Monday, January 30, 2012

BOOK REVIEW - SHIFT by RACHEL VINCENT - THE SHIFTERS # 5

By : Rachel Vincent
Published By : Harlequin, MIRA
Released ; Available Now
Details : Paperback from library , 441 Pages

RATING : 4.5 JACE, I HOPE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING...eeeEPPP! STARS!

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

Being the first female werecat enforcer isn't easy. Scars accumulate, but I'm stronger in so many ways.  

As for my personal life? It's complicated. Choices worth making always are. Ever since my brother's death and my father's impeachment, it's all I can do to prevent more blood from spilling. Now our Pride is under attack by a flight of vicious thunderbirds. And making peace with our new enemies may be the only way to get the best of our old foe.

With the body count rising and treachery everywhere, my instincts tell me to look before I leap. But sometimes a leap of faith is the only real option...

BOOK REVIEW:



Crikey this book has me totally worried about Marc and Jace. Oh , you have to read to understand.


I love Marc and I have always loved Jace. In the back of my mind I have wanted Jace with Faythe, but I knew how strong and over protective Marc was. Marc is good for Faythe and he loves her deep and he wears it on his sleeve. Marc is a powerful man and wants what every guy wants. He doesn’t ask for a lot. He even settles for having Faythe by his side and the passionate moments that consume them. But is it now just lust for Faythe? Are they still on the same page?


In this book we start to see past the fun Jace who is loyal and can be the playful, yet in love friend who keeps it in check, to himself. We see Alpha potential and a back bone and a need to get the girl....bad. As the reader we learn what Jace probably hasn’t yet thought about. May the best man win. I don’t want to lose one of them.....I think I might...*sniffle*


Rachel brought Thunderbirds to the table in this instalment. Who knew? I didn’t think Thunderbirds could be such a page turner. They are an interesting lot and I think we may be reading more about them in Alpha. One minute they take Calvin’s lies and act on them, the next minute they won’t listen to the truth. They are annoyingly stubborn, their punishments are set and it takes everything Faythe has to try to convince them they have been played.


This book has some pretty raw violence, more so than the other books. I really liked how Rachel made it a very tough book on many characters. She wasn’t pussy footing around, pardon the pun.


I think every reader has felt Marc’s raw emotion over where his relationship stands with Faythe. His only real threat was Faythe herself pulling the plug....until now.


Will the much more mature Jace stand up? Jace has lost deeply, there is no going back. It’s time to think about himself and he is wanting that Happily Ever After with Faythe. Lord , did he choose the wrong gal. Now Marc has wisened up, ‘Alpha’ is going to be a book that I can’t wait to get my hands on. I read the blurb and it is tearing me up already.


Would somebody pleeeeaaasse keep the Tequila away from Faythe...hehe!



FAVE QUOTES:


“If I love you more than you love me, I'm as good as dead. Yet I can't make myself take it back. I can't just walk away from you, because every time you pass by me without smiling, without touching my hand, or at least making eye contact, it feels like I'm dying inside. And I'm pretty sure that hurts worse than whatever Marc would do to me. Whatever your dad would do. Hell, Faythe, I'm pretty sure that never touching you again would hurt worse than the nastiest death Calvin could think up for me.”





  “You deserve better than me,” I whispered, and the selfish part of me hoped he wouldn’t hear.

  He heard.

  Marc spun me around so fast I would have slipped again if he weren’t holding me up. We were so close drops of water from his chin fell onto my chest, and I had to crane my neck to see him.

  “You are perfect for me, Faythe, just like you are, because you’re not perfect. You’re headstrong, and impulsive, and outspoken, and I’m possessive, and overprotective, and too easy to piss off. We’re both wrong for a lot of things, but we’re right for each other. Do you understand?”

  I nodded. I didn’t know what else to do.”





  “It hurts to move my arm and my fingers aren’t working very well. I just need help. That’s it. Okay?”

  “Yeah. No problem.”But he shifted uncomfortably, and I glanced down to find a prominent bulge in the front of his jeans.

  Uh-oh. “You sure?”

 “Okay , maybe a small problem.” He grinned. “But not that small....”





  “How hot do you want it?”

  I rolled my eyes and indulged a smile, trying to break the tension. “Does nothing you say sound innocent?”

  He returned my grin. “Not if I can help it.”





  “He’s always been protective of me. You all have. Hell, he stepped in front of a bullet for me, Marc. That’s no different from this.”......

  “The hell it isn’t.” He dropped the bags on the bedspread next to me but didn’t sit. “He’s never tried to defend you from me.”






Michelle


7 comments:

  1. I haven't actually read any books by Rachel Vincent but I've been really interested in reading The Soul Screamers series. I've heard of this one too and it sounds fantastic! Awesome review, Michelle! ♥ Glad you enjoyed it! :)

    Celine @ Forget-me-not

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  2. Hi Celine,

    I love the Soul Screamers series , they get better each book. I was putting Soul Screamers ahead of The Shifter series, but now I think they are about even. One being YA and other Adult. Rachel really brings the emotion into play.

    Thanks for dropping by:D

    Michelle

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  3. So this was her adult series. I just requested for her Soul Screamers series.

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    1. Hey Braine, yup ! The Shifters is adult and Soul Screamers is YA genre. I am so bouncy for Alpha the last book as I am desperate to know.....

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  4. Love this series! Glad you're enjoying it too! Yeah, Faythe + Tequila = BAAAAAD! ;)

    The next and final book really amps up the danger and drama and everything!! I didn't want to put it down for anything! Hope you enjoy it too!

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    1. Hehe! Faythe + Tequila = uber baaaaadddd:D

      Oh man, I am hanging for Alpha, but I must be patient...grrrr...hehe!

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