Thursday, 31 May 2012

The Shapeshifter's Secret Review


Publisher: Cedar Fort
Release Date: June 12th/2012
Pages: 328

What It's About!

Julia is finally discovering what–not who–she is.

Like any sixteen-year-old, Julia's used to dealing with problems. From her overprotective father to her absent mother to a teacher who definitely has it in for her. But everything changes when Julia's reactions become oddly vicious and angry---more animal than human. This action-packed adventure has it all: humor, romance, and a plot that will keep you guessing to the very last page.

A copy was provided for review from Netgalley


At first I was really excited to read this book, and so happy when I got accepted by Netgalley. However..I couldn't finish it. This is one of the very few books I haven't been able to finish, I got as far as the third chapter and gave up. Right within the first few pages, it goes from Julia never having talked to this Caleb guy, to supposedly being friends with him. UM..WHEN did this happen?? I thought I missed something but when I read it over, I really don't think I did.

I found the story a bit weird. And how did Caleb know Julia's father? Maybe we find out later in the story, but I couldn't wait and find out. Her father and Caleb are a bit creepy. I found it really odd when Caleb, a guy she just started talking to, like, the day before, started to get all mad and upset when she told him about sneaking out of her bedroom. Her father is so overprotective he could drive a preacher to drink. AND make a nun swear.

Then there's Julia's friends. I wanted to slap them all in the face. They talked about nothing worth mentioning and were so stereotypical annoying girls, it ruined a lot for me. I think maybe younger readers would probably like it, but for someone who wants something good to sink their teeth into, I don't think this is it.

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