Friday, April 20, 2012

Gossip Time...SHIFTING

SHIFTING by Bethany Wiggins is a young adult novel based on the Navajo legend of Skinwalkers. From page one I found myself rooting for Maggie Mae, a teenage girl on the verge of graduating high school, who has been bounced around from foster home to foster home. Maggie Mae's hard life has molded her into a proud, tough girl, and yet also someone who is grateful for the little things that many teenagers wouldn't think twice about.

When Maggie Mae moves in with her social worker's mother, Mrs. Carpenter, in Silver City, New Mexico, it seems Maggie Mae may have finally found a place she can call home. Mrs. Carpenter looks past the many marks on Maggie Mae's record for indecent exposure.

No, Maggie Mae isn't working the streets.

But she does have a tiny problem that seems to occur around every full moon--she morphs into an animal. Unfortunately, when she shifts back to her human form, her clothes are shredded in the process.

It's hard enough fitting in when you're the new girl at school, but even harder when you've got an unstable condition, such as shifting, to hide. When rich, athletic, handsome Bridger starts paying attention to Maggie Mae it places her in an interesting predicament. How can you become close to someone when you have so much to hide?

To add to Maggie Mae's woes a mysterious man has arrived in Silver City looking for her, a girl at school is spreading rumors about Maggie's past, and a pack of scary, angry dogs seem to be after her.

If you're looking for a book that has paranormal, fantasy, science fiction, and romance elements, I recommend SHIFTING by Bethany Wiggins.


  1. Oh my goodness...this book has everything!

    1. Oh and I forgot to mention there is even some murder and mystery. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Your welcome. SHIFTING was such an enjoyable read.