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Shift by Kim Curran
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Jun 18, 2012

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I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Sixteen year old Scott Tyler is a Shifter. He has the ability to undo any decision he's ever made. Shifters come to the attention of a covert government agency that wants to train Shifters to use their powers for the good. Of course, there's also a rebel faction of Shifters.

C'mon, if there's a governmental agency, there HAS to be a rebel faction!

My issues:

Scott and the other teems sound like much older adults, not teens

We never really learn that much about Shifting, such as: how did the ability develop? How do both side track you down? Why do they lose the power later?

Benjo, the villian. Seriously. I get that every story needs a villian, but Benjo seemed off the wall for this story.

I'm interested in hearing what others have to say about it. I love stories where people get unusual abilities, but this was (to a point) overdone - I saw/read 'The Butterfly Effect' and 'Jumpers'. Both were done better.

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