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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Review of, The Shifted, by Natalie Carlisle

Product Details:

  • Title: The Shifted
  • Author: Natalie Carlisle
  • File Size: 1007 KB
  • Print Length: 261 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Tell-Tale Publishing Group, LLC; Tell-Tale Publications First Digital edition (December 17, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AQ379XW
  • FTC:FYI: I was given a review e-copy in exchange for an honest review.



 Book Description:
Kale Rollins’ life has become a living nightmare. As if it wasn’t awkward enough being an adopted normal kid in a family of purebred shapeshifters, he was now being transferred to a new school made solely for their kind. And it gets worse. He must attend this school under the pretense that he too is a shapeshifter, in order to “babysit” his fourteen year old brother who has suddenly shifted a year earlier than expected.

However, with the new found knowledge that shapeshifting families are mysteriously disappearing, Kale wonders if attending Emerson Fox Academy is actually as safe as it seems.

Before he even reaches the school, he finds himself in the middle of a feud that could become life-threatening to him and his brother.

Unexpectedly friendships are formed as he chooses a side - So are enemies.

There is one girl though through it all that makes him want to stay. Except the closer he gets to Lavallette Waters, the harder it is to keep up his fa├žade.

As secrets start to unravel around him, Kale wonders what will happen next…

Will “babysitting” his brother be the death of him?

Can he really trust Lavallette?

And how much more time do they have before someone they care about disappears?

Book Trailer for: The Shifted! 


My Review: 
I'm a big fan of books where the characters shift into other creatures, so I was super excited to read, The Shifted. Right off I really liked main character Kale. I liked his personality and his voice. He is a very well written character. You are in his corner from the first few pages.Kale seems to be the oddball in his family, in that he can't shift like everyone else can. Kale finds himself taking care of his younger brother,Scout, who is being sent to a school for his kind, shapeshifters. This brings all sorts of trouble for Kale. 

The romance between Kale and Kit was nice and believable. Even after Kale tells Kit his huge secret, she still loves him. As the story unfolded, and more clues were dropped about Kale's "possible" background, the story heated up. As the truth about Kale comes out, even more very likable characters come into play. This story is interesting, original, and fun.

This first volume ends very well, but leaves everything open for a second book. I truly hope that a second book will be out soon. This is a series that I love, and will be supporting author Natalie Carlisle in promoting. This book is suitable for tweens, teens, and adults, and will be enjoyed by all audiences. I highly recommend it! 


Go HERE to listen to an interview with author, Natalie Carlisle. You can learn all of the ins and outs of how she came up with the idea to write The Shifted.It was great!

Author Bio:
Having developed a love for reading, writing, and drawing at a very young age, Natalie has often been described as being creative and artistic. Spending most of her free time caught up in the make-believe world, whether it was something she read or something she wrote, because she enjoyed the adventure and mostly the happily-ever-after endings.

To this day, she still loves the happily-ever after endings. When she is not curled up on a couch reading, writing a poem, short-story or these days a new young adult novel; or getting her hands covered with paint and oil pastels, she can be found running; taking pictures of nature; watching her favorite movies like Grumpy Old Men, Turner and Hooch and Sweet Home Alabama; or simply just spending quality time with her husband and their two American Bull Dogs.

Though currently residing in New Jersey, Natalie makes frequent trips back to her hometown in Pennsylvania.

You can learn more about Natalie here at: http://www.nataliecarlisle.com/

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