Thursday, December 15, 2011

SHIFTING by Bethany Wiggins

Maggie Mae is an orphan with a tragic and obscure past. She has so much to learn about herself and her new found "curse" or powers. Now she is in a new foster home in a small town where small minds and superstitions thrive.

As if the perils of high school and being the new girl were not enough, something evil seems to be stalking her.Enter, Bridger. The ultimate, dark, mysterious hottie to baffle and bewitch any female. Can he be trusted? What is his secret?

It's been awhile since I've read a YA novel with a  main character as likable as Maggie Mae. Her character strikes that balance between vulnerable,damaged girl and determined, gutsy heroine. I found myself liking her and sympathizing with her right away. Maggie struggles with how to accept herself, how to trust and how to let herself love and be loved. The human condition can be a real b*#@%-- especially when you are constantly shifting--out of it.

The story is a page turning, supernatural/mystery/suspense/romance that will capture your interest and keep your imagination churning. Bethany Wiggins combines ancient Native American lore with the life of modern teens-- making a fun and compelling concoction. Her writing is clever, creative and well paced with skillfully sketched characters and an emotional pitch that rings true. It delves into darkness and reaches up to redemption in a well crafted roller coaster ride. Smooth and thrilling.

Read.It.Now. (=


Bethany Wiggins said...

Thank you!!! :)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Bethany, sounds like a great novel. I'm heading to Amazon now. Jo, what an excellent review. Roland

David P. King said...

This is on my "to read" list. Now you're stoking the fires of anticipation. No fare. :)

Johanna Garth said...

I love the idea of a book that works in Native American lore! Congratulations Bethany and great review Jo!!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Oh, this sounds good, and what an interesting cover! Definitely going on my wish list.