Shifting by Bethany Wiggins
Posted by Krystal Larson at 11:17 PM Friday, October 28, 2011
Full of romance, mysticism, and intrigue, this dark take on Navajo legend will haunt readers to the final page.
Looking for a perfect Halloween book? Pick Shifting up. Maggie has been shifted from one foster family to another. She has no stability in her life and no guidance. When she comes to Silver City, she figures her stay will not be for long. However, her new foster "parent" is much more forceful and willing to let the arrangement work. As she slowly adjusts to the town, she experiences quite a few disturbing, somewhat alarming events. Will Maggie be able to stay in Silver City?
Maggie is a very likable character. She is slightly mysterious to the reader, prompting a further look into her character. She can be cautious, intelligent, and very self-protective. Bridger, the love interest, is charismatic, handsome, and contains more than a few skeletons in his closet. The secondary characters are interesting, each has a unique quirk that will make him/her memorable to the reader.
The events of this novel were fast-paced, there were a fair number of action scenes. The reader will not be able to anticipate the future events, there tends to be a surprise in every chapter. The fight scenes were very realistic, the author does a great job of detailing every sense the reader can experience through the characters. They are high-intensity scenes that a reader can appreciate. This book is highly recommended to young adult/teen readers.
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