Thursday, May 22, 2014
Shiftless by Aimee Easterling
Forget the full moon, female werewolves shift uncontrollably at that time of the month. But after years of practice, teenaged Terra learns to squash her wolf, which allows her to flee the repressive village where she grew up.
A decade later, Terra realizes she has an even worse problem. After hiding from her wolf for so long, she is now shiftless, unable to change back into canine form.
When her father shows up with an ultimatum, Terra knows she'll have to learn to shift or return to her place in her family's pack. Will Wolfie, a nearby alpha who's more wolf than man, be a stumbling block in Terra's quest to maintain her freedom?
As Terra struggles to escape two werewolf packs that seem poised to suck her back in, the real question becomes --- does she really want to stay away?
Rate & take
A solid first book from a new author that I hope to see more from. The ending sure felt like it left an opening for further adventures so I may get my wish. I will say part of this plot felt a little too easily resolved but we can chalk that up to learning the ropes. I find it enjoyable when I can read a new author over several books and see how they blossom as a writer. I think that will be the case with this author as well. This author also gets points from me for mentioning another author from the same genre, Patricia Briggs, who I enjoy very much.