Book Review

THE SHIFTER
by Jean Johnson

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Sensuality: HOT

RT Rating

Johnson returns to her world of the Shifting Plains with a story of a man on a mission that leads him to danger and love. In this book, Johnson explores another culture through the eyes of a stranger who must blend in secretly. There is plenty of intrigue and distress, but also humor and a lovely romance for readers to sink their teeth into. Johnson knows how to tell a terrific tale!

Kenyen Sin Siin of Clan Cat is part of the hunt for renegade shifter “curs” from Family Mongrel who have been robbing, raping and killing. These shifters don’t take animal shape, but rather kill individuals and assume their identities. During his hunt, Kenyen stumbles across Traver Ys Ten of the Nespah region, who is running from the curs who have already assumed the identity of a local townsman. To save Traver when they are caught, Kenyen pretends to be a renegade and agrees to assume Traver’s identity to help the curs. Solyn’s recent “betrothal” to Traver is a ploy to protect her from arrogantly aggressive Tunric. However when Traver returns claiming memory issues from a fall, Solyn senses something different about him. Solyn was never attracted to Traver before, but now she is reconsidering. (BERKLEY SENSATION, May, 320 pp., $15.00)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: BERKLEY SENSATION

Published: May 2012

Reader Rating

4 Stars

Average Rating: 4 Stars
(1 ratings)

More By This Author

Reader Reviews Write a Review ›

LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of The Shifter

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on October 5, 2012 - 1:26pm.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:

The SONS OF DESTINY series is one of my favorites, so it stands to reason that the spin-off, SHIFTING PLAINS, would be high on the anticipated list...

Jean Johnson has not disappointed, and book #2 was even better than book #1 in my humble opinion.

This series is a complex fantasy world full of robust characters and intricate plots. The Shifter focuses on a native of the Shifting Plains visiting a neighboring land to uncover a nefarious plot that some rogues have set in motion.

The hero of the story is complex and wonderful, having to play 2 parts, and his relationship with the heroine is sweet and rich.

The heroine is spunky and fun, if a bit naive. She's smart though, and they make a wonderful leading pair.

The antagonists of the story are despicable and the kind that you love to hate. Jean writes them perfectly and they were the perfect black to the good guys' white.

All in all, LITERAL ADDICTION gives The Shifter 4 stars and would recommend it to all Jean Johnson fans and fantasy lovers.