Review: Shift by Rachel Vincent

Title: Shift {Shifters #5}

Author: Rachel Vincent

Published: Mira March 2010

Sypnosis: 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….

Status: Read from February 20 to 21, 2011 — I own a copy

My Thoughts:

I am grateful I didn’t have to wait to move on from Prey because I was eager to continue the Shifters series after reading the fourth installment. I am even more desperate to read the last book Alpha now but I have a few books in the queue that take priority.
I wasn’t quite as enamoured with Shift as I was with the last two books. Partly because of the sudden introduction of the Thunderbird shifters. It’s an interesting idea and one I might have been more comfortable with had there been some hint of them in previous books. Vincent has obviously thought carefully about their role as a catalyst in this book (and I suspect the final book) and undoubtedly the Thunderbirds contribute to the action and tension within the storyline but unfortunately it didn’t quite gel for me.
The triangle between Faythe, Marc and Jace is at breaking point in Shift. The issue couldn’t peak at a worse time with the Pride at war on two fronts and Kaci’s life at stake. All Faythe’s angst gets a bit much so I am eager to see what she decides in Alpha. I know I can’t decide between the two so I certainly sympathise with her dilemna.
Shift has its own story, but its impossible to ignore the lead ins to the final book of the series. I am hoping I won’t be disappointed in Alpha which I am eager to read.

@ Goodreads

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Stephanie @ Read in a Single Sitting
    Mar 04, 2011 @ 16:12:07

    I haven’t read any Vincent yet, but after your glowing endorsements, I think I might just have to! I hope the sixth in the series lives up to your expectations. 🙂

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  2. J9
    Mar 05, 2011 @ 03:26:55

    I felt the same way about Shift, I saw it more as a filler book that anything else, like she was trying to draw out the seires. I agree that the Thinderbirds were an interesting idea, but just to throw them in there without any prior knowledge about them or that there were really any different type of shifters out there, seemed off to me. I have yet to read Alpha as well, i think I have been putting it off as it is the last book in this series. One thing I will say as the books near the beginning were better than the most recent books that have come out.

    Cheers!!!

    http://j9books.blogspot.com/

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