New pack, new alpha, new life. Be careful what you wish for... Naomi Varden has just lost everything to the other female shifter in her pack. Her intended mate, her future position as alpha female, and now she's being punished for trying to defend what was hers. So she runs. She ends up in North Carolina and falls in with the Morrell wolf pack. They are more than happy toNew pack, new alpha, new life. Be careful what you wish for... Naomi Varden has just lost everything to the other female shifter in her pack. Her intended mate, her future position as alpha female, and now she's being punished for trying to defend what was hers. So she runs. She ends up in North Carolina and falls in with the Morrell wolf pack. They are more than happy to take in a new female wolf shifter. The Morrell pack is everything she's ever wanted. Wealthy. Powerful. Feared. The upcoming alpha is without a mate, and she knows she would be perfect for him. Everything she's ever wanted is finally within her grasp. Only it's harder than she believed to leave her past behind. The sacrifices she must make threaten to erase who she is. But she's quickly learning a few things: not all packs are the same, friendship is found in the unlikeliest of places, and secrets can be very dark....
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I didn't review Phase, because it felt weird, and this feels kind of weird as well, but I'm awfully proud of this book. It was hard to write and took a very long time. Whereas Phase was PG, this is definitely PG13. Writing from Naomi's point of view was not the easiest thing, but I'm glad I decided to write her. She's not easily likable or anything like me. She's smart, manipulative, and aware of her own power, which is fascinating, if nothing like me. Her journey is traumatic because it had to be. I hope readers feel for her and understand her in all her mistakes and miscomprehensions.:D
If anything, this installation of the Phase trilogy was better than the first. Hearing Naomi's perspective, who had seemed so mean and unjustified in the first book, helped me see the validity of her experiences and love her. Naomi's fire and fierceness charmed me, and watching her change (not necessarily for the better) under the care of the genuinely terrifying Morrells was incredibly written. Newman has crafted an absorbing, engaging, suspenseful continuation of the Phase story, one that should definitely be read. The focus on new characters was exciting and gratifying, and returning to old characters really did feel like going home. I'll be waiting for the third in the series; I'm excited to hopefully return to Jules and Sophie, and see how Naomi's growth affects the pack.
This book was amazing and very well written. The author really expanded on the world by bringing another pack into the mix. I'm not sure how likable a character Naomi was, but she was really fun to read, and it was interesting to see her growth throughout the book. I felt the tension between her and the secrets of the new pack throughout the book and couldn't wait to finish it to see how it turned out. In all, this was a great sequal to Phase, and the author set it up well for the next book. I can't wait to read the third book in the trilogy and see how it all turns out.
Wow this book was awesome!! I loved the dynamic characters and Naomi was nothing like I thought she would be like from the first book. She was a great character and I loved how strong she was in this book. I loved how it showed her perspective on Juliet showing up. My students will love this series. I can't wait for part 3.
EC Newman's "Shift" follows its excellent predecessor while simultaneously managing to stand on its own, elevate the quality of the original and expand on the shifter world. It's everything you want from a sequel, and when it's done, it leaves you gasping for more. Though to be clear, "Shift" at times has more in common with a "spin-off" than a sequel, following a major character from the first book - Naomi - as she adjusts to life in a new pack with very different rules - and dangerous consequences for breaking those rules. As one of the less sympathetic characters in "Phase", Newman certainly has her work cut out for her, but in general, Newman excels developing Naomi's character while still keeping her consistent. An override sense of tension and dread adds to this, as the reader gets the sense Naomi is in over her head from the first chapter.If there is one issue with the book, it's that there is such a significant gap of time between the release of the first book and second that it's tough to remember all the characters and events, leading to something of a "learning curve". As such, I definitely recommend reading these books back-to-back to keep the characters fresh. The other issue is that many of ths fun and likable characters of the first book don't have as big of role in the sequel outside of primarily flashbacks.Still, "Shift" is a powerful step up for Newman, who already excelled at "Phase". This book is definitely recommended for fans of paranormal and young adult.
I loved the way very real teen issues (sex, abuse) were dealt with in ways that were not overt or preachy, but still treated the problems as legitimate situations to be addressed even in the fantasy world.