Review: Shift by Rachel Vincent

Filed in Rachel Vincent , Review , The Geeky Lover Posted on March 30, 2010 @ 6:33 am 3 comments
Format Read: eBook
Number of Pages: 441
Release Date: March 1st 2010
Publisher: Mira
Formats Available: Paperback, eBook

Book received as a Review Copy from netgalley.

Book Blurb:
Being the first female werecat enforcer isn’t easy. Scars accumulate, but I’m stronger in so many ways.
As for my personal life? It’s complicated. Choices worth making always are. Ever since my brother’s death and my father’s impeachment, it’s all I can do to prevent more blood from spilling. Now our Pride is under attack by a flight of vicious thunderbirds. And making peace with our new enemies may be the only way to get the best of our old foe.
With the body count rising and treachery everywhere, my instincts tell me to look before I leap. But sometimes a leap of faith is the only real option…

My Thoughts:
I received this book from NetGalley and it’s book 5 in the Shifter series. The first four books are: Stray, Rogue, Pride and Prey.  I think it’s impossible to review this book without spoiling the last one so stop reading now if you still plan to read that one.

After reading the last page of Prey (book 4), I just couldn’t wait to get the next book. All the emotional and political struggle in the last book made a great foundation for this one. I was so curious about what would happen because of the whole Jace incident.

The story in Shift is really not what I expected. I thought we would get more political struggles and intrigues with a little bit of one-on-one action. I imagined this book to be a bit more relationship concentrated but nope, it’s not at all like that. It’s not bad that it isn’t, but I had kind of hoped it would be. But I have to say the way the whole situation was handled in this book was great too. Faythe really is an adult now and she has to make one hard decision after the next. She’s not the rebelling young girl any longer and I can totally see her as an alpha now.

I loved to learn more about the relationship that developed between Jace and Faythe and how this whole thing will or will not work out with Marc. I can think about that problem for hours and still I’m not sure how I want it too end. I like how Ms. Vincent showed the problems that arise with it and I have to say she really made me afraid of the future. Me personally, I want Faythe to get both men. Even better than being the first female Alpha ever is being the first and have 2 hunky males at your side. But I think that chance is really low. Makes me sad.

As always I loved the secondary characters and the development they made. They all touched my heart and I so feel for them it seems to be nearly obsessive.

I’m so curious about how Ms. Vincent will wrap everything up in the last book and I’m more than ready to read it as soon as possible.

I give Shift 4 out of 5 bookies.

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  • Melissa (My words and pages) March 31, 2010 at 8:29 am

    I have not got to reading this series yet. But I Really want to! I read the review, with the chances of me not remembering the details by the time I get to book four. 🙂 I my have a feint memory, but not the juicy details. Thank you for the great review!

  • SusiSunshine March 31, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    I so know what you mean. I'm always afraid to read a review before I read the book.

  • bianca_riot April 1, 2010 at 9:32 am

    i havent gotten around to reading this series either yet, and i really want to. Thanks for the awesome review. 🙂

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