Friday, September 13, 2019

#BookRecommendation: Shifting by @WiggB @WalkerBooksUK

Synopsis: After bouncing from foster home to foster home, Magdalene Mae is transferred to what should be her last foster home in the tiny town of Silver City, New Mexico. 

Now that she's eighteen and has only a year left in high school, she's determined to stay out of trouble and just be normal. 

Agreeing to go to the prom with Bridger O'Connell is a good first step. Fitting in has never been her strong suit, but it's not for the reasons most people would expect-it all has to do with the deep secret that she is a shape shifter. 

But even in her new home danger lurks, waiting in the shadows to pounce. They are the Skinwalkers of Navajo legend, who have traded their souls to become the animal whose skin they wear-and Maggie is their next target.

Full of romance, mysticism, and intrigue, this dark take on Navajo legend will haunt readers to the final page.

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About the Author: BETHANY WIGGINS started writing on a dare and dove headfirst into the world of writerly madness. She enjoys getting her hands dirty in her garden, baking anything with copious amounts of chocolate, and watching lightning storms from her front porch. She lives in the desert with her husband, three quirky kids, and two very fluffy cats. Shifting is her first novel.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
My Review:  
Ok so I finished this book in 1 DAY.  YES It was that good.  I stayed up till almost 2am to finish reading it.  So the low down.  The back of my copy says Full of romance, mysticism, and intrigue.  Well they were right.  I would have to say that this is Twilight but in a good way and without the vampires.  

Our main character is Maggie Mae an almost 18 years old (yay more almost adults) who has been shuffled around to a lot of foster homes before she ends up in Silver City.  There is no love triangle which I was grateful for.  And you don't really find out what our leading man is until near the end of the book.  Which by the end of the book when you think you know what Maggie is Bethany Wiggins throws you a curve ball and scares the ever living HELL out of you.  (have tissues)  

As I had said that this is like Twilight I want to explain our leading lady is so unlike Bella you will jump for joy. She is someone that you would want your daughters to look up to.  At most times she is filled with so much fear that I think it would be deliberating. Yet somehow she works passed it and moves on.  Even when her leading man leaves her she is dying of a broken heart but she still pushes on unlike Bella when Edward leaves.  

So this book get 5 Trees because it was OUTSTANDING!!  

"A blend of paranormal romance and Navajo legend, Wiggins's debut novel is an engaging story that's difficult to put down. Recommend it to fans of Maggie Stiefvater's "Wolves of Mercy Falls" series."--School Library Journal

"The infusion of Navajo traditions and beliefs adds appeal to the mystery surrounding Maggie's past and Bridger's future. A paranormal love story with a strong female protagonist." --VOYA 

"This is an easy read, and has enough romantic tension so that teens will really enjoy it. The shape shifting legends are well described and believable, contributing to a satisfying ending. Recommended." - Library Media Connection

"This is by far the best novel I've read all year." --Amber @ Fall Into Books 

"This is an incredibly enticing story that I completely fell in love with. With it's flawed, believable characters, it's solid story line, riveting lore and incredible storytelling, Bethany Wiggins's Shifting is one book I highly recommend picking up." --Mundie Moms

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