Skip to main content

Shift

Shift is a YA urban sci-fi/fantasy by Kim Curran.

Scott Tyler has never done anything extraordinary and doubts he ever will. His younger sister Katie calls him a loser, and he knows it’s true so he doesn’t even complain about it.

But when he goes to a get-together with his sort-of friend and makes a fool out of himself – something happens. One second he’s up in the air, climbing a Pylon like he’s some kind of monkey to show off in one of his stupider moments – and the next second he’s on the ground like he was never up there.

That’s when Scott meets Aubrey. She’s beautiful, tough and mysterious – and she tells him he’s a “Shifter”, which means he has the ability to change any decision he’s ever made.

That’s a doozy. And welcome news to someone who never thought he’d do anything cool.

Yet Scott quickly learns that by messing around with his past choices the world around him is unraveling with horrifying, unanticipated consequences…

Shift was a ton of fun!

First off, it has an excellent concept and a prologue that hooks you. Second, Kim Curran keeps the novel consistently interesting and fast-paced.

Shift made me laugh before the first chapter was over and already gave me a quick, dynamic look at Scott and his fractured family life. It doesn’t take long for everything to connect, from the get-go it was zooming along!

This is an unpredictable, unexpected, suspenseful page-turner! Shift is pure entertainment without one dull moment – going from freaky and scary to hilarious and clever in seconds.

As you can see, I really, really liked Shift. There was no effort required to read it – it was almost cinematic.

Definitely recommend you pick up a copy of Shift tomorrow when it comes out!!!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Real Live Boyfriends

Real Live Boyfriends is a YA contemporary novel by E. Lockhart, and the fourth novel in the Ruby Oliver quartet.

Here we are on the last day of “Ruby Oliver Week” and if you aren’t already reading these books – well, why not?

But I’m more than sure most of you are – and hopefully you’re all caught up, and therefore not at risk of being spoiled by my review of Real Live Boyfriends. You’ve been warned!

Ruby Oliver is beginning her senior year of high school with a real live boyfriend: Noel.

At least she thought she was.

After having spent the rest of junior year and the beginning of summer being fully in love (okay, they never actually said the word, but the vibes were strongly in that direction), Ruby is now confused.

Again.

When Noel went to visit his brother in New York for a while, almost every day they talked on the phone and exchanged funny emails. She never once felt insecure.

Until all of a sudden – communication stopped. Ruby would call and he wouldn’t answer. She’d leave a voice mai…

Titanic: S.O.S.

S.O.S. is the third and final book in Gordon Korman's middle-grade Titanic trilogy.

This is the third book in a trilogy, book addicts! You must, I repeat, must read the first two books (Unsinkable and Collision Course) before you read this review. Otherwise you are just going to ruin all the twists! Sure, we know the Titanic sinks - but the surprises that are revealed about our characters, among other things, should not be spoiled!

But all of you that have read the first two books (which I hope are many of you, because this a great series), can rest assured that I won't spoil anything from S.O.S. itself - just a basic recap and my opinion.

Here goes:

The Titanic is sinking. No one wants to believe it, but the bow is almost imperceptibly starting to dip into the freezing Atlantic Ocean - and our four main characters are thrown into a race for survival.

Paddy is locked up below deck, having finally been caught as a stowaway. In one cell over are the very criminals that wish him dead…

Gardenia

Why hello there, loyal readers!

It's been a long, long time since I last wrote about a new novel - or wrote much of anything original. Life has definitely changed for me in many ways, changing how and where I devote my time.

But... whaddya know? I managed to finally finish a book!

Gardenia is a YA genre mash of murder mystery with a dash of sci-fi/fantasy, written by author Kelsey Sutton.

When Ivy's best friend died, it wasn't a surprise to her.

Because, ever since she was little, Ivy has seen the numbers over everyone's heads. Their countdown, if you will.

But she didn't know the cause of her best friend's death would be... murder.

Labled as a bit of an outcast, due to her odd behavior and reaction to Vanessa's death, Ivy finds herself more alone than ever as she is determined to find her friend's killer.

And she doesn't have much time, herself... as she's known her whole life.

Now, she realizes, it may be that she may give up her life to catch…