Monday, May 07, 2012

The Shapeshifter's Secret by Heather Ostler

Pages:  328
Publishers:  Cedar Fort
Expected Publishing Date:  June 12, 2012

She tried telling herself to stop, but it was useless. Something had fully claimed her mind and body. A sound began to erupt from inside her chest, a deep sort of growl that seized her entire being. She felt as if there was a grizzly bear inside her, trying to escape. And then a deafening roar echoed from her mouth, only inches away from Lancer’s face. It took everything inside of her not to attack him.

In Julia’s life, timing is everything. Like the time her paranoid father put bars on her window so she wouldn’t sneak out at night—even though she’s never given him a reason not to trust her. Or the time this weird new kid showed up at her school and pretty much every girl in sight instantly and inexplicably fell in love with him. What was up with that?

But as time moves on, things in Julia’s life go from strange to seriously impossible. Now it’s all she can do to keep herself and the life she’s always known from falling apart.
This fast-paced action-adventure story is packed with humor, romance, and enough twists and turns to keep you guessing to the very last page. Get lost in a world of hidden royalty, shifting alliances, and dangerous vendettas, but don’t ever forget: nothing is what it seems.


I really hate to give negative reviews, but it sometimes can't be helped.  I really do like this book, but it felt flat. The characters were flat and had no background, even the beginning of the story was wrong. The book started out in the middle and the readers had no knowledge on what Julia's life was like before Caleb came into it. I wasn't even able to get past the first two chapters. And to end this review with a good note, the only thing good about this book was the cover which is very beautiful by the way. I'm giving this book 2 stars, unfortunately.

Iron Fey