Thursday, October 4, 2012

Book Review: Shifted Perspective by J. Bridger

Title: Shifted Perspective
Author: J. Bridger
Series: Tales of change #1
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Purchase: Amazon

Caleb Byrne is a bright high school senior who has enough to deal with between college choices, taking care of his single dad, and dealing with his headstrong girlfriend Joanna and an eccentric set of cousins in California. He was managing to get by until the day he woke up a Cocker Spaniel. Even if it only happens monthly and is more embarrassing than painful, the so-called ability is something that he's anxious to be rid of.

He didn't realize his transformations would drag him into a hidden society of canine and lupine shape shifters as well as a family legacy he hates. To make matters worse, after moving to Los Angeles to learn more about his heritage from his Aunt Moira and his cousin Kalista, Caleb now struggles through life-and-death matters. He keeps angering the werewolves in charge of the shifter world, especially Kalista's boyfriend Peter, the Southern California alpha's son, who also happens to be grade-A sociopath. Worse, Caleb's floundering to keep his secret from Joanna.

While his family offers him some support, they may not be enough as Caleb realizes that the rules in shifter society---number one is supposed to be don't kill humans---are not so ironclad. Some werewolf out there is leaving a blood-soaked trail across the Midwest and it might just be with the alpha's blessing...

My Thoughts:

This book was just not my cup of tea and it fell flat for me. The reason that I accepted this review request was because I read the blurb and thought it was interesting and different to what i´m usually reading. Sometimes everyone needs something new. This review is really hard for me to write since I feel so bad about giving this book such a bad rating, but I always give my honest opinion so here it goes.

The charachters overall was good and the story was well written and it was kind of funny with this whole changing into a cocker spaniel thing but other than that it was kind of boring. I read over half of the book but then my interest really faded and it could go like three days without me reading. 
Then I thought, why am I not reading? I love to read! And I usually have a book up my nose every free second of the day if the book appeals to me. Which this one apparently did not.

A kind of plain book, so if you are like me who needs a lot of action and happenings in the story this is not for you. 

1 comment:

Elisabeth said...

Turning into a cocker spaniel...interesting twist on werewolves...