Monday, June 25, 2012

Review: Shifter

Shifter by Steven D Jackson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Urban Fantasy Reading Level: Adult , book available 7/1/12

Disclosure: I received a free eBook ARC from Rhemalda Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis: John Davis might be going insane. Or he might be reshaping reality. He isn’t sure which.

When the world starts shifting around him, he’s the only one who seems to notice. The changes seem harmless at first—sunny skies, a nicer apartment, new furniture—but quickly turn sinister when his best friend vanishes without a trace. In his search for the truth behind his friend’s disappearance, John uncovers a mysterious organization dedicated to hunting down those who can shift reality—and they want John dead. If John isn’t the Shifter, he needs to find out who is before the organization catches up to him and his reality unravels completely

My Thoughts: What a fascinating premise! A Shifter is someone who can literally alter reality – and not just reality, but other people’s perception of reality, making others think that the new reality is completely normal and that there has, in fact, been no changes. Spooky! But consider the possibilities if you were in control!

I wonder if it was just me, but it seemed really obvious to me who was changing things. The why was the question. One thing I noticed – and I’m not sure if they’re all this way, but the examples we see appear to point in that direction – but the Recallers seem to mostly be sociopaths. They have a serious “find ‘em and kill ‘em” mentality that I don’t care for at all.

I was absolutely delighted by the ending, I must say – going into it, and through the denouement, I was a bit skeptical about how things were going, but the ending made it all worthwhile – marvelous! I would love to see a sequel – I’m not sure what it would be about, but I’d like to see what becomes of Davis. Highly recommended!

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