Friday, August 24, 2012

Review: SHIFT by Raine Thomas

If you've visited my blog much over the last year you should know how much I LOVE Raine Thomas's books!  I fell in love with her Daughters of Saraqael last summer (devouring all 3 within a matter of days) and couldn't wait for the next generation.  Thankfully I didn't have to wait long for her Firstborn Trilogy series about the next generation of Estilorians.  

It's my pleasure to share with you SHIFT, the second Firstborn book. Don't forget to checkout the trailer! 

Having the ability to shapeshift, Sophia is familiar with change. But even she feels the rising tension in her homeland.
A shadowy male and deadly beast reside in their midst. The births of the newest Kynzesti loom. Hostile Mercesti continue to hunt for the Elder Scroll, and a traumatized female is too afraid to use her abilities to stop them.
Topping off Sophia’s stress is Quincy, the male she’s convinced can’t stand her. She rues the loss of their friendship, but can’t figure out how to move past it. She’ll soon learn, however, that mending that rift bears more significance than she ever imagined.
The search for the Elder Scroll takes on unexpected urgency, and Sophia finds herself in a race across the mainland. To stop the Mercesti led by Eirik, she and her companions must get past their differences and unite against them. If they don’t, Eirik will acquire the immense power he seeks, and two of the beings Sophia loves most will die.

     I was initially drawn to Sophia and Quincy's relationship in Defy as I could tell how much he cared about her, but couldn't quite find the right way to express his feelings.  SHIFT is full of surprises and had me biting my nails at times.  Sophia has always been a little timid and self conscious, though in SHIFT, she finally is given the chance to come out of her cocoon and emerges as tough yet beautiful butterfly who has a long journey ahead of her.  Shift is a great edition to the Estilorian series and does a great job about allowing the Firstborns to experience adventure, danger, love and at times heartache. Knowing this is the second book in the trilogy, I'm not sure that one more book will be enough to satisfy my need for the Estilorian world Raine has created.  SHIFT does not disappoint and will leave you begging for more.  If you haven't checked out Raine's Daughters of Saraqael series and DEFY the first book in the Firstborn Trilogy....what are you waiting for?  I give SHIFT 5 stars!

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  1. I have never heard of this series or this author, so thanks for a great suggestion!

  2. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review SHIFT, Sarah!

  3. I love the colors of the cover!! This book sounds really interesting.