Wednesday, January 16, 2013

IE Reviews Shifting Pride

Amazon, Goodreads
Curiosity brings out the Kitty...

Sixteen-year-old Nickie Leone has proof her father is still alive. His watch arrives in the mail, with a note telling her to “keep it hidden,” and her curiosity is piqued. She obeys the request, even keeping it hidden from her mother. But when an email from her father disappears before her very eyes, she begins to question her own sanity.

And things get even more complicated when she meets Xavian Katz, the blue-eyed, blonde hottie whose contagious smile and ridiculous sense of humor make her want to tell him all her secrets. But there’s a current beneath his charm that she can’t quite read. He’s hiding something.

When Nickie grows pointed ears and whiskers…and then a tail!...Xavian (who always seems to knows the right time to be around) seems unsurprised. He’s a shapeshifter too, a coincidence that Nickie can’t deny or ignore. She needs his help to master her new abilities, because her father’s rival, Derek, wants her to join his tribe. The last thing she wants is to be under his rule, but Derek’s got something to do with her dad’s disappearance—she knows it. And maybe letting herself be captured is the best way to find out…

I enjoyed reading this novel. I had my few moments where I thought of taking Nick aside and having a personal one-on-one conversation with her. But that also came with realizing I'd built a special place in my heart for her :-)

To say Laura did a good job is an understatement. She did a great job in sustaining my disbelief, presenting a plot filled with tension and some kissing scenes to swoon behind.

If you enjoy YA Paranormal Romance, these shapeshifting kitties will give you a run for your reading money :-)

Review by Angela Brown
Wild Cherry Pepsi addict, chocolate lover and would definitely faint if Johnny Depp ever crosses her path
Author of Neverlove
Novella soon to come spring 2013, FRAILTIES OF THE BOND


  1. Love this: "I had my few moments where I thought of taking Nick aside and having a personal one-on-one conversation with her." Shows that you were invested! Thanks for the review :)

  2. This one is on my to-read list for sure! In fact, you review helped it move up a few spots.

  3. I don't read too much paranormal, but this one does sound interesting. Thanks for the good review, Angela. Love the kitty on the cover.

  4. Great review, Angela! If you wanted to have a talking to with Nickie, Laura must've done a fine job at character development!! Shape-shifting big cats sound fascinating. Meow!

  5. Ooh! Sounds good! Thanks for the review, Angela!

  6. Very interesting! Thanks for the review, Angela!

  7. A kitty! Sounds interesting. Lots of possibilities :)