Favorite Quotes

'Once upon a time, there was a man as great as the gods...... But even the great can tremble with fear. Even the great can Fall.

Mary E. Pearson, Kiss of Deception

Friday, May 25, 2012

My first review

Grade: 5 Butterflies
Name: Shifting
Author: Bethany Wiggins
Released; September 27th 2011
Page Amount: 353 pages
Publisher: Walker Childrens

Magdalene Mea has been in foster care since she was 5. She is tired of always being the new girl; tired of never having a friend to tell her terrible secret to. Maggie is a shape shifter.  What she does not know is that her constant moving was the only thing that was keeping her alive. Maggie has now been given one last chance to live a family life in the small town of Silver City, New Mexico. She now vows to spend her senior year hiding in plain sight. Going to Senior prom with Bridger O'Connell seems like a good idea, as long as she does not let him get too close. However, danger is still following her, even in her new home. Those who have been following her are people who traded their souls to become animals of the skins they wear, also called the Skinwalkers of the Navajo legend.

My thoughts:  

This book was just plain awesome!!!! Bethany Wiggins is such a natural writer. The story was very fast paced. Although, towards the end it started to slow down a little, but that was easily forgotten with the ending.
       The ending was one of the best endings I have ever read, because the whole book leads up to that moment and Mrs. Wiggins writes it great. In fact, she writes the whole book great, especially for a first time writer. However, she could have been a little more descriptive towards the end.
        The characters were also awesome, but there was not a lot of character development throughout the book. I still loved Maggie and Mrs. Carpenter, not so much Bridger, but he was alright.
        I also didn't connect with the love between Maggie and Bridger. It even felt a little fake at times
                                     All in all it was a really good book.

This book got...

5 Butterflies
Blew me away, one of the best books ever.

That's my review, I hope you liked it.
Happy reading.



  1. Wow. Thank you for an awesome review! I don't know how I missed this until now!