The Shapeshifter’s Secret- Heather Ostler

Written By: Kellie - Jun• 20•12

ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Synopsis: 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. -Goodreads

Review: I had a bit of trouble getting into Heather Ostler’s The Shapeshifter’s Secret, but once I was in I was alllll in. I actually ended up initially writing this review on a train without internet connection and almost misplaced it forever. Woops! Anyways, once the world building established itself as really unique and whimsical I became a Heather Ostler fan.

I found the romance to be a little hard to follow and at points it seemed to be there just because it was expected. For me, romance isn’t a major reason to follow any particular storyline, but if it’s what you go looking for I’d be a little iffy about the Julia/Caleb/Terrence trio. I know who I’m rooting for and for once I’ve probably picked right as the alternative just doesn’t seem that believable.

No spoilers here as it’s right in the title but I really liked the Shapeshifter aspect. The world building was a little different from the norm which was exactly what I needed when I read this. Not enough other dimension stories out there these days!

If your looking for something a little different and a strong supernatural roller coaster, I would suggest picking up The Shapeshifter’s Secret.

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Second Opinions:
@Geek Speak Magazine
@The Girly Bookworm
@Confessions of a Future Librarian

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