with a huge bang that draws you in from t ...more
Judy Lewis
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
GREAT BEGINNING TO A FABULOUS NEW SERIES!!!
Title: Shifted (Siren Prophecy Book 1)
Series: Shifter Academy
Author: Tricia Barr, Joanna Reeder, Angel Leya, Jesse Booth, Alessandra Jay
Designation: Book 1 of Series, Full-Length Novel, NOT A Standalone, Cliffhanger Ahead #urbanfantasy #paranormal #supernatural #mystery #suspense #action #sweetcomingofageromance #shifters #mermaids #teen #youngadult
My Rating: Four Captivating Stars****

I may be almost 70 years young, but I still occasionally enjoy readi
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Anita Boeira
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Full disclosure: I’m still reading this book! I’m 1/4 of the way in, but wanted to leave a review since it’s coming out soon and folks might be interested to know what others think of it before buying.

Review: so... mermaids ARE popular again. When I was a kid in the late 80s, we were all obsessed (and that was even before Disney’s little mermaid). Then they sort of went away. But this is not the first book I’ve recently seen where mermaids are making a come back. And still... Myreen’s story is
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Mica
Jan 12, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: meh
This book was incredibly disappointing. I was so excited for it based on the cover, the synopsis, and of course MERMAIDS. I tried so hard to like it but the slow progression of action if you can really call anything in this book action made any interest I had flicker out pretty quickly. Not to mention the repetition. If I had to hear about about how Myreen wasn't a "real mermaid" one more time I might lose it. There wasn't a single redeemable quality or character that could have made me like thi ...more
Donna
I absolutely loved this book! I loved learning about the different types of shifters and their war with the vampires. I loved the characters, especially Myreen and Juliet. I didn't care much for Kendall and his actions toward Myreen just seemed off to me. Especially, since she looked so much like Alessandra. I liked Kol and his friends better but he really needs to make his mind up about what he wants. Overall, I loved the book and just can't wait to read more from this series.
Chelsea
May 14, 2019 rated it liked it
I feel like this book took me forever to finish. It was hard to really connect with any characters because it switched POVs so quickly. The story was told by about 6 (yes six) POVs. That was really my only issue. Otherwise, it was an interesting and fun read.
Rika Jue
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy for an honest review.

Firstly, I love the plot more than the characters. The sequence of events are nicely done, building up to the imminent war between vampires and shifters. The inclusion of a lone vampire allied to the shifters and his participation to spy into the vampire group led by Draven, includes the vampire's backstory. Selkies or magic users, described as untrustworthy by the shifters, makes me wonder what had happened before. Not to be left out, the last gryphon
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Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Myreen’s mom has moved her around from one place to another all her life. All her life Myreen had rules that she had to follow yeah her mom is very strict about the rules. She is not allowed to go out after dark, she has never been swimming as she is not allowed to go in the water, she is not allowed to have a social media account. Myreen has questioned her mother on more than one occasion about the rules but her mother has never given her any answers.

Myreen gets fed up with all the rules and w
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Mary Brannian
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Myreen: a teenager not allowed to have any social media, who is forced to move every couple of months, who can’t be out after dark, and absolutely NO SWIMMING! Myreen is stunned when she is approached by a man named Oberon, who claims Myreen is a mermaid. A MERMAID?? And not JUST a mermaid, but the Prophesized one: the mermaid destined to destroy Draven, the mega maniac vampire that’s threatening to kill all the shifters and turn the world to blood and ash. When Myreen returns home to confront h ...more
Seraphia
Myreen has moved around so much and lived her life by her mother's three rules. She's never fought them before until one day her friend encourages her to go to a party and "rebel a little like all other teenagers." Mother, of course, tells her no when she asks to go. But this time, Myreen decides that she's had enough and that since her mother won't tell her why she's going to rebel and do what she wants. The price she pays? The loss of her mother. Her life was about to change anyway, but now... ...more
Tiffany Jones
Myreen’s mother raised her with three rules: 1. Never go out after dark. 2. Never go into large bodies of water. and 3. Stay off social media. Between the rules, their frequent moves, and the years of unanswered questions, Myreen always knew her mother was hiding a deep, dark secret. But, she didn’t know that breaking just one rule would lead to he mother’s death. She certainly never expected to learn that she’s a mermaid shifter and that her mother had been killed by vampires. Whisked away to s ...more
Katelyn
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Katelyn by: Online Book Club
Reading Kindle books is not my favorite thing to do, but I am so glad that I bought this one! Shifted is the first in a series about students at Shifter Academy who are training to live, survive, and thrive in a world where they are at war with the vampires and on the defense against human hunters. Almost every single one of the students have spent their whole lives knowing they were shifters and learning about the powers that came with their shifter heritage. Everyone, that is, except for the n ...more
Laura E. Mackey
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't read or like shifters, until I tried this book. I did read the prequel.

This book is so great. Follow the rules. Every teenager always follows the rules right? What could go wrong? One of the things I really like is, yes she broke the rules, but that is NOT what the book is about. The book is about finding out who she really is and where she fits. It is not like every other book about fitting in. Yes, there are bad guys, a best friend, new home, bullies, and new friends. But I doubt you
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Melanie
Dec 06, 2018 rated it liked it
I was gifted and advance copy from one of the authors in exchange for an honest review.

Whilst I did enjoy this book, there were a few things that let it down for me.
The story was well written, the story well paced with just enough intrigue to keep you turning the page and the characters appearances very descriptive.
Now for the things I didn't like so much: the lack of communication between Myreen's mother and the teen, by refusing to give any reasoning behind the strict rules she had in place,
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Christina Luberts
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG, there is no words for how good this book is. I had a hard time putting the book down. When I get my own classroom again I will have to buy the paperback for my students. I know they will love it. We have Shifters, vampires and more in this book. Mystery, lies, hate, love, and so much of what kids go through to try to fit in.

We have Myreen who is a good girl and always follows her mothers 3 rules, until one day she decides she had enough and goes to a party with her best friend. When she get
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Nerdy Housewifey
Needs work

Stop using dead/murdered parents as a dumb plot device!!! I’m so sick of books wanting a character without parental oversight so they just kill off parents. Myreen had a super sheltered life and her mom was super strict but apparently they were best friends. So imagine my surprise that when her mom is killed in the first chapters how quickly Myreen seems to get over it.

Even in fantasy books if you’re going to put something like this in your book it’s your responsibility as an author t
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Annette W
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intriguing and exciting

This was a very enjoyable book and I love reading about all sorts of shifter species. It's different reading a book with so many different species like Phoenix, gryphon, kitsune, dragon, were, mermaids, sirens, selfies, vampires and more. I love how the story has been coming together with all the characters and everything.

It was a bit of a slow and different read at first but then it got more and more interesting and intense as it went and now I'm really intrigued to see
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Leah
Jun 08, 2019 rated it liked it
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Patti
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Overall rating: 4.8

It just occurred to me that to give a review worthy of this author, I really should start with the blurb. With that said, the blurb is spot on and really should peak a readers interest. After that, potential readers may look to reviews to find out how others feel about reading it. I have no choice but to say, this book truly is worth the read and realistically speaking, you need to clear your schedule before diving into this one. It truly is one of those books where if you hav
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Suzanne G
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
3 rules set by her Mum:
* Never go out after dark
* Never go into large bodies of water
* Stay off of social media

Myreen had obeyed the rules her entire life, until urged by her best friend to attend a party. She pushes her mum to allow her to go, the inevitable argument ends when she yells 'Let me out'. Strangely her mum does just that.
Returning from the party, the consequences of breaking the rules manifest. Myreens life is forever changed when she discovers her mum lifeless on the floor with str
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Patti
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Overall rating: 4.8

It just occurred to me that to give a review worthy of this author, I really should start with the blurb. With that said, the blurb is spot on and really should peak a readers interest. After that, potential readers may look to reviews to find out how others feel about reading it. I have no choice but to say, this book truly is worth the read and realistically speaking, you need to clear your schedule before diving into this one. It truly is one of those books where if you hav
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Sabrina Wannet
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The year is still young but I think I found out one of the most amazing books I'm gonna read this year.
Myreen a young shifter that doesn't knows it about herself and finds herself at the shifter academy after her mom was killed by vampires. The school harbours dragons, phoenixes, mermaids and many other kinds of shifters but are they truly save from the vampires and what is sooo important that Oberon the headmaster went to fetch Myreen himself? In this story yes again is a triangle of love betwe
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Stephanie - Adventures Thru Wonderland
I've always been more of a fantasy reader, but paranormal characters always intrigue me. I'm so glad I got to read an early copy of this! I loved the original take these stories take, and enjoyed how well written and fun they were! I really enjoyed each of the stories, and look forward to more from these authors! From the start I wad hooked to this story, and even as the authors and stories changed, I couldn't help the urge to read it cover to cover!

I really loved how smooth this book reads, an
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Kathy
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I so thoroughly enjoyed this first book in this new series and I am so looking forward to the next one. Myreen had always believed that she was just an ordinary girl, albeit with a strange and restrictive curfew. That was until her world was torn apart and her mother was murdered - by vampires. She had never met her father and knew nothing about him. She was then whisked away by a complete stranger to an academy for shifters. Apparently she was a mermaid and she had a lot to learn. Unbeknown to ...more
GG
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shifted is the first book in a series and it's a fun beginning. Myreen grew up with some strange rules given to her by her mother, and the day she breaks them is the day everything begins to change for her.

Shifted follows a variety of characters - different ones per chapter - and it's a well-written, fun book full of vampires weres of differing sorts, selkies and more.

The dialogue is good, the internal thoughts of the characters heading each chapter add added depth to the story, and Author Barr
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Cory Cravens
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Impressive!

Just finished it and I have to say it was a truly great read. I love the the twist in the mythology. Vampires that are trying to become shifters also. Our protagonist Myreen is so sweet and innocent. She truly is a fish out of water. I enjoyed all the characters and their interactions. The big baddie is someone who I truly came to despise. The Selkie shifters being magic users that are not trusted by anyone was great. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. In fact I have
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Natalia Navarro
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first Tricia's book I have read and I totally loved it!!!... it is amazingly well written, love the MC, mostly Myreen (the FMC), I can imagine how she will grow up, not just physical but emotionally... love the world Tricia created in this book, the shifter alliance, the plot, the twist and turns you can find in every chapter, the unexpected love they start to feel... but also love the everyday struggles they have, as a "normal" teenagers... totally unexpected who Myreen turned to be ...more
T.
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting read for many reasons. The first is the multiple PoV shifts--I didn't count, but maybe 6 or 7? Secondly, I've never read a book by 5 authors before, but I have to say, they worked well together as the scene changes were seamless, and there were no continuity issues I caught. Last, the story was unique and the plot gifted the reader with unexpected surprises. I'm not a fan of the high-school teen stories (mean girls, cliques, etc), but, the action progressed and the main c ...more
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